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Dan White
07-26-2009, 12:48 PM
A friend of mine that has a resto shop dropped this to my email. It is a '41 Commander 3sp w/ OD, 6 Cylinder 54,000 original miles, garage stored for many many years. Email me if interested. I have not seen this car myself so I have not other information but can put you in touch if interested. I believe the asking price is $3,900 and it will be in the upcoming Hemmings Motor News. Car is near Unionville, PA, about 30 mi from Philadelphia. Note, fender skirts and grill insert are in the trunk.

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Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT

silverhawk
07-26-2009, 01:09 PM
That looks like a pretty clean project.

Dylan Wills

'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

Roscomacaw
07-26-2009, 01:59 PM
ooooooooooooooooooooohhh! An Eye Candy extra! What a Cruiser that would make![:p]

Edit: Dan, what part of the country is this in?

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Pat Dilling
07-26-2009, 06:07 PM
Speaking of 41 Studebakers, I have a friend looking for some grills for one. Anybody know of some?

thanks

Pat Dilling
Olivehurst, CA
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Retired
07-27-2009, 05:33 PM
It's a Skyway Land Cruiser. Commander, President ? My Guess: Commander

Richard

studeclunker
07-27-2009, 09:45 PM
Oh... my. that is a lovely old lady![:X] I know zippo about pre-war Studees. However, this has the back-seat arm-rest. I'd say Land Cruiser.

Where is the car located again[?]

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Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Dan White
07-27-2009, 09:48 PM
The car is located near Unionville, PA, about 30 miles or so from Philadelphia.

Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT

Gary1953
07-27-2009, 10:00 PM
The dash and stearing wheels from 1941's are some of my favorites.

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Gary Sanders
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bams50
07-27-2009, 10:02 PM
What a beauty! It sure is tempting to me, and I'm a Lark guy[:X]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131

jclary
07-27-2009, 10:10 PM
Man! I would love to play with this one. Restored to its former glory...pure stock...classy greenhouse...and an insert bearing engine with overdrive tranny very capable of keeping pace with traffic. Look at the art deco front bumper. This would be a terrific ride for cruise in, Studebaker meets, weddings, high school reunions, church...you name it. :):):)

John Clary
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paintim613
07-28-2009, 12:50 AM
If Frank41 can post a pic of his '41 it will be apparent how this car can end up looking.

Tim in Yuma, AZ

Dan White
07-28-2009, 06:57 AM
The car only has 54,000 mi so I doubt you would need a new engine. In fact they are going to try and get it fired up in the next several days and see if they can get it moving. Brakes need a rebuild of course but? From what I was told the car has the last service tag in 1965 on the door and has only traveled 700 mi since! So that is 700 mi in 44 years. Probably last driven anywhere in the 70s.

Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT

jclary
07-28-2009, 07:34 AM
Dan, I hope you didn't take it that I was suggesting that the car needed a new engine. What I know of these engines is why I stated that it would be capable of keeping up with traffic. Many of the engines of this era had tendencies of running hot, burning valves, spinning bearings, etc. at sustained speeds of today. But properly maintained and tuned, the old Studebaker engines (especially with overdrive) perform fine.:):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
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Retired
07-28-2009, 10:45 AM
quote:Originally posted by Retired

It's a Skyway Land Cruiser. Commander, President ? My Guess: Commander. Daaa, It did say Commander in the original post, didn't it.. Yes the fold down arm rest, vent windows in the rear doors and the rear doors hinged on the center piller are distinctive characteristics of the Land Cruiser.

Richard


Richard

Studebaker Wheel
07-28-2009, 01:44 PM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/41commmiller.jpg?t=1248802982

Richard Quinn
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Dan White
07-28-2009, 02:24 PM
The car has several scripts that identify it as a Commander. I am not familiar with prewar Studes, is a Land Cruiser a Commander on a longer wheelbase or how would it be identified as a Land Cruiser?

Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT

Roscomacaw
07-28-2009, 05:22 PM
Yes, and the six plug wires would be a clue to it being a Commander as well.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Studebaker Wheel
07-28-2009, 05:34 PM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/41presbeckman.jpg?t=1248816575

The Land Cruiser was a body type and it was available on either the Commander or President chassis. It differed from the Cruising Sedan (shown above) in that the latter had rear “suicide” doors and a third side window as shown. The Presidents were Eights and on the 124 1/2” wheelbase whereas the Commander was a Six on a 119” wheelbase.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

N8N
07-30-2009, 02:49 PM
has anyone bought this yet? please say yes. I keep checking back on this thread to hopefully see the news that will tell me that I no longer have the option of doing something stupid.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
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Dan White
07-30-2009, 08:31 PM
Nope not that I know of. Several inquiries but nothing yet.

Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT