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HUDSON SERIAL NUMBERS


1935 through 1950 Serial and Engine Numbering System

Beginning in 1935, Hudson used a numerical system for identifying models. The first number denoted the year, the second the actual model/series. For a 1935 Hudson Six, the serial number would begin with "53", the "5" for 1935 and the "3" for the model number. The remaining digits denote the actual serial number. For the 1930's cars built in Canadian plants, the additional insertion of the letter "C: would be between the year/model designator and the actual series number. Variations on the numbering system did occur and are addressed below per year.


1951 through 1954 Serial and Engine Numbering System

An alpha-numeric designation system was used from 1951 through 1954. You can determine the year by the model designation. This is true for the larger stepdowns as well as the Jets.

When reading the serial or engine number, which are identical, of any Hudson Jet remember the first number and letter denotes the chassis Model as outlined [in example]. The remaining numerals comprise the actual serial number of the car, and these figures run in a single series regardless of model.

The serial number is stamped on a metal plate fastened to the right front door hinge pillar. It may be observed by opening the right front door.

On "202" engines, the engine mumber, which is the same as the car serial number is stamped verticlly on the front face of the engine block at the upper right hand corner.

EXAMPLE: For Jets: 1953 - 1C and 2C; 1954 - 1D, 2D, and 3D.
1951 Hornet - 7A; 1952 Hornet - 7B; 1953 Hornet - 7C; and 1954 Hornet 7D.

Possible explanation of numbers:
Notice that the numbers up to the beginning of WWII follow the system of using the second digit of the model year as the first digit in the s/n and that in 1946/7 that wasn't true. They couldn't use "6" as that was the first digit in 1936 models....same for '47 (7). Since the production plans for 1943 were put on hold and the serial numbering system had already been established as 31, 32, 33, etc., they maintained that plan for model #s for '46. Production, or plans for it, resumed in late '45 but the s/ns for them couldn't be "5*" 'cause the 5* was already used in 1935. So, they used the 3* as the model numbers and 5* as the serial numbers. This explains why the '46 Hudson all have 3* model numbers and 5* serial numbers. Of course, 1947 was a similar dilemma with the "7" having been used up so they just added the 1 and made them all "17" serial and model numbers, avoiding any conflict with previous numbering systems. Similarly, the system had to change again in 1951 since the "51" had already been used in '35, making it impossible to continue the numbering system of '48-'49-'50. Same for '52, '53 etc. Hence the ABCD designations.


1946 PRODUCTION RUN - All Hudson Models

1946 models used the number "3" to denote the year in the vehicle identification number. The numeral "5" was the the first number in a two-digit model designation and so the second number of the model designation was used in the serial number. For example, a 1946 Super Six was labeled 31-4456, with "3" identifying year, "1" being short for Model "51", and 4456 being the actual serial number.

DATE
SERIAL NUMBERS
Model 51 aka 31
Super Six
Model 52
Commodore Six
Model 53
Super 8
Model 54
Commodore 8
Model 58
Commercial 6
3/4 Ton Pickup
GRAND
TOTAL
Aug 1945
x101 - x132





31
Sept 1945
None





None
Oct 1945
x133 - x1159





1027
Nov 1945
x1160 - x3343





2184
Dec 1945
x3344 - x5179





1836
Jan 1946
x5180 - x10917
(31)7583 Sdn 4DR -GA
(31)7597 Sdn 4DR -KS




5738
Feb 1946
x10918 - x16779
(31)10954 CbCpe -KS
(31)13892 Sdn 4DR -CO
(31)14297 Brgm -WI
(31)14948 Brgm -TX
(31)15057 Sdn 4DR -WA




5862
Mar 1946
x16780 - x24243
(31)18237 BsCpe -CO




7464
Apr 1946
None





None
May 1946
x24244 - x33191





8948
June 1946
x33192 - x43561





10370
July 1946
x43562 - x54929





11368
Aug 1946
x54930 - x63209





8280
Sept 1946
x63210 - x73012




(38)65754 Big Boy 9803
Oct 1946
x73013 - x82623





9611
Nov 1946
x82624 - x92548





9925
Dec 1946
x92549 - x95101





2443
TOTAL UNITS BUILT
95,000
Total Shipments: 90,776 Passenger Cars 3,104 93,880


1947 PRODUCTION RUN - All Hudson Models

1947 models used the number "17" to denote the year in the vehicle identification number. The third number denotes model designation.

