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1950 Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham / 50278280 Vehicle Information

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

1950 Hudson Commodore photograph

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Sold for $42,900 at 2009 Automobiles of Arizona.
Sold for $71,500 at 2015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction.
Sold for $98,000 at 2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge.
The Hudson Commodore was introduced in the early 1940s, was halted during World War II, and resume production beginning in 1946. It would remain in production until 1952.

While most other manufactures used the traditional body-on-frame forcing their passengers to climb up to enter them, Hudson designers placed the passenger compartment down inside the chassis. A sturdy perimeter frame encircled the passenger compartment providing additional safety and rigidity. The Hudson design allowed passengers to step down into the car and it provided a lower center of gravity and vastly improved handling.

The new Hudsons were unveiled to the public in December 1947 and were priced from $2,448 making them an excellent value. They were available with six or eight-cylinder engines along three body styles.

This 1950 Hudson Commodore Six Convertible was the top-of-the-line model for 1950 in the Hudson model line-up. It was once owned by the legendary actor, racing driver, and automobile and motorcycle enthusiast Steve McQueen. It is one of four Hudsons owned by McQueen. At some point in its life, the original engine was replaced by a high-compression, 308 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine, with a mild camshaft and a 'Twin H-Power' induction system with dual carburetors. The car was sold just shortly before McQueen's death, to a friend, who placed the car into long-term, dry storage in a San Bernardino, California warehouse.

Due to its careful preservation, the Commodore remains mostly original, with the exception of an older repaint in white with a dark gold lower section. The inside has its original maroon leather upholstery and is well equipped with working power windows and a power-operated convertible top, driver's side spotlight, clock, accessory gauges mounted under the dash, and an original pushbutton-operated AM radio.

In 2009, this Commodore Six Convertible was offered for sale at the Automobiles of Arizona auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was expected to sell for $75,000 - $100,000. As bidding came to a close the lot had been sold for the sum of $42,900 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2014



2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $60,000-USD $80,000 
Sale Price :
USD $98,000

2015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $40,000-USD $50,000 
Sale Price :
USD $71,500

2009 Automobiles of Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $75,000-USD $100,000 
Sale Price :
USD $42,900

1950 Hudson Commodore Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1950 sales)
1950 Hudson Commodore Eight Convertible Brougham
Chassis#: 50490375
Sold for USD$19,428
  2021 RM Sothebys : Open Roads - March
1950 Hudson Commodore image  
1950 Hudson Commodore Eight Convertible Brougham
Chassis#: 50490375
Sold for USD$49,500
  2020 RM Sothebys : Driving Into Summer
1950 Hudson Commodore image  
1950 HUDSON COMMODORE SEDAN
Sold for USD$16,013
  2018 McCormick's - # 65
 
1950 Hudson Custom Commodore Six Convertible
Chassis#: 50278280
Sold for USD$98,000
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1950 Hudson Commodore image  1950 Hudson Commodore image  
1950 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible Brougham
Sold for USD$60,000
  2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1950 HUDSON COMMODORE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 50268552
Sold for USD$35,000
  2015 Mecum - Anaheim
1950 Hudson Commodore image  1950 Hudson Commodore image  
1950 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible Brougham
Sold for USD$47,500
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1950 HUDSON CUSTOM COMMODORE SIX CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 50278280
Sold for USD$71,500
  2015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
1950 Hudson Commodore image  1950 Hudson Commodore image  
1950 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible Brougham
Sold for USD$40,000
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1950 HUDSON COMMODORE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 50268552
Sold for USD$50,000
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
1950 Hudson Commodore image  1950 Hudson Commodore image  
1950 Hudson Commodore Eight Convertible Brougham
Chassis#: 50482033
Sold for USD$82,500
  2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions
1950 Hudson Commodore image  1950 Hudson Commodore image  
1950 Hudson Commodore Convertible
Sold for USD$38,000
  2014 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1950 Hudson Commodore Convertible
Chassis#: 50293591
Sold for USD$155,000
  2014 WorldWide Auctions - The Houston Classic Motorcar Auction
 
1950 Hudson Commodore Eight Convertible Brougham
Chassis#: 50490375
Sold for USD$46,750
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1950 Hudson Commodore image  
1950 HUDSON COMMODORE 8 CUSTOM 4 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: 50239434
Sold for USD$22,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson - Reno Tahoe
 
1950 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible Brougham
Sold for USD$51,700
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1950 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible Brougham
Sold for USD$112,200
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1950 Hudson Commodore Convertible
Chassis#: 31918H
Sold for USD$44,000
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
1950 Hudson Commodore image  1950 Hudson Commodore image  
1950 Hudson Commodore
Chassis#: 50494804
Sold for USD$2,200
  2011 Silver Auction - DAA Big Sky
 
1950 Hudson Commodore
Sold for USD$42,900
  2009 Automobiles of Arizona
1950 Hudson Commodore image  1950 Hudson Commodore image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1950 Hudson Commodore's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1950 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible504503212020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction $85,000$95,000
1950 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible504503212020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online $95,000$110,000
1950 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible Brougham 2015 Auctions America Auburn Spring$52,000  
1950 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible Brougham 2015 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$62,500  
1950 Hudson Commodore Convertible 2014 Mecum : Indianapolis$32,000  
1950 Hudson Commodore Six Brougham Convertible 2014 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale$50,000  
1950 Hudson Commodore Eight Convertible Brougham 2013 Auctions America Auburn Fall$60,000  
1950 Hudson Commodore Six Brougham Convertible 2013 Auctions America Auburn Fall$52,500  
1950 Hudson Commodore Six Convertible Brougham502618952013 RM Auctions St John's$57,500$75,000$95,000
1950 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible 2012 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale, Fl $65,000$75,000
1950 Hudson Commodore 8 2011 Silver Auction Missoula$2,600  
1950 Hudson Commodore 6 Convertible 2005 Michigan International Fall Classic Car Auction$45,000  

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Hudson Commodore Vehicle Profiles
Convertible Brougham
Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham

Chassis Num: 34-75360
Model Year: 1946
Profile and Auction History
Limousine
Hudson Commodore Limousine

Model Year: 1948
Profile
Sedan
Hudson Commodore Sedan

Chassis Num: 482-70000
Model Year: 1948
Profile and Auction History

Sedan
Hudson Commodore Sedan

Chassis Num: 484113039
Model Year: 1948
Profile and Auction History
Custom Station Wagon
Hudson Commodore Custom Station Wagon

Chassis Num: 48480899
Model Year: 1948
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Brougham
Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham

Model Year: 1949

Convertible Brougham
Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham

Model Year: 1949
Profile
Convertible Brougham
Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham

Model Year: 1949
Profile
Convertible Brougham
Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham

Model Year: 1949
Profile

Convertible Brougham
Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham

Chassis Num: 4921181126
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Brougham
Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham

Chassis Num: 49458715
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History
Club Coupe
Hudson Commodore Club Coupe

Model Year: 1950
Profile

Convertible Brougham
Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham

Model Year: 1950
Convertible Brougham
Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham

Chassis Num: 31918H
Model Year: 1950
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Brougham
Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham

Chassis Num: 50261895
Model Year: 1950
Profile and Auction History

Convertible Brougham
Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham

Chassis Num: 50268552
Model Year: 1950
Convertible Brougham
Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham

Chassis Num: 50278280
Model Year: 1950
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Brougham
Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham

Chassis Num: 50482033
Model Year: 1950
Profile and Auction History

Convertible Brougham
Hudson Commodore Convertible Brougham

Chassis Num: 50490375
Model Year: 1950
Profile and Auction History


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