For Sale: 1949 Hudson Commodore in Kentwood, Michigan


Vehicle Description

GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1949 Hudson Commodore for purchase. Hudson's were made in Detroit until 1954, when they merged with Nash-Kelvinator to create American Motors (AMC). The Commodore was produced from 1941 to 1952 (sans war years). The Commodore was the largest and most luxurious Hudson model. The Commodore is also lauded for being a creative product of Betty Thatcher, the first female designer employed by a car manufacturer. In 1948, the Commodore was one of the first new design cars post-WWII. With an encircling frame, passengers lowered themselves to enter the vehicle. This design became known as a "step-down" separated itself from other contemporary cars. The surrounding frame also improved safety and performance, as Hudson dominated NASCAR frin 1951-1954. Today, the rarity of finding a Hudson immediately turns heads with its bold sloping lines and over-abundant amount of chrome.

This '49 Hudson Commodore is offered for sale for the first time in over two decades when it was last purchased in Virginia. While the bold exterior is eye-catching, the highly original and steel dash decorative dashboard is the highlight of this classic. Purchased from a past President of the Hudson Club 10+ years ago this was deemed to be one of the top 3 cars in existence at the time and was highly original. All options and features were installed from new factory in the box components from Hudson, no aftermarket items on this ride. The single speed rear end and original set of King Pins are included with the sale of this car. Many other Hudson components and parts are available for additional purchase. This Commodore has a high-level of originality making this perfect for a collector and just anyone who loves to cruise in something really cool and unique. It's powered by a correct 254 inline 8-cylinder engine and 3-speed column shift transmission with overdrive. This car runs and drives great. The bench seats are very comfortable with the interior upholstery in excellent condition. The 2-tone gray & silver paint completes the classic presence with authority. There are so many little touches to love about this car as you can see it is the height of 1940's luxury, including the rear-window sun shade. Please call or email for more details!

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Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-923912
  • Price:$24,900
  • Location:Kentwood, Michigan
  • Year:1949
  • Make:Hudson
  • Model:Commodore
  • Exterior Color:Dark Gray
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:28258
  • Stock Number:B1442
  • VIN:49444103