1956 Studebaker Commander

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1956
  • Chassis number 
    56BC35911
  • Engine number 
    27326 - V386524
  • Lot number 
    8
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast
1956 Studebaker Commander Coupe Competition Project
Registration no. 887 YUX
Chassis no. 56BC35911
Engine no. 27326 - V386524

Early Studebaker coupes have proved exceptionally competitive in historic around the world A favourite of Carrera Panamericana competitors, the Raymond Loewy-designed Commander and Hawk series of cars combine European styling with American muscle.

This 1956 example has been meticulously prepared with a full photographic record, with new paint on a carefully prepared body and a fibreglass bonnet. The engine has been rebuilt to race tune (not fitted), and the interior has been stripped and a full roll cage fitted, along with a Cobra racing seat and aluminium dash. The car rolls on American Racing Torque Thrust D wheels, and disc brakes have been fitted. A great opportunity to acquire a Goodwood-eligible race car at a terrific price! Offered with aforementioned history and V5C.

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Vendor Score Total: 37/100

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Key for sellers' assessments:
1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

EXTERIOR TOTAL: 12/25
Body Work: 3
Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 2
Glass: 2
Paint: 3
Wheels/Tyres: 2

INTERIOR TOTAL: 4/20
Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 1
Headlining: 1
Seats: 1
Trim: 1

ENGINE TOTAL: 4/20
Mechanical components: 1
Running: 1
Starting: 1
Under Bonnet: 1

RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12/20
Axles: 3
Brakes: 3
Gearbox/Clutch: 3
Suspension: 3

ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 2/10
Ancillary components: 1
Main components: 1

Car History File: 3