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  • Watching for a '51 Commander convertible

    Hi all--

    Anyone know of a '51 Commander droptop in excellent nick on the market? I'm keeping an eye out for one...not for me, of course, but for a local Lincoln guy who is partial to that particular Stude. (He also likes GT Hawks, one of which would doubtless be easier to find than the '51 V8 vert!)


  • #2
    'Saw this one on the transport just the other day, Steve. 'Headed for downtown Chicago, as I recall.

    'Hope you can find it quick before they salt the streets! <GGG> 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.


    • #3
      The last restored one that I knew changed hands for more than $30K and that was several years ago.
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer


      • #4
        there is a very nice turn key candy apple red resto-rod here, priced in the 30's
        Barry'd in Studes


        • #5
          Can't sell him on a 52 2 door hard top huh ?



          • #6
            Wasn't there one on "Eye Candy" this past week. Nov.30th.
            Good Roads
            Last edited by woodysrods; 12-02-2011, 09:05 PM.
            Brian Woods
            1946 M Series (Shop Truck)


            • #7

              Nope, 'twas me posted that one! It was a beauty...but it was a Champion, and the Lincoln gent desires a Commander (V8).

              The restomod suggestion made me grin: the Lincoln guy is quite a purist, to the extent I get considerable entertainment from watching his eye-rolling reaction to the many photos I have of rods...He's after a stock, loaded '51 V8 vert, and quite content to wait till he finds the exact right car. I won't be surprised if he gets himself a GT Hawk in the interim as he likes those too and they're way easier to find than V8 '51 verts.