January 11, 2006

Today in Automotive History

1913 World's First Hardtop

The world's first closed production car was introduced: Hudson Motor Car Company's Model 54 sedan. Earlier automobiles had open cabs, or at most convertible roofs.

Posted by Quality Weenie at January 11, 2006 08:12 AM | TrackBack

I've always wondered why early cars were open.

Was it that - if it were raining, the roads would be too muddy to drive on without getting stuck, anyway?

Posted by: Harvey at January 12, 2006 09:48 AM