In Monterey will present the 638-strong “gangster” ICON Derelict Hudson Coupe 1949August 20, 2019
Specialists at the ICON studio decided to completely restore the original appearance of the machine, which came off the assembly line back in 1949. A powerful 638hp powerplant is hidden under the hood The interior is covered in alligator leather.
Car Week in Monterey is full of amazing exhibits, the vast majority of which are restored versions of cars of the last century. There are so-called “time capsules” among them – cars that have stood for a very, very long time in some garage – some of them are very well preserved.
That car, which will be discussed in this article, was built back in 1949 by the Hudson Motor Car Company, and, like in many passers-by assemblies, the car received many changes that are not visible at first glance.
Under the hood of this venerable old man is a powerful 6.2-liter supercharged engine LS9 V8, providing 638 horsepower and 819 Nm of torque. All this power is sent to the rear wheels through a 4L85 4-speed automatic transmission, the car is no longer equipped with a solid axle, as it was before. The guys from Icon installed an independent suspension on all four wheels, as well as large Brembo brakes.
Representatives of the company noted that the chassis of the car was completely restored. Specially designed subframe units Art Morrison have been developed in order to install a large car powerful and heavy motor. As a result, the car got a low landing.
Even more impressive is the interior. It consists of hand-painted alligator leather and calfskin with wool for carpets. Some components, such as handles, were made of aluminum. The climate system was installed, but in general the interior remained in its original form.
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