1954 Hudson Italia serial number 003 Touring Body Number 4027 Engine Number IT 10001 Based on a Hudson Jet chassis and fitted with a Superleggera body designed and built by Touring of Italy. Chassis number 3 is the 4th car built if one includes the prototype, of 26 Hudson Italia coupes that were built .
This car is known to have been sold new to its first owner in Grand Rapids Michigan. Its second owner Carl Laska, acquired the car in the early 1980’s and sold it in 1996 to Art Healey of Bayside New York. The car has just 26,201 original miles.
I acquired the car in 2005. In September of 2009 a ground up restoration was begun by L Cars of Cameron Wisconsin. That restoration was completed in December of 2010.
It is a fresh concours level restoration that was a class award winner at Pebble Beach in 2011, and was recently also shown at the Glenmoor Concours.