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1928 Essex
Super Six Coupe

Model Year History Overview:

Introduced in 1922, the Hudson-built low-priced Essex was a sales winner in its first two years on the market.  During this period it was a third place seller behind Ford and Chevrolet.  It not only had a lively four-cylinder engine, but was the first mass-produced car to offer closed body types in the popular price field.  In 1924 Essex adopted a less reliable six, and its image and popularity suffered, and Hudson Motor Company went into a slide.  In 1932 one of Hudson’s founders, Roy D. Chapin, Sr., returned to the company and began a turn-around.  A new beefed up six cylinder engine yielding 70 hp was developed and installed in a new 106-inch-wheelbase series dubbed the Terraplane.  The ’32-‘33 Hudson Terraplane turned the company’s fortunes around.  It was fast—up to 80 mph; it was economical – up to 25 mpg; and it was cheap – as little as $425.00. 

Total 1928 Essex Production; N/A

MSRP: $650.00 (Approx)

Stock Number C 136

1928 Essex
Super Six Coupe
VIN Number:  829452
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Exterior Color:  Green w/Black Vinyl Roof
Convertible Top:  N/A
Interior Trim:  Dark Gray Cloth
Engine: 160 CID Essex Flathead (L-Head)
Inline 6-Cylinder
58 Horsepower
Bore/Stroke: 2.75” X 4.50”
Transmission: 3-Speed Manual Floor Shift


  • Black Leather Rumble Seat
  • Roll-up/Down Rear Window
  • Flower Vases
  • Chrome Bumpers
  • Spare Tire Cover
  • Roll-up Side Curtains
  • Wood Spoke Wheels
  • Wide Whitewall Tires

Wheelbase:  N/A
Weight:  N/A

Stock Number: C 136
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