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shifter4
12-10-2017, 09:13 AM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-Studebaker-President-Custom/122853386929?hash=item1c9aa1eab1:g:k0EAAOSwzppZ7-BO&vxp=mtr


I wonder if he'll take Bitcoins.....

Chris Pile
12-10-2017, 09:21 AM
This car has been featured at SDC meets and even pictured in Turning Wheels, as I remember.

swvalcon
12-10-2017, 09:45 AM
I sure like the way they did the interior.

PackardV8
12-10-2017, 10:30 AM
The car is good enough to stand out anywhere; the somewhat florid copywriting does it no favors.


The build is unique due to very few full custom Studebaker's that have been presented to market. This car will trade as the equal to like finished examples of its contemporary peers such the Tri-Five Chevy's ('55, '56, '57) and the like. The vehicle as inspected is in a condition, quality and features that makes this an attractive car in the marketplace if ever presented for sale.

That there have been very few custom Studes must come as a surprise to the several of us here who've built and sold them over the years and seen dozens more.

jack vines

Noxnabaker
12-10-2017, 02:24 PM
Easily the best way to customize a -55 front & still keeping the top shape, in my opinion!
So if I don't find a 53-54 Studebaker sedan front or 55-56 Dodge front I might actually more or less copy that one...
:)

Mike Van Veghten
12-10-2017, 02:58 PM
That kind of money on a Stude frame...naa..!

Mike

spokejr
12-10-2017, 03:18 PM
For that kind of money you'd think they could have tucked the exhaust pipes up better. The way I drive, I see something getting caught. I'll give 'em ten bucks a cubic inch and let that short coming slide. :lol:

studegary
12-10-2017, 03:23 PM
The exhaust doesn't look like it was installed for street driving. Look how much lower it is than the differential.

I have sold several restomod Studebakers for a small fraction of what they want and all of the ones that I had at least had a sub-frame swap.

I suggest/recommend that they utilize an auction format with a low starting bid and they will find out what the market values it at. I would bid on it, but not at that price.

shifter4
12-10-2017, 03:59 PM
When I posted this this morning , The opening bid required was $65,000 , but the
Buy It Now price was $ 894,900.00 .
That is why I was overwhelmed .

Now it has been corrected to $85,900.00 , and , I see that 1 bid has appeared , at $65,000 .

Good luck to him .

Mike Van Veghten
12-10-2017, 05:28 PM
$86,000...STILL, MUCH too high for a modified OEM frame.

Mike

PackardV8
12-10-2017, 05:56 PM
The most likely explanation is they're pricing the BIN at what the car cost to build. Easy to see a professional shop billing $85K for that. What the seller and the family will find is the market usually values a used custom at less than half the build cost.

jack vines

63t-cab
12-10-2017, 07:20 PM
I'm lovin that front end treatment, would be interesting to see it in person :!: also a fan of 55s !


Easily the best way to customize a -55 front & still keeping the top shape, in my opinion!
So if I don't find a 53-54 Studebaker sedan front or 55-56 Dodge front I might actually more or less copy that one...
:)

DEEPNHOCK
12-10-2017, 07:27 PM
All it needs to be complete is curb feelers....

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y-m%2BHYdmL._SL1000_.jpg

S2Deluxe
12-10-2017, 07:46 PM
All it needs to be complete is curb feelers....

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y-m%2BHYdmL._SL1000_.jpg

Only if you could adjust them up enough? To keep them, or at least the mounting bracket, from constantly dragging on the pavement!

Mark

Jerry Forrester
12-11-2017, 07:19 AM
All it needs to be complete is curb feelers....

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y-m%2BHYdmL._SL1000_.jpg

Yeah. They could be mounted on the front roll pan to alert the driver he is about to go over a speed bump.

52-fan
12-11-2017, 09:15 AM
A beautiful modified. A true art piece that I wouldn't want to own. I guess I'm too ordinary. :o

JRoberts
12-11-2017, 08:20 PM
Obviously a lot to excellent work went into this creation. That said it looks like I am the only one who thinks the front end is not all that good looking. Each to his own. I do like the stance of the car and the rest of the car as well, other than the front end. Having said this I realize a lot of folks do not care for the front end of '55's while I prefer them.

Noxnabaker
12-12-2017, 05:43 AM
I kinda fancy the grill-opening itself, the bulges on the sides I'm not so found of...
But that's only me. ;)

t walgamuth
12-12-2017, 05:53 AM
It should have better pictures showing the front and rear overall.

StudeNewby
12-12-2017, 07:51 AM
The part I like is that the customizer retained the '55 instrument cluster, which is one of my favorites. It lends itself well to restomodding.

TWChamp
12-12-2017, 10:16 AM
It should have better pictures showing the front and rear overall.

My thoughts exactly. Get it off the lift, and take it outside for some good 3/4 views.

As far as good looking instrument panels, the 55 Speedster is one of my favorites.