Hudson Super Six Speedster

Although Hudson advertised itself as the “Worlds Largest Builder of Six-Cylinder Cars” as early as 1915, greater fame came from the new Super Six engine introduced late the following year, which was uncannily smooth, thanks to its counterbalanced crankshaft, the brainchild of Hungarian engineer and mathematician Stephen Fekete. The engine was conservatively rated at 70 bhp, and it was so successful that it helped Hudson set new records for transcontinental crossing, the Pike’s Peak hillclimb and the mile at Daytona Beach. In 1917, drivers Ralph Mulford, Ira Vail, Billy Taylor and A.H. Patterson campaigned a team of Hudson speedsters.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

76 bhp, 289 cu. in. inline six-cylinder engine, three-speed sliding gear manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, semi-elliptic leaf springs, and two-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 125.5"

Source: RM Auctions

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