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Manufacturer: HUDSON
Model: SUPER 8
Year: 1947
Mileage: 24,530
Engine: STRAIGHT 8
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: GAS MAN GAS
Trim: SUPER 8
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1947 HUDSON SUPER 8 for sale

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 1947 Hudson Super 8


This gorgeous award winning 1947 Hudson Super 8 is simply one of a kind…

With only 24. 30 documented original miles. this Hudson Super 8 showed the least amount of wear. tear. and deterioration of any vintage car we have ever restored. or have ever seen in the past 36 years.

We did not really know what we had until we got into tearing the car down. The body. floor boards. doors. hood. fenders and trunk lid were near perfect metal. and not one pin hole of rust was found.

 The drivetrain and suspension were original. tight. and like new condition. with one inch of play in the steering.

The original suspension components and rubbers were all tight and in super condition.

All the internal working mechanisms such as door springs. door locks. latches. regulators and dash components were as new condition with minimal signs of wear and tear.

The doors shut firm with gentle ease just like a new Hudson.

 The seat springs have minimal wear and tear. and the original asbestos heat wrap was still fully intact on the front tailpipe with the original bands in place.

We found the brake drums were honed and polished to a mirror shine. something we've never seen before. and may have been done from the factory. but unable to verify.

We found all vin numbers matching which are found on the body vin tag. engine. rear right frame & cross member of the frame. and rearend housing.

The motor was torn down. only to find it had been freshened up not long ago. The clearances were all good. and the piston rings were newer and pliable.

The Hudson also had period correct dealer installed seat  covers which are in excellent condition.

The Goodyear-Hudson foam seat cushion tag was still intact. and the original 1947 dealer installed bumper sticker & state window decals were in timeless condition.

To find a number one condition vintage Hudson today is almost unheard of. and honestly. this car is a number one  condition amongst all makes and models of the era.


The 47' Hudson was acquired by the present owner from a senior lady in Davie. Florida in April 2015.

Ms. Susan Decker stated she purchased the car in 2000. and drove the Hudson to car shows and events for a couple years until apparently the gas went bad. and then it sat in the garage for 12 years until sale.

Ms. Decker further stated she had purchased the Hudson in 2000 from a dealer in Springfield. Mo. whom purchased the car from the relatives of the original owners who were said to be a retired couple who lived in Springfield. Missouri.

In the glove box we found vehicle registrations dating back to 1957. and she believed the seat covers to be original.  

The Build:

This award winning 1947 Hudson Super 8 is not only a museum piece. but also a work of art that captures the essence of the Art Deco era…

This Hudson  Super 8 could very well be one of the finest  restored Hudson's in existence today.

No expense was spared in this nut & bolt frame off 1600 hour restoration. right down to reproducing the original ‘Do it in a Hudson' bumper sticker.

For those who have not performed a frame off restoration on a Hudson automobile. I'll be the first to tell you. it is a far more difficult and labor intensive restoration than other cars of the era.

Because of the original high quality of the car. we decided to go all out and make this one of the finest Hudson's we could.      

Restoration hard costs were $48. 00. and Labor costs were $104. 00 dollars.

The frame off – nut & bolt restoration of this one of a kind  1947 Super 8 was a tribute to the Hudson Motor Car Company.

Top to bottom restoration of this immaculate Hudson included a full inside and out refinish of the body. frame and hundreds of small parts. The frame and components were disassembled. sanded. and wire brushed for smooth texture. than primed with high build urethane. than finished with 4 coats of satin black urethane paint.

The frame was than reassembled. replacing all brake hoses  wheel cylinders. motor and trans mounts. seals. shocks. body to frame mounting pads. etc.

The engine was disassembled. the head was tanked. the cylinders honed. the manifolds were planed and repaired the carburetor. starter. and generator were gone through. new belt. hoses. the radiator was recored. new Narragansut reproduction wiring harness was installed. a new engine gasket kit. gas tank flushed and sealed. and a new upgraded 8 volt battery which worksexcellent with the original autolite 3rd brush generator and vibrating regulator.

