Nomad Fighter: 1956 Studebaker Parkview

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Wagon Wednesday is upon us once again and we thought we would kick off the day with a rare two door American wagon that isn’t a Nomad. This 1956 Studebaker Commander Parkview is very rare and while it isn’t a “Barn Find”, it is a survivor. It was originally a Colorado car, but has made its way to Naples, Florida and can be found here on eBay with a BIN of $12,000. It’s ready to drive and should turn a few heads.

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The seller has done a little work to the car, but mainly to the interior. They just had the seats recovered, the headliner replaced, and new carpets installed. While the new interior looks nice, it’s too bad they didn’t have the seats recovered in material closer to original. That being sad, this vinyl interior should be comfortable and it appears to match the car nicely.

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The Parkview came with Studebaker’s 259 cui V8 and was rated at 170 hp. The seller doesn’t state whether this is the original engine or not, but it looks like it could be. They do claim that it runs and drives nicely and that everything works as it should. One can’t help compare this wagon to Chevrolet’s 1956 Nomad, which had a 162 hp 265 cui V8. We wonder which one would win in a race? Which one would you put your money on, the Parkview or the Nomad?

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There isn’t much information about these two door wagons out there, but that’s probably because there weren’t many built. From the little we have been able to learn about it, it seems like the seller’s asking price is a bit high, but hopefully they will accept a more realistic offer. If anyone knows more about the Parkview, we would love to learn more about these unique wagons. Special thanks to Jim S for sharing this find with us!

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Comments

  1. Rancho Bella

    I like wagons…….always have. The Studebaker Club will have as much info as you can find. The upside to those guys?……..a bunch of them are still alive. Studebaker’s were good cars.

  2. DRV

    Very good cars. I love this and am making an offer.

  3. Lori

    Love it!! It seems Studebakers are finally “catching on” but dang it!! they’re getting out of my price range. :o/

  4. dusterdave

    Duallys on the studey’ would definatlygo w/the stude. 55-57 chevvys are burnt out.

  5. scot c

    ~ @ DRV,
    best luck, hope to hear it’s yours. love this Studebaker.

  6. john

    It looks like the passenger rear quarter has been repaired? It may have rust issues as these cars had a lot!

  7. FRED

    BEING THE CAR CAME OUT THE SAME YEAR I WAS BORN IT HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART BUT THE PRICE IS TELLING ME SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

  8. gunningbar

    Yeah again ….i love wagons and this a good one.

  9. edward knapp

    love studies have had 3 in my life great cars am doing 53 commander now. hopefully I can complete this preservation.82 yr young senior on ss

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