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YAK Car Pic of the Day

’58 Studebaker Commander

If this 1958 Studebaker Commander looks strange to you… well, it is! But besides the weird styling, this one has the steering wheel on the right side, as it was used in the 1989 movie A Dry White Season, set in 1980’s South Africa during the height of racial tension. This Stude, a taxi driven by a character named Stanley, makes numerous appearances throughout the movie. Disturbing, to say the least, but a movie I’d recommend.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

  • Max

    That’s a crazy looking ride, Jim and kudos to you for unearthing it. If I’m not mistaken that car had the DNA of 3 separate manufacturers, 2 of which would be disappearing shortly and the 3rd a while later: Packard, Studebaker and American Motors which helps to explain its unique pedigree.

    • Jim Corbran

      Definitely from an era when every car didn’t look the same!