1950 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible Brougham
John Soneff Collection
Lot No. 513
Auctioned on Saturday, May 11, 2013
Sold for $ 51,700
- 254-cid, 128-hp Super-Eight engine
- Three-speed manual transmission
- Hydraulic-lift top and windows
- Hudson Weather Control
- 75,594 miles on odometer
This Commodore 8 Convertible Brougham features the renowned 254-cid, 128-hp straight eight-cylinder Super-Eight engine and is backed by a three-speed column-shift manual-shift transmission.
It is finished in yellow with red interior and has a dark brown convertible top. The top is actuated hydraulically. The windows also benefit from the hydraulic system and are also activated in this manner. The rich tone of the interior is accented by wood-grain trim on the dashboard and upper door panels. The dash also has beautiful metal work that encases the instruments providing a visual look that is perfect for this cars style. The Hudson additionally carries Hudson Weather Control, an AM radio, clock and owner’s manual. The odometer reads 75,594 miles.
Along with graceful trim on the exterior body lines, the Hudson has fender skirts and has been fitted with Chrysler chrome wire wheels with tasteful whitewall tires. The spare in the trunk matches those on the car.
This design was introduced in 1948; Hudson introduced their streamlined 'step-down' range. Hudson was also one of the first automakers to advertise on television. The new model was only 60-inches high and its center of gravity correspondingly very low. The basic shape of the step-down Hudson persisted for six years, until 1954, when the company merged with Nash to form American Motors.