1919 Hudson side view

The first policy for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company was sold by Founder G.J. Mecherle to Henry B. Stubblefield on a 1919 Hudson touring limo, similar to this one. The car was one of only 18,175 produced, and the original sticker price was $3,450. Stubblefield paid a $15 lifetime membership fee and a $45 premium deposit. After the first six months, his premium was $11.17.

During its early years, Hudson cars were popular, reaching a peak of 300,000 automobiles sold in 1929. The first Hudson car was produced July 3, 1909, and the last one rolled off the assembly line June 25, 1957 (under the American Motors Corporation brand).

A closer look at the 1919 Hudson