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  • 1953 1954 Commander Coupe 5H-C5

    Just curious haven't seen any come up on Ebay lately. None on Craigslist either. Just an observation. Have you guys seen any for sale? So what does 5h-C5 tell ya. or what can you tell me?
    Needs brakes Driver quality needs water pump leaks Fair paint job.
    I'm on the fence Help!!1

    Mabel 1949 Champion
    1957 Silverhawk
    1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
    Gus 1958 Transtar
    1955 President State
    1957 Golden Hawk
    Fresno,Ca
    Mabel 1949 Champion
    Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
    Gus 1958 Transtar
    The Prez 1955 President State
    Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
    Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
    Fresno,Ca

  • #2
    Yeah..I listed one here for about 12 hours
    earlier this week.After getting 2 offers,
    one for $600 and another for $750 I decided
    to part it out.
    Mono mind in a stereo world

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    • #3
      I think most people that own '53 or '54 Starliner Hardtops or Starlight Coupes for various reasons, like style, are holding them pretty tight! [:0]

      The best the '54's, were not made in great quantities and are rare, '53's are more plentiful but have many issues, frame, "C" Pillar weld, Hood/Grille fit and general build quality.


      StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        I could be wrong, but I'm fairly sure that a 5H is a '54.

        Matthew Burnette
        Hazlehurst, GA

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by mbstude

          I could be wrong, but I'm fairly sure that a 5H is a '54.

          Matthew Burnette
          Hazlehurst, GA

          Yes...5H=1954 Commander. 4H=1953 Commander. 15G=54 Champion. 14G=53 Champion. C5=Regal coupe. K5=Regal Hardtop. C3=Deluxe coupe

          Dick Steinkamp
          Bellingham, WA

          Dick Steinkamp
          Bellingham, WA

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          • #6
            Like Dick said: 54 Commander, Regal, Coupe. Are
            you asking what it is worth?

            Tex E. Grier

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            • #7
              Regal Commander Coupe! Top of the line for '54. Hardtop may be more desirable but has additional restoration issues. Hinged rear quarter windows are a piece of cake compared to roll-down hardtop quarters.
              Brakes and water pump are standard maintenance issues. You should address them with any model you consider.
              If you're looking for a worthwhile project....if price seems reasonable.....if you're in a position....

              Your call.

              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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              • #8
                I'm thinking of making an offer. I need another Studebaker like I need a hole in the head. But I don't know what to offer yet. It needs a good home.

                Mabel 1949 Champion
                1957 Silverhawk
                1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
                Gus 1958 Transtar
                1955 President State
                1957 Golden Hawk
                Fresno,Ca
                Mabel 1949 Champion
                Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
                Gus 1958 Transtar
                The Prez 1955 President State
                Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
                Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
                Fresno,Ca

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                • #9
                  The last 53 commander coupe I sold needed to be restored and it went for $5000.00 man got it homed and tinkered with the engine and got it running and said it runs like a clock and is super happy with...Bob

                  Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

                  Castro Valley, CA

                  Candbstudebakers
                  Castro Valley,
                  California


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                  • #10
                    Thank You Bob

                    Mabel 1949 Champion
                    1957 Silverhawk
                    1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
                    Gus 1958 Transtar
                    1955 President State
                    1957 Golden Hawk
                    Fresno,Ca
                    Mabel 1949 Champion
                    Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
                    Gus 1958 Transtar
                    The Prez 1955 President State
                    Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
                    Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
                    Fresno,Ca

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                    • #11
                      I have a friend with a 54 Champion HT for sale. It runs but has so-so brakes. Decent interior. Needs paint. Could be had for $6000.

                      sals54
                      sals54

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                      • #12
                        I sold a '54 Champion coupe last year. 6 cyl stick OD. Ran and drove nicely, but a little rusty for a west coast car. $6k. Sold a '55 coupe last year. Ran, but trany was shot. Rust free. $7100.

                        I don't think those prices would hold this year, however.

                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA

                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA

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                        • #13
                          I am currently restoring a 5H-C5 production number 2870 car. I have been working on it for over 5 years and I am doing all of the work on it myself. It will be show quality and when it is finished I will have around $30,000 in it. You have to restore these cars for the love of them not for the return value. I have no idea what it will be worth on the open market once complete, but I really do not care. The car deserves to be restored to an all original conditon because there just are not very many left. I hope to be painting "Irene" in late May. I will post more then. So, If you like the car and the look, go for it and make it a labor of LOVE....Good Luck

                          Domenic Manera
                          1954 Regal Starlight Coupe
                          Domenic Manera, Fire Chief
                          City of York Fire Department
                          York, SC 29745
                          1954 Regal Starlight Coupe

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                          • #14
                            I'm in the middle of restoring a 55 Commander hardtop. Bought it for $2000 on eBay in 07 and it needed EVERYTHING. Fortunately everything is available. Will have close to $30,000 when finished, but it's not about the money. I'd gladly pay $2000 to $6000 for a 53-54 if it were close to stock and mostly all there. Now I'm thinking Champion, with a c-pillar. Please fix them up. Some lucky person will get a deal from our estates when we're gone, but the cars will survive us. I've paid more than that for a guitar!
                            Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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                            • #15
                              Oh, yes, beware the scammers on eBay. They know what's rare and scarce and they lie! Most recently some guy was selling 55 C/K grill surrounds, but they were from a sedan! When I pointed that out he went offensive so I reported him as a fraud. Tried to warn Paul Revell (who also knows these parts) by e-mail, but by then I had picked up some viral issues from the scammer. Beware!
                              Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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