The 1948-1949 Hudson Commodore Eight was Hudson's top-of-the-line series, offered in three body styles including a convertible. It proved more popular than previous incarnations because of trend-setting "Step-Down" design.

The 1949 Hudson Commodore Eight sedan, part of the 1948-1949 Hudson Commodore Eight line of collectible cars.
1949 Hudson Commodore Eight sedan. 
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The Hudson Commodore Eight scored close to 60,000 sales for these two model years, during which no styling or specification changes were made. Smooth and ground-hugging in appearance, the 1948-1949 Hudson Commodore Eight was far more roadable than virtually any other full-size American car because of its low center of gravity.

Pluses
of the 1948-1949 Hudson Commodore Eight:

  • Luxury
  • Performance
  • Robustness
  • Roadability
  • Good appreciation potential

Minuses of the 1948-1949 Hudson Commodore Eight:

  • Thirsty
  • Priciest of the 1948-1949s

Production of the 1948 Hudson Commodore Eight:
35,315

Production of the 1949 Hudson Commodore Eight:
28,687

Specifications of
the 1948-1949 Hudson Commodore Eight:
Length, inches: 207.5
Wheelbase, inches: 124.0
Weight, pounds: 3,600-3,800
Price (new): $2,448-$3,198 (U.S.)


Engines
for the 1948-1949 Hudson Commodore Eight:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
sv I-8254 cid
1281948-1949

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