The 1947 Commander was Studebaker top-of-the-line model. Introduced in June 1946 as a 1947 model, the Studebaker factory in South Bend, Indiana, was able to beat just about every other major American manufacturer to market with an all-new automobile. They featured new and innovative styling by Raymond Loewy. The cars were lower, wider, and given a redesigned chassis and suspension. Both 1947 Studebaker models had six-cylinder engines, with the top-of-the-line Commander having the more powerful 94-horsepower version. This vehicle is an exceptional example of a Studebaker of that era.