Vintage cars are cherished by millions of people all over the world, so what are 100 of them doing abandoned on a Texas Ghost Farm in a makeshift auto graveyard?
First, it’s worth exploring what exactly makes a ghost town. Ghost towns are particularly interesting phenomena that populate many TV shows, books, and songs. Many of these stories start out similar, with an unexpected death and its consequences. This Texas tale isn’t any different. The previous owner of Hutson farm passed away in 2018. Since then, there hasn’t been anyone available to take care of the property’s field and multiple barns.
Before his passing, Hutson was a dedicated car enthusiast and mechanic. He collected the cars as a sort of passion project. Through decades of careful cultivation and curation, Hutson built himself one of the most impressive vintage collections out there today. Keep reading for details surrounding the collection’s unexpected gems.
You can also take a tour of the spooky property and its hoard of cars here:
Hutson’s Hudsons: The Vintage Cars of All Vintage Cars
Coming in at one of the biggest Hudson collections, maybe of all time, Hutson had curated over 40 of these vintage cars at the height of his collection. While a portion of the collection did sell recently, 24 Hudsons remain on site. One of the most precious of the vintage cars, the Hudson Hornet, is pegged by Auto Evolution as “the Forgotten Six-Cylinder Muscle Car.”
The car’s Hollywood counterpart also calls the farm home. With a two-door, no-post configuration, it is a Hudson collector’s dream. It’s hard to believe any car could top this, but that’s where Hutson’s 1942 four-door Hudson baby comes in. Before World War 2, the United States only made a limited run of the line. It even features a rare triangle badge that the Hudson brand discontinued after it re-entered the business in 1946.
A Grab Bag of Vehicles
Apart from the Hudsons, the farm contains a wide variety of other vehicles as well all ranging in size, age, fuel type, so on and so forth. You can spot vintage vans, tractors, and even a few bulldozers hiding amongst the overgrown brush. You don’t have to look too closely to spy a plethora of car parts either. Engines are strewn about between the cars haphazardly.
But not all cars here are vintage collectibles. You’ll also see newer vehicles, including some made in the 1980s. Perhaps the most exotic of them all is a first-generation Mercury Linx, based on the European-spec Ford Escort. What makes it even rarer is the fact that it’s a diesel model and derives its power from an old Mazda four-cylinder.
Does this vintage car collection live up to its hype? We would love to know your thoughts.