1948 Hudson Commodore Limousine by Derham (484)90870

128 bhp 254 cu. in. side valve inline eight-cylinder engine with three-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live axle rear suspension and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 124"

The Pennsylvania-based Derham coachworks modified three Hudson automobiles between 1948 and 1952. This is the first Hudson built by Derham and was commissioned by the widow of Hudsonís founder, Roy Chapin, Sr. A 1948 Commodore Eight was transformed into a formal sedan by addition of a divider window, a thick, padded leather roof with blind quarters and a smaller, custom-built oval rear window. This rare limo was offered at auction in June of 2008 at an estimated price of $50,000-$70,000 U.S. Dollars. It was sold at a price of $66,000.

This Hudson is now located in Indiana. It was previously owned by Art Astor, who purchased it from Judith and Rod Adams in the early 1990's. I'm not familiar with the ownership previous to that.

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