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1951 Studebaker Commander Yellow Convertible 233cu/120hp

1st year OHV V-8. Last Year of the 'Bullet Nose"


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If Studebaker was ever a leader, it was immediately after World War II. By the time most car companies were introducing their first post-war designs, Studebaker was on their second.

For 1951, Studebaker’s South Bend engineering team released an all-new, modern, small-block V-8 engine with short stroke, overhead valves and plenty of power. The engine, available only in the Commander, displaced 232.6 cid and produced up to 120 hp. The new powerplant used a wedge combustion chamber, similar to what the mid-priced Oldsmobile and luxury Cadillac V-8’s possessed.

The Raymond Loewy Associates 1950-’51 Studebakers would forever be known as bullet noses, and they were both distinctive and polarizing. Among their many daring features, they were among very few post-war American cars of any kind not to use a full-width grille. The 1950 and ’51 model years can be distinguished at a glance by the nose itself: In 1950, it’s completely chromed, but in ’51 the outer ring is painted in body color. Commanders are visually larger than their lower-priced Champion siblings, thanks to larger and more visible front-end trim; and literally larger on much longer wheelbases.

  • 2 Barrel Carburetor
  • 3 Speed Manual Transmission
  • AM Radio
  • Convertible Top, Black
  • Hill Lock Brakes
  • Shifter on the Column
  • Wheel Covers
  • Wide White Wall Tires

Year: 1951
Make: Studebaker
Model: Commander
Doors: 2
Body Style: Convertible
Exterior Color: Yellow
Interior Color: Grey
Mileage: 378
Engine: 233 cu / 120 hp V-8 OHV
Horsepower: 120 hp
Carburetor: 2 Barrel
Transmission: Manual - 3 Speed On The Column
Condition: Excellent
Radio: AM
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