Note: On chart below, X Denotes Year/Model combination.
DATE
SERIAL NUMBERS
Model 171
Super Six
Model 172
Commodore Six
Model 173
Super 8
Model 174
Commodore 8
Model 178
Commercial 6
3/4 Ton Pickup
GRAND
TOTAL
Dec 1946
x101 - x4491





4390
Jan 1947
x4491 - x15343





10852
Feb 1947
x15344 - x26100





10757
Mar 1947
x26101 - x37413





11313
Apr 1947
x37414 - x47480





10067
May 1947
x47481 - x58608





11128
Jun 1947
x58609 - x68699





10091
Jul 1947
x68700 - x80413





11714
Aug 1947
x80414 - x89414





9001
Sept 1947
x89415 - x95101





5687
TOTAL UNITS BUILT
95,000
Total Shipments: 100,393 Passenger Cars 2,917 103,310


1948 PRODUCTION RUN - All Hudson Models

1948 models used the number "48" to denote the year in the vehicle identification number. The third number denotes model designation. For example, a 1948 Super Six would begin as 481 with the following numerals being the serial number.

Note: On chart below, X Denotes Year/Model combination.
DATE
SERIAL NUMBERS
Super 6
Model 481
Super 8 Commodore 6 Commodore 8
Model "484"
GRAND
TOTAL
Oct 1947
101 - 860




759
Nov 1947
861 - 5023




4163
Dec 1947
5024 - 13282




8259
Jan 1948
13283 - 21238




7956
Feb 1948
21239 - 32374




11136
Mar 1948
32375 - 45032




12658
Apr 1948
45033 - 57029




11997
May 1949
57030 - 69696




12667
June 1949
69697 - 84119




14423
July 1949
84120 - 95687



(484)90870 LIMO 11568
Aug 1948
95688 - 96217




530
Sept 1948
96218 - 104327



(484)99601 Conv 8110
Oct 1949
104328 - 117301




12974
TOTAL UNITS BUILT
49,388 5,338 27,159 35,315 117,200¹
CONVERTIBLES² 64
  1. Total Shipments: 142,454


1949 PRODUCTION RUN - All Hudson Models

1949 models used the number "49" to denote the year in the vehicle identification number. The third number denotes model designation.

Note: On chart below, X Denotes Year/Model combination.
DATE
SERIAL NUMBERS
Super 6
Model "491"
Super 8
Model "493"
Commodore 6
Model "492"
Commodore 8
Model "494"
GRAND
TOTAL
Oct 1948
101 - 2176




2,075
Nov 1948
2177 - 20603




18,427
Dec 1948
20604 - 39793




19,190
Jan 1949
39794 - 57741




17,948
Feb 1949
57742 - 72795




15,054
Mar 1949
72796 - 87255




14,460
Apr 1949
87256 - 101735




14,480
May 1949
101736 - 112911




11,176
June 1949
112912 - 124248




11,337
July 1949
124249 - 133919




9671
Aug 1949
133920 - 145765




11,845
Sept 1949
145765 - 156206



(494)153232 Conv- CT 10,442
Oct 1949
156207 - 159201




2,995
TOTAL UNITS BUILT
91,333 6,365 32,715 28,687 159,100¹
CONVERTIBLES² 596
  1. Total Shipments: 144,685


1950 PRODUCTION RUN - All Hudson Models

1950 models used the number "50" to denote the year in the vehicle identification number. The third number denotes model designation, except for the Model 50A Pacemaker.

Note: On chart below, X Denotes Year/Model combination.
DATE
SERIAL NUMBERS
PACEMAKER PACEMAKER
DELUXE "50A"
Super 6 Super 8
Model 503
Commodore 6 Commodore 8 GRAND
TOTAL
Sept 1949
101 - 127






26
Oct 1949
128 - 4325






4198
Nov 1949
4326 - 14149






9824
Dec 1949
14150 - 23155






9006
Jan 1950
23156 - 34619






11464
Feb 1950
34620 - 44902






10283
Mar 1950
44903 - 57753






12851
Apr 1950
57754 - 69269

(50A)62036 Cnv




11,516
May 1950
69270 - 81137






11,868
June 1950
81138 - 98145

(50A)91569 Sdn



17,008
July 1950
98146 - 112611






14,466
Aug 1950
112612 - 121509






3,065
TOTAL UNITS BUILT
39,455 22,297 17,246 1,074 24,605 16,731 121,408¹
  1. Total Shipments: 143,586


1951 PRODUCTION RUN - All Hudson Models

Note: On chart below, X Denotes Model Number.
DATE
SERIAL NUMBERS
"4A" PACEMAKER
6-Cyl.
"5A" SUPER 6
6-Cyl.
'6A" Commodore 6
6-Cyl.
"7A" Hornet
6-Cyl.
TOTAL
6-Cyl.

