28. Hudson Pickup
In the ‘40s, Hudson was one of the most popular economy car makers in the U.S. Logically, the company wanted to expand. They decided to enter the pickup truck market with a beautiful model based on an Essex chassis with a straight-six engine.
The Hudson pickup was well-received initially. But eventually, the company couldn’t compete with Ford, Dodge, and Chevrolet. So, by the late ‘40s, they abandoned the idea of producing light trucks. Most truck fans think that’s too bad since the Hudson had a cool design and a powerful engine under the hood.