Restored 1949 Hudson Commodore

Restored 1949 Hudson Commodore

Pick of the Day was redone over more than a dozen years, and has become an award winner

Now that a more-than-dozen-year restoration has been completed, a 1949 Hudson Commodore not only is for sale, but is the Pick of the Day. 

According to the private seller advertising the car on ClassicCars.com, the restoration began in 2005 with such items as brake master cylinder, gas tank, engine and wiring.

Next came a new steering wheel, then a carburetor rebuild and new suspension components.  Seat belts were installed and other work was done, including reconditioned steering box, rebuilt windshield-wiper vacuum motor and radio rebuild.

In 2011, the seats were reupholstered with Lebaron Bonney wool broadcloth. The following year, exterior trim and bumpers were chrome plated, and interior and exterior stainless steel trim was straightened and polished.

By 2013, the car was ready to be repainted. 

The work continued through the years and this year included a new rear U joint and headlamp relays.

The seller notes that in addition to seat belts and headlamp relays, updates to the car include turn signals, Pertronix ignition, a PVC valve, electric fuel pump, auxiliary input for the radio snd sound proofing.  The car also rides on whitewall radial tires.

The seller adds that the car has its numbers-matching straight-8 flathead engine, and the 3-speed transmission features working Drive Master, a Hudson option that provides automatic clutch operation and shifting.

“The car has been a consistent trophy winner at large and small local car shows,” the seller adds.

“People all over have a strong interest in the car and love to tell stories about their memories or trips or relatives with Hudsons. Even kids like the Hudson because of their knowledge of the movie Cars and ‘Doc Hudson’.”

The car is located in El Cajon, California, and is being offered for $36,500.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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  • HUGH "BABE" O'DONNELL
    November 17, 2018, 9:13 AM

    In Pittsburgh, Pa. were my sons and I do Car Shows we have quite a lot of HUDSON CRUISES. From pianos to a CAR MANUFACTURER.. A Dream come true. Beautiful CAR and Story keep up the good history of the WORLD OF CARS.
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING and HOLIDAYS.

    THE EMPEROR OF GREAT MUSIC AND CAR CRUISES

    HUGH "BABE" O’DONNELL
    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa.

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  • Rick Koentopp
    November 17, 2018, 11:09 AM

    I remember the Hudson Hornet as the "hottest" car on the race tracks back in the Midwest–good looking, ahead of it’s time and still a great looking car in today’s world

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  • Richard Angus
    November 17, 2018, 4:06 PM

    That was my first car!Mine was dark blue it had a 6cly engine stick with over drive.What a great car and great memories!!!

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  • Glenn Franco Simmons
    November 17, 2018, 6:17 PM

    Great-looking car at an awesome price!

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