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    Does anyone know where I can get an owner's manual for a 53 Studebaker?

    Thanks Howard
    Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
    '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
    '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
    '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

  • #2
    Richard Quinn has (or had) originals but I think they are (or were) for export models.

    Brad Johnson
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
    "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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    • #3
      They show up on e-Bay from time to time.

      Don Wilson
      53 Commander Hardtop
      64 Champ 1/2 ton
      Centralia, WA
      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
        autolit.com may have them

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        • #5
          For which model?......I have one for a Champion.

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by glen

            For which model?......I have one for a Champion.
            Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
            '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
            '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
            '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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            • #7
              I need one for a Commander. Thanks
              quote:Originally posted by glen

              For which model?......I have one for a Champion.
              Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
              '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
              '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
              '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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              • #8
                Do you need an original or will a repro do? You can get reproduction owner's manuals from Studebaker Interntional.

                Kindest regards,

                Alan Mende
                Hummelstown, PA
                Kindest regards,

                Alan Mende
                Grantville, PA

                I'm not a mechanic; I don't even play one on TV.

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                • #9
                  I have an original one for a 53 Commander but it is in my collection, but I might be willing to sell it.

                  Leonard Shepherd
                  http://leonardshepherd.com/

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                  • #10
                    quote:You can get reproduction owner's manuals from Studebaker Interntional.
                    Most of SI's Owners Manuals are original NOS. Their catalog indicates which are reprints. 1953 is one year they do not have available in either.
                    "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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                    • #11
                      The 1953 owner's manual came in different versions for Champion and Commander. There are also many foreign (non-US) versions. If it says "English" on the cover, that is an export version for english speaking countries, other than the US.

                      I have found some of the other items that came with a '53 to be more difficult to obtain than the owner's manual. Items like: Accessories brochure, Automatic Drive visor sleeve, radio owner's manual, Automatic Drive operation booklet, Climatizer hang tag, notice of Special Care of Chrome Plated Parts. I have all of these in my collection, but I am down to one each so I don't want to part with any.

                      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
                        I have Automatic Drive visor sleeves and Automatic Drive Owners Manuals but they're for 1950-51 Commanders.
                        "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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                        • #13
                          I have Automatic Drive visor sleeves and Automatic Drive Owners Manuals but they're for 1950-51 Commanders.
                          "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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