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    Grandpas 55 Commander

    Got my Grandpas 55 Commander back on the road. Found the original bill of sale and owners manual too.
    Getting things sorted out mechanically-runs and drives pretty nice. Now for the interior.
    Got a lot to learn but looking forward to putting some miles on...

    JFJ 1955 Studebaker Commander.jpg

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    That looks like a great car, and even better since it belonged to your Grandfather!

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    Nice car!
    Out of curiosity, does the BoS show a trade in? If so what?
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    Nice Commander Sedan, it's a 55 1/2 Model "Ultra Visa" with the Wraparound Windshield.
    It has some interesting Chrome Blades added on top of the Front Fenders, either Aftermarket (J.C. Whitney) or some other Make.
    StudeRich
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    John, You've got Your Self a great Car. I have a soft spot for 55s in all Body types, I see this one has a Radio
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    No trade-in but he had a 53 Commander before the 55. The dealer was in Maplewood Mo. Paid $1,050 back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfjepse View Post
    No trade-in but he had a 53 Commander before the 55. The dealer was in Maplewood Mo. Paid $1,050 back in the day.
    I had assumed that he bought it new. I guess that it was a fairly new used car. The base price of a new 1955 Commander was about $2000.
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    My dad bought a new 1955 Commander Coupe
    I still have that car.
    when we get out of storage I will post pictures. It is a V8 with 3 speed with overdrive floor shift. Car was bought in Athens, Tenn. in 1955. Do you have more picts. you can post ????? Thank you

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    I saw your upholstery yesterday, it is looking nice.
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