- Plastic model kit, assembly & paint required
- Molded in gray and clear
- 120+ pieces
- Skill Level 3
- Approximate dimensions: 8.0” L
- Box dimensions: 9.25” L x 6.4” W x 3.8” H
- Recommend for 15 years and above.
Hudson Hornet is a full-sized automobile that was manufactured by Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan from 1951 until 1954, when Nash-Kelvinator and Hudson merged to form American Motors Corporation (AMC). Hudson automobiles continued to be marketed under the Hudson brand name through the 1957 model year.
The first-generation Hudson Hornets featured a functional "step-down" design with dropped floorpan and a chassis with a lower center of gravity than contemporary vehicles that helped the car handle well — a bonus for racing. The Hornet's lower and sleeker look was accentuated by streamlined styling, sometimes called "ponton" styling. Hornet owner Spencer Blake, writing for Popular Mechanics in 1999, notes that "the car's unique, low slung appearance and silky handling earned Hudson an image that — for many buyers — eclipsed luxury marques like Cadillac."
In 1952 the "Twin H-Power" version became standard equipment with dual single-barrel carburetors atop a dual-intake manifold, and power rose to 170 hp (127 kW; 172 PS). The hood featured a functional scoop that ducts cold air to the carburetors and was considered "ventilation" in 1954, rather than ram air. The engine could be tuned to produce 210 hp (157 kW) when equipped with the "7-X" modifications that Hudson introduced later. During 1952 and 1953 the Hornet received minor cosmetic enhancements, and still closely resembled the Commodore of 1948.
A total of 35,921 Hornets were produced for 1952, with approximately 2,160 hardtops and 360 convertibles.
The Moebius 1/25 scale 1952 Hudson Hornet Convertible model kit showcases intricate detailing and features multiple details such as unique convertible interior, optional sun visor, and an accurate reproduction of the car's H-145 engine. Waterslide decals of the original Hudson's details are included for added realism. The pieces are reproduced in clear or grey plastic, allowing the builder to completely customize the build.