Lot 87

2019   |   Amelia Island 2019

1949 Hudson Commodore Eight Convertible Brougham

SOLD $51,520


$100,000 - $150,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Desirable Convertible Brougham Model
One of Only 595 Built in 1949
Exceptional Recent Restoration
Lovely Color Combination of Cornish Cream over Burgundy
Features Avant-Garde “Step Down” Monobuild Structure

Technical Specs

254 CID Inline 8-Cylinder Engine
Single Carter Carburetor
128 BHP at 4,200 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that upon inspection some corrosion was detected in the trunk of this vehicle.

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The Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit produced a wide range of vehicles from 1909 through 1954, but it is generally accepted that the Commodore, with its luxurious features and exceptional performance, was the prize of the Hudson line. Featuring a unique monobuild construction with the floor of the car mounted to the underside of the chassis, the Commodore had an unusually low center of gravity and offered the novelty of requiring passengers to “step down” into the vehicle. With its straight-eight 254 cid engine and three-speed gearbox, the Hudson Commodore Eight could achieve 93 mph and 128 hp, and matched its peak performance with arresting aesthetics.

This top-of-the-line Convertible Brougham is one of only 595 examples built by Hudson in 1949. First sold from Beach Hudson in Daytona, Florida, to a doctor for his wife, the convertible was ordered with many desirable options, including, but not limited to, a power convertible top, power windows, driver’s-side spotlight, and Hudson radio. Most recently, this stunning example has been fully restored in Cornish Cream with a burgundy interior and black convertible top. The paint, chrome, and brightwork have all been expertly finished, and the leather interior is exquisite.

Stately in appearance and impressive in its performance, this Hudson Commodore Eight is a highly desirable automobile worthy of any prestigious collection.