1949 Hudson Commodore Custom Convertible Brougham / 4921181126 Vehicle Information

1949 Hudson Commodore Custom photograph

1949 Hudson Commodore Custom photograph

1949 Hudson Commodore Custom photograph

1949 Hudson Commodore Custom photograph

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This Hudson Commodore Custom Six Convertible Brougham has been given a recent-, multiple award-winning restoration with cost no object. This revolutionary 'Step Down' model is powered by a NASCAR-bred 'Twin H-Power' engine, has a manual overdrive transmission, hydraulic power top and windows, radio, and equipped with leather upholstery. It wears one of the first new postwar American automobile designs, despite the supply shortages and labor disputes. In order to meet the fierce demand for new cars, existing prewar automobile designs were often put back into production with few, if any updates. The independent automobile manufacturer from Detroit, Hudson, was one of the first with its innovative new 'Step-Down' models with design work led by Frank Spring. The 'Step-Down' concept was a departure from the traditional body-on-frame construction, which forced occupants to step-up and into their vehicles. Instead, Hudson engineers placed the floors down inside the chassis. It was given a sturdy perimeter frame which encircled the passenger compartment and rear wheels, and the bodies were now of rigid semi-unitized construction. Along with ease of entry and exit, their low center of gravity enhanced performance and road holding.

The new Hudsons were unveiled in December of 1947. For 1948, they were built along two distinct lines - the Special with six- and eight-cylinder power, and the top-line Commodore Six and Eight. The 1949 models were essentially unchanged, with the Commodores renamed 'Commodore Custom.'


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2015


2015 Rick Cole Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $250,000-USD $300,000 
Lot was not sold

1949 Hudson Commodore Custom Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1949 sales)
1949 Hudson Commodore Eight Convertible Brougham
Chassis#: 49458715
Sold for USD$51,520
  2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1949 Hudson Commodore Custom image  1949 Hudson Commodore Custom image  
1949 HUDSON COMMODORE CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$27,500
  2015 Mecum - Dallas
 
1949 Hudson Commodore Six Convertible Brougham
Sold for USD$71,500
  2015 Auctions America - California
 
1949 Hudson Commodore Convertible
Chassis#: 49487337
Sold for USD$55,000
  2015 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 
1949 Hudson Commodore
Sold for USD$20,000
  2015 Mecum : Houston
 
1949 HUDSON COMMODORE 4 DOOR HARDTOP
Chassis#: 49218950
Sold for USD$17,600
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
 
1949 Hudson Commodore 6 Convertible
Sold for USD$54,000
  2014 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1949 HUDSON COMMODORE 8 4 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: 49431655
Sold for USD$66,000
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1949 Hudson Sedan
Sold for USD$20,000
  2014 Silver Auction - Arizona in January
 
1949 Hudson Commodore Eight Sedan
Sold for USD$24,750
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1949 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible 254 CI, 3-Speed
Sold for USD$58,000
  2013 Mecum - Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic
 
1949 Hudson Commodore 6 Convertible Brougham
Sold for USD$71,500
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1949 HUDSON COMMODORE SIX CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$50,663
  2013 McCormick's Auction 54 - Palm Springs
 
1949 HUDSON CUSTOM 2 DOOR
Chassis#: 491136043
Sold for USD$40,150
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
 
1949 HUDSON SUPER 6 2 DOOR COUPE
Chassis#: 491124833
Sold for USD$44,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
 
1949 Hudson Commodore Eight Custom Convertible Brougham
Chassis#: 49418012
Sold for USD$47,300
  2012 RM Auctions - The Charlie Thomas Collection
 
1949 Hudson Commodore Convertible 262 CI
Sold for USD$29,000
  2012 Mecum - Dallas, TX
 
1949 Hudson Commodore Convertible
Sold for USD$55,000
  2012 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1949 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible 254/128 HP, 3-Speed
Sold for USD$51,000
  2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic - Indianapolis
 
1949 HUDSON COMMODORE 4 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: 49449901
Sold for USD$57,200
  2012 Barrett-Jackson at Scottsdale, Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1949 Hudson Commodore Custom's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1949 Hudson Commodore 2017 Mecum : Las Vegas$40,000  
1949 Hudson Commodore49211811262015 Rick Cole Monterey $250,000$300,000
1949 Hudson Commodore Six Convertible Brougham 2015 Auctions America California$60,000  
1949 Hudson Commodore Custom Eight Convertible Brougham494587152014 RM Auctions Hershey$60,000$70,000$90,000
1949 Hudson Commodore 2014 Leake Auction : Tulsa$32,500  
1949 Hudson Commodore 2014 Leake Auction : Tulsa$40,000  
1949 Hudson Commodore Six Brougham Convertible 2013 Leake Auction Dallas, Texas$100,000  
1949 Hudson Commodore Six Brougham Convertible4921399452013 Auctions America Auburn Fall$95,000  
1949 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible 2011 Mecum Kansas City, MO$37,500  
1949 Hudson Commander Sedan 4D 2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction$17,000  
1949 HUDSON COMMODORE CONVERTIBLE 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$35,000  
1949 HUDSON COMMODORE CONVERTIBLE 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$28,000  
1949 HUDSON TWO DOOR BROUGHAM 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$17,000  
1949 HUDSON COMMODORE CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction Denver, CO$40,500  
1949 HUDSON TWO DOOR BROUGHAM 2001 Kruse Auction Ft. Lauderdale, FL$18,000  

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