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1957 Studebaker Commander Series 57BKnow your VIN?
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Original Base Price $2,284.00
No. Produced 738
Body Maker Studebaker
No. Doors 2
Passengers
Model Number D4
Weight 3,310lbs
Wheelbase 116.5 inches
Length 202.4 inches
Width 71.3 inches
Height 62 inches
Front Tread 56.7 inches
Rear Tread 55.7 inches
Type V8 Valve-in-head
Displacement 259.16 cu. in.
Cylinders 8
Bore & Stroke 3 9/16 & 3 1/4 inches
Compression Ratio-Std 8.3 to 1
Compression Ratio-Opt 7.8 to 1
Brake Horsepower 180@4500
Rated Horsepower 40.61
Torque 260@2800
Main Bearings 5
Valve Lifters Mechanical
Block Material
Engine Numbers
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 10 inches
Semifloating
Hypoid
Differential Ratio 3.54
Front Independent coil springs
Rear Longitudinal leaf spring
Cam & single lever roller stud
Service 4 wheel hydraulic drum
Front Size 11 inches
Rear Size 10 inches
Emergency Rear service brakes
Size 10 inches
Exhaust System Single with crossover
Ignition System Distributor and coil
Battery 12
Cooling System Centrifugal pump with thermostat
Radiator Cellular tubular
Fuel Type Regular
Mileage
Wheel Type
Wheel Mfr
Wheel Size
Tire Type
Tire Size 7.1 x 15
Spare Location Trunk
Fuel 18 Gallons
Oil 5 Quarts
Transmission 2.4 Pints
Cooling System 17 Quarts
Rear Differential 3 Pints
Front Differential Not Applicable
Transfer Case Not Applicable
Not Rated
VIN/Serial no. 8454101 to 8471491
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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
www.lapl.org
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
www.hcfi.org
Serial No. Book for US Cars 1900-1975 G. BrighamHorseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age February 1957Horseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age November 1956Horseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age April 1957Horseless Carriage Foundation
Paint Type Enamel
Colors Arctic White
Glendale Green Mist
Wedgewood Blue
Turquoise
Taupe Metallic
Apache Red
Coppertone Mist
Tiara Gold Metallic
Woodsmoke Gray Metallic
Azure Blue Metallic
Lombard Green
Highland Gray
Admiral Blue
All colors may not be available in all models.
Two Tone Colors Available
Standard/Optional Equipment
Flightomatic automatic transmissionOpt
Power brakesOpt
Power steeringOpt
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