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1950 Custom Commodore 8 Convertible Brougham

1950 Custom Commodore 8 Convertible Brougham

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Original Base Price $2,428.00
No. Produced 29,455
Body Maker Hudson
No. Doors 2
Passengers 6
Model Number
Weight 3,655lbs
Wheelbase 119.875 inches
Length 201.5 inches
Width 77 1/16 inches
Height 60.375 inches
Front Tread 58.5 inches
Rear Tread 55.5 inches
Type In line L-head
Displacement 232 cu. in.
Cylinders 6
Bore & Stroke 3 9/16 & 3.875 inches
Compression Ratio-Std 6.7 to 1
Compression Ratio-Opt
Brake Horsepower 112@4000
Rated Horsepower 30.4
Torque 175@1600
Main Bearings 4
Valve Lifters Mechanical
Block Material
Engine Numbers Same as serial niumber
Engine No. Location On top right side frame rail.
Lubrication Pressure to all bearings excluding wrist pin
Type Single downdraft
Make Carter
Type Helical
Drive Rear wheel drive
No. Of Gears 3
Gear Ratios
1st 2.88 to 1
2nd 1.82 to 1
3rd 1 to 1
4th Not applicable
5th Not applicable
Reverse 3.50 to 1
Single plate
Clutch Size 8 11/16 inches
Differential Ratio 4.10 to 1
Front Independent coil springs
Rear Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Worm & roller
Service Bendix Duo Servo
Front Size 11 inches
Rear Size 11 inches
Emergency Rear service brakes
Size 11 inches
Exhaust System
Ignition System Distributor and coil
Battery 6
Cooling System Centrifugal pump with thermostat
Radiator Fin and tube
Fuel Type
Wheel Type
Wheel Mfr
Wheel Size
Tire Type
Tire Size 7.1 x 15
Spare Location Trunk
Fuel 20 Gallons
Oil 7.5 Quarts
Transmission 2 Pints
Cooling System 18.5 Quarts
Rear Differential 4.25 Pints
Front Differential Not Applicable
Transfer Case Not Applicable
Not Rated
VIN/Serial no. 500-101 to 500-121481
VIN Description
VIN Location On top right side frame rail.
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Additional Information
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Hudson 1946-1957 Richard LangworthLos Angeles Public Library
630 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles CA 90071
(213) 228-7000
Hudson 1950Los Angeles Public Library
General Information Handbook for Hudson Built Automobiles by Alex BurrOnline

Serial No. Book for US Cars 1900-1975 G. BrighamHorseless Carriage Foundation
8186 Center St. Suite F P.O. Box 4119
La Mesa CA 91944-4119
(619) 464-0301
Motor Age November 1949Horseless Carriage Foundation
Automotive Industries March 15 1950Los Angeles Public Library
Paint Type
Colors All colors may not be available in all models.
Two Tone Colors Available
Revue Red
Texas Tan
Lagoon Blue
Gray Mist
Oriental Green Dk
Revard Blue Dk
Golden Gray Dk
Riviera Blue
Legion Blue Lt
Golden Gray Lt
Field Gray
Twilight Gray Dk
Peacock Green Lt
Hawaii Green
Cornish Cream
Deep Maroon
Dk Maroon
Bali Blue
Standard/Optional Equipment
Super-Matic automatic transmissionOpt
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