"8A" Commodore 8
8-Cyl.
GRAND
TOTAL
Sept 1950
x1001 - x4950
2136 Built
(4A)2744
1204 Built
400 Built
18 Built
3758 191 Built
3,949
Oct 1950
x4951 - x16357
3096 Built
1938 Built
(5A)9042 Sdn- AK
(5A)13562
2015 Built
(6A)13989
2977 Built
(7A)16135
10026 1381 Built
(8A)7570
11,407
Nov 1950
x16358 - x29401
4248 Built
2050 Built
1800 Built
3560 Built
11658 1386 Built
13,044
Dec 1950
x29402 - x44902
5155 Built
(4A)34642 CstmSdn-AL
(4A)40888 Sdn
2464 Built
1652 Built
4603 Built
(7A)36512 CbCpe
13874 1627 Built
15,501
Jan 1951
x44903 - x64687
5910 Built
3201 Built
(5A)50416 Sdn
2466 Built
5949 Built
(7a)52492 Conv
17526 2259 Built
19,785
Feb 1951
x64688 - x81377
4155 Built
2950 Built
(5A)77961 Brm
2361 Built
5254 Built
14720 1970 Built
16,690
Mar 1951
x81378 - x100191
4516 Built
3203 Built
(5A)94323 Sdn
(5A)94325 Sdn
2535 Built
(6A)97648 Sdn
6352 Built
16606 2208 Built
18,814
Apr 1951
x100192 - x111644
1891 Built
2068 Built
(5A)107608 Sdn
1449 Built
4353 Built
(7A)106558 Sdn
(7A)109318
9761 1712 Built
11,473
May 1951
x111665 - x116933
952 Built
(4A)116887 Sdn
905 Built
788 Built
1955 Built
(7A)112278 Conv
(7A)116901
4600 669 Built
5,269
June 1951
x116934 - x118144
263 Built
229 Built
198 Built
431 Built
1121 90 Built
1,211
July 1951
x118145 - x119452
266 Built
227 Built
174 Built
539 Built
1206 102 Built
1,308
Aug 1951
x119453 - x122517
476 Built
515 Built
315 Built
1553 Built
2859 206 Built
3,065
Sept 1951
x122418 - x125964
514 Built
538 Built
353 Built
1797 Built
3202 245 Built
3,447
Oct 1951
x125965 - x132915
917 Built
1040 Built
(5A)126899 HlwdCp
473 Built
4325 Built
6755 197 Built
6,952
TOTAL UNITS BUILT
34,495 22,532 16,979 43,666 117672 14,243 131,915¹
CONVERTIBLES² 425 282 211 181 551
HOLLYWOODS² N/A 1,100 819 669 2,101
  1. Total Shipments: 92,859
  2. Numbers for Convertible and Hollywood are approximate.
  3. New Car Registrations:96,847


1952 PRODUCTION RUN - All Hudson Models

1952 Starting Serial Numbers
MODEL NUMBER
MODEL NAME
STARTING SERIAL NO.
4B
5B
6B
7B
8B
Pacemaker
Super 6
Commodore 6
Hornet
Commodore 8


MONTH
SERIAL NUMBERS
"4B" PACEMAKER
6-Cyl.
"5B" SUPER 6
6-Cyl.
"6B" COMMODORE 6
6-Cyl.
"7B" HORNET
6-Cyl.
TOTAL
6-Cyl.

"8B" COMMODORE 8
8-Cyl.
GRAND
TOTAL

Nov 1951 132916 - 133708
29 Built
104 Built
21 Built
624 Built
778 14 Built
792
Dec 1951 133709 - 138235
448 Built
1516 Built
318 Built
1901 Built
134415 Sdn- Belgium
4183 344 Built
4,527
Jan 1952 138236-145267
1075 Built
143172 Sdn- VIC,Aus
2339 Built
458 Built
2710 Built
(7B)142708 Sdn
6582 450 Built
7,032
Feb 1952 145268 - 152064
835 Built
2757 Built
264 Built
2593 Built
6449 348 Built
6,797
Mar 1952 152065 - 160796
739 Built
3124 Built
(5B)157735 Sdn
159 Built
4254 Built
(7B)158526
8276 456 Built
8,732
April 1952 160797 - 167780
654 Built
2036 Built
106 Built
3911 Built
6707 277 Built
6,984
May 1952 167781 - 173240
712 Built
1467 Built
67 Built
3089 Built
5335 125 Built
5,460
June 1952 173241 - 179411
637 Built
1784 Built
(5B)178388 WaspSdn
45 Built
3585 Built
(7B)176579 Brm- AL
6051 120 Built
6,171
July 1952 179412 - 186480
786 Built
181180 Sdn- VIC,Aus
1995 Built
(5B)184080 WaspSdn
68 Built
3736 Built
(7B)184052 Sdn
(7B)186406 Sdn- AK
6585 484 Built
7,069
Aug 1952 186481 - 192466
538 Built
1514 Built
73 Built
3364 Built
5489 497 Built
5,986
Sept 1952 192467 - 199206
733 Built
2175 Built
13 Built
3810 Built
6731 9 Built
6,740
Oct 1952 199207 - 202916
300 Built
1065 Built
0 Built
2344 Built
3709 1 Built
3,710
TOTAL UNITS BUILT
7,486 21,876 1,592 35,921 66875 3,125 70,000¹
CONVERTIBLES² Unknown 220 20 30 360
HOLLYWOODS² N/A 1,320 100 190 2,160
  1. Total Shipments: 79,117
  2. Numbers for Convertible and Hollywood are approximate.
  3. New Car Registrations:78,509


