1910 Hudson Single – Las Vegas 2013

1910 Hudson Single – Las Vegas 2013

The Hudson, one of the rarest brands of American motorcycles, was produced by Miami Cycle & Manufacturing Company, Middletown, Ohio for only two years, 1910 and 1911. Of two machines known to still exist, this 1910 Hudson model is the only Hudson known to be correct, original and unrestored. Incredibly, this Hudson retains its original yellow paint and water transfer decals on tanks and the tool box along with an elaborate embossed headstock badge. It features belt drive, coaster brake, the correct Thor inlet over exhaust engine with detailed crankcase castings, and a Brown & Barlow carburetor. The Hudson retains delicate original hand operated throttle and ignition controls that are still in wonderful condition as is the leather seat, even the grips appear to be original. Sweeping wide bars connect to an enclosed spring fork. Close study proves that this Hudson has had a good life, has not been modified or mistreated and now over 100 years old, this rare correct original paint Hudson carries a distinctive and honest patina gradually acquired in its 100+ years. It is complete, engine turns over but it has not run in many years. Engine Serial Number L22. Offered with a formal Bill of Sale.

*By 1910 the American motorcycle industry was thriving. One of the big manufacturers was Thor in Aurora, Illinois who originally provided engines to Indian, then to many other makers. Down in southwest Ohio, in Middletown, Miami Cycle & Manufacturing Company was a big producer of bicycles and motorcycles. They acquired as well as created many brands for manufacture including Hudson, Miami, Racycle and the famed Flying Merkel.

High Bid: $80,000
  • Lot #: 451
  • Year: 1910
  • Model: Single
  • Engine Size: Single
  • Title Status: Bill of Sale
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2013 Las Vegas Antique Motorcycle Auction
  • January 10, 11, & 12, 2013
  • Las Vegas, Nevada