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Although the Hudson Motor Company did manufacture convertibles in the larger stepdown line, Wasps and Hornets for example, Jet convertibles never made it to production. Nonetheless, one prototype was made and is still in existence today. Surviving information specific to this one convertible does is scarce. Believed by many to be a myth, a convertible Hudson Jet does exist! Here are photos of the one and only convertible prototype. Although years of neglect have left the Jet in poor condition, rest assured, ownership was transfered to suitable hands! I will add information of the restoration as I get it!

The first picture was taken at the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club National Meet in 1965 at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. At the time, the car was owned by Harry Mills of Michigan. If anyone can identify the men in the photo, please contact webmaster.

This prototype was sold by Harry Mills in July of 2006 to Ed Souers of Indiana in the condition you see in pictures below. He restored and presented at the 2009 HET National in Detroit.

An interesting article on this car can be found in the November/December 2006 issue of the White Triangle News,the official publication of the HET Club.
Convertible Hudson Jet Prototype
Convertible Hudson Jet Prototype
Convertible Hudson Jet Prototype
Convertible Hudson Jet Prototype
Convertible Hudson Jet Prototype
Convertible Hudson Jet Prototype
October 2007
October 2007
Hudson Jet Convertible 2008
Hudson Jet Convertible 2008
Hudson Jet Convertible 2008
Hudson Jet Convertible 2009
Hudson Jet Convertible 2009
Hudson Jet Convertible 2009
Hudson Jet Convertible 2009
Hudson Jet Convertible 2009
Hudson Jet Convertible 2009
One other note: Ford's in 1950 had vinyl seats and rubber mats in their convertibles, because it would get rained on?
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