Friday, May 22, 2015

1948-1949 Hudson Commodore modificado



"Here's where your heart skips a beat!", declared Hudson's copywriters in 1949. The same could be said about this modern conversion. When pure necessity doesn't permit to scrap any valuable asset, then a "Step-Down" Hudson, cut in half, still makes a veritable pickup truck. 

The chrome bars connecting the inner bumper guards indicate that this was once a Commodore, Hudson's top-of-the-line series. The shine and most trim have vanished since a long time, but as the car now serves a purely practical purpose, this certainly doesn't bother its owner. And because only few Hudsons remain on Cuban roads today, we clearly prefer to see half a Hudson in such a condition than no Hudson at all.

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