Classic Cruiser Low Rider Bomba Custom, bad ass grille smooth and awesome 1952 Hudson Hornet
1952 Hudson Hornet Earlier in the year we pulled a porsche out of a back yard in El Cerrito.
Next door this fabulous Hudson Hornet sat forlornly with a faded for sale sign in the window.
I have no experience with this kind of automobile but was taken by its beautiful appearance.
The owner could best be described as ornery.
He had helped us with the porsche and was super generous with his time and tools.
In all fairness, I think he was just ornery looking.
I visited the man once a month for 6 months and finally we came to an agreement.
He told me he had just driven it to breakfast the other day and I would be fine to drive it home as long as I got some gas.
Once we had the Hudson warmed up, he escorted me to the gas station and pointed me towards home.
This was one of the most beautiful rides home I have ever had.
This Hudson has had a Cadillac 472 engine, trans and discs installed.
It is so easy to drive.
I cruised home on the freeway and everybody stared and gave me love.
This car is beautiful on the road.
I’ve never had more fun driving an old car home.
The interior is very well done and clean.
I’m not a big fan of the house carpet however.
There are a few loose ends on the inside but not more than a good days work could solve.
All the windows roll up and down and there is also a tilt steering column out of a later model.
The trunk is full of original emblems, ornaments and extras.
It would take a long time to catalog them all.
The original radio is there as well.
My whole neighborhood is buzzing about the cool Hornet out front.
The clear coat is crackling all around.
It actually looks cool on the sides as a flat brown.
It would be excellent if you could match that look but the Hornet needs a paint job to be a true stunner.
The exhaust system has some cool pipes that come off the sides.
The driver’s side one is bent a little.
Also this wild Continental kit was added to the back.
It’s pretty far out and has a secret compartment behind the spare.
The Hudson was custom wired and everything seems to be working except the head lights.
I believe the wiring system could use some attention.
This is a cool cruiser that looks the part.
Is it a low rider? Has the top been chopped? What’s it really all about? What it’s about is about 8 grand.
It’s about feeling good and taking pride in your appearance.
It’s about the good times of today and yesterday.
I like how all the windows have visors to stay cool on a hot summer day.
If you’re thinking of owning this car, you’re cool already.