BaT Auction: 1950 Hudson Commodore 6
This 1950 Hudson Commodore 6 was sold new by Krieger Motors in San Francisco, California and spent time in Arizona until being moved to British Columbia in 2010. Previous owners reportedly included the proprietor of Al’s Hudson Company in Maricopa, Arizona, and the car was recently acquired by the selling dealer. Power is from a flathead inline-six running a 308ci block and 262ci cylinder head, which is paired with a column-shifted 3-speed manual transmission. Factory equipment includes a spotlight, rear sunshades, traffic light prism, radio with rear speakers, under-seat heater, fog lights, and more as detailed on an included accessories list. Work throughout the years included a repaint in original green, refurbished brightwork, and interior refreshment. This Commodore is offered with factory literature and clean British Columbia registration.
The Hudson was repainted in its original Peacock Green (S62) approximately 30 years ago according to the seller. The brightwork was reportedly refreshed during the repaint, and close-ups of the finish are viewable in the gallery below. Noted blemishes include chips on the forward surfaces and rocker panels.
A walk-around video can be seen above.
Exterior options include fog lights, a functioning spot light, and a front ventilator wing shield. The 15″ steel wheels wear polished hubcaps and an older set of BFGoodrich Silvertown whitewall tires. The unassisted brakes retain approximately 50% life according to the seller.
The interior is believed to have been refreshed between 2010-2015 and features a cigarette lighter, directional indicators, emergency trouble light, radio, rear speakers, automatic windshield washer, 3-spoke 18″ steering wheel, under-seat heater, window vent shades, and more. The seller notes that accessories are functional with exception of the clock and temperature gauge, an aftermarket replacement for which is mounted below the dashboard.
The 5-digit odometer shows just over 34k miles, less than 15 of which have been added by the selling dealer. The column-shifted manual transmission features an overdrive switch mounted under the dash to the left of the steering wheel.
The flathead inline-six is believed to be made up of a 1953 Hudson Hornet 308ci block fitted with a 262ci cylinder head. Casting numbers for the block and heads are viewable in the gallery below.
Additional underbody photos can be seen in the gallery showing the condition of the chassis, suspension, and rear axle assembly, the latter of which was reportedly taken from a Hydramatic-equipped car. The seller notes a plugged drain hole with rust perforation.
This example is reportedly fitted with all options shown on the accessories list above with exception of the auto-electric shaver, power windows, portable refrigerator, Venetian rear sunshade, and fire extinguisher.
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