1953 Studebaker Convertible

  • Make: Studebaker
  • Model: Commander Eight
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Regal
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 50000
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: Supercharged R2 289
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 200r4 GM Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: White
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: The Dalles, Oregon, United States


Studebaker never produced a convertible in this body style (other than one prototype). This one was converted to a fully functional hydraulic soft top using components from a '64 Dodge Dart. Dennis Gage of "My Classic Car" TV called it "the most beautiful Studebaker I have ever seen". Featured in "Turning Wheels" and "My Classic Car TV (S14E05), "Rod & Custom" and various other online, video and print media. Just Google "53 Studebaker Convertible", and numerous photos, blogs, videos and articles about this car will appear.
A consistent winner at shows big and small, and featured on numerous meet logos, including Goodguys and Rod Run to the End of the World. This car was built to drive and motors down the highway in comfort and style. Some rock chips, but still shows quite well next to all manor of trailer queens. Draws a crowd wherever it appears and against any kind of competition you can imagine.
Air ride suspension, Kelsey Hays style wire wheels, supercharged "R2" Studebaker V8, GM 200R4 transmission, electric power steering, A/C, cruise control, 15,000 miles on engine, just over 50,000 total on car, PPG Concept urethane paint.