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lasmith03
03-28-2017, 10:21 AM
I bought this car in an estate sale. Its a 1952 Studebaker Commander Convertible. The family said it was built at Edmunds Speed Shop but I don't have any documentation of it. I've also been told by people who've seen the car that they've seen it in a magazine. Is anyone familiar with it at all? Just trying to gather some info.

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Chris Pile
03-28-2017, 10:37 AM
I've never heard of Edmunds Speed Shop, but back in the 50's Edmunds made speed equipment for Studebaker engines. I've had some of the intake manifolds. Sharp looking car.

candbstudebakers
03-28-2017, 12:27 PM
Hard to tell if it is a 6 or V-8, can see 2 carbs but still not sure centered or off to the side for a 6.
I also have had V-8 Edmund's 2 deuce manifolds and there still might be couple of them at the shop.

StudeRich
03-28-2017, 03:37 PM
Maybe the correct term concerning this Car is: "Who Rebuilt it".
It looks basically Stock to me as Studebaker Built it, so someone just did some "Bolt-ons" to it to give it a "in the Day Hot Rod" look.

And some of the Performance Parts like the Dual Carb. Manifold could be "Edmunds".

jts359
03-28-2017, 03:40 PM
Nice looking car ! Have fun

RadioRoy
03-28-2017, 05:08 PM
Any chance of more pictures from different angles?

Pat Dilling
03-29-2017, 12:03 PM
Maybe the correct term concerning this Car is: "Who Rebuilt it".
It looks basically Stock to me as Studebaker Built it, so someone just did some "Bolt-ons" to it to give it a "in the Day Hot Rod" look.

And some of the Performance Parts like the Dual Carb. Manifold could be "Edmunds".

It has a custom grill and the front bumper has been smoothed, door handles replaced with buttons, hood is louvered and "nosed". And of course spinner hub caps and Lake Pipes. Definitely fits into the "Mild Custom" mold. I like it!

52-fan
03-30-2017, 10:22 AM
It is hard to tell if that is a custom from years ago that has been reworked or a fresh build. In any case, it is a tasteful job. I think it is a Champion based on the way the carbs sit.

lasmith03
04-03-2017, 02:03 PM
Finally got around to taking more pics. Any info is appreciated.

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StudeRich
04-03-2017, 04:26 PM
Nice looking Custom Convertible, it appears that someone might have Grounded the (-) Negative Batt. Cable! :ohmy:

That would make it Discharge instead of Charge!

RadioRoy
04-03-2017, 06:19 PM
I like the color. Yellow is my favorite. Of course, being me, I would like a better picture of the radio. :)

52-fan
04-03-2017, 07:11 PM
I like the color. Yellow is my favorite. Of course, being me, I would like a better picture of the radio. :)

Looks like an aftermarket version. It may have a tape player.

Pat Dilling
04-03-2017, 07:24 PM
Nice looking Custom Convertible, it appears that someone might have Grounded the (-) Negative Batt. Cable! :ohmy:

That would make it Discharge instead of Charge!

Looks like the positive cable is removed, also converted to 12V. And...OMG it does not have a battery hold down!! :eek:

52 Ragtop
04-03-2017, 08:29 PM
Looking at the dash and the6 cylinder, I would say it's not a Commander, it's a Champion, Very nicely done too I might add!

Jim

candbstudebakers
04-04-2017, 10:42 AM
I think you like yellow seeing the other car in the garage.

fargoguy
04-05-2017, 10:14 AM
I sure like all the jewelry on that engine!