Happy 4th of July: 1965 Studebaker Wagonaire Commander

Happy 4th of July, freedom lovers! The Commander name was first used on a Studebaker way back in 1927 when Calvin Coolidge was president and the FCC (originally the Federal Radio Commission) started to regulate the use of radio frequencies.  Ahh..the early days of the FCC…good times…what could be more American than the ever tightening grip of government agencies regulating America into the future…well…a Studebaker that looks like a wagon but functions like a pickup…that is one innovation the man didn’t expect. Take that regulation!! Find this 1965 Studebaker Wagonair Commander offered for $12,500 in Eastern WV via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1965 Studebaker Wagonaire Commander

condition: excellent

cylinders: 6 cylinders

drive: rwd

fuel: gas

odometer: 6785

paint color: custom

size: mid-size

title status: clean

transmission: manual

type: wagon

1965 Studebaker Wagonaire Commander

Just won 1st place at the local cruise in!

Sliding Roof opens from D pillar to C pillar

Rare as hen’s teeth, only around 700 produced in 1965!

California Car

Mileage: 6785 indicated (not verified)

Condition: driver/resto-mod candidate

Engine: Original Chevrolet 194 cubic inch inline 6 (In 1965 and 1966, Studebaker sourced engines from Chevrolet for the last 2 years in business and offered both the 194 I6 and 283 V8.) Can be easily converted to small block chevy.

Transmission: Original Borg Warner 3 speed manual transmission w/overdrive converted to floor shift.

Mild restoration including paint, upholstery, and engine refresh including starter, battery, fuel pump, carb rebuild, fuel filter, distributor cap, breaker points, condenser, spark plugs, wires, and ignition coil.

Includes HEI distributor for converting from points ignition and various extra/original parts.

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