The 1927 Studebaker Commandeer was essentially a re-named Big Six. It was called the "EW Big Six" at first and then the company used the name "Commander". It carried new double bar bumpers and bullet shaped headlights. Studebaker introduced
various two-tone paint jobs and used a new Atlanta hood ornament. The rear bumper was also offered as an option on most models.
The year 1927 marked Studebaker's "Diamond Jubilee" year as a car manufacturer and the move to South Bend was completed. As part of the celebration, several speed records were established
by drivers of the Commander. The Studebaker Commandeer virtually owned all the speed and endurance records for a stock car of its class at one point.
The commander sold 40,000 units in its first year which was quite remarkable. It came in several versions including two couple, a sedan, a Victoria, and a sport roadster.
The year also marked the 75th anniversary of the Studebaker company which had gone from America's foremost wagon builder to one of the top auto builders in the world.