Owner: Arnold & Evelyn Cohen
What Year: 1950
What Make: Studebaker
What Model: Commander Regal Deluxe four-door sedan
What Color: Maroon
Engine: 245 cid 102 hp straight 6
How Long Have You Had The Car: since 2014
Modifications?: Interior reupholstered in non-stock fabrics
Longest Round Trip In This Vehicle?: 136 miles
What’s Your Studebaker Story: I bought this car because of experiences when I was a young teenager: In 1949 my dad came home with what was the first new car he had ever bought. It was a beautiful yellow and white Studebaker Land Cruiser. The interior was as beautiful as the exterior. Dad phoned his older brother Jack to tell him about our new car. Uncle Jack told my dad the car was too light, therefore unsafe. Dad returned the Studebaker to the dealer, then came home with a drab (in every way) 300-pound heavier Buick. I’ve missed that Studebaker ever since. Later in 1949 on the way home from Junior High School I spotted a fantastic new model car parked on the street. I walked around that car several times, taking in every detail of the futuristic car. It was the first 1950 Studebaker I’d ever seen, and it was maroon.
Would You Ever Sell?: Regrettably, yes. Some day I’ll be too old to take care of it.