1954 Studebaker Commander
Designer Bob Bourke of Raymond Loewy’s studio penned a sleek new coupe in 1953, and Studebaker quickly asked that the new look be adapted to all 1953 Commander body styles. Studebaker billed the Commander’s look as “European,” and it was true that the car looked like nothing else on American highways.
Studebaker Commanders for 1954 utilized a modern 232-cid OHV V-8 that could be backed by the most advanced automatic transmission on the market. This automatic had three speeds forward and a lock-up torque converter.