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1956 Hudson Hornet Special - CT - Not Mine

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For Sale by Dealer on Craigslist  1956 Hudson Hornet Special 4-Door Sedan in Deep River, CT  -  $18,000  -  No phone # provided, reply to Seller through Craigslist email to 024443435ffd396c9edc803bbec9cbd7@sale.craigslist.org

 

Link:  https://hartford.craigslist.org/ctd/d/deep-river-1956-hudson-hornet-super/7152597038.html

 

Seller's Description:

What about THIS Hudson Hornet Super Special?

It is one of just over 1500 ever made. She is a four owner car, the first owner buying the car from Wissler's American Motors in Pennsylvania and eventually selling the car to Don and Pauline in 1983. They only owned the car for 3 years before Don asked Pauline to put her out front with a For Sale sign. Pauline didn't want to lose the "The Green Hornet", so she listed her at a high price, thinking she wouldn't sell. Several days later, despite her "high" price, the car was sold. The next owner hardly used the car and over the next 20 years drove her less than 2000 miles. Pauline saw the car listed locally in 2005 and promptly bought her back. Her husband Don was easily able to fix the issues the long period of dormancy had wrought on The Green Hornet and they continued to enjoy her until Don passed away several years later. Pauline continued to drive and enjoy the Green Hornet for several more years but as she became less able to drive her, she decided it was again time to let her go.
That is when the orphan brand foster parent Jim came into the picture several years ago. He brought the paint back up to a beautiful shine and gloss, simply cleaned her and drove her a bit but as a foster, he knew she'd probably be on to find a new home.

Here we are 60+ years later and the Green Hornet is still going strong.

  • All original paint, original engine, original interior. 84,000 miles and in VERY good condition all around.
  • The paint is in wonderful condition with only a few blemishes here and there.. she is over 60 after all. The body is rust free despite being a northeast car all it's life.
  • The interior is also in great shape with just some stains in the headliner and much less than normal wear and tear one would expect on a 64 year old car. She's equipped with a 4 speed automatic transmission, power steering, vent windows front and rear and a fold down seat that transforms into a large twin/double bed.
  • Brakes are four wheel drum but it has great pedal feel and stops the car solidly.
  • The engine is original and to our knowledge has not been rebuilt, just well maintained over it's lifetime.
  • This car runs and drives well and is absolutely ready to enjoy.
  • Asking price is just $18,000 for this rarity.
  • Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see her or to make an offer please don't hesitate to contact me.  Thank you for the interest.

 

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Well there’s one you don’t see everyday!  That grill makes it look like it’s smiling.  Sure seems like a well preserved car that deserves a new home.

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I like the late model Hudsons.  As in my liking Studebaker Larks I cannot explain why.  Nice car for sure.

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Just $18K? Nice car but rarity does not always equal desirability. That kind of money should get you a much more desirable Hudson stepdown. This Green Hornet has been for sale for a long time (maybe several years off & on). Current flipper has all kinds of collector cars offered on Craigslist in many different towns all over CT. Looks to me like his specialty is lots of pictures and long-winded over-hyped BS. Just my 2 cents. 

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1 hour ago, The 55er said:

Current flipper has all kinds of collector cars offered on Craigslist in many different towns all over CT. Looks to me like his specialty is lots of pictures and long-winded over-hyped BS. Just my 2 cents. 

 

After checking it out, I agree completely.  It's interesting that in addition to this Hudson that's really a Nash, he's also selling a Packard that's really a Studebaker. 😄

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7 hours ago, The 55er said:

Just $18K? Nice car but rarity does not always equal desirability. That kind of money should get you a much more desirable Hudson stepdown. This Green Hornet has been for sale for a long time (maybe several years off & on). Current flipper has all kinds of collector cars offered on Craigslist in many different towns all over CT. Looks to me like his specialty is lots of pictures and long-winded over-hyped BS. Just my 2 cents. 

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6 hours ago, neil morse said:

 

After checking it out, I agree completely.  It's interesting that in addition to this Hudson that's really a Nash, he's also selling a Packard that's really a Studebaker. 😄

 

Sooooooo ...

A Hash,

and a PackardBaker,

by the same FLIPPER?

 

Interesting cars?

Value?

Run it up the flagpole, but nobody has decided to salute? 

... Eye of the beholder ...

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I prefer to call them a Hush, but it really is more than 3/4 Nash so Hash is correct.
 

We had a wasp of the same year and it was a wonderful car, behaved nicely on the road and never gave us enough problems for me to know a thing about the mechanicals.... but.... I wouldn’t pay anything near step down or tri five Chevy money to have another one. 

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On 7/3/2020 at 11:18 AM, plymouthcranbrook said:

I like the late model Hudsons.  As in my liking Studebaker Larks I cannot explain why.  Nice car for sure.

 

I agree. While the earlier stepdown Hudsons were more glamorous and stylish, even the rudimentary V8 of '56 might've made 30-40 more horsepower than the Hornets' flathead six of the early '50's. So the '56 was probably a much better performer than the '52. Kind of a standard occurrence for most car makers as the decade progressed.

 

And the styling of these cars has the outrageousness of the era, too, so I like it.

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