View Full Version : '55 Commander for sale - Now on eBay

05-03-2008, 06:07 PM
There's a S. GA chapter member that is wanting to find a new home for his '55 Commander sedan; late model with Ultra Vista windshield. It runs and drives fine, just needs lots of cosmetic things. Or, drive it like it is.

259 V8 with 3 speed OD. Engine is nice and strong and the overdrive works fine in 2nd and 3rd gear. The paint looks good from 10 feet away, but up close, little rust bubbles are starting to show through. Nothing too bad that couldn't be fixed. All the chrome is pitted and needs redone.

The interior needs redoing. Has some 'saddle blanket' seat covers on it. Door panels are originals and serviceable. The headliner is original, sagging, and badly needs replacing.

Overall a decent 'driver' that needs very little to drive and enjoy. :)



Many more pictures here.

Price is $4000.00 or best offer. Email me for more info. mbstude at yahoo dot com. The seller is a very nice guy who will entertain any and all reasonable offers. He's moving to the very southern tip of Texas later this year, and doesn't want to take the car with him. If nobody on the Forum wants it, I'll try the eBay thing.

Here's a video of me driving it down the road, then a walk around. Sorry about the 'lead foot syndrome', I'm used to driving 6 bangers. :)


Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

05-03-2008, 07:05 PM
Now that's a great ride for some one to get into Stubakering, and a good price. Sedans have more room and a softer ride. and you feel more relaxed after a long trip.


Anne F. Goodman
05-03-2008, 07:05 PM
Boy made me do a double take sure looks like the Prez. The colors are close. Sometimes its light blue dark blue then it looks light green dark blue. Maybe my ol eyes are playing tricks.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State

05-04-2008, 07:51 PM
Got it listed on ebay here.


Bid high and bid often! :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

05-04-2008, 08:37 PM
You might want to change the listing since you do not need Broadway title. Georgia does not issue titles for cars that old. You just go to the MVA with the registration and a bill of sale and you'll get a title. I just did it on the convert. My guess on the bidding on the 1955 is the bidding will not make the 4K, but I hope I'm wrong and it'll go higher. The line about the lack of title won't help and is not needed.


05-04-2008, 08:46 PM
Thanks JP, done. :)

First time I've ever listed a car. Hopefully it'll do well.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

05-04-2008, 08:50 PM
That's a good old car. I have worked on it over the past several years and hate to see it go, but I don't need it, And I can't afford it right now. Otherwise it would stay here. NT

Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.

05-04-2008, 09:17 PM
For some reason when I go to Studebaker cars on eBay Motors, I don't see it listed.

Leonard Shepherd


05-04-2008, 09:23 PM
It just had not shown up in the rotation yet.


05-04-2008, 10:12 PM
Funny, my standard saved search for 1953 to 1966 Studebaker Cars & Trucks, of course switching to the old format (don't want to read ads for new cars etc.) does not list the '55 either just 22 others as of 8:07 PDT, wonder how long it takes to load? :(

But I have used the link here to view it and checked it's category and everything seems correct "Studebaker Cars" 1955 Studebaker, weird! [:0]

Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

05-05-2008, 06:58 AM
Seems like it usually takes a day or so for something to pop up on the eBay searches. Hopefully today you can search and find it. [^]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

05-05-2008, 12:11 PM
Cool deal, Matt! Looks like a nice ride.[^]

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

05-20-2008, 10:54 AM
I really like that dark blue on the rear section. Anyone know the color code for that? That's the blue I want for the front section of my 55 C body.

Ches in So.Dakota
55 Commander Coupe in parts.