1953 PRODUCTION RUN - All Hudson Models

1953 Starting Serial Numbers
MODEL NUMBER
MODEL NAME
STARTING SERIAL NO.
1C
Jet
203865
2C
Super Jet
203543
4C
Wasp Deluxe
202928
5C
Super Wasp
202919
7C
Hornet
202917
8C
Commodore 8 - Made from leftover '52 parts with '53 grilles, trim and ID plates
Unknown number of Units Built

If you look at the 1953 Starting Serial Numbers chart above and see the line that reads 7C Hornet 202917, you'll realize this particular Hornet was the FIRST off the assembly line for the '53 run! I have also tried to provide a current location of each vehicle.
MONTH YEAR SERIAL NUMBERS JETS WASP DELUXE 4C /
SUPER WASP 5C
HORNET 7C GRAND TOTAL
November
1952 202917 - 208037 6 Built
203543 2C
203865 1C
2454 Built
(5C)202919
(4C)202928
(5C)203884 Sdn
(5C)207301 Sdn-AL
2661 Built
202917
5,121
December
1952 208038-214589
1 Built
2584 Built
(4C)213580 Sdn
3967 Built
209246 Sdn- AZ
211044 Cpe- AZ
6552
Janaury
1953 214590-221170 614 Built
216436 2C Sdn - Can.
216451 2C Sdn - WA
219092 2C Sdn - IN
220383 2C Sdn - CA
220541 2C Sdn - ME
2190 Built
3777 Built
6581
February
1953 221171-229669 2098 Built
224580 2C Sdn - WI
224624 2C Sdn
224627 Sedan - MI
224639 Sedan - KS
224747 2C Sdn - OH
224926 2C Sdn
225536 2C Sdn - NY
226315 1C Sdn - PA
227168 2C Sdn - CA
227233 2C Sdn - WA
228769 2C Sdn - IN
229496 2C Sdn - WA
229707 2C Sdn - PA
2319 Built
4082 Built
224269 Sdn
227566 Coupe
8499
March
1953 229670 - 239912 2369 Built
229681 2C Sdn - WA
230411 1C Sdn - OH
231587 2C Sdn - Can.
234157 2C Sdn - NM
234162 2C Sdn - CA
235352 2C Sdn
235452 2C Sdn - OH
235567 2C Sdn - MA
237705 1C Sdn
237707 2C Cb.Sdn - PA
237793 1C Sdn - WA
239530 2C Sdn-Den.
2840 Built
5034 Built
233797 Sdn- AZ
238607 Cpe- QLD,Aus
10243
April
1953 239913-251452 4,820 Built
240672 2C Sdn - CA
240822 2C Sdn - NY
240887 1C Sdn - MI
241861 1C Sdn - WA
241910 2C Sdn - KY
242150 1C Sdn - WY
243200 2C Sdn - MI
243398 1C Sdn - FL
245610 1C Sdn - OR
245824 1C Sdn - OH
246204 2C Sdn - IL
246333 2C Sdn - PA
247633 2C Sdn - MN
247775 2C Cb.Sdn - MI
248102 1C Cb.Sdn - OK
248842 xC Sdn - GA
248865 2C Sdn - NH
248870 2C Sdn - IA
250054 1C Sdn - TN
250166 2C Sdn - AZ
250313 2C Sdn - ??
250322 2C Sdn - PA
251217 Sdn - ??
251270 2C Sdn - NY
251352 2C Sdn - WI
2848 Built
241100 5C Sdn
3872 Built
240154 Sdn- AB,Can
(7C)245006 Sdn
(7C)248320 Sdn
11,540
May
1953 251453 - 259300 4,900 Built
251475 2C Sdn - IA
252012 2C Sdn - CA
252314 1C Sdn - CA
252583 2C Sdn - IN
253531 2C Sdn - CT
253544 2C Sdn - NV
253716 2C Sdn - IN
253769 2C Sdn - MD
254677 2C Sdn - KS
254919 2C Sdn - WA
254942 2C Sdn - NY
255020 2C Sdn - NC
255365 2C Sdn - NY
255568 2C Sdn - MT
256315 1C Sdn - NY
256440 2C Sdn
256488 2C Sdn - OR
256504 1C Sdn - TX
256520 1C - TX
256842 2C Sdn - VA
257010 2C Sdn - OK
257079 2C Sdn - WA
257420 2C Sdn - PA
257553 2C Sdn - Can.
257627 2C Sdn - TX
257646 2C Sdn - AZ
258489 2C Sdn - NE
258549 1C Sdn - Can.
258614 2C Sdn - PA
258617 2C Sdn - FL
258982 1C Sdn- ND
259035 2C Sdn - VA
259093 2C Sdn - CA
259119 1C Sdn - MO
259251 2C Sdn - IN
1260 Built
251497 5C Sdn
1688 Built
253991 Cpe- AZ
7,848
June
1953 259301 - 265490 3,915 Built
259400 2C Sdn - CA
260440 2C Sdn - NC
260933 2C Sdn
261054 2C Sdn - WA
261298 2C Sdn - WA
261420 1C Sdn - Aus.
261630 2C Sdn - MT
262533 2C Sdn - VA
262766 2C Sdn - VA
262875 1C Sdn - MD
262924 1C Sdn - OH
263276 2C Sdn - LA
263385 2C Sdn - PA
264129 2C Sdn
264565 2C Sdn - MI
264630 2C Sdn - WA
264795 2C Sdn - OH
862 Built
1413 Built
264994 Sdn
(7C)265361 Cpe
6,190
July
1953
265491 - 269005 2,420 Built
265747 2C Sdn - PA
265789 2C Sdn - WI
265802 1C Sdn - CO
265843 2C Sdn - IA
266052 - MA
266277 2C Sdn - MA
266430 2C Sdn - PA
266480 2C Sdn - MD
267812 2C Sdn - CA
267849 2C Cb.Sdn- PA
268703 2C Cb.Sdn- MA
268757 2C Cb. Sdn
381 Built
714 Built
3515
August
1953
269006 - 269059
0 Built
54 Built
(All K.D.'s)
0 Built
54
TOTAL UNITS BUILT¹ 21,143
17,792
27,208
66,143
CONVERTIBLES²
See Prototype 50 Unknown
HOLLYWOODS²
None 590 910
  1. Total Shipments: 78,183
  2. Numbers for Convertible and Hollywood are approximate.
  3. New Car Registrations:76,797


