View Full Version : Chirs' other eye candy 7/29 '58 Commander

07-28-2010, 11:47 PM

07-29-2010, 07:14 AM
The painted fin on this Commander makes me think it's probably the one owned by Mark Charles. Was in TW - August 1991.

Options: Paint P5836 Copper White, Trim 449A BR 04, Flight-O-matic, 4BBL Carb, Dual Exhaust, Oil Filter, Safety Padded Dash, Tinited Glass, Wet Air Cleaner, Twin Traction Diff, White Sidewalls, DX ST WHL, AC 2884 Climatizer, AC 2750 Cig lighter, XAC 2900 Whl Discs, AC 2850 Mirror, 2858 Back Up Lit, XAC 2688 Anten, AC 2906 Push Button Radio

07-29-2010, 07:26 AM
Now, that is a nice looking car. I know, I know the headlights are a bit unusual, but gee I like that car anyway.

07-29-2010, 11:42 AM
Oh, I like!!!!
Reminds me of my first car which was a '58 Commander..
Geez I miss that car..

07-29-2010, 12:57 PM
Reminds me of a '58 Commander hardtop that I should have bought in the late '80s/early '90s. Solid, pretty presentable, regular Flightomatic, and a strong R1 engine that had been swapped in. Would have been a really good driver. That was back when it seemed like not many people besides me would even consider having a '58 Studebaker of any type.

By the way, ever see what happens when a passenger says "pull that thing down into Low and see how it accelerates" to a driver that is not used to the Studebaker PNDLR pattern, while going about 15 mph? Screeeeeeeeech!! Those Flightomatics are tough!