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  • 1950 Commander Auction Online

    This one is to far for me, but check this one out. http://www.auctiontime.com/listings/...ht-coupe?LP=TH

  • #2
    Yikes! 13,008 original miles? What a time capsule. It appears it may have a reserve on it. It will be interesting to see where the bidding goes. Gosh, I wish I had a place for another car. I would bid on this honey in a heartbeat.
    Ed Sallia
    Dundee, OR

    Sol Lucet Omnibus

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    • #3
      Is there some corrosion on the front bumper? I like the color, but the car has been repainted. You can tell that because the rear fender welt is unpainted and seems to be a larger diameter than what was originally used.
      RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

      17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
      10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
      10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
      4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
      5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
      56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
      60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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      • #4
        I like the car, except for where it is. A non-runner at a distance is a real problem.
        There is no buyer's premium on this auction - a big plus.
        Based on things like the interior, it appears to be low mileage, but probably not that shown by the mis-indexed odometer numbers.
        The car may not be a complete repaint, by the looks of it. Perhaps the welting was cleared off or replaced.
        That is a good example of the correct engine green.
        I guess that they do not know that the car appears to have overdrive.
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RadioRoy View Post
          Is there some corrosion on the front bumper? I like the color, but the car has been repainted. You can tell that because the rear fender welt is unpainted and seems to be a larger diameter than what was originally used.
          years back there was a debate on the color of the fender welt, some say they sometimes came unpainted, others said they were always body color. I remember Earle Haley talking about this at one of our meetings. He had done a lot of research for his column in turning wheels and if I remember correctly this was never completely verified one way on other. I have had 3 50 commanders and all were painted body color. Could this be one that was not painted body color????
          Milt

          1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
          1961 Hawk 4-speed
          1967 Avanti
          1961 Lark 2 door
          1988 Avanti Convertible

          Member of SDC since 1973

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          • #6
            If you look at the Life Magazine article done on Studebaker in '47, there's a photos which clearly show body colored welting.
            Mike Sal

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            • #7
              Originally posted by unclemiltie View Post
              years back there was a debate on the color of the fender welt, some say they sometimes came unpainted, others said they were always body color. I remember Earle Haley talking about this at one of our meetings. He had done a lot of research for his column in turning wheels and if I remember correctly this was never completely verified one way on other. I have had 3 50 commanders and all were painted body color. Could this be one that was not painted body color????
              The other thing I mentioned was the diameter of the welting. Studebaker used welting that was smaller diameter than what is on this car. It's possible, though not likely that this car has original paint, but it has absolutely been re-welted. The welt is supposed to be painted and smaller diameter.

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              Originally posted by Mike Sal View Post
              If you look at the Life Magazine article done on Studebaker in '47, there's a photos which clearly show body colored welting.
              Mike Sal
              Absolutely correct.
              RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

              17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
              10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
              10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
              4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
              5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
              56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
              60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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              • #8
                I am not one to buy a vehicle going on pictures alone. However, if I were really wanting a Commander Bullet Nose Starlight Coupe, I would go take a look. If it checked out as good as this one looks, regardless of the seller's "puffery," or the critiques of my fellow forum members, I would be willing to bid up to a point. As long as the work is "quality," I would consider "new" paint, new welting, and other enhancements, a bonus.
                John Clary
                Greer, SC

                SDC member since 1975

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                • #9
                  she has a propeller on the bullet - what more could you ask for?

                  and yeah, the welts should be body color. the size doesn't bother me. perhaps the rear fenders could be loosened a bit a tucked down/replaced. or "lead sled" it and paint.
                  Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

                  '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

                  '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by unclemiltie View Post
                    years back there was a debate on the color of the fender welt, some say they sometimes came unpainted, others said they were always body color. I remember Earle Haley talking about this at one of our meetings. He had done a lot of research for his column in turning wheels and if I remember correctly this was never completely verified one way on other. I have had 3 50 commanders and all were painted body color. Could this be one that was not painted body color????
                    Since Earle's days on this, Fred Fox and I did a lot of research on this subject. Fred wrote up the result in various Turning Wheels' articles. 1947-1952 rear fender welt should be body color, with a possible exception of some dark/black cars where the black welting was not painted. The idea was to make the rear fenders look more like blended in quarter panels rather than added on pieces/fenders. Many people came to erroneous conclusions because the paint had been polished/weathered off the welting on their cars.
                    Gary L.
                    Wappinger, NY

                    SDC member since 1968
                    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                    • #11
                      The bidding is at $7200 and ends tomorrow.
                      American iron, real old school
                      With two tone paint, it sure is cool

                      Its got 8 cylinders and uses them all
                      With an overdrive that just won't stall

                      With a 4 barrel carb and dual exhausts
                      With 4.23 gears it can really get lost

                      Its got safety belts and I ain't scared
                      The brakes are good and the tires are fair.

                      Tried to sell her, but got no taker
                      I"ll just keep driving my Studebaker

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                      • #12
                        Wow, $18,900!!! I was watching the auction the last hour. It really went into a bidding war the last 20 or 30 minutes. Nice car somebody won. I don't really care for that color personally, but it looks to be in great condition! Kinda funny it doesn't have a radio, but came with backup lights. I don't see those on too many 1950 models...
                        sigpic

                        1950 Commander Starlight Coupe
                        Regal Deluxe Trim
                        Automatic transmission
                        46k original miles, 4th Owner

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