The 1954 Hudson Hornet Convertible has accompanied the family through many milestone of life. Here the entire family is pictured at the Petersen Museum celebrating Fred and Deanna's 50th wedding anniversary on Aug 13, 2010.
Fred spotted this car with one beat up door and ratty interior and top. His nicely restored Hudson Hollywood was parked in front a Junkyard he frequented. The convertible owner exclaimed how they would love to own Dad's Hudson. A keen eye for value he proposed a trade for a nice running 4 door Hudson and some $ and thus the convertible joined the Roth Family in the mid 1960s.
Fred and Deanna lovingly restored the convertible to an nice drivable standard. Mom sewed the interior and Dad fixed the door and got her running nicely. Many tours and shows were piloted in the Hornet Convertible getting thumbs up and honks everywhere. Chris and Fred rebuilt the engine and hydraulics in the 2010s.
Less than 60 of these convertibles were made in 1954, the year before the merger with Nash Kelivinator. The car has a twin H (dual Carb) 308 CUI flat head 6 made famous in NASCAR and later by Pixar with Doc Hudson. This car has power windows, steering, brakes, top, and an Borg Warner Dual range Hydromatic transmission. The Maroon paint is absolutely stunning with just the right amount of chrome.