The Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction

Lot : SP88
1947 Studebaker Commander Convertible

Auctioned on Saturday, May 2, 2015

Not Sold at a High Bid of $44,000

  • Transmission: Manual
  • Exterior Color: Yellow
  • Interior Color: Red

An extremely rare and outstanding restoration of a post war Studebaker convertible. With extremely low production of only 1,503 Regal trimmed Commander convertibles, this highly optioned and extremely well restored ‘47 Studebaker is true blue chip status. This highly optioned and correctly restored example was the undertaking of well-known and foremost Studebaker 'go to guys' The Schrock Bros of Pennsylvania. The Schrocks embarked on a multi-year restoration in attempt to restore the finest 47 Commander Convertible available and they certainly succeeded. Armed with the personal collection of the largest hoard of Studebaker New Old Stock parts, the best of the best was saved and favored for this Commander. Refinished in factory correct colour of Tulip yellow, enhanced with a black Haartz cloth top including correct top chrome trim. The interior still boasts originality with blood red leather seating and the correct matching red carpets. The correct inline 6 cylinder is matched to a 3 speed standard transmission with factory and functional overdrive, a favorable option for highway cruising, also equipped with optional hill holder. Includes optional directional signals, Deluxe Regal Steering wheel, factory clock, radio, and heater, correct spot light and Studebaker script backup light. Exterior treatment includes lower rocker moldings, fender skirts, Regal Deluxe center hood ornament with matching fender spears, integrated amber fogs, front and rear accessory bumper ends and rear bumperettes. An outstanding example of a rare and fashion forward early post war American Classic.