Essex is one of the proud brands under the Hudson Essex Terraplane family of cars. These moderately priced cars were first manufactured independently until they merged with Hudson in 1922. These spirited cars owned endurance records and the pikes peak hill climb records for a couple years. They embody the sport feeling for your average driver which further the democratization of driving automobiles for fun. The 1931 version was built at a particularly interesting transition in the economy and for Hudson Motor Car Company. Following the Stock market crash of 1929, Hudson went from a top 3 producing car brand in 1929 behind Chevy and Ford, to almost out of existence. The 1931 Essex BT speedster was an even more rare model as it used a custom body by Murray following the boat tailed styling of the 1927 and 1929 versions. This car had a unique rumble seat, wire wheels, dual side mount tires, and 4 wheel mechanical brakes. The production totals were very low and only ~6 are known to survive today. It is our privilege to own and preserve this piece of history.