Studebaker Commander

Studebaker Commander
1957 Studebaker Commander
Produced: 19,876
Original Price: $2,120 - $2,560
Average Auction Sale: $3,050
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Studebaker Commander
1955 Studebaker Commander
Produced: 58,788
Original Price: $1,870 - $2,455
Average Auction Sale: $25,992
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Studebaker Commander
1954 Studebaker Commander
Produced: 31,570
Original Price: $1,980 - $2,555
Average Auction Sale: $11,880
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Studebaker Commander Starliner
1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner
Produced: 19,236
Original Price: $2,400
Average Auction Sale: $36,206
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Studebaker Commander
1952 Studebaker Commander
Produced: 84,850
Original Price: $2,090 - $2,550
Average Auction Sale: $31,951
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Studebaker Commander State
1951 Studebaker Commander State
Produced: 40,444
Original Price: $1,900 - $2,245
Average Auction Sale: $24,190
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Studebaker Commander Regal
1951 Studebaker Commander Regal
Produced: 45,830
Original Price: $1,805 - $1,840
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Studebaker Commander Starlight
1950 Studebaker Commander Starlight
Produced: 11,758
Original Price: $1,899 - $2,020
Average Auction Sale: $16,049
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Studebaker Commander
1948 Studebaker Commander
Produced: 85,839
Original Price: $1,860 - $2,265
Average Auction Sale: $16,565
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Studebaker Commander
1947 Studebaker Commander
Produced: 56,399
Original Price: $1,660 - $2,240
Average Auction Sale: $23,218
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Studebaker Commander

Studebaker Commander
1941 Studebaker Commander
Produced: 41,996
Original Price: $11 - $1,250
Average Auction Sale: $18,112
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Studebaker State Commander
1938 Studebaker State Commander
Produced: 22,053
Original Price: $965 - $1,365
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Studebaker Commander

Studebaker Commander
1935 Studebaker Commander
Produced: 6,085
Original Price: $925 - $1,130
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Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser
1934 Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser
Produced: 10,315
Original Price: $1,200 - $1,500
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Studebaker Commander
1932 Studebaker Commander
Produced: 3,551
Original Price: $1,400 - $1,700
Average Auction Sale: $33,000
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Studebaker Commander
1929 Studebaker Commander
Produced: 16,019
Original Price: $1,365 - $1,700
Average Auction Sale: $44,782
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Studebaker Commander
1928 Studebaker Commander
Produced: 22,848
Original Price: $1,435 - $1,625
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Studebaker Commander Big Six
1927 Studebaker Commander Big Six
Produced: 40,668
Original Price: $1,530 - $1,785
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Commander History

The Studebaker Commander was produced for several years, representing several bodystyle changes, and first appeared in the 1920s. The company would continue to use the name until their demise in 1966. There were only a few years where the Commander did not appear in Studebaker's line-up during that time; those were in 1936 and 1959-1963.

When the name first appeared in 1927, it was Studebaker's middle-series. As the years progress, it would move up and down market, often changing positions from year to year. The name would continue until it was dropped in 1935, only to reappear in 1937 where it served as the company's least expensive model, taking the place of the previous Studebaker Dictator. The company had decided to do away with the 'Dictator' name, due to the negative political connectors associated with the name. Mainly, Adolf Hitler in Germany had tainted the word 'dictator.'

The Commander moved up-market in 1939 when Studebaker introduced the Champion model. After the Second World War, Studebaker dropped its President moniker, and repositioned the Commander in its place. At the same time, Studebaker introduced an extended wheelbase model known as the Land Cruiser.

The President name reappeared in 1955; the President model became the premium model range and the Commander was demoted to the mid-range model. The name would continue until 1958 and reappear in 1963 for the 1964 model range. It was positioned next to the lowest-priced Lark model and above the entry-level Challenger model.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2008
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