AUTOMOBILES: No Ersatz

The first of the 1942 cars was shown in Detroit last week. It contained nothing that could be called ersatz and very little in the way of substituted materials. The newcomer was a Hudson, previewed in Detroit's Masonic Temple for distributors and field men.

Wrong were the dopesters who expected the 425 to look like hearses for lack of shiny grills and trim. Plastics have replaced zinc, chrome and steel on the Hudson's inside trim and the radiator ornament; but the outside trim, chrome last year, is stainless steel. Pistons and cylinders are still aluminum.

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