Automobile [Hudson Super Six]
Maker and role
Hudson Motor Car Company, Manufacturer
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Service cars, such as the Hudson Super Six, were used to help transport people around the country during the early 20th century. They operated in a similar way to long-range taxis and ran to timetables. By the 1940s many service cars were replaced by buses.
The Hudson Super Six was a popular model for service cars due to its large front and back seats, and two small folding seats in the back. This car was licensed to carry up to six passengers. Due to the poor condition of the roads, spades, wheel chains and spare parts were carried in case the car became stuck in the mud.
Type: Service car
Model: Hudson Super Six
Manufacturer: Hudson Motor Car Company
Country manufactured: United States
Engine type: Petrol, 6-cylinder in-line
Engine capacity: 4.735 litre
Horse power: 29.4 HP
Gearbox: Manual with 3 forward speeds and 1 reverse