Hudson introduced their 'Step Down' range in the late '40s to much acclaim. They featured low-slung, sleek styling and slab sides, but were notable for other advances. They used unitary construction with the body and chassis as one, to provide better torsional control. They also had a powerful six-cylinder engine on the Super Six, which weighed less than the straight eight but still gave the car a low center of gravity so it handled well. The cars were natural to turn into lead sleds because of their fared-in rear wheels and rounded styling. The owner of this car has 'shaved' all the trim off the bodywork, then blended in the front and rear lights plus a sun visor to make the body as smooth as possible. Under the hood lies a fuel-injected small-block Chevy, again fully smoothed, but color-coded in white, like the full leather interior with some original and some modern digital instruments.
Hudson Super Six (1949) Specifications
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