This project car is a 1952 Hudson Hornet for sale for $3,000. It came from Grand Coteau, Louisiana. I found out about it through Bruce.
Most of the mechanical conversion is done; mainly the cosmetics are left to do- upholstery, body work, glass, paint, etc.
The Hornet has a 500 CID Cadillac engine, 700 R4 automatic transmission, Chrysler front suspension with torsion bars, Mercury Monarch rear end, 4 wheel power disc brakes, and power steering.
The 500 CID Cadillac engine was the largest engine ever offered to the American public in an automobile. GM wouldn't permit any other division to make an engine this size. The largest that the other divisions could make was a 455 CID
This car came with a 308 CID engine, with dual range hydramatic.
The 308 was the stock engine of the Hornet. The one that dominated NASCAR was a 308 with two carburetors.
This Hornet also has the following features:
8" Ford limit slip 3.55 to l rear end
tilt steering column
good windshieldsnew dual exhaust system with a flow master muffler.