This 1938 Studebaker State Commander is for sale for $55,000 in Portland, Oregon. It has 4,141 miles with a Clear title and is Black with a Gray interior.
This is an extremely rare 1938 Studebaker State Commander Business Coupe. The State Commander and the President Commander in 1938 were the one and only year and models that had the "art deco" style headlights and grille. This is truly a unique and rare car loaded with factory options. It was originally sold new to owners in Pennsylvania and was kept in a barn on their farm until it was sold in an estate auction and then moved to a museum in Washington State. The museum was liquidated several years later and I bought it from the museum. It is reported that only 38 Business (custom) Coupes were built as State Commanders. The car was originally black and still is. All of the interior is still original and in serviceable condition. All interior and exterior cranks and handles are original. It has a ton of factory options, such as a deluxe steering wheel, twin horns, twin wipers, twin sun visors, factory radio and antenna, factory heater, very rare dash mounted vacuum shift ("miracle shift vacuum transmission control"), automatic overdrive, outside rear view mirror, dual tail lights, factory front and rear bumper guards, factory grille guard, and original factory tools. It still has the original 6 cylinder, which purrs like a kitten, the original transmission and rear axle, brakes and wheels. The odometer shows 4,141 miles but I cannot verify if that is accurate, but the speedometer does work and is not broken. The car starts, runs, drives, shifts flawlessly and stops very smoothly and reliably as a low mileage car should. This car is "no rust bucket". It is as sound as the day it was new. If you are looking for a "special" car, this is it. I am starting the bidding at $500 but it will take a serious bid to go to a serious home.