1954 PRODUCTION RUN - All Hudson Models

You'll notice that the 1954 production run lasted from August 1953 until October 1954, the longest in the company's history.

1954 Starting Serial Numbers
MODEL NUMBER
MODEL NAME
STARTING SERIAL NO.
1D
Jet
1269062
1D
Jet Family Sedan
1296953
2D
Super Jet
2269060
3D
Jet-Liner
3269070
4D
Wasp
4269069
5D
Super Wasp
5269075
6D
Hornet Special
6295720
7D
Hornet
7269066

Note: On chart below, X Denotes Model Number. So, if you have serial number 2269060, I have placed it on the chart as
(2)269060. The first number (2), aka 2D, shows that we have a Super Jet. The remaining numbers (269060) are given to cars in numerical order as they roll of the assembly line regardless of model. Knowing the August serial numbers started with x269060, this particular Jet was the First Hudson off the assembly line for the '54 run!

Remember that ALL '54 models have D as part of their alpha-numeric designation. So when you see (1), (2), or (3) preceding the serial number think of it as a 1D, 2D, or 3D. Hornet serial numbers would be (7)xxxxxx, as in 7D.
MONTH
YEAR
SERIAL NUMBERS
JETS
WASP /
SUPER WASP

HORNET
GRAND TOTAL
August
1953 x269060 - x272845 2,691 Built
(2)269060
(1)269062
(3)269070
(2)269094 Sdn - IL
(2)269173 Sdn - TX
(2)269520 Sdn - IA
(2)269666 Sdn - KS
(2)269700 Cb. Sdn - AZ
(2)269728 Sdn - FL
(2)269728 Sdn - MI
(2)269743 Sdn - WI
(2)269793 Sdn - MI
(2)269880 Cb.Sdn- PA
(2)270263 Cb.Sdn- IA
(2)270302 Cb.Sdn- PA
(2)270308 Cb.Sdn- PA
(2)270328 Cb.Sdn- CA
(1)270381 Sdn - NC
(1)270424 Sdn - PA
(2)270782 Cb.Sdn- IN
(2)270938 Sdn - NY
(2)271001 Sdn - GA
(2)271132 Cb.Sdn- GA
(2)271148 Sdn - VT
(1)271788 Sdn - NY
(2)271851 Sdn - NY
(2)272119 Cb.Sdn- CO
(2)272248 Sdn - MA
(2)272360 Cb.Sdn - NJ
(1)272617 Sdn - NC
(2)272762 - Canada
177 Built
(4)269069
(5)269075
(5)272745 Sdn- UT
917 Built
(7)269066
3,785
September
1953
x272846 - x278789 2,348 Built
(2)271441 Cb.Sdn- CA
(3)27341 Cb.Sdn- CA
(2)273786 Sdn - PA
(2)273889 Cb.Sdn - MN
(2)273902 Cb. Sdn - ND
(2)274086 Cb.Sdn - IN
(1)274190 Cb.Sdn- MI
(2)274224 Cb.Sdn- WA
(2)275225 Sdn - WA
(2)275307 Sdn - ND
(2)275619 - CA
(3)275672 Sdn - NJ
(2)275809 Sdn - CA
(2)275838 Sdn - NC
(2)275923 Sdn - NY
(2)277560 Cb.Sdn- IN
(2)277667 Cb.Sdn- CA
(1)277766 Cb.Sdn- PA
1324 Built
(5)273020 Sdn
(5)273040 Sdn- AZ (5)274852 Sdn- AL
2272 Built
(7)272961 Sdn- CA
(7)276908 Sdn- CA
(7)277142 Sdn- MN
(7)278611 Sdn- WI
(7)278675 Sdn- NY
5,944
October
1953
x278790 - x282939 1,435 Built
(2)278836 Cb.Sdn- MI
(1)279495 Cb.Sdn- CA
(3)279589 Sdn - PA
(3)279631 Sdn - GA
