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  • 1953 Studebaker COMMANDER LOW MILEAGE TRI STAR

    There is a 1953 Studebaker Commander on Ebay.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1953-Studeba...1ZBf2R&vxp=mtr
    Steve

    Never drive faster than your Guardian Angel can fly!



    53 Commander Hardtop, A/T, P/S
    55 Commander Conestoga
    60 Lark Regal Convertible, A/T
    59 Lark 4 Door Parts Car
    62 Champ 7E7, A/T
    49 2R15 Stakebed

  • #2
    That looks like a really nice car. I am not familiar with it (that I remember).
    A couple of things bother me;
    1) There is no picture of the front seat.
    2) With a car that there has been a real attempt at keeping it stock appearing, why would you give it a 1955 style two-tone and not the proper 1953 style? (I know, it can be repainted.)
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      Owner says he is a long time SDC member, someone must know this car.
      Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

      40 Champion 4 door*
      50 Champion 2 door*
      53 Commander K Auto*
      53 Commander K overdrive*
      55 President Speedster
      62 GT 4Speed*
      63 Avanti R1*
      64 Champ 1/2 ton

      * Formerly owned

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      • #4
        Originally posted by studegary View Post
        That looks like a really nice car. I am not familiar with it (that I remember).
        A couple of things bother me;
        1) There is no picture of the front seat.
        2) With a car that there has been a real attempt at keeping it stock appearing, why would you give it a 1955 style two-tone and not the proper 1953 style? (I know, it can be repainted.)
        Yes, interesting that he didn't show the front seat. Other than that it's beautiful and I DON'T CARE! I love the paint job! Of course, I could likely NEVER afford it in this lifetime, so what the hey?
        Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
        K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
        Ron Smith
        Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ddub View Post
          Owner says he is a long time SDC member, someone must know this car.
          After some thought, I do realize that I know this car, but have lost track of it for some time. I remember it, probably from the 1970s, when it was an original car. In the 1980s, the owner was having mechanical problems with the car. He had spent a lot on it in general garages. I looked at it and diagnosed his problem (for free) and he never even said thank you. I continued to show an interest in the car and tried to buy it. I found out after the fact, that someone just happened upon it on the right day and purchased it. It is that guy that told me how he two-toned it (I met him when I went to look at another 1953 that he had for sale). He took it to a meet in Pennsylvania (probably Gettysburg or Lancaster). I believe that he sold it to the present owner.
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #6
            Gary, did he say why he chose to paint it that way? I suppose it is just because he liked it that way. Still seems like a very nice car.
            Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

            40 Champion 4 door*
            50 Champion 2 door*
            53 Commander K Auto*
            53 Commander K overdrive*
            55 President Speedster
            62 GT 4Speed*
            63 Avanti R1*
            64 Champ 1/2 ton

            * Formerly owned

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ddub View Post
              Gary, did he say why he chose to paint it that way? I suppose it is just because he liked it that way. Still seems like a very nice car.
              I do not remember the exact conversation, but I believe the net is that he liked it like that. IIRC, he previously owned a 1955.
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • #8
                I know that two-tone was not an offering in 1953 but, it works well. I like it!
                "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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