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1953 Hudson Hornet, "Herb Thomas" "Smokey Yunick"


Stock#: 50296
Year: 1953
Make/Model: Hudson - Hudson Hornet
Description: 1953 Hudson Hornet, "Herb Thomas" "Smokey Yunick"
Color: gray / Race Graphics with "Smokey's Garage" sponsorship exterior, 2-tone blue interior
Producer: Hwy. 61, 1/18th Scale
Release Date: 2004
Limited Edition: Limited Edition Car
Price: $199.95

Herb Thomas campaigned two Hudson Hornet's one with "Purelube" Motor Oil AND this version with "Smokey's Garage" ("Smokey Yunick's Best Damn Garage In Town") sponsorship on the front fenders..!

This is the more rare & more desired diecast car to own!

Smokey Yunick was a stock car racing crew chief, owner, driver, engine builder and speed shop owner. Yunick was twice NASCAR mechanic of the year!

Herb's "The Fabulous Hudson Hornet", took six wins in two months and going on to win the Grand National Championship. With help from crew chief Smokey Yunick, Thomas subsequently became the first owner/driver to take the Championship in the process.

From the "Origins Of Speed" series.

"The Fabulous Hudson Hornet"...NASCAR stock car. Driven by NASCAR Legend "Herb Thomas"..! Part of the Hudson factory race team.

Herb was inducted into the NASCAR Hall Of Fame in 2013.

The Hudson Hornet set a record in 1952...27 Wins out of 34 starts..!

Opening hood, doors & trunk with correct style hinges, detailed engine with full wiring, plug wires & hoses, steerable front wheels, working suspension, detailed interior, carpet, visors, opening glove box, detailed trunk with trunk mat & spare tire, working suspension...VERY DETAILED..!

Limited Edition..!

Released back in 2004...hard to find collectible.

This is a NOS (New Old Stock) item.