(2)279682 Sdn- KS
(1)279732 Cb.Sdn- CA
(3)279843 Sdn - CA
(3)279891 Sdn - VA
(2)280122 Sdn - VA
(x)280154 Sdn
(2)280170 Sdn - OH
(3)280201 Sdn - WA
(1)280428 Sdn. - TX
(3)280511 Sdn - OH
(3)280591 Cb.Sdn- OH
(3)280947 Cb.Sdn- IN
(3)282160 Cb.Sdn- GA
(2)282296 Sdn - MA
(1)282904 2dr - TN
1000 Built
1715 Built
(7)279600 Sdn- UT
(7)279778 Sdn- MN
(7)281132 Sdn- MN
(7)281149 Sdn- MT
(7)281255 Cpe- CA
(7)281920 CbCpe- MI
(7)282066 Sdn- MD
(7)282554 HlwdHt- KS
(7)282620 Sdn- OH
4,150
November
1953
x282940 - x288198 1,099 Built
(3)283216 Sdn - NY
(1)284102 Cb.Sdn- OK
(2)284648 Sdn - TX
(2)286015 Sdn - NH
(3)286387 Sdn - FL
(3)286702 Sdn - ME
(2)287696 Sdn- IL
(3)287999 Cb.Sdn- IN
1672 Built
(5)283254 Sdn- OH
(5)287034 Brgm- AZ
(5)287093 Sdn- GA
2488 Built
(7)283383 Cb.Sdn-CA
(7)283585 Sdn- WI
(7)283710 Sdn- IL
(7)284137 Cnv- IL
(7)284398 Sdn- WA
(7)284935 Cnv- WA
(7)285003 Sdn- CA
(7)285166 Sdn- IL
(7)285670 Cnv- TN
(7)285803 Sdn- CT
(7)285888 Sdn- AZ
(7)285908 HlwdCpe-WA
(7)287095 Sdn- NE
(7)287576 Cnv- IN
(7)287649 Sdn- NE
(7)287933 HlwdCpe-NY
5,259
December
1953
x288199 - x291688 821 Built
(3)288425 Sdn - IL
(3)288437 Sdn - WI
(2)288972 Sdn - MA
(3)289806 Sdn - CO
(2)290420 Cb.Sdn- PA
(3)291050 Cb.Sdn- IN
(3)291465 Cb.Sdn- PA
(1)291555 Sdn - AZ
(3)291567 Sdn - CA
1130 Built
(5)290630 HlwdHt- CA
1539 Built
(7)288402 Cppe- MT
(7)288614 HlwdHT- NE
(7)288656 HlwdCpe-CA
(7)289096 HlwdCpe-CA
(7)289459 HlwdHT- TN
(7)289556 Sdn- OR
(7)289673 Sdn- IL
(7)290267 Sdn- CA
(7)291374 Sdn- IL
(7)291554 HlwdCpe-UT
(7)291559 Sdn- IL
3,490
January
1954
x291689 - x293766 645 Built
(3)291960 Sdn - NE
(2)292380 Sdn - NC
(2)293269 Sdn - PA
643 Built
(4)292005 Sdn- MN
(5)292022 - OR
(5)292367 HlwdHt- WI
790 Built
(7)292443 Sdn- PA
(7)292460 Sdn -TN
(7)292481 Sdn- OR
(7)292874 Sdn- MA
(7)293508 Sdn- VA
2,078
February
1954
x293767 - x295068
238 Built
(3)294785 Sdn - TN
393 Built
(5)295002 HlwdHt- PA
671 Built
(7)294323 Sdn- MN
(7)294363 Sdn -AL
(7)294526 Cpe- AZ
(7)294633 Conv- NJ
(7)294698 - PA
(7)294801 Sdn- WA
(7)294935 Conv- MO
1,302
March
1954
x295069 - x298053 770 Built
(3)295269 Sdn - NY
(2)295874 Sdn - CO
(1)296197 Sdn - CA
(3)296597 Sdn - CA
(2)296506 Sdn - PA
(1)296953
(3)297387 Sdn - WA
704 Built
(4)295423 Sdn- NY
(4)296036 Sdn- AZ
(5)297008 HlwdHt- GA
1511 Built
(7)295378 HlwdHTCpe- IA
(7)295647 Sdn- IL
(6)295720
(7)295895 Sdn- SC
(7)296197 Sdn- CA
(7)296221 Sdn- VA
(7)296350 Cpe-
(6)297258 - CA
(6)297635 Brgm- CT
(7)297691 Sdn- IL
2,985
April
1954
x298054 - x299862 510 Built
(3)298643 Sdn - Canada
(3)299044 CbSdn - OH
