The 1946-1947 Hudson Commodore Eight was the top-line series in Hudson's early postwar lineup. It shared its bodyshell and most design features with other models; all were holdovers of the 1941-1942 offerings.

The 1946 Hudson Commodore Eight sedan, part of the 1946-1947 Hudson Commodore Eight line of collectible cars.
1946 Hudson Commodore Eight sedan.  See more pictures of Hudson cars.


The 1946-1947 Hudson Commodore Eight was available as a four-door sedan, club coupe, and Brougham convertible coupe. Ragtops were few, probably not exceeding 500 units for both model years here.

The big eight gave the Commodore strong performance, and you also got nicer trim than in the Super Six. A companion Super Eight series with slightly less luxurious fittings was also offered in sedan or club coupe body styles only.

Pluses
of the 1946-1947 Hudson Commodore Eight:
  • Construction quality
  • Luxury
  • Enthusiastic club
  • Top-line models
  • Fine performance
Minuses of the 1946-1947 Hudson Commodore Eight:
  • Not a styling masterpiece
  • Heavy steering
  • Clumsy handling
Production of the 1946 Hudson Commodore Eight:
8193

Production of the 1947 Hudson Commodore Eight:
12,593

Specifications of
the 1946-1947 Hudson Commodore Eight:
Length, inches: 204.5
Wheelbase, inches
: 121.0
Weight, pounds: 3,235-3,435
Price, new: $1,760-$2,196 (U.S.)


Engines
for the 1946-1947 Hudson Commodore Eight:
TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
sv I-8254 cid
1281946-1947

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