Worldwide Auctioneers will sell the Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum Collection later this year
This Summer one of the world’s largest collections of Hudsons is to go under the hammer with Worldwide Auctioneers. The US auction house will sell the Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum Collection – the world’s most complete collection of Hudson, Dover, Railton, Essex and Terraplane cars and trucks.
The announcement follows the unfortunate news that the Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum is to close permanently and liquidate its 60-strong collection of cars. The auction will take place on 4 August at the site of the former museum.
John Kruse, Principal of Worldwide Auctioneers said: ‘This is the one of the most impressive and impactful collections you’ll ever see - there are so many one-off and scarcely seen examples. We’re honoured to have been entrusted with the sale of such a matchless collection’.
Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum Collection was established by the late Eldon Hostetler, whose life-long passion for the Hudson marque led him to start restoring and collecting Hudson models. His collection spanned a range of Hudson machines from the very first Hudson, a 1909 Model 20, to the last: a 1956 Hornet. The collection also features outstanding examples from the decades in between, with several unique versions and racing cars thrown into the mix. Highlights of the collection include the one-off 1928 Murphy bodied Town Car, the 1917 Shaw Special originally built with its Duesenberg chassis and of course a 1951 Hornet Convertible.