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1953 Studebaker Commander
1953 Studebaker Commander

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Posted by Michael801 at 3:42 am (PDT) on Mon May 7, 2018   
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=205761953540885&set=gm.1640433666012228&type=3&theater&ifg=1

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his photo was posted to Facebook by a guy who runs a local hot rod page, providing a schedule of car shows locally.

This is a current picture. I mentioned that in about 1963, there was a music teacher at my junior high who had one of these when school started. (I was a car geek even then) and just before Christmas, he was in a wreck with a drunk driver and was killed. I don't remember much about school but I do remember that.
Posted by freddo30 at 2:25 pm (PDT) on Wed March 23, 2016   
"Studebaker" was my first multi-syllabic word ...
Posted by IOfferMyBentNickel at 5:12 am (PST) on Tue January 19, 2016   
I agree this is a great picture. I would be proud to drive a car today that looked this classy.
Posted by trawnta at 8:52 am (PDT) on Mon October 15, 2012   
I owned a Studebaker Lark convertible for 5 years.
Posted by packratjohn at 8:41 am (PST) on Sun November 27, 2011   
Tommie, I lived in SB for many years, heard horror stories of the way Studebaker treated the workers when they shut down. Bad ending to a great car company.
Posted by Robert J. McKelvey at 1:48 pm (PDT) on Sun September 4, 2011   
Tommie, I remember wanting the Lark around 1958. I had just gotten married and a new car was out of the question.
Posted by Robert J. McKelvey at 4:54 pm (PDT) on Tue August 9, 2011   
I believe this car was called a Starlite Coupe, anyone remember?
Posted by billk at 11:45 pm (PDT) on Fri November 5, 2010   
In the 80s my roommate restored a 1954 Studebaker Champion 4 door sedan - a rare survivor, but with very similar lines. He updated it with a modern drivetrain, it looked great in person.
Posted by syndicate1949 at 8:27 am (PDT) on Thu April 8, 2010   
Remember the Studebaker 'Avanti'
Posted by Max at 1:10 am (PDT) on Thu April 8, 2010   
It is. Studebaker produced this gem when the big three were producing increasingly massive, chrome laden turnpike cruisers.
For a compact car it is surprisingly roomy and comfortable.
This is probably one of Raymond Loewy's designs. (Google his name for some wonderful stuff on industrial design and his projects, among which are ash trays, locomotives, Sunbeam appliances and Studebakers.)
Posted by Duff at 6:43 am (PDT) on Wed August 12, 2009   
Yes, you read that correctly: 1953. Isn't that just gorgeous?

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