This 1932 Hudson Series L Brougham Sedan, #L-250257 “Major”, is easily identifiable by its full rear quarter and dropped belt line under the rear quarter and includes optional, natural wood, spiked wheels. It is powered by an 8 cylinder, cast iron block engine displacing 254 cubic inches and producing 101 Hp at 3200 rpm.
The Series L Major was produced on a 132 inch wheelbase, weighed in at 3,560 pounds and sold for $1,495. Serial numbers for Model L's ran from 250001 to 251116 indicating a production run of 1,116 units - about 1/7th of the total Hudson production of 7,777 units in 1932.
Hudsons enjoyed instant success and by 1913 they introduced their first six cylinder car. By 1914, all Hudsons were six cylinders and by 1915 Hudson began advertising itself as "the world's largest manufacturer of six-cylinder cars".
Howard Coffin, George W. Dunham, and Roy E. Chapin created the Hudson Motor Car Company in 1909. The name "Hudson" came from J.L. Hudson, a Detroit department store entrepreneur and founder of Hudson's Department Store. Hudson supplied capital for the establishment of the company. The first Hudson, the Model 20, rolled off the assembly line July 3, 1909 and introduced as a 1910 model.
1932 Hudson Series L Sedan