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1953 Studebaker Commander DeLuxe Series 4HKnow your VIN?
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Original Base Price $1,921.00
No. Produced 6,106
Body Maker Studebaker
No. Doors 2
Passengers 5
Model Number C
Weight 3,030lbs
Wheelbase 116.5 inches
Length 201 15/16 inches
Width 71 inches
Height 56 5/16 inches
Front Tread 56.5 inches
Rear Tread 55.5 inches
Type 90 degree V8 Valve-in-head
Displacement 232.6 cu. in.
Cylinders 8
Bore & Stroke 3 3/8 & 3 1/4 inches
Compression Ratio-Std 7.0 to 1
Compression Ratio-Opt 7.5 to 1
Brake Horsepower 120@4000
Rated Horsepower 36.4
Torque 190@2000
Main Bearings 5
Valve Lifters Mechanical
Block Material
Engine Numbers Starting V207001
Engine No. Location On pad on top of block to right of distributor mounting.
Lubrication Pressure to all bearings excluding wrist pin
Type Dual downdraft
Make Stromberg
Type Helical
Drive Rear wheel drive
No. Of Gears 3
Gear Ratios
1st 2.57 to 1
2nd 1.62 to 1
3rd 1 to 1
4th Not applicable
5th Not applicable
Reverse 3.48 to 1
Single plate dry disc
Clutch Size 9.25 inches
Differential Ratio 4.09
Front Independent coil springs
Rear Longitudinal leaf spring
Cam & lever or worm & roller
Service 4 wheel hydraulic drum
Front Size 11 inches
Rear Size 9 inches
Emergency Rear service brakes
Size 9 inches
Exhaust System Single
Ignition System Distributor and coil
Battery 6
Cooling System Centrifugal water pump
Radiator Cellular
Fuel Type Regular
Wheel Type
Wheel Mfr
Wheel Size
Tire Type
Tire Size 7.1 x 15
Spare Location Trunk
Fuel 18 Gallons
Oil 6 Quarts
Transmission 2.4 Pints
Cooling System 17.25 Quarts
Rear Differential 3 Pints
Front Differential Not Applicable
Transfer Case Not Applicable
Milestone Car
VIN/Serial no. 8290001 to 8353332
VIN Description
VIN Location On plate on left front door lock post. Add'l Serial Nos.: 8826801 to 8836505
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Additional Information
This model had a 120 1/2 inch wheelbase.

Studebaker-The Complete Story W.Cannon & F.FoxLos Angeles Public Library
630 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles CA 90071
(213) 228-7000
1953 Studebaker Passenger Car Shop ManualLos Angeles Public Library
Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975 Krause Pub.Los Angeles Public Library
The Production Figure Book for U.S. Cars Jerry HeasleyHorseless Carriage Foundation
8186 Center St. Suite F P.O. Box 4119
La Mesa CA 91944-4119
(619) 464-0301
Serial No. Book for US Cars 1900-1975 G. BrighamHorseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age December 1952Horseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age March 1953Horseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age June 1953Detroit Public Library (Nat'l Auto. Hist. Collctn)
5201 Woodward
Detroit MI 48202
(313) 833-1456
Paint Type Enamel
Colors Tahoe Green
Velvet Black
Maui Blue
Chippewa Green
Coral Red
Ivory Mist
Lombard Green
Manchester Maroon
Monterey Beige
Olympic Gray
Tacoma Gray
Bombay Red
All colors may not be available in all models.
Two Tone Colors Available
Standard/Optional Equipment
Automatic Drive automatic transmissionOpt
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