This 1955 Studebaker Commander is different by design. Sleek,
sporty, and low slung, the Studebaker Commander is the visual
antithesis of so many US cars of the era. US cars in the thirties
increasingly focused on aerodynamics, but after the war, the
infatuation shifted to power. As V8 engines grew steadily more
powerful and gas prices continued to fall, the public was less
concerned about cheating the wind with jelly bean pods, so various
Aerodynamics continued to play a role in European car design, however, and by the mid-fifties, the differences across the pond were dramatic. Enter the Studebaker Commander, legitimately able to claim a "European" look. The design made no compromises with power, either, as the 259ci V8 "Bearcat" engine was good for 162hp.
Being a Studebaker owner is a good way to declare your independence. People want to believe they're unique, but the pressure to conform is great. Owning an uncommon car makes a bold personal statement, yet millions of people drive the same kind of car. Cough, tri-five, cough. Be courageous, go against the grain!
This '55 Commander ups the ante with a unique color palette both outside and inside. The finish is bright and smooth, a sunny yellow and charming aqua, the chrome is in great condition, and the white walls add great flair. The interior has been freshened, looking great and offering excellent comfort. The seats, carpet, dash, door panels, and steering wheel are in excellent condition.
If you were already looking for a Studebaker Commander, look no further, we have what you're after. If you wandered in by chance, what luck you have, my friend! This '55 represents the opportunity to break free of the fetters of conformity. Call Art & Speed at (901) 850-0507 and plant your flag.
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