The 1950′s have been called the Golden Age of American automotive design. There were many iconic designs to come out of the ’50s, but there were also some interesting and futuristic ones to come out of the era. This was especially true for many of Studebaker’s designs. Take this 1950 Studebaker Commander Starlight for example. Its design left onlookers both amazed and confused. This one has been parked in a Burbank, California garage for the past 20 years. It can now be found here on eBay.
The Starlight was Studebaker’s halo model and showcased some of the company’s most unique styling ideas. In 1950, Studebaker added the bullet nose to the front of the car, which added to the futuristic look. The design left some passersby wondering which end was the front and which direction it was going.
The seller claims the interior is completely original and it looks to be in good condition. The Starlight’s wrap around rear window makes it feel spacious for a two door coupe, but replacement glass can be hard to find. All the original glass looks great and all the hard to find parts are still in good shape. The seller claims the original straight six runs and that the car drives, but the brakes need to be worked on to be driven.
It will take a little work to get this car back on the road, but we hope the next owner keeps the car as original as possible. There weren’t a lot of these built in 1950 and we doubt that there are many left in this kind of condition.