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clonelark
09-03-2010, 05:21 AM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230518858503

Jim B PEI
09-03-2010, 07:59 AM
How rare is that "Commando V8" emblem on the grill? I suppose only the South Africa assembled cars might have had them; never heard of it otherwise. Does it have overdrive? Where they placed controls on RHC cars is sometimes different from LHC, It looks like the overdrive handle is there...

Mr. Bill
09-03-2010, 08:20 AM
Didn't Plymouth use a similar Commando V8 logo on some of its models of the mid 60's?

Mr. Bill
Hamlet, NC

allstateguy
09-03-2010, 09:36 AM
that is most definately a MoPar v8 emblem

rjohnston79
09-03-2010, 10:53 AM
Yup, there are lots of these on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190423533937&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en

okc63avanti
09-03-2010, 11:31 AM
The UK person with ebay ad calls it a 3875 cc engine .... actually size for GM 283 V8 is 4638 cc or rounded to liters a 4.6L V8

Jim B PEI
09-03-2010, 12:07 PM
that is most definately a MoPar v8 emblem

I had heard of the Chrysler Commando engine, and the Jeep Commando, but figured this to be some funky overseas Studebaker thing, like the U.S. of America on the Serial# plate. About the 3,875 cc, that is about 237 CID, and maybe came from thinking of the 273 CID Mopar V8 but transposing digits.

skyway
09-03-2010, 12:10 PM
Interesting, I always thought MoPar's "Commando" signified a big block engine.