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1954 Studebaker Commander Regal Series 5HKnow your VIN?
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Original Base Price $2,130.00
No. Produced 3,151
Body Maker Studebaker
No. Doors 2
Model Number C
Weight 3,095lbs
Wheelbase 120.5 inches
Length 198 9/16 inches
Width 70.4 inches
Height 62 inches
Front Tread 56.7 inches
Rear Tread 55.7 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 7.5 to 1
Compression Ratio-Opt Not applicable
Brake Horsepower 127@4000
Rated Horsepower 36.4
Torque 202@2000
Main Bearings 5
Valve Lifters Mechanical
Block Material
Engine Numbers Starting V282501
Engine No. Location ON block near right side 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 1.55 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 10 inches
Emergency Rear service brakes
Size 9 inches
Exhaust System Single
Ignition System Distributor and coil
Battery 6
Cooling System Centrifugal pump with thermostat
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 2.5 Pints
Cooling System 17.25 Quarts
Rear Differential 3 Pints
Front Differential Not Applicable
Transfer Case Not Applicable
Milestone Car
VIN/Serial no. 8354901 to 8380448
VIN Description
VIN Location On plate on left front door lock post. Add'l Serial Nos.: 8836801 to 8841029
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Additional Information

Studebaker-The Complete Story W.Cannon & F.FoxLos Angeles Public Library
630 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles CA 90071
(213) 228-7000
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 January 1954Horseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age July 1954Detroit Public Library (Nat'l Auto. Hist. Collctn)
5201 Woodward
Detroit MI 48202
(313) 833-1456
Paint Type Enamel
Colors Nocturne Blue
Alberta Blue
Lance Green
Elko Gray
Azore Green
Cadet Gray
Vienna Blue
Vista Green
Safford Cream
Sandusky Beige
Chadron Red
Mesa Tan
Shoshone Red
Ontario Blue
All colors may not be available in all models.
Two Tone Colors Available
Standard/Optional Equipment
Automatic Drive automatic transmissionOpt
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