Hudson 1947 for sale




1947 Hudson Commercial Six Cab Pickup
Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum Auction

Offered Without Reserve

CHASSIS NO: 178-38991
• Rare example from Hudson’s last year for commercial vehicles
• Cargo bed flooring restored following purchase
• Accurate presentation of Hudson’s attractive pickups
• Purchased by Eldon Hostetler in 2001

212 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, 102 BHP, single Carter carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, semi-floating rear axle with leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 128”


After civilian automobile production resumed in late 1945, Hudson Motor Car Company simplified its passenger-car and commercial-vehicle lines, with four series of passenger models including the Super 6, Commodore 6, Super 8, and Commodore 8 – all now sharing the generous 121-inch wheelbase chassis. Hudson’s commercial line now included just one model, the ¾-Ton Series 58 Commercial 6, the sole Hudson for both 1946 and 1947 catalogued on the biggest 128-inch wheelbase. Formally named the Cab Pickup with the former “Big Boy” name dropped by 1947, these vehicles were very attractively styled with car-like design cues and interiors were styled to match with wide, comfortable seating and numerous comfort and convenience options. 1946 and 1947 Hudson Cab Pickups were quite rare when new with only 3,104 sold in 1946 and 2,917 for 1947, which would be their final year in production. Since the factory never “officially” produced a pickup based on the unit-construction “Step Down” models of 1948-1954, the 1947 Commercial Six Cab Pickup marked the end of the line for Hudson’s highly regarded Commercial lines, which numbered only 30,199 in total from 1929 through 1947, or roughly one month’s output at Chevrolet during the era. With their wonderful blend of attractive car-like styling and useful cargo capacity, the 1946-1947 Hudson pickups remain popular with enthusiasts, never failing to draw crowds of admirers wherever they are driven or shown.

According to the last five digits of its VIN, this 1947 Commercial Six Cab Pickup was manufactured during April 1947. It came to Eldon Hostetler’s attention when he received a telephone call from a family that had moved from Michigan to Elkhart, Indiana. The wife had inherited it from her father, who restored the truck for her use and enjoyment prior to his eventual passing. They had used this truck during their move to Indiana, and now decided to sell it. Mr. Hostetler purchased the pickup during 2001 and under his ownership, the floor of the cargo bed was restored with richly finished wooden planks; otherwise, it simply benefited from the long-term ownership and care of the Hostetler Collection, appropriately marking the final year of Hudson commercial-vehicle production.

1947 Hudson Commercial Six Cab Pickup

 
Auction: Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum Auction
Seller: Worldwide Auctioneers
Location: UNITED STATES
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Details for Hudson 1947 for sale

Make: Hudson
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Year: 1947
Price: Auction
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Advert ID: 234406
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