383 STROKER, BDS BLOWER, TREMEC 5 SPD, FORD 9IN REAR, AWESOME PRO-STREET BUILD!

Price: US $49,995.00 Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Studebaker
  • Model: Commander
  • Type: Other
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 25,559
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: 383 V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1966 Studebaker Commander

Well this is a cool little number that will boggle everyone's minds and stomp them flat on the street. Take one low-key 1966 Studebaker Commander 2-door sedan, dd 383 cubic inches of blown Chevy stroker motor, 5-speed, nd a suspension to hook it up, hen dress it up in show-quality paint. If you want attention, his nasty Stude delivers in a big way.The color is Pewter Gray from the GMC truck color pallet but it sure works well on the angular Studebaker. Small cars were pretty popular in the '60s, nd the Commander looks awesome now that's been given a steroid injection. There are still signs of Raymond Loewy's vision in the dramatically sculpted fenders and the modern paint seems to make them even more prominent as the light plays across the surface. Someone spent a ton of cash on the bodywork, etting everything very straight and giving the paint a fantastic shine, nd as a former economy car, he gaps are probably better than new. The front bumper was molded into the body and the simple, lean front end will have onlookers puzzling over its identity at shows. The big engine hanging out of the hood isn't much for keeping a low profile, ut the car practically demands attention everywhere it goes, uch is the quality of the work. Someone has thoughtfully added "1966 STUDEBAKER" decal on the windshield, hich will surely cut down on questions at the shows and there's a cool Hurst badge on the tail that's a cool period addition.The interior is not as hardcore as the bodywork would have you believe, ffering beautiful modern buckets with 5-point harnesses, lush carpets, nd full interior trim. The wood-rimmed steering wheel warms things up a bit and a few flashes of red on the pedals and center console are a nice contrast to the otherwise monochromatic interior. The original instrument panel has been augmented with a big Auto Meter tach in the center and some auxiliary gauges under the dash, nd the steering column is now a tilt unit that makes it easy to get comfortable. This cruiser also includes a neat under-dash A/C unit that blows nice and cold as well as a Sony AM/FM/CD stereo head unit that sounds great thanks to lots of sound-deadening materials inside the body. The trunk is still useful, lthough the mini tubs, uel cell, nd battery take up some of the space, ut you can see how beautifully finished it all is.That big 383 is based on a 4-bolt main block stuffed with an Eagle rotating assembly with H-beam rods. Special blower pistons and a roller cam were selected to work with the BDS 8-71 supercharger and two Holley double-pumpers. RHS cylinder heads handle the force-fed mixture and an MSD ignition system lights it up. It's a tight fit in the Stude's little engine bay, ut workmanship is outstanding, ith custom side panels and a smooth firewall and lots of attention to detail. There's a big aluminum radiator up front that keeps it cool even with the A/C running and you're really going to dig how the headers snake out through the sheetmetal inner fenders. A Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission sends all that supercharged horsepower back to a custom 9-inch Ford with 3.70 gears inside, o it's quick but easy-going on the highway. The chassis has been extensively modified and upgraded with rack-and-pinion steering, adder bars, nd 4-wheel disc brakes, lus a custom Flowmaster exhaust system that sounds wicked. Traditional Torque Thrust wheels are probably a low-key choice and they look awesome wrapped in big-n-little 205/75/15 radials up front and 29.5x12.5-15 Hoosier meats in back.Beautifully built, nsanely fast, nd rare enough to attract attention without being obnoxious, his cool Studebaker couldn't be duplicated for twice the asking price. Call today!