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.
This Convertible has been given a frame-up restoration. Painted champagne pearl silver, it is fitted with a maroon leather interior, a new top, carpet and boot. It has a three-speed unit with overdrive and is powered by a 262 cubic-inch L-head six-cylinder engine. At all four corners are hydraulic drum brakes.
In 2012, this vehicle was offered for sale at RM Auctions sale in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $65,000-$85,000 and was offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $44,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.