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53 Commander
05-01-2017, 10:12 PM
There is a 1953 Studebaker Commander on Ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1953-Studebaker-COMMANDER-LOW-MILEAGE-TRI-STAR-/371935485517?hash=item5699151e4d%3Ag%3AKi8AAOSwX61ZBf2R&vxp=mtr

studegary
05-01-2017, 10:59 PM
That looks like a really nice car. I am not familiar with it (that I remember).
A couple of things bother me;
1) There is no picture of the front seat.
2) With a car that there has been a real attempt at keeping it stock appearing, why would you give it a 1955 style two-tone and not the proper 1953 style? (I know, it can be repainted.)

ddub
05-02-2017, 01:08 AM
Owner says he is a long time SDC member, someone must know this car.

studeclunker
05-02-2017, 02:05 AM
That looks like a really nice car. I am not familiar with it (that I remember).
A couple of things bother me;
1) There is no picture of the front seat.
2) With a car that there has been a real attempt at keeping it stock appearing, why would you give it a 1955 style two-tone and not the proper 1953 style? (I know, it can be repainted.)

Yes, interesting that he didn't show the front seat. Other than that it's beautiful and I DON'T CARE! I love the paint job! Of course, I could likely NEVER afford it in this lifetime, so what the hey?

studegary
05-02-2017, 09:47 PM
Owner says he is a long time SDC member, someone must know this car.

After some thought, I do realize that I know this car, but have lost track of it for some time. I remember it, probably from the 1970s, when it was an original car. In the 1980s, the owner was having mechanical problems with the car. He had spent a lot on it in general garages. I looked at it and diagnosed his problem (for free) and he never even said thank you. I continued to show an interest in the car and tried to buy it. I found out after the fact, that someone just happened upon it on the right day and purchased it. It is that guy that told me how he two-toned it (I met him when I went to look at another 1953 that he had for sale). He took it to a meet in Pennsylvania (probably Gettysburg or Lancaster). I believe that he sold it to the present owner.

ddub
05-03-2017, 01:01 AM
Gary, did he say why he chose to paint it that way? I suppose it is just because he liked it that way. Still seems like a very nice car.

studegary
05-03-2017, 10:21 PM
Gary, did he say why he chose to paint it that way? I suppose it is just because he liked it that way. Still seems like a very nice car.

I do not remember the exact conversation, but I believe the net is that he liked it like that. IIRC, he previously owned a 1955.

rockne10
05-04-2017, 07:56 PM
I know that two-tone was not an offering in 1953 but, it works well. I like it!