National Geographic : 1912 Feb
The price for either of three models-Touring, five-passenger; Torpedo, four-passenger; or Roadster, two-passenger is $1,600. Not a cent more is needed to equip either car before it is ready for use; for top, Disco Self-Starter, De mountable rims, BIG tires, fore-doors, windshield, large gas tank, magneto-dual ignition system-and all things usually listed as extras are included. Nothing so quickly indicates the good quality of an automobile as its quietness. All machinery, of course, makes some noise, and as it wears and its adjustments become worn, the noise increases. But many automobiles-even those of today-are so noisy that they can be heard above the roar of the city traffic. Contrast that with the quiet New Self-Starting HUDSON "33" With it you can glide along with a delight not possible with noisier cars. This quietness signifies proper design. The usual gear noises, so noticeable in most cars, are eliminated by the special design of the "33" motor. Its remaining quiet, even after miles of usage, results from its design and the high character of its workmanship. Another thing to look for is simplicity. In that you can pretty accurately forecast the amount of maintenance cost you will have. Built by How If you have. followed automobile development you know what that means. Howard E. Coffin is America's foremost engineer. Builder of five fa mously successful cars before he produced the New Self-Starting HUDSON "33," he put into it all he learned from his earlier experience. As an example of simplicity of the car, the Self Starting device weighs but 4% pounds and has only 12 parts. In beauty of line, luxuriousness of fittings, riding comfort, and equipment detail, you cannot find its equal among cars costing less than $2,500. You don't want a car that quickly gets out of adjust ment. Adjusting usually costs more than replacing worn out parts. If the car is complicated, parts are inaccessible. That means extra time in making adjustments. Cars that are inaccessible and have many parts are also more apt to require attention, for there are more things to get out of place. The HUDSON "33" is the simplest car made. It has approximately I,ooo fewer parts than has the average car. ard E. Coffin A better car could not be built for less than that amount unless it were just as simple, had just as few parts, and was built under similar scientific condi tions to those which obtain in the HUDSON factory. More than three-fourths of the entire 1912 pro duction has already been delivered to individual users. There are thousands of HUDSON "33's" on the road. All who will want this exceptional car must act quickly, else they will be too late. Don't you think you should examine this car before choosing any other? Write for a valuable book, " How to Choose a Motor Car." It is free for the asking. "See the Triangle on the Radiator" HUDSON MOTOR CAR CO. 7335 Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Mich. 120 "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."