(1)299508 Cb. Sdn - AZ
(2)299586 Sdn - CT
(3)299785 Sdn - CO
319 Built
(5)293975 HlwdHT - CA
(5)299422 Brm- UT
980 Built
(6)298243 Sdn- TX
(7)298379 ConvCpe- PA
(6)298443 Sdn- MT
(7)298786 Sdn- NY
(7)298865 ConvCpe- CAN.
(7)299059 HlwdHTCpe- FL
(6)299624 Sdn- CA
1,809
May
1954
x299863 - x302331 1,014 Built
(1)300086 Cb.Sdn- FL
(3)300262 Sdn - FL
(1)300620 Cb.Sdn - TX
(1)300820 Cb.Sdn- TX
(3)301022 Sdn - CA
(2)301443 Sdn - NM
(3)301605 Cb. Sdn - TX
410 Built
(5)301137 HlwdHt- CO
(4)301633 Sdn - FL
(5)301952 HlwdHT - CO
1045 Built
(7)300401 Sdn- OR
(6)300960 CpCpe-
(6)300993 Sdn- CA
(7)301227 CbCpe-CAN. (6)301582 CpCpe- IL
(6)301656 Sdn - CT
2,469
June
1954
x302332 - x306009 832 Built
(2)302430 Cb.Sdn- IA
(2)302630 Cb.Sdn- WA
(2)304454 Sdn - PA
(3)304613 Sdn - WA
(3)304962 Sdn - WA
(3)305104 Sdn - NH
(3)305143 Sdn - OH
(3)305792 Sdn - WA
(3)305922 Sdn - PA
754 Built
(5)302642 Cpe- WA
(5)302758 Sdn - TN
2092 Built
(7)302662 Sdn- NY
(6)302665 Brgm- AZ
(7)302733 sdn- PA
(7)303275 HlwdHT-CAN.
(7)303363 HlwdHTCpe-MO
(6)303449 Sdn- AL
(6)303575 CbCpe- CA
(6)303613 Sdn- CA
(6)303898 Sdn- ME
(7)303985 Cstm- AZ
(7)304919 Sdn- AZ
(6)304929 Sdn- WI
(7)305260 Sdn- GA
(7)305282 Sdn- NV
(6)305314 Sdn- VT
(6)305621 Sdn- KS
(7)305951 ConvCpe- NJ
3,678
July
1954
x306010 - x308875 523 Built
(x)307062 Sdn - PA
(3)307916 Sdn - PA
(2)308254 Sdn - OH
(2)308434 Sdn - CA
618 Built
(4)305837
(5)306503 Sdn- PA
(4)307581 Sdn- MI
(4)308256 Sdn- OH
1725 Built
(7)306256 CbCpe- OK
(7)306370 ConvCpe- NJ
(7)306417 Sdn- IL
(7)306734 Sdn- OH
(7)306818 Sdn- TX
(6)306978 Brgm- WI
(7)307125 Sdn- CA
(6)307561 Sdn- NY
(7)307752 cpe- NM
(6)307805 Sdn- IN
(7)307907 HlwdHT- WI
(7)308023 ConvCpe- AZ
(6)308737
(7)308743 Hlwd Sdn- AL
2,866
August 1954
x308876 - x312733 1,087 Built
(3)309264 Sdn - FL
(3)309626 Sdn - WA
(3)309551 Sdn - NV
(1)310011 Cb.Sdn- AZ
(3)310293 Sdn - NewZlnd.
(3)311337 Cb.Sdn- NM
(2)311521 Sdn - OK
(2)312108 Cb.Sdn- France
837 Built
(4)310251 CpCpe- IL
1934 Built
(6)308858 Sdn -IN
(6)309118 Sdn- OH
(7)309121 Sdn- OH
(6)309725 CbCpe- CA
(6)309915 CbCpe- MI
(6)310370 Cpe- FL
(6)310462 CbCpe- MD
(7)311122 ConvCpe- WA
(6)311363 Sdn- NJ
(6)311426 CbCpe- NJ
(7)311475 Cpe- AZ
(7)311674 CbCpe- CA
(6)312242 Sdn- CA
(6)312287 Sdn - OH
(7)312487 Sdn- MA
(7)312668 HlwdHTCpe- GA
(6)311788 Sdn- IN
3,858
September 1954
x312734 - x316250 205 Built
(1)313077 Sdn - NY
1159 Built
(5)313740 HlwdHT- IL
(4)314106 CbCpe- CA
(5)314232 HlwdHT- PA
(4)315764 Sdn- GA
2153 Built
(6)312743 CbCpe- SC
(7)312828 Sdn- PA
(7)313318 CbCpe- WI
(6)313324 Sdn- NY
