NO RESERVE 1964 Studebaker Commander

Up for auction at no reserve is this 1964 Studebaker Commander Sedan.  Based on the Studebaker Lark, the Commander was introduced in 1964 and was restyled with a new full-width stamped aluminum grille and squared-off headlamp surrounds, along with subtle changes to the body lines. Commander models came standard with single headlamps, and this example features the optional dual lamp configuration. It is said to have spent most of its life under the care of the original owner’s family in California before eventually moving to the Northeast. Complete with its owner's guide and accessory books, this Commander is now being offered for auction without reserve by its seller out of Connecticut.

This Commander is finished in Bermuda Brown Metallic with chrome brightwork and a contrasting white-painted roof. This sedan wears steel bodywork penned by industrial designer Brooks Stevens who was also responsible for the design of the original Jeep Wagoneer. The seller notes surface rust visible within the engine compartment and the lower trunk pan, and that the vehicle is believed to retain much of its factory-applied undercoating; additional photos are provided in the gallery. 15” steel wheels wear chrome Studebaker hubcaps and American Classic bias-ply whitewall tires that show date codes from 2019.

Inside, the cabin accommodates six passengers on twin bench seats covered in metallic brown vinyl and cloth upholstery. The dashboard shows cracks from sun exposure as depicted in the photo gallery. Features include a two-spoke steering wheel, chrome toggle switches for heat and defrost, a combination gas, temperature, oil, and amperage gauge, an analog clock, and a 120-MPH speedometer with a five-digit odometer showing just over 61k miles. All accessories are reported to be in working order aside from the stock push-button AM radio mounted in the center of the padded dash.

This Commander carries a 170ci inline 6-cylinder engine equipped with a single two-barrel carburetor paired with a Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels. The Commander for the 1964 model year features an X-braced frame, counterweighted corners, independent front suspension, and a solid rear axle on leaf springs. The seller reports the braking and fuel systems have recently been refreshed.

This sale will include two sets of keys, the original owner’s manuals and accessory books, a spare tire, and a clean title. Offered in a charming vintage color combination, this stylish and unique Studebaker sedan is sure to turn some heads at your next car gathering. 


Auction Results

  • Sold for: $5,500
  • Auction End: June 15, 2021, 3:30 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 12
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Comments (15)

  • Stryphous 14 hours, 32 minutesago

    Sold for $5,500

  • jbauto 20 hours, 54 minutesago

    It's a freakin' Commander. Would anyone's daughter use this as a College car anymore?

  • Stryphous 1 day, 10 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $5,500

  • Bankrep40 1 day, 12 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • Stryphous 1 day, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $4,750

  • Bankrep40 1 day, 20 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $4,250

  • Bankrep40 1 day, 21 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $4,000

  • Pinojpino 1 day, 21 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $3,550

  • mas007 2 days, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $3,254

  • Bankrep40 3 days, 19 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

  • mas007 3 days, 19 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $2,351

  • Bankrep40 3 days, 20 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $2,100

  • mas007 3 days, 21 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $1,756

  • Bankrep40 6 days, 20 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $1,500

  • Hartfordland (seller) 1 weekago

    Off we go! I will check in regularly. Please click on the contact seller button if you have any questions. It is a wonderful reliable driver and I just had it fully detailed.

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NO RESERVE 1964 Studebaker Commander
Final bid: $5,500 This auction has ended.