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    I ordered a production order but in the meantime , I know someone here can give me info on serial number V258130. Thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by tim333 View Post
    I ordered a production order but in the meantime , I know someone here can give me info on serial number V258130. Thanks
    That looks more like an engine number than a Serial Number.
    If the V is a G, then it is a South Bend 1947 Champion.
    If you are referring to the 1953 Commander that you just purchased from New York, that is the engine number. At that time (in NY and many states), cars were registered & insured (no title then) by their engine number.
    To get the production order from the SNM, you will need the Serial Number.
    Hopefully, the engine hasn't been changed or you may have "hoops" to jump through when you go to register, title & insure the car..
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      It’s a Massachusetts title, that’s the number used. Let me rephrase, I’m ordering the production order once the car gets here and I get the number off the pillar.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tim333 View Post
        It’s a Massachusetts title, that’s the number used. Let me rephrase, I’m ordering the production order once the car gets here and I get the number off the pillar.
        I just used NY as an example and because I thought that was where the car was from. MANY states used the engine number for an identifier at that time.
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #5
          V258130 checks out as a 1953 Commander 232 V8 Engine.

          Found right here: http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/V8EngineID.asp

          This Number will be Stamped INTO the rear Top corner of the Block on the machined flat Pad.

          UPDATE: Correction; I was thinking 1951 & '52 for some reason, the Stamping is on the Left Front Top Corner of the Block on '53 and On V8's.
          Last edited by StudeRich; 01-14-2019, 10:25 PM.
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
            V258130 checks out as a 1953 Commander 232 V8 Engine.

            Found right here: http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/V8EngineID.asp

            This Number will be Stamped INTO the REAR Top corner of the Block on the machined flat Pad.
            Yes, and for the new buyer's sake, I hope that the car that he just purchased still carries its original engine.
            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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            • #7
              Number is 8338201
              Attached Files

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              • #8
                Car Serial Number 8,290,001 was the first 1953 South Bend Commander, so 8,338,201 just makes it one of that Model Year's Production.
                I would call it somewhat Late 1953.

                8,354,901 is the first 1954 Commander, all numbers that can be found in your Chassis or Body Parts Catalog.
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                • #9
                  I know someone here has the info the production order shows.

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                  • #10
                    How about some pictures of the car?
                    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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                    • #11
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                      • #12
                        Nice! I bet you can hardly wait.
                        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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                        • #13
                          Chomping at the bit Roy!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by tim333 View Post
                            Number is 8338201
                            I have owned several 1953 Commanders. One that I knew since new, bought from the original owner and rebuilt/"restored" was/is Serial Number 833ABCD (I don't remember the last digits, but extremely close to this car).

                            The Serial Number indicates a South Bend build, yet it has the trim of either a Vernon (LA) build or a two-tone car. I assume that the car was originally one of the two-tone combinations.

                            The production order will give you lots of information.
                            Gary L.
                            Wappinger, NY

                            SDC member since 1968
                            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                            • #15
                              Now the agonizing wait for the production order to know the options and color of the car as built.

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