Seat Belts, New Wide White Firestone Tires . The new Hudson Cab Pickup of 1946 was sold as a commercial vehicle and guaranteed "fast, low-cost delivery service". This Hudson Hauler was built on a Hudson six sedan chassis. The cab and hood are adapted directly from the Hudson car body placed in front of the long pickup bed. The Hudson pickup shared the cars column-mounted shift and independent front suspension. The Cab pickup sold for $1,154 when new and was limited to a 3/4 ton model, opposed to the Pre-WWII years that included a 1/2 ton. There were just 3374 units produced in 1946. Hudson discontinued its pickup line for 1948 to reduce cost and focus production resources on the upcoming Step-Down passenger cars. These days the Hudson express and utility cab pickups are considered by some collectors as the most attractive pickup from the Pre 1950s era. Auto historians cite the Hudson cab pickup as one of the early inspirations for Chevrolets El Camino and Fords Ranchero and its easy to see why.This Hudson 3/4 ton arrives to our showroom in well-preserved condition. Vintage copper red paint is presentable and shows excellent patina for those folks that enjoy Old Farm Truck character. Body is straight despite the onset of well over half a century of age. Fairly complete example with the exception of a few missing interior and exterior trim pieces and dashboard cluster. Interior upholstery and headliner have been replaced with modern silver vinyl with lap safety belts. Motor runs good and the pickup is a pleasant driver compared to Pre 50s Chevys and Fords. If youre looking for a vintage truck thats not one of the many Me Too big brand names, look no further than this sturdy Hudson! Youtube video available upon request. Call our classic car division at 815-385-8408 for video and/or vehicle information.
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