National Geographic : 1913 Sep
HUDSON SIX 54-$2250 SEVEN-PASSENGER TAe New Ideal of a istinguisied Car HERE now is a car which typifies the ideals of the time. This streamline body-this long, sloping hood-this absence of angle at the dash, this low-hung chassis, these crowned fenders, this placing of extra tires so the front doors are left clear-these things belong to the car of today. The consensus of the world's best opinion is that this type of body marks the coming ideal car. These are radical changes, but they are coming as surely as foredoors came-and as suddenly. All the best foreign cars-English, French, and German will this year exhibit exclusively this new streamline body. And all men know that what they adopt in body design becomes the world wide vogue. Our designers have added a hundred minor effects. They have Americanized-have Hudsonized-the type. So the car is distinctive. There will be no other just like it. But it embodies what we regard as the highest conception of the modern trend in bodies. And we believe that every connoisseur will consider this new HUDSON Six the handsomest car exhibited. Engineering Pauses We can claim in this car no great advance as regards fine engineering and no HUDSON owner expects it. Fine eng i neering has limits. For the past four years Howard E. Coffin and his able engineers have given their best to the HUDSON. Last year they brought Sixes pretty close to perfection-so close that the HUD SON Six jumped in one year into the foremost rank among Sixes. These men have worked out in this new-model car a vast num ber of minor engineering improvements. They have added scores of new mechanical features-some of them quite important--but we never expect to build a much better chassis than we built in our last year's Six. This year's advances lie mainly in beauty, in comfort, in con veniences, in room. e have combined the best in lines, finish, and equipment with the best in engineering. We have succeeded in making the HUDSON Six the masterpiece it is. Now the Ideal Car We now feel that this HUDSON 54 offers the utmost in every wanted feature. It has the staunchness of steel Pullmans. It has the comfort of Turkish loungiingchairs. It has the speed of express trains. It is free from all the troubles which annoy the inexpert. No man knows how to build a car more handsome and impres sive. No conveniences are absent, no modern features lacking. And all these things are here included in a Six 54, with seven passenger body, at the record price of $2250 (f. o. b. Detroit, Michigan). The New Features These are among the new features we bring out in this model. No mention is here made of the countless features in previous HUDSON models which we still retain, Seven-Passenger body. 135-inch wheelbase. Left side drive. Right hand control. 36x4%2-inch tires. Extra tires carried-as never before-ahead of the front door. This leaves both front doors clear. Four forward speeds. Pure streamline body. Low-hung body. No angles at the dash. Wide tonneau doors. Gasoline tank in dash. Electric self-cranking, with the rapid type of the Delco system built especially for this car. Powerful electric lights with dimming attachment for city driving. They also act as ordinance lights. Extra seats in tonneau fold into back of front seat, entirely out of the way. Jeweled magnetic speedometer in dash, with new concealed noiseless gears. Every operation and control placed within reach of the driver's hand. Gasoline and oil control, lights and starter. Individual Yale lock on ignition control prevents theft of car. Rain-vision windshield built as part of the car. Genuine Pantasote top. Curtains that are carried in the top can be instantly adjusted. Electric horn--trunk rack--tire holders -license carriers-everything. Go See It-Go Today Go to the local HUDSON dealer and see this new achievement. It is not merely an improved car- it's a real innovation. It will display to you all the best thought of the day in automobile designing. Go see it while it's new. Our catalog on request. Hudson Motor Car Company 7692 Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 257 Go see this car today everywhere HUDSONS are sold "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."