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1951 Studebaker Commander State Convertible V-8 Automatic iconic bullet nose!

Make: Studebaker
Model: State Commander
SubModel: State
Type: convertible
Trim: Commander
Year: 1951
Mileage: 75000
VIN: 000-000-0000
Color: Red
Engine: 232 V-8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red and White
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

1951 Studebaker State Commander Commander Additional Info:

1951 Studebaker Commander State Convertible. Inspired "bullet-nose" front end styling taken from the Mustang P-51 Fighter Plane! Only about 16% of 1951 Stude's were the larger Commander model. 232 V-8 with Automatic Drive Transmission. eBay required a mileage to be entered but actual miles are unverified. Converted to 12 Volt with a one wire alternator. As of January/February 2019,complete new brakes (at some point this car had been upgraded to the 1954-55 Studebaker heavier duty system),tires,exhaust,fuel tank,fuel pump,battery & cables,rebuilt carburetor,new paint,convertible top (and tacking strips & pads). Heater blower works.Heater core and wipers unattended. Has the original Korean War era chrome bumpers,headlight rims,fender markers,taillight housings and hood ornament all with good shine and mild pitting. The car has nice floors (pictures show the floors before the carpet was installed). The trunk has a couple of patches which were put in by a previous owner. The interior is clean with no smells and still useable for the time being. The original(?) engine starts dependably,idles fine and was used on a lot of short trips this Summer (never took a trip over 10-15 miles).It does smoke a bit out of the tailpipe but not a cloud.Transmission shifts okay and leaks a little when parked a few days. The previous owner(s) did a bit of eye pleasing customizing with a 1962(?) Studebaker steering wheel and Hooded Taillights & Stone Guards from a 1952 Studebaker.Also added were Fender Skirts and a Continental Coronado Kit (a real attention getter!). Overall,this is not a show car but a fun car! Sold as-is,where-is. The car has a clean Title but will not be available for pick-up until payment has cleared my bank-NO exceptions.Cash is preferred and will allow immediate pick-up. The car is priced reasonably which will allow the next owner to afford to do any upgrades that are desired. Ask questions if you have them,they will be answered. Good Luck Bidding!