I originally purchased this car for my father for his 70th birthday in 2005. He recently gave to me.
Model 4H-K5--Coral Red and Ivory Mist
The car was restored by well known Studebaker restoration shop, MDS Engine Service, Bruceville Texas:
$7000.00 in parts, $4000.00 in labor:232 V-8 engine balanced and blueprinted. Valves redone and hardened for unleaded fuel. Engine and engine compartment painted according to Studebaker specifications12-volt conversion. Distributor to electronic ignitionTransmission, brakes, steering, gas tank, suspension rebuilt. New exhaust.Wiring replaced.Additional in-line fuel pump near gas tank added to prevent vapor lock issuesCoker tires$ 5,000 Phantom Autoworks (Rene Harger) complete and correct Studebaker interior installed: leather seats, carpeting, door panels, headliner, wind lace
Odometer reset to zero UPON completion of restoration. The car has been stored and maintained since then with only 410 miles added since 2005!
Body is completely rust free. Still has most of its original undercoating including wheel wells etc.
Car has no leaks whatsoever. No smoke from exhaust.
The car starts easily and runs and drives better than when new.
Car includes chrome options;
AC -xxx -front and rear fender spears
AC-xxx- wire wheel aps,
AC-2696 grill guard
AC-2698 fog lights
AC-2331, backup lights
AC-236 wind guards
AC-2351 directional signals
AC 2300 8-tube radio
AC-2340 2- side mirrors
AC-xxx door handle and gas door chrome
AC-xxx exhaust extension
Also included are NOS hubcaps, unpainted fender skirts, dry air cleaner and additional chrome parts.
One of the best remaining 1953 Commanders around!
On Sep-11-18 at 10:21:09 PDT, seller added the following information: I ALSO HAVE RESTORATION INVOICES TOTALLING OVER $13,000 I CANNOT LOCATION INTERIOR RESTORATION INVOICES, HOWEVER, I DID CONFIRM WITH MR. HARGAR THAT LEATHER, HEADLINER, PANELS CARPET ETC ABOUT $3,000 BEFORE INSTALLATION COSTS On Sep-16-18 at 08:29:38 PDT, seller added the following information: For comparison, go to bringatrailer.com . On 9/04 a 1953 Commander in same red/white red leather sold for $28,880
Also if you are fan of Chasing Classic Cars, in an episode a couple years back, Wayne Carrini purchased a perfect 1954 red / White Commander with only 7K miles. It took second in class at Pebble Beach this year

Seller notes:
Year: 1953 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 8301362
Mileage: 410 Interior Color: Red
Make: Studebaker Number of Cylinders: 8
Model: Commander Transmission: Automatic
Engine: 232 cubic inch V-8 Body Type: Coupe
Drive Type: RWD Warranty: No Warranty
Vehicle Title: Clear Sub Model: K-Hartop Coupe
For Sale By: Private Seller Exterior Color: Coral Red/Ivory White

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