1949 Hudson Super-six Convertible Brougham

Now… You’re face to face with Tomorrow.”

 

“Let’s drop the top and go for a spin”

 

 

 

 

1949 Hudson Super-six convertible Brougham. As the Ad read, Now… You’re face to face with Tomorrow.” With the lowest center of gravity of any American production car of the time, they were dubbed the “step-down” Hudson’s because, when entering, one stepped down into them, rather than up. They embodied Hudson’s mono-built body-and-frame construction, had the engine and seats more forward (the rear seat was ahead of the rear wheels), and the floor level was nearly as low as the bottom of the main frame side rails (permitting seats to be based low and between the rails). They were 6 to 7 inches lower than the 1949 Chrysler and Buick. This gave them great handling compared to other makes and the Hudson design went on to dominate NASCAR and AAA stock car races in the early 1950’s.

 

This is an older restoration with a newer Hudson 308 cubic inch six cylinder motor and a 3 speed manual transmission. It has a power top, radio and leather interior. The paint, chrome and glass are nice driver quality condition, the motor runs smooth and the car drives out well. The body is solid with the exception of some rust in the right side frame rail & outer rear.

 

 

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1949 Hudson Super-six convertible Brougham. As the Ad read, Now… You’re face to face with Tomorrow.” With the lowest center of gravity of any American production car of the time, they were dubbed the “step-down” Hudson’s because, when entering, one stepped down into them, rather than up. They embodied Hudson’s mono-built body-and-frame construction, had the engine and seats more forward (the rear seat was ahead of the rear wheels), and the floor level was nearly as low as the bottom of the main frame side rails (permitting seats to be based low and between the rails). They were 6 to 7 inches lower than the 1949 Chrysler and Buick. This gave them great handling compared to other makes and the Hudson design went on to dominate NASCAR and AAA stock car races in the early 1950’s.

 

This is an older restoration with a newer Hudson 308 cubic inch six cylinder motor and a 3 speed manual transmission. It has a power top, radio and leather interior. The paint, chrome and glass are nice driver quality condition, the motor runs smooth and the car drives out well. The body is solid with the exception of some rust in the right side frame rail.

 

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