Hudson Essex Challenger Phaeton (1929)

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Blanks are from wood spokes salvaged from an original wood spoke wheels of a 1929 Hudson Essex Challenger Phaeton.


Pen Blanks are a minimum of 3/4" x 3/4"

All blanks will come with one COA per blank.


The Hudson Motor Car Company manufactured Hudson and other brand automobiles in Detroit, MI, from 1909 to 1954. In 1954, Hudson merged with Nash-Kelvinator to form American Motors Corporation. The Hudson name was continued through the 1957 model year, after which it was discontinued.

Originally, the Essex was to be a product of the Essex Motor Company, a wholly owned entity of Hudson Motor Car Company. The Essex brand of automobile was produced by the Essex Motor Company between 1918 and 1922, and later by Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, MI between 1922 and 1933.

When Hudson introduced the Essex brand line of automobiles, it was originally for budget-minded buyers, and it was designed to compete with Ford and Chevrolet, as opposed to the more up-scale Hudson line. The Essex found great success by offering one of the first affordable sedan moving the combined Hudson and Essex sales from seventh to third by 1925 in the U.S. The Essex is generally credited with starting a trend away from open touring car designs toward enclosed passenger compartments.

More than 1.13 million Essex automobiles were sold by the time the Essex name was retired in 1932. That year the Essex Motor Company was dissolved, and the cars officially became a product of Hudson.

This material is guaranteed to be 100% Authentic.


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