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1923 ESSEX (Hudson) 4-Cylinder Raceabout Roadster with Rumble Seat

Sale price: $20,429.00 make an offer

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Car location: Green Valley, Arizona, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: other makes
Model: Other
Year: 1923
Type: convertible
Color: White and black
Mileage: 25,000
Engine: 4 cylinder
Transmission: manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1923 ESSEX (Hudson) 4-Cylinder Raceabout Roadster with Rumble Seat for sale

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1923 ESSEX (Hudson) 4-Cylinder Raceabout Roadster with Rumble Seat Photo
  • 1923 ESSEX (Hudson) 4-Cylinder Raceabout Roadster with Rumble Seat
  • 1923 ESSEX (Hudson) 4-Cylinder Raceabout Roadster with Rumble Seat
  • 1923 ESSEX (Hudson) 4-Cylinder Raceabout Roadster with Rumble Seat
  • 1923 ESSEX (Hudson) 4-Cylinder Raceabout Roadster with Rumble Seat
  • 1923 ESSEX (Hudson) 4-Cylinder Raceabout Roadster with Rumble Seat
  • 1923 ESSEX (Hudson) 4-Cylinder Raceabout Roadster with Rumble Seat
  • 1923 ESSEX (Hudson) 4-Cylinder Raceabout Roadster with Rumble Seat
  • 1923 ESSEX (Hudson) 4-Cylinder Raceabout Roadster with Rumble Seat
  • 1923 ESSEX (Hudson) 4-Cylinder Raceabout Roadster with Rumble Seat
  • 1923 ESSEX (Hudson) 4-Cylinder Raceabout Roadster with Rumble Seat
  • 1923 ESSEX (Hudson) 4-Cylinder Raceabout Roadster with Rumble Seat

This is a 1923 Essex (part of Hudson) 4-cylinder Raceabout Roadster with split-rim wire wheels. It has a 18. 2 hp. 179. 0 cu. in. four-cylinder engine. solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs. three-speed manual transmission with rear semi-elliptic leaf springs. dual side-mount spares also mounted on split-rim wire wheels (need new tubes and are pretty old) and two-wheel mechanical brakes with emergency brake. The wheelbase is 108-1/2". This Essex has been preserved in very presentable condition. The body and paint are all in very good condition. but the paint has some paint scratches and small chips (some have been touched up) as it has been used in parades and driven occasionally. Both the front seat and rumble seat are upholstered in tucked black vinyl. which is in very good condition and nicely complements the black dashboard and carpeted floor. The 4. 50 - 21 tires are newer and have minimal tread wear. The engine is clean. well detailed and runs well. and the chassis. running gear and tires are also very good. There are some small cracks in some of the sheet metal as is expected of a car that is 90 years old. Klaxon horn works. but one headlight and one tail light are out. Speedometer and odometer are not working. but odometer reads 25. 00 miles. More photos are available upon request. More photos are available upon request. and a video tour of the car with it running and driving can be found on Youtube: http://youtu. be/oeDU-vVi_yk or you can just go to Youtube and search for "1923 Essex Roadster" and you will see a photo of the car.

The electrical system is still 6 volts. but relays have been added to take the load off of the original switch. A 6V electric fuel pump has been added as well as a fuel pressure gauge and regulator (under the hood). There is no top for the car. but there are what appear to be two canvas side-screens (not pictured). Also included are a modern bottle jack. lug/cap wrench. owner's manual. hand-drawn blueprints of the vehicle. hand crank for manual starting. old photos (20-40 years old). 2 flags. flag holder. large rear flag holder. and some other accessories.

Please note that this vehicle really is a 1923 Essex. but was modified and the the rumble seat box added to be a raceabout. Rumble seat box is made of steel and lid folds up and down on a hinged panel. and has detachable arm rests. Rear trunk has been added which is in excellent condition. It is a lot of fun to drive. and rides very well (and does not overheat in the 105+ degree Arizona summer heat!). An attractive car and a very presentable older restoration. this Essex is ideal for the collector in search of rarity but does not want to spent nearly $1 million currently listed on another site for an original raceabout that was made for the president of Husdon Motors in 1924.

A $500 deposit is required within 48 hours of purchase. and full payment must be made within 7 days. Payment may be made via cash (in person). wire transfer. money order or cashier's check. All money orders and cashiers checks must be verified. The car is garaged in zipcode 85629 and I can help coordinate shipment and pick-up.

We try to describe every item as accurately as possible; however. please see all photos for the best representation of condition. All photos are part of the listing description. What is pictured is what is included in the listing so if you don't see something or have a question. please ask. Comes from a smoke-free home.

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Jane, dated 17 march 2015
I am copying my grandfathers' hobo journal of 1930 and would like to use this photo of the 1923 Essex in my blog with permission. He mentioned it as one of the cars that gave him a partial ride on his way to Las Vegas.

from Barbara, dated 14 october 2014
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