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1947 HUDSON, A WARMED - OVER MODEL YEAR

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Uploaded on Apr 7, 2010

1946 - WWII HAD ENDED AND THE RUSH TO PRODUCE CARS WAS ON. HUDSON CAME OUT WITH A FRESH AND WELL LIKED DESIGN THIS YEAR. IN 1947 HUDSON MOTORS PRODUCED THE SAME WARMED OVER MODEL. THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN '46 AND '47 WERE: SLIGHTLY REDESIGNED FRONT BUMPER AND AN ALTERED FRONT HUDSON BADGE, NEW INTERIOR CHOICES, AND A REDESIGNED RADIO. THAT'S IT. BUT THE HIDDEN RUNNING BOARDS FIRST SEEN ON 46 MODELS WAS RETAINED. HUDSON MOTOR CAR CO. PRODUCED THEIR 3 MILLIONTH VEHICLE THIS YEAR BUT DROPPED TO 11TH PLACE IN U.S. CAR SALES. THERE WERE 4 MODELS AGAIN THIS YEAR. SUPER SIX, COMMODORE SIX, SUPER EIGHT AND COMMODORE EIGHT WITH ALL MODELS HAVING 4 DOOR SEDANS, CLUB COUPES, 3 PASSENGER COUPES, AND CONVERTIBLE COUPES. OH, AND A FEW PICK UP TRUCKS WHICH ARE REALLY RARE. ENGINE CHOICES WERE THE SAME L-HEADS: AN L6, 212 CID, 102 BHP, AND AN L8, 254 CID, 128 BHP. THIS EXAMPLE HERE IS A COMMODORE SIX, ONE OF 25,138 BUILT. IT WEIGHS 3,175 LBS., AND COST $1,862. I ALWAYS LIKED THE LOOKS OF THESE POST-WAR HUDSONS. THE LOW CHROME STRIPS RUNNING THE LENGTH OF THE CAR, THE ILLUMINATED HOOD ORNAMENT, THE PONTOON FENDERS, HIDDEN RUNNING BOARDS, AND THE RECESSED GRILLE ARE STAND-OUT ATTRACTIVE DESIGN CUES. MAYBE HUDSON DID THE RIGHT THING IN PRODUCING THE VIRTUALLY SAME DESIGN 2 YEARS IN A ROW. Another rare car brought to you by 55lincoln.

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