(7)313350 HlwdHTCpe- IA
(7)313541 HlwdHTCpe- SC
(6)314007 Sdn- FL
(6)314063 Sdn- MI
(6)314119 Sdn- FL
(7)314180 CbCpe- NJ
(7)314759 Sdn- CA
(7)314816 HlwdHTCpe- IA
(7)314961 CbCpe- MN
(7)315001 HlwdHTCpe- CA
(7)315245 Sdn- NJ
(7)315325 HlwdHTCpe- CA
(6)315429 Sdn- NV
(6)315504 Sdn- FL
(7)315528 HlwdHTCpe-MN
(7)315553 Sdn- IL
(7)315580 Sdn- FL
(7)315630 Sdn- GA
(7)316112 Sdn- IN
3,517
October 1954
x316251 - x319720
6 Built
463 Built
3001 Built
(6)316270 Sdn- AZ
(7)316333 Sdn- MI
(7)316498 Sdn- TN
(7)316643 Sdn- OR
(6)316671 Sdn- CA
(7)316804 Sdn- IL
(7)316811 CbCpe- Pa
(7)316904 Sdn- KS
(7)316925 HlwdHTCpe- SC
(7)316930 CbCpe- MD
(7)316976 Sdn- NY
(7)316984 Sdn- GA
(6)317096 - PA
(7)317176 HlwdHTCpe- PA
(7)317290 HlwdHTCpe- CA
(7)317313 Sdn- NM
(6)317325 Sdn- OK
(7)317383 ConvCpe- WA
(7)317511 HlwdHT - NE
(7)317532 - MO
(7)317811 Sdn- GA
(7)317969 HlwdHTCpe- NY
(7)317982 Sdn- IL
(7)318447 Sdn- FL
(6)318639 Cbcpe- NJ
(7)318934 Sdn- NY
(7)319002 Sdn- IL
(7)319032 Sdn- FL
(7)319120 Sdn- TX
(7)319213 Sdn- WA
(7)319434 Cpe- NY
(7)319466
(7)319481 Sdn- OH
(7)319508 Sdn- FL
(6)319517 Sdn- NH
(7)319527 Sdn- PA
(7)319551 Cpe- CA
3,470
TOTAL UNITS BUILT 14,224
11,603
24,833
50,660¹
CONVERTIBLES² Unknown See Prototype
Unknown 244
HOLLYWOODS² Unknown None Unknown 1,263?
  1. Production Total of 50,710 including Ramblers and Italias. - Total Shipments: 51,314
  2. Numbers for Convertible and Hollywood are approximate.
  3. New Car Registrations:35,825




CANADIAN

Hudson-Essex, which later became Hudson Motors of Canada, began assembling Hudson cars in Tilbury in 1932 in a building owned by the Canadian Top & Body Co. The first models were a series of Hudson Eights. Production ceased in 1941. Post-war operations began in 1950, but ceased in 1954 when Hudson and Toronto Based Nash Motors of Canada Ltd. merged to form American Motors (Canada) Ltd. The entire company moved to the Toronto area. I'm curious if anyone has any further information on the Hudson factory in Canada. Moreover, I'm curious about the VIN numbering system. What Iím really wondering is how many Jets rolled out of Canadian plants that are in addition to the American production count.

MONTH
YEAR
SERIAL NUMBERS
"11A" Pacemaker


GRAND TOTAL
Unknown
1951
Range Unknown 2085


Unknown

MONTH
YEAR
SERIAL NUMBERS
JETS
WASP /
SUPER WASP

HORNET
GRAND TOTAL
Unknown
1954
1954
1954
Range Unknown 4058 Sdn- CAN.
4522 Sdn- scrapped
4619 Sdn- CAN.
4703 Sdn- MN, USA
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown





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