One of the oldest cars to ever run the Great Race is for sale Tom Coads 1916 Hudson racer. Tom, a long-time veteran of the Great Race is several different cars including a 1922 Buick speedster and a 1921 Paige Hillclimber, had the Hudson built in the last five years. He used it twice, in 2013 and 2014, in the Great Race, but he is now retired from competition and wants the car to go to a good home.
The engine was completely rebuilt by Rex Gardner at his shop in Oklahoma. He thoroughly rechecked everything before the 2014 race which it finished without incident. The original car was bought in Australia as parts and put together here in the United States. The rear end was completely rebuilt before its last race in Southern California by a firm that specializes only in rear ends.
Anyone interested can contact Rex or Toms present mechanic, Ira Newman, who has driven his towing vehicle for many years. The car also has a fully removable and effective heavy canvas top, which can be raised in seconds. Tom would also sell the car’s trailer, which is an open 4-wheel aluminum Tommy’s Trailers with aluminum lockable trunk.
Tom is asking $83,400 for the car and only $2,075 for the trailer, but only if it is sold with the car. Tom can be reached at 714-544-4030 (if no answer, leave a message). His e-mail address is [email protected].