View Full Version : Two 1950 Studebakers on Ebay, but Seller Won't Answer Question

11-30-2017, 08:43 AM
There is a 1950 Land Cruiser and what he calls a 1950 Champion (likely a Commander) in St Cloud, MN on ebay. Since I only live about 60 miles southeast of the cars, I wanted to see them in person, but after 2 requests for an address to see the cars, he has not replied. Does anyone know who might own these cars, or where they might be seen in person?


11-30-2017, 11:35 AM
The parts car is a Commander. You can see the rams horn exhaust manifold in the picture. Maybe the guy is paranoid, or maybe he has not been looking at the website, or maybe he has been out of town.

11-30-2017, 12:43 PM
The GOOD News is, the '50 Land Cruiser is an Overdrive Car! :!:

12-03-2017, 06:36 PM
OK, I finally got in contact with the owner, and just got home from checking out these 2 cars. The parts car is a 1950 Commander with overdrive, and it did a light roll over in 1959, and was then parked. The only real damage was to wrinkle the roof and break some glass. The clutch and brake pedals look like new, and now I wish I'd have checked the mileage on the speedometer. The body is very rust free, so the metal for the one hole by the Land Cruiser door post could be taken from the Commander. The 2 rear fenders have already been installed on the Land Cruiser, and the 2 front Commander fenders are in the pole barn, ready to be installed.

The Land Cruiser will need the one floor hole replaced, and it will need paint and upholstery. It looks like a good complete car to restore if you're looking for a 1950 Land Cruiser. I see the owner lowered the opening bid twice, down to $3000. It also has a clean good title. I'll post a picture of the parts car cowl so show how good the metal is. I wish my steering column seal was as nice as this one on the Land Cruiser. Other than the one hole by the left door post, the body looked good on the Land Cruiser, including the brackets where the body mounts to the frame. I took a few more pictures if anyone wants to see them.

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12-03-2017, 09:00 PM
If that Commander was wrecked in 1959, I bet it has maybe 50-60,000 Miles or so and original. :ohmy:

12-04-2017, 04:24 AM
If that Commander was wrecked in 1959, I bet it has maybe 50-60,000 Miles or so and original. :ohmy:

That's what I was thinking also, especially when I saw how nice the pedals looked. I emailed the seller to ask him for the mileage.
I also forgot to mention the Land Cruiser has the roll up antenna.

12-04-2017, 12:23 PM
Looks like a solid car. Only problem is unless someone can do most of the work on it and want just this kind of car they will have over $15,000 in a $10,000 car.