1946 Hudson 58 Commercial 6 Pickup

The Hudson Motor Car Company made Hudson and other brand automobiles in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., from 1909 to 1954. In 1954, Hudson merged with Nash-Kelvinator to form American Motors Corporation (AMC). The Hudson name was continued through the 1957 model year, after which it was discontinued.
The name “Hudson” came from Joseph L. Hudson, a Detroit department store entrepreneur and founder of Hudson’s department store, who provided the necessary capital and gave permission for the company to be named after him. A total of eight Detroit businessmen formed the company on February 20, 1909, to produce an automobile which would sell for less than US$1,000 (equivalent to approximately $28,456 in 2019 funds).

Production resumed after the war and included a 128-inch (3,251 mm) wheelbase three-quarter-ton pickup truck.21
In 1948, the company launched their “step-down” bodies, which lasted through the 1954 model year. The term step-down referred to Hudson’s placement of the passenger compartment down inside the perimeter of the frame; riders stepped down into a floor that was surrounded by the perimeter of the car’s frame. The result was not only a safer car, and greater passenger comfort as well, but, through a lower center of gravity, good-handling car. In time almost all U.S. automakers would embrace it as a means of building bodies. Automotive author Richard Langworth described the step-down models as the greatest autos of the era in articles for Consumer Guide and Collectible Automobile.

  • Clean and title in hand
  • This hudson 58 commercial 6 has 1,930 miles since the upgrades
  • 454 v8 engine
  • Th400 automatic transmission
  • Aluminum radiator
  • Electric fan
  • Air horn
  • Tilt steering with original hudson steering wheel
  • Digital gauges
  • Solid and straight all steel body panels
  • Solid undercarriage
  • Great driver quality paint and interior
  • Bucket seats with center console
  • Diamond plate bed
  • Mainly used for car shows
  • Well maintained, garage kept
  • Runs and drives great

Price: $29,000

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