Today, just a small percentage of car enthusiasts know about the Hudson car company which was one of the dominant forces in the economy car class during the ’50s. Hudson was one of the companies which formed AMC in the late ’50s. Still, before the merger, Hudson tried to offer a particular luxury car to American buyers – the Italia (via Autoweek).
Designed and manufactured in Milan, Italy, by the famous Carrozzeria Touring, Hudson Italia was a luxury coupe built on a standard Hudson Hornet platform and featured the same suspension and drivetrain. The company only made 26 and production lasted from 1953 to 1954.