Used 1946 Hudson Commodore 8 for sale in Grapevine, Texas
Gateway Classic Cars of Dallas is excited to offer this 1946 Hudson Commodore 8. The Hudson Motor Company formed on the idea of making the American motor car affordable to the general public. The companys strategy to compete in the car market was to build a car for less than $1,000. The publics response was to buy over 4,000 cars in the first year. It might not sound like a lot but the 4,508 units sold was the best first-year production in the history of the automobile industry, a major accomplishment for the newly formed small company. The Hudson Commodore was introduced in 1941 to moderate success. Following the attacks on Pearl Harbor, the United States entered World War II and production stopped in the Hudson plants to assist in war production. Following the end of the war, Hudson resumed production of Commodores like this in 1946. However, today this Hudson Commodore sits a lot different than when it left the factory in 46. The beneficiary a resto-mod restoration, its a very capable cruiser thanks to a legendary Chevy power plant and a ton of upgrades. It starts at the front of the body where a chrome body-width front bumper hangs below a massive chrome grille that sits between two large round headlights. As you make your way down the body youll pass the Hudson chrome emblems that sit just before the start of the front doors. The two strips of chrome trim that pass over the length of the car, including the suicide rear doors, is separated by a small strip of tan paint that accents the cream body and chrome trim very nicely. At the rear of the car, a chrome rear bumper hangs just below the spacious rear trunk that is flanked on either side by the rear taillights. Tilt the hood forward on this 46 Hudson and youll see that gone are the original six cylinders, and in its place is the near bulletproof 350ci Chevy V8. The engine has a vintage look thanks to chrome valve covers. At the top of the engine, a small air filter rests on a 4-barrel carburetor that shoves the air-fuel mixture into an aluminum intake. Spark arrives in the cylinder via Accell super stock spiral core wires that are fed by an Accel HEI supercoil distributor. At the front of the undercarriage, youll find the familiar Chevy orange of the 350 shining bright. Bolted to the 350ci V8 is a durable 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission that sends power to a Camaro rear end. As far as suspension goes, the front suspension utilizes a double a-arm style suspension while at the rear a typical leaf spring setup provides a decent ride. Rack and Pinion Steering feels great! Stopping power has been increased thanks to a front disc brake upgrade, while on the rear youll find drum brakes. In front of those brakes, youll find bright aluminum wheels with radial tires. The interior might be the real winner of this build. Open the doors to this Commodore and youll find a blend of modern convenience with the styling of yesteryear. Between the doors, youll find a tasteful and luxurious interior that kicks off with classy, alligator leather seats. Front and center, stylish dash frames rebuilt gauges next to a touch screen radio and CD player. In front of the driver, a vintage grant steering wheel spins a small-diameter rim around a silver horn ring. Newer Vintage Air Conditioning! When it comes to maximizing the number of cars your money buys, you cant go wrong with a purpose-built Hudson resto-mod. Thanks to its thorough restoration, this awesome Hudson is a great driving piece thats fun, historic AND cool. And if youre looking for a stylish classic that commands respect on both the boulevard and the show field, its just your style! Dont miss your chance to own this one-of-a-kind Commodore. This 1946 Hudson Commodore 8 is for sale by our Dallas Showroom and can be seen in great detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at 817-310-9400 or email us at Dallas@GatewayClassicCars.com.
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