In 1949 nothing looked or felt like a Hudson Super Six. With its high beltline and low roof, the Hudson Super Six looked like it had been “chopped” and modified by one of the new custom shops that had just started popping up in California, yet was a brand-new car. The 1948-1949 Hudson Super Six was one of the truly significant new designs of the early postwar years. The “Step-Down” Hudson was low and sleek, it even looks pretty good today. The unit body/chassis construction of the 1948-1949 Hudson Super Six featured a dropped floorpan (hence the nickname) surrounded by massive chassis girders for a very safe, solid structure. This also helped lower the centre of gravity of the new cars, yielding better handling than the competition. This low hot rod stance coupled with futuristic fastback styling made the new 1948 Hudsons look like true creations of the Atomic Age. Big instrument dials on a business-like dash and armchair-comfortable seats marked the exceptionally roomy interior. The result of all this was soaring sales, with the low-priced Super Six again leading the four-series Hudson line. The same five body styles from 1946-47 were again fielded. There were no body or mechanical changes for ‘49. The Hudson Super Six’s engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.3 litre, side valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 121bhp of power at 4000 rpm. The power is transferred to the wheels through a 3 speed automatic gearbox. The car on offer is original, unmolested with wonderful patina. She makes for a great running restoration whilst you enjoy the driving experience or to carry out a full blown restoration.
|Auction||The Wayne Plit Collection|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Model||Super 6 4-Door Sedan|
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