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  • Tom's Business Coupe

    The car drives just as nice as it looks. I was very surprised, but this car with the automatic is "quicker" than most 3 speed '51's I've driven. Car only has 47K original miles. Keep in mind that it hasn't been washed in well over a year.










  • #2
    Matt, You need to tell these people that the bus. coupe is for Sale. I see nothing on this blog that states'" For Sale".

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    • #3
      Yes Roy, I forgot the mention that.

      $20,000 takes it. Well worth it, IMO. Most every option and piece of chrome you see is NOS. Steering wheel was recast by the Schrock's in Ruby Red (only used in '52). A rebuilt engine/tranny combo will be going in in April. It doesn't really need either, but since the new setup is fresh, detailed, and ready to go...

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      • #4
        Dang, that's nice!

        Chris Pile
        http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/
        The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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        • #5
          You'd never be able to restore one to that quality for that .....good price .....someone is going to get a nice car []



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          • #6
            Love that steering wheel!

            Was that an option or standard on '51s ?

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            • #7
              The "clear" red wheel was a rarely ordered option on '52's. The Schrock's re-cast them today and I've seen a few high-end '52's that have them. Tom thought that the wheel was so pretty that he had the '51 wheel recast in the red. Not stock, but it looks so good that there's no way you could change it.

              I think now he's talking to the Schrock's about making a new shift knob, wiper knob, and some other bakelite pieces in red to match the wheel.

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              • #8
                Matt, you're killing me -- That is a sweet ride, and I love the blue. So a new engine/trans is being installed? Is that the 232 v8? I would have to sell my fastback if I really wanted to "trade up". What to do, what to do.......
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                1950 Commander Starlight Coupe
                Regal Deluxe Trim
                Automatic transmission
                46k original miles, 4th Owner

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                • #9
                  Don't think too long. If it the car you want! Someone has already hit the nail on the head, "you can't restore one for that". There is a lot to be said about instant gratification.
                  Good Roads.
                  Brian

                  Brian Woods
                  woodysrods@shaw.ca
                  1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
                  Brian Woods
                  woodysrods@shaw.ca
                  1946 M Series (Shop Truck)

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                  • #10
                    Wow!!! It looks like it just rolled off the line. Gorgeous.
                    I wish I had room for it. Someone is going to get a terrific car.
                    Rog

                    '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                    Smithtown,NY
                    Long Island Studebaker Club
                    '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                    Smithtown,NY
                    Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                    • #11
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                      • #12
                        Not interested [:0]. It's missing a hubcap.

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by deco_droid

                          /Cut/Is that the 232 v8?/Cut/
                          The business coupe was for salesmen looking for high MPG, so was not built in the Commander Series.

                          It would be a 169 c.i. Champion unless that has been upgraded like everything else!

                          StudeRich
                          StudeRich
                          Second Generation Stude Driver,
                          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by StudeRich



                            The business coupe was for salesmen looking for high MPG, so was not built in the Commander Series.

                            It would be a 169 c.i. Champion unless that has been upgraded like everything else!

                            StudeRich

                            While you're right in THEORY, I do believe that if you check, there WAS a Commander Business Coupe available in 1951, and I do believe that ONE was produced and sold. There is a clone that belongs to a member of the Foothills Chapter in Calgary, Alberta. I'm sure that Craig P. can post a pic of it.

                            Evan Davis
                            Prairie Bulletin
                            Saskatchewan Chapter
                            Prince Albert, Sk
                            http://www.saskstudebaker.ca/Studebaker.html
                            Evan Davis
                            Prince Albert, Sk

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                            • #15
                              Matt,
                              Do you have Dibs on the Avanti I see peeking out of the garage in front of your 58?

                              Evan Davis
                              Prairie Bulletin
                              Saskatchewan Chapter
                              Prince Albert, Sk
                              http://www.saskstudebaker.ca/Studebaker.html
                              Evan Davis
                              Prince Albert, Sk

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