The transmission was inspected. cleaned and refinished. span > flywheel refaced. with new wet cork faced clutch assembly and thro-out bearing installed.

All dash components were gone through including the speedometer. the heater box was dissembled in pieces and refinished. and the radio was sent out for a complete overhaul.

The air plenum was removed and refinished which was not only bolted to the firewall. but also welded.

Everything works excellent with exception of the self wind dashboard clock.

All body & body parts were refinished individually in urethane base & 2 coats of high solids clear.

The only prior repair was found to the left front fender in which the repair was done professionally with hammer. dolly and file long ago before bondo. There was a minimal amount of filler used in the restoration. The interior was insulated top to bottom with thermozite sound deadener.

All 124 exterior trim pieces were polished. straightened and/or replated.

The sunvisor was hand fabricated out of metal with hidden brackets. It looks and feels authentic and era correct. and is simply over the top…  

The hubcaps were also hand fabricated and hand refinished in the Hudson logo.

The windshields and side glass were cut in bronze to accentuate the gorgeous woodgrain dash and colors.

All door felts. seals. door cards. firewall panels. windshield & rear glass gaskets. headliner and a ton of other stuff are new.

The interior seat and door coverings were done in a close match of the original Hudson woolen material. with the Hudson logo embroidered on each door. trunk. and below the heater box.

The dash. instrument housings and window frames were all done in a 25 coat dark woodgrain process with 2 coats of high solids clear applied. It took 3 months to complete the process.

There has been so much done to the car. that I have only scratched the surface and could go on and on to cover everything done in the 1600 hours it took to restore the car.

My main objective I wanted to achieve on this restoration was to present a high quality build that truly captures the essence of the art deco era and styling. Considerable time was applied in getting the 2 tone pastel colors just right. the depth of the woodgraining. and specifically the depth of the clear coat to look era correct. as well as implementing art deco modifications that appear period correct. and accentuate the overall original beauty of Hudson styling.

My specialty is in Art deco restorations for 1930's and 1940's  vintage automobiles. and am scheduling appointments for builds for December & January.

The two crystal glass trophies pictured were presented by Mercedes Benz of Wilsonville and the Oswego Heritage Council on August 28. 2016. The car was just finished the day before. and on its maiden voyage to Lake Oswego. Oregon.

The 47' Hudson Super 8 won the top two awards. ‘Best of Show' & ‘Owners Choice' at the prestigious Lake Oswego. Oregon car & boat show. Competing at the show were 26 of the finest 356 Porsches. Jag's. vintage cars. and custom rods built in Oregon. which is now the leading vintage & classic car state in the U. S.

It is fresh… Only 104 miles since completion of the restoration.

I have hundreds of photos taken of the Hudson restoration. and am putting together a digital file for any prospective buyer. I also will be more than happy to answer your questions via email or phone call. No texts please*

Inspections are encouraged by appointment.

Please call John @ (503)-467-8286.

 Leave message & email address. and I will get back to you soon.

Post restoration work will be completed prior to shipping.

  The Hudson is located in Beaverton. Oregon and can be shipped practically worldwide. It is most important the car be shipped in a single container and arrives in same condition without damage. Seller will do all he can to aid in the shipping process. and has shipped cars overseas to Belgium and Norway.

New Oregon title. vin check and registration application was completed on September 7. 2016. The hard to find vintage ‘Historic Vehicle' license plate goes with the car. as well as the original seat cover set. The new Oregon title is in seller's name and is being processed by the DMV right now.

When the new title is received in the mail. photo documentation will be provided to buyer.

$2. 00. 00 Pay-pal deposit is required on same day of purchase commitment. Balance due via wire transfer 10 days or earlier. and is subject to buyer review of title documents.

A new. clean and clear Oregon title goes with the sale of the car…

The 1947 Hudson Super 8 has been accurately described. and is sold ‘as is – where is'

Again. we invite and encourage inspections by appointment of this fine Hudson.


     ‘ The Holy Grail Hudson '




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