1949 HUDSON SUPER 6 SEDAN POLICE CAR - 81112 Sold* at Scottsdale 2010 - Lot #694.2 1949 HUDSON SUPER 6 SEDAN POLICE CAR https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/81112/81112_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #694.2

1949 HUDSON SUPER 6 SEDAN POLICE CAR

Auction Scottsdale 2010
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 694.2
Year 1949
Make HUDSON
Model SUPER 6
Style SEDAN POLICE CAR
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 49185418
Exterior Color BLACK/WHITE
Interior Color GRAY
Cylinders 6
Engine Size
Transmission 3-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #694.2 - This 1949 Hudson Super 6 was delivered new to the Johnston, Iowa police department. While it was joined by another police car in the late '50's, it was not retired from service until the mid-1960's. The speedometer still bears its "certified" sticker and the trunk holds the "modern radar" from the early '60's. When officer Ken Hull was getting ready to retire, the Johnston City Board sold the car to him at a very favorable price. Ken and Maryilyn Hull showed the car and even drove it to a show in Canada where it was featured in a newspaper, in French. Upon Ken Hull's death, their son parked the car in a chicken coop where it remained until 2008. In the past 12 months, the engine, transmission, clutch, brakes, starter, generator and carburetor have been repaired or rebuilt as needed. Lights and siren work, but we did not attempt to touch the radar or old handheld radio. It has radial tires and a brand new radiator. It runs very well and still wears its "Official City" license plate. A "barn find" of a real police car, with Officer Ken's uniform.
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