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  • '55 Commander Coupe...done

    Well, not EXACTLY done , but done enough for me to spin it off. I'm over inventoried, and something has to go. This coupe is a rust free California car still wearing its original paint. Floors and trunk look like this...






    Here it was when I brought it home...



    Here it is now...





    Here's a short video...

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=kAo225wnFh0

    Goes on eBay this Sunday.





    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

  • #2
    That's my kinda music video--StudeTV

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    • #3
      Looks like you've done it again! , but I couldn't download the video.

      Leonard Shepherd
      http://leonardshepherd.com/

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      • #4
        Well done Dick,

        Nice car![8D]

        But I get a message that says the video is no longer availible?

        George
        Grants Pass, Oregon
        65 Commander 2door
        64 Wagonaire's (1 parts car, 1 Canadian fixed roof disc brake car, the other sliding roof South Bend car.)
        63 Champ
        63 GT Hawk
        51 Champion Starlight Coupe
        George King
        Grants Pass, Oregon
        64 Station Wagon with fixed roof (Canadian Car)

        66 Station Wagon with fixed roof. Project car, complete For Sale...

        64 Wagonaire sliding roof South Bend car. For Sale...

        63 GT Hawk

        51 Champion Starlight Coupe For Sale...

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        • #5
          I got the video now! Sounds just like a Studebaker!

          Leonard Shepherd
          http://leonardshepherd.com/

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by lstude

            I got the video now! Sounds just like a Studebaker!

            Leonard Shepherd
            http://leonardshepherd.com/

            I got to the video. Car does sound nice. That car would be a nice addition to my garage except that both bays are full and the occupants need first aid. Hope it goes to a good home.

            Joe Roberts
            '61 R1 Champ
            '65 Cruiser
            Editor of "The Down Easterner"
            Eastern North Carolina Chapter
            Joe Roberts
            '61 R1 Champ
            '65 Cruiser
            Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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            • #7
              Nice work![]

              Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe
              1957 President two door

              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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              • #8
                BTW, the downside on this Coupe is that the automatic trany is toast. But Mr. Biggs has a correct for this year, DG250, low gear start, REBUILT, in inventory.


                Dick Steinkamp
                Bellingham, WA

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                • #9
                  Sounds great, Dick! Hope you get a good price for it. Sure would be great to see it put back to its original beauty!


                  [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

                  Clark in San Diego
                  '63 F2/Lark Standard
                  http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
                  www.studebakersandiego.com

                  Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                  • #10
                    Wow! Looks very nice...and sounds great. Gongratulations again, Dick - it should do well on eBay! Maybe I should bid just for the front end chrome

                    Pekka

                    1955 President State Coupe

                    1961 Lark Regal VIII Convertible
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                    1960 Lark VIII Regal convertible - 1964 Daytona Wagonaire

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                    • #11
                      Amazing car. Hard for someone from the Northeast to believe (but I believe you <G&gt.

                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #12
                        What, no demonstration of the superior high-RPM capabilities of the 224?

                        nate

                        --
                        55 Commander Starlight
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                        55 Commander Starlight
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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by N8N

                          What, no demonstration of the superior high-RPM capabilities of the 224?

                          nate
                          You made me go look at the engine number, Nate [^]

                          It's VL4556...I think that means an LA 259. Commanders did come both ways. I'm not sure if the 259 was an option, OR a replacement for the 224 sometime during the year. Input?

                          It is an LA produced car...SN 8847798




                          Dick Steinkamp
                          Bellingham, WA

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                          • #14
                            There are few certainties about V-8 engine usage/equipment in 1955, Dick, but I feel you can take these to the bank:

                            1. 1955 Commanders built during calendar year 1954 had 224 engines.

                            2. 1955 Commanders built during calendar year 1955 had 259 engines. Those 259s carried stamped engine letter code "V".

                            3. Commander 224s and 259s were not options up or down for the other engine at any time.

                            4. All 1955 Presidents had 259 engines with 4-barrel carburetors and stamped engine Prefix Letter "P" for President. (Yes, one wonders how many P-stamped, 1955 259s have been sold as 289s through the years!) Early Presidents, though, had a single exhaust[:0] even though they had 4-barrel carburetors!

                            Sometime during the 1980s at a South Bend National Meet, I met Fred Fox for the first time. Boy, was I impressed; I mean, here I was, getting to talk to this expert!

                            So what does Fred do? He says, "Say, Bob, do you have a minute? I've been wanting to ask you about dual exhaust availability on the 1955 V-8s" We sit down and he whips out a note pad and starts taking notes on what I had to say! [:0] I was a little mystified and inquired of him, "[u]You</u> are taking notes on what [u]I'm</u> saying????" Sheesh! BP
                            We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                            Ayn Rand:
                            "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                            G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                            • #15
                              Oh man, those ain't worth nothin...I keep checking eBay and it STILL isn't on there....

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