Lot 40

2021   |   Pebble Beach 2021

1932 Hudson 'Martz Special' Indy Car

SOLD $291,000


$250,000 - $350,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

Skillfully Constructed by 24-Year-Old Mechanic John Mertz

Accompanied by Period Photos and Documentation, Including Historical Monograph by Researchers Jim O’Keefe and Sarah Morgan-Wu

Expertly Restored in the 1980s to 1933 Specification

Displayed at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®

A Racing Machine That Exemplifies the Possibilities of the Indianapolis “Stock Block” Era

Technical Specs

257 CID Hudson Straight 8-Cylinder L-Head Engine

Twin Detroit Lubricator Carburetors

Estimated 150 BHP

3-Speed Manual Gearbox

Front Solid Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Friction Shock Absorbers

Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Lever Shock Absorbers

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