For Sale: 1949 Hudson Super 6 in Fairmont City, Illinois


Vehicle Description

In 1949 nothing looked or felt like a Hudson Super Six. With its high beltline and low roof, the Hudson Super Six looked like it had been “chopped” and modified by one of the new custom shops that just started popping up in California, yet was a brand new car. Thoroughly aerodynamic and a good 5” lower roof line than most cars of the era yet still maintained the same interior room. Hudson called it their new Step Down Styling or “Monobilt” construction as the floor is actually sunk between the frame rails. This not only maximized headroom, made the interior cavernous but certainly made it one of the safest cars in a collision particularly in a side impact or rollover. They weren’t cheap to build and were right in line with Buick and Chrysler in the near luxury segment. The wide track and low center of gravity also assisted in excellent handling. Nothing exotic was used for the suspension either, conventional double wishbones in front and parallel leaf springs in back but with its long wheelbase and lots of sprung weight cornering was direct and responsive providing a very enthused ride. This one has the flathead inline six which has become known to be exceedingly durable, smooth and quite, as you’ll witness cruising down the parkway. 3 Speed manual with column shifter shifts as it should. Power steering and air conditioning for added riding comfort. Black with wide white wall tires set off by red rims and chrome disk covers, this 1949 Hudson Super Six sits like it just landed by air or sea. The chrome bumpers aft and stern are brand new. The Hudson Super Six unique low slung appearance and silky handling would soon prove to be the predecessor to the Hudson Hornet which would eventually eclipse Cadillac in sales. This particular 1949 Hudson Super Six with just 50 miles since rebuild is just what you’d want in a fun collectible vehicle, enjoyable to drive, unique modern chopped styling with ample room for friends and family. Don’t let this one pass you, when have you seen one of these last? To view this 1949 Hudson Super Six in greater detail, including an HD video and HD pictures, please visit or visit our Houston Showroom. For more information call 832-243-6220 or email

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-916820
  • Year:1949
  • Make:Hudson
  • Model:Super 6
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Stock Number:HOU459