Hudson Terraplane Hubley Cast Iron
Gruff and used this Hudson pickup truck is a true rarity in the world of Hubley. The Hubley company quickly realized that this two piece and nickel grill toy was just expensive to make. Profits could be higher if the nickel plating was eliminated (and it was) and if the casting was done in fewer parts (and the castings were consolidated). So we have an evolutionary dead end here.
Rarity aside, this original condition Hudson is beautiful. The art deco lines are pure and the streaming makes it a sought after toy. The cast iron is set off in blue, black, and nickel plating. There is quite a bit of play wear and tires are replaced; for some reason it doesn’t matter with this pickup.