1948 Studebaker Commander

As the world continued to repair after the effects of World War II, the American automobile industry to work on new and updated models. For 1948, the Studebaker Commander was basically a carry-over from the prior year, available with the same body style and trim offerings. It was a diverse range offered in Deluxe and Regal Deluxe trim levels with coupe, sedan, and convertible body styles. For those seeking more, a long-wheelbase Land Cruiser addition was available. Powering the Commander line was an L-head six-cylinder engine displacing 226.2 cubic-inches and offering 94 horsepower. A three-speed manual transmission with overdrive was standard.

Except for the Land Cruiser, all bodies were basically the same as the Champions from the cowl back. The Regal Deluxe line added stainless steel windshield trim and stainless steel rocker panel moldings.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2016

Related Reading : Studebaker 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 Studebakers line-up during that time those were in 1936 and 1959-1963. When the name first appeared in 1927, it was Studebakers....
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1948 Commander
$2,265-$20,000
1948 Studebaker Commander Price Range: $1,860 - $2,265

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Studebaker
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)151,576
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)167,662
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)246,195
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)320,884
1949Ford (1,118,308)Chevrolet (1,010,013)Plymouth (520,385)129,301
1948Chevrolet (696,449)Ford (430,198)Plymouth (412,540)184,993
1947Chevrolet (671,546)Ford (429,674)Plymouth (382,290)161,496
1946Ford (468,022)Chevrolet (398,028)Plymouth (264,660)

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