Coming or Going? 1948 Studebaker Commander Project

Sometimes I say I want a particular car…but I can’t buy every car that crosses these pages, so it is without any hint of irony or other-y when I say that I am tempted to buy this next car.  Seriously, half of me wants to not post this for you guys and just go get it.  How magnificent would it be to put this together on the weekend instead of watching my kids play soccer?  Find this 1948 Studebaker Commander Project offered for $2000 (with a Ford 4.6 V8, 5-speed transmission, and 10-bolt rear end) located in Forest Ranch, CA via craigslist. Tip from Terry B.

 From the seller:

1948 studebaker commander 

condition: good 

fuel: gas 

title status: missing 

transmission: manual 

1948 Studebaker Commander Two Door Coupe. Really a nice hot rod/rat rod project car. Rare and unique; when was the last time you saw one of these on the street? Body and floors are rock solid. Some minor rust in trunk. Price includes good running 4.6 Ford V8 with 5 speed transmission and a 10 bolt Chevy rear end. I have 99% of the car, including many new parts. I just don’t have time to put this together. Call with questions.

See a better way to spend the next 6 months?