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A Hudson through the roof

A Hudson on the roof

An accident is always something sad. If the car involved is old it´s even sadder and if the old car was brand new when the accident occurred... good Lord! This is what appears to have overcome the brand new Hudson seen here halfway through the roof of a little hut. Ohoto 2 shows the broken pieces of a railing, too, as well as the ceiling surrounding the unfortunate car, so we can guess what happened here.

The Hudson appears to be a brand new car judging by the bright paint and the covers on trunk and spare wheel. The colour combination could be white-black or even a more attractive pale yellow-black. Probably like this 1928 model? No further information accompanies this set of photographs, but the 'SS' number plate does give a clue: these photos were probably taken in San Sebastian (Pais Basque, North of Spain), and more specifically in the port zone of the 'Urgull' Mountain. In this place there is a high road which runs along the hillside and above a group of old houses, as you can see at the left in this picture. What an infortunate Hudson!

(Text Francisco Carrión, pictures from his files)


#8 2014-08-03 18:56
The best chandelier ever!
#7 2014-07-31 21:33
It was just after this that air brakes were first offered as an accessory.
#6 2014-07-31 15:35
Guess it was not "Bombs Away "


"Hudson away" .....
#5 2014-07-31 12:03
I hope the car was repaired and had a long life.
#4 2014-07-31 10:08
Ole !
#3 2014-07-31 09:22
dont worry that will rub right out
#2 2014-07-31 08:13
"There's a Spaniard in the works".
- John Lennon.
#1 2014-07-31 06:10
It does look new, but it presents something of a mystery. The general appearance is that of a '28 Hudson but the body is not one of Hudson's standard styles: they all had suicide doors at the front. Only two bodies had space at the rear for a trunk - the 5-passenger Landau (as shown in your "example" photo)and 5-passenger sedan, both on 127" wheelbase. So perhaps this car had a body by a local coachbuilder. No doubt somebody was injured in the accident, but you have to admire how neatly the Hudson was slotted into the roof.

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