1949 Hudson Commodore Eight Custom Convertible Brougham
- Make: Other Makes
- Model: Hudson Commodore Eight
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible Brougham
- Year: 1949
- Mileage: 54,000
- VIN: 49418012
- Color: Matador Maroon
- Engine size: 128 HP 254 CU IN
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Power Windows
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Maroon
- Options: Leather Seats, Convertible
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1949 Other Makes Hudson Commodore Eight
Model 494 128hp 254 cu. in. L-head inline eight cylinder engine three speed manual transmission independent coil spring front suspension live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase 124 in.
Hudson wowed the public with its all-new "step-down" 1948 models which continued nearly unchanged into 1949. The cars featured a box perimeter frame with the floor pan attached at the bottom so that passengers actually stepped down to enter. As a result its center of gravity was low and handling was excellent.
This lovely Hudson Commodore Convertible was restored about 10 years ago. Handsomely painted in Matador Maroon it has a black Haartz cloth top and maroon leatherette upholstery. The mileage showing is just over 54000 and is believed correct. It hasa power top power windows a windshield visor a Hudson radio and heater an electric clock and a Hudson tissue dispenser. Hudson built fewer than 600 Commodore Eight convertible broughams for 1949. This car is a lovely example of that rare model possessed of Hudson's excellent handling and the time-honored eight-cylinder engine. Many original invoices and paperwork evidencing the history of this beauty.