Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
This 1954 Studebaker Commander Restomod is really the best of everything. After all, you get the rare and swoopy Studebaker design. But now it comes with a custom cruiser sense of style, a custom/comfy interior, proper small block V8 power, and the control of a five-speed.
Famed designer Raymond Loewy really understood how to take his time and let the sheet metal develop sophisticated lines. The long flowing hood and short rear deck instantly make this sporty. Plus, the dual grilles, wraparound back window, and sharp-looking trim make this truly elegant. While you can tell there has been a solid investment in keeping this classic style looking great, you can also see that money was spent updating this Studebaker. Color-matched bumpers, sport mirrors, lowered stance, large dual exhaust tips, and a louvered hood are pure street machine cool. And that\'s what a restomod is all about - fun for the streets. The red paint has a nice glow while still being easy to drive. And we love the smooth look of the panels that is heightened by deleted badging and shaved door handles. Plus, the pinstriping is not only a great custom car touch, but this one utilizes to help highlight some of the best lines of the profile.
It\'s always fun to pop the remote key fob from outside the car and see people\'s reactions. And this custom feature is your gateway to a custom interior. The red and white is nicely intertwined on the upgraded seats and door panels, and the rest of the interior is a fully coordinated two-tone package. We\'d consider the condition driver-quality, and that\'s also reflective of a car that\'s fun to drive. That\'s why you may have the classic Studebaker steering wheel, but the full upgraded gauges and five-speed shifter are great for modern driving. There are some nice details that you can restore for even more comfort, like the R134a air conditioning system and the power windows (the passenger side is currently needing service.) Plus, the custom center stack is just waiting for you to install the modern stereo of your choosing for the best driving music. But what\'s really impressive is the detail-oriented style. Everything from the working c-pillar courtesy lights to the custom pinstriping on the dash lets you know you\'re in an upgraded classic.
While the Commanders were often V8 cars, this one has a clear upgrade under the hood. It\'s a younger 5.0 Ford V8. Unlike the Studebaker powerhouse, there\'s a nice aftermarket to add even more power. This one even already has a Holley four-barrel carburetor and an Edelbrock intake. It fires up eagerly and makes a nice tune out of the glasspack-style dual exhaust. This upgraded V8 is at the center of a solid total cruising package. It includes an upgraded tubular A-arm front suspension, front disc brakes, rear traction bars, rack & pinion steering, and wide modern tires on classic American Racing wheels.
This is a rare classic that makes a bold statement wherever it goes. So don\'t miss this unique coupe. Call today!!!
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