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The ICON Derelict ~ 1949 Hudson Coupe



This barn-found Hudson was discovered in North Carolina, and re-imagined as a highly capable, modern daily-driver with a bit of rockabilly attitude.




Featuring over 630HP and project-specific engineered Art Morrison subframe assemblies designed to integrate to the Hudson “Monobuilt” semi-unibody construction, this sled is ready to rock.



Fully adjustable 4-wheel independent suspension with Brembo brakes. GM LS9 power is delivered through the 4L85-E automatic transmission into the Art Morrison IRS with Dana 60 differential.



Hand dyed wild alligator and Moore & Giles leather interior. German wool carpeting and

removable floor mats. Wool headliner, alligator trimmed wool sun visors.



Heat-cured polyurea coated underbody/ floors with extensive sound deadening and heat shielding throughout.



Newly cast,16” steering wheel in translucent blue with unrestored Hudson brightwork and horn ring. CNC aluminum dash knobs designed as original.



CNC aluminum dash brightwork in chrome finish with integrated A/C vents. Machined stainless directional A/C controls with 3D printed rear ducting assemblies.



Restored gauges with modern internal mechanism. Tasteful LED lighting. High

performance audio system.



o GM LS9~ 6.2L Supercharged, 638HP @ 6500 RPM/ 604lb-ft @ 3800 RPM

o Crafted cold-air intake; dyno-tuned

o ARE dry sump oiling system; trunk mounted tank

o Engine harness by Speartech

o A/C compressor relocation system by Concept One

o Performance 4L85-E, 4-Speed Automatic by Huntington Beach Transmissions

o ICON Brembo GT braking system

o Hydratech brake booster; Wilwood master cylinder, PSC remote reservoir

o Setrab heat exchangers; steering, transmission, supercharger

o Griffin aluminum radiator

o ICON 18” forged billet aluminum wheels with original Hudson hubcaps

o Vintage Air A/C unit; custom dash controls and ventilation system

o Tilt steering column; CNC aluminum knobs designed as original

o Electric parking brake; controlled by original handle mechanism

o Stainless fuel tank; full EVAP control system

o Hand built body and forward wiring harnesses; Eaton’s Bussmann electrical fuse block

o Hidden audio controller; Four Focal Elite 2-ways, single 10” subwoofer




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