Eeyore – 1954 Hudson Superjet

Hey everybody! I’d like to introduce you to Eeyore.

Eeyore is a 1954 Hudson Superjet powered by a flathead inline 6 cylinder engine and a three speed manual transmission. While most people in the car community may be familiar with the Superjets Big Brother the Hudson Hornet, Hudson was responsible for building several other vehicles as well. When I first went to look at this car from a distance, I thought it was an old NYC checker cab as the body style is very similar to a checker. The body itself is in really good shape for the year of the car as is the frame and floor and the remaining undercarriage. The car is currently sitting on bias ply tires which have seen better days and should probably be replaced and unfortunately, we are missing the one hubcap for the car. The main problem with Eeyore is the wiring. While the car does start run and drive most of the electricals have been disconnected. We have a wiring schematic for the vehicle but simply have not had the time to sort out what goes where so to speak. This was not a big concern for the previous owner as the car was primarily used for movie shoots and as a background prop in advertising as well. The interior itself is in really good shape again considering the age. My favourite interior feature is the rear seat rope that goes across the back of the front seat to give passengers in the rear something to hold onto while driving. The engine starts right up as it should and idles smoothly and the three speed column shift transmission shifts has it should. The only other thing that requires attention is the steering is somewhat stiff. We believe this is a minor concern simply because the car has sat for so long so we will be getting into that soon to address the issue. 

After you’ve reviewed all the pictures (to come) and videos of Eeyore and you have more questions or would like to set up an appointment to see Eeyore in person please contact us a of call us at 905-537-3673.

Ontario motor vehicle industry council mandatory statement: This vehicle is being sold “as is,” unfit, not e-tested and is not represented as being in road worthy condition, mechanically sound or maintained at any guaranteed level of quality. The vehicle may not be fit for use as a means of transportation and may require substantial repairs at the purchaser’s expense. It may not be possible to register the vehicle to be driven in its current condition.

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