View Full Version : '55 Speedster "Studillac" finished, just needs air cleanerand license plate

04-13-2017, 12:17 PM
Ready for spring rides!


04-13-2017, 12:41 PM
What year and displacement did you use?

04-13-2017, 01:00 PM
What year and displacement did you use?

It's a '55 0.030 over 331.

04-13-2017, 02:17 PM
Sweet. I love that you painted the Caddy mill in 55 colours. Looks like Alberta Blue to me, but Studerich will correct me if I'm wrong (lol).

04-13-2017, 03:00 PM
Thanks. Your '55 looked the same as mine when you got it, only mine had no motor..

04-13-2017, 03:11 PM
Well, mine had been run dry of oil, torque converter exploded, frozen and hit on the left front corner. Still worth every minute and better bang for the buck than a new car. I'd love the hear the Cadillac motor wind out.

04-13-2017, 03:19 PM
Nice looking ride!

04-13-2017, 07:01 PM
Thats a gorgeous looking Cruiser. I love it. Best looking dash of any Stude.

04-13-2017, 08:10 PM
Speedway still offers the Offenhauser carb hats in a period correct, low profile, to clear the hood.

Dave Bates
04-13-2017, 09:14 PM
Very nice!

04-13-2017, 09:28 PM
Doug, you did a great job. Enjoy the summer with it.

04-14-2017, 02:33 AM
How do U keep cool with the front fender air vents filled in ?p

Pat Dilling
04-14-2017, 08:04 AM
Very nicely done!! This would be a great car for the "Day 2" display at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals.

04-14-2017, 10:16 AM
Love the very purposeful look of the Blackwalls and lack of side trim. It looks just like a '50's era muscle car ought to look! Me like.

04-14-2017, 10:21 AM
Love the very purposeful look of the Blackwalls and lack of side trim. It looks just like a '50's era muscle car ought to look! Me like.

Thanks. You own a lot of Studebakers. Where do you sleep?

04-16-2017, 03:43 AM

My first car,,(1965) was going to be a 53 Stude w 331 Caddy, No idea if a real Studilac..still remember that light yellow coupe in that south side of Chicago guys garage, $700..and did always, I was talked out of it by my Dad and Uncles. Not so miserable as I bought a '57 Vette ($850). Still always wanted a 53 Coupe..
Funny,,I don't remember the guys garage I bought the Vette,, But that Stude was in my dreams for 45 years..
Took me only 45 years,,but it's waiting in the garage right now..until my morning getting it and my 53 Jaguar XK120se (owned 43 Years !) out for a ride in sunny Arizona..


t walgamuth
04-16-2017, 04:17 AM
Lovely car! Good work! I've always hankered for one of those.

04-16-2017, 08:09 AM
Nice to see another '55 Speedster back on the road! :!: