mercman from oz

1940 Hudson Utes

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Now, just when you Hudson Buffs thought you knew everything that was top know about Hudsons, take a look at this Australian Sales Brochure advertising the new 1939 Hudson 3 Passenger Coupe Utility and the 3 passenger Roadster Utility.

I don't know how many were made, and I have not seen one, but they were advertised in the Sales Brochure, as you can see.

1940 Hudson Utes - Australia.JPG

Edited by mercman from oz
I listed wrong year of Hudson (see edit history)
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Now that rag top Hudson is the bomb.

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Now I just need to find one of those so I can get my Hudson truck fix and convertible fix all in one. 

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Thank you mercman from oz. Never knew Hudson made Utes. Good looking trucks. I appreciate the info. John

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5 hours ago, John S. said:

Thank you mercman from oz. Never knew Hudson made Utes. Good looking trucks. I appreciate the info. John

Yup, from the land of the Ute, here's a '37 Willys Roadster Ute.

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My mistakes guys, I listed this as a 1940 model, when in fact it is a 39 model. I have just corrected my first post to the correct date, 1939.

Below are the pages from the Australian Hudson Sales Brochure.

What is unusual is that the vehicles shown in Colour are Left Hand Drive, while the ones in Black and White are Right Hand Drive.

Only Right Hand Drive vehicles were able to be registered in Australia, so it is obvious that they used illustrations from the USA Brochure?

1939 Hudson (Aus)-02-03.jpg

1939 Hudson (Aus)-06-07.jpg

1939 Hudson (Aus)-01.jpg

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Mercman, in view of your correction, I have deleted  my earlier post. 😉

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Do any readers have a USA Sales Brochure on the 1939 Hudsons?

I would like to see if they used the same illustrations.

If so, I would like good Scans, so that I can send to Old Car Manual Project to add to their great listings of Brochures.

Can anyone help?

Check out their Web Site.

They don't have any on the 1939 Hudsons at this stage, except the Australian one that is shown above.

 

http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/

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mercman from oz,  in the US brochure, the illustrations are the same on the red 112, and the yellow Hudson six.

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Hi John, If I gave you my email address, are you able to send me good quality scans, so that I can forward them to the Web Site I mentioned above?

They have the 1935 to 1938 and 1940 Brochures, but are missing 1939 and 1941.

Can you help?

Regards Mercman <><

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Hi John, Thanks for helping out this Web Site.l What the Web Master needs is good High Resolution Scans of the brochure. If you have to Scan it is sections, that is OK, so long as you leave an overlap. That way, when the Web Master "stitches" the brochure together, there are no gaps along the join. You may need to send just 2 Scans at a time. Would also like to know what the overall measurements of the brochure is when closed. If it is a complicated brochure, an overall photograph of the brochure open would help the Web Master know exactly how all the Scans fit together. This Web Site has been closed for over a month now, but is gradually getting restored. If any other Members have Brochures that are not listed, I know that the Web Master would really appreciate any help filling in the gaps, not just in Hudsons, but other makes also. Check out this Web Site on http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/  Once you open this Link, click onto Brochures, then Country. You will see that Brochures from USA, Canada and Australia are all listed for enjoyment and education. You can email me on tpou8669@bigpond.net.au  Thank you to anyone who can contribute a Brochure Scan to this great Web Site. Personally, I have contributed hundreds of Brochures to this Web Site. I don't make any money out of this, in fact, it costs me money, as I bought an A3 Scanner so that I could scan larger brochures. I do it because I love cars, and this is one way our hobby can be preserved, as once older collectors die, may times, these old brochures are simply dumped by the family, and are lost forever. Regards Mercman from OZ <><

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mercman from oz, I measured the 1939 Hudson brochure. It is a folded piece, measuring 11" by 7" when closed. My daughter is stopping by this weekend, so I will ask for her help as far as scanning the piece. Very interesting web site. Thanks. John

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Hi John, I am glad that you liked this Web Site. It is only in existence because people like you are willing to scan their brochures and contribute to it.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of mean people out there that want to take but not give. 

I introduced this Web Site to a car person I met, and months later when i met him again, I asked him how he liked it?

He said that he loved the site and looked at it nearly every day.

I then heard that he had a brochure that was not listed and he said that he would scan it for me to send to the Web Master.

Months later, I mentioned that I had not received the promised Scans, and he said that he changed his mind.

He said that the Brochure cost him good money, and he was not going to share it for everybody to look at it.

I also pay good money for the brochures in my collection, but when I get them, the first thing I do  is scan them and send the scans off.

This way, automotive history is being preserved.

So, many thanks for helping continue adding brochures to this great Web Site.

If you have any other brochures that are not shown, I am sure that the Web Master would appreciate receiving them.

Any other AACA Club Members that have brochures that they willing to share, please do.

Regards Mercman <><

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15 hours ago, mercman from oz said:

Hi John, I am glad that you liked this Web Site. It is only in existence because people like you are willing to scan their brochures and contribute to it.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of mean people out there that want to take but not give. 

I introduced this Web Site to a car person I met, and months later when i met him again, I asked him how he liked it?

He said that he loved the site and looked at it nearly every day.

I then heard that he had a brochure that was not listed and he said that he would scan it for me to send to the Web Master.

Months later, I mentioned that I had not received the promised Scans, and he said that he changed his mind.

He said that the Brochure cost him good money, and he was not going to share it for everybody to look at it.

I also pay good money for the brochures in my collection, but when I get them, the first thing I do  is scan them and send the scans off.

This way, automotive history is being preserved.

So, many thanks for helping continue adding brochures to this great Web Site.

If you have any other brochures that are not shown, I am sure that the Web Master would appreciate receiving them.

Any other AACA Club Members that have brochures that they willing to share, please do.

Regards Mercman <><

 

 

I just don't understand that mentality.  Even if somebody downloads and prints the brochure from the website, it won't affect the value of the original.  That's like buying a nice car and locking it away in a garage.

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