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Stude Shoo-wop!
03-10-2018, 07:56 AM
I found these two wonders while trolling Ebay Motors, see what you think.


1955 4-door (great condition with only some weird add-on fins to blemish it): https://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-Studebaker-President-Chrome-/232675163292?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368



1956 4-door (a solid project for anyone is search of a cheap and solid car to start with, bidding is only $400 at this time): https://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-Studebaker-President-/152938801262?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368


Best of luck!

acolds
03-10-2018, 09:33 AM
The 56 is stick with overdrive which is plus in my mind. Same seller also has 57 Packard Clipper fpr sale both look as to have better than average bodies rust wise. They both have stuck motors according to ads

T.J. lavallee
03-10-2018, 09:40 AM
That first posting is a perfect example of how to ruin the look of a smooth original design. Those add on fins really suck. Good Lord, what the hello was that person thinking? Yikes!

studegary
03-10-2018, 11:27 AM
That 1956 "Vice" President does appear to have a good body. It also looks like it has overdrive.
It possibly did not venture far from its assembly in South Bend.
It would be good for someone in that area.

Bud
03-10-2018, 05:08 PM
I'm seeing a 2 bbl carburetor on the engine, so I'm wondering if the there has been an engine swap sometime in the car's past. The President engine should have a 4 bbl carb on it. Bud

StudeRich
03-10-2018, 05:19 PM
The '56 President "W" Body seller in La Porte, IN, also has a much BETTER Car, a '57 Packard Clipper Town Sedan with Full Power Windows.
It has Power steering and Brakes but the P/S Pump is gone along with the Supercharger and Brackets, advertised as a '58 Packard 200!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1958-Packard-200/152938852972?_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D44040% 26meid%3D959d093b9d1744bfaf8ddcb76b947a76%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D3%26sd %3D152938801262%26itm%3D152938852972&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109

studegary
03-10-2018, 09:17 PM
I'm seeing a 2 bbl carburetor on the engine, so I'm wondering if the there has been an engine swap sometime in the car's past. The President engine should have a 4 bbl carb on it. Bud

I am going by memory, mostly of 1957s, but I believe that the 1956 "Vice" President (this car) and the President Classic both used a 289 cid V8 with the "Vice" President having the 195 HP two bbl. set up and the President Classic having the 210 HP four bbl. set up.

studegary
03-10-2018, 09:18 PM
The '56 President "W" Body seller in La Porte, IN, also has a much BETTER Car, a '57 Packard Clipper Town Sedan with Full Power Windows.
It has Power steering and Brakes but the P/S Pump is gone along with the Supercharger and Brackets, advertised as a '58 Packard 200!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1958-Packard-200/152938852972?_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D44040% 26meid%3D959d093b9d1744bfaf8ddcb76b947a76%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D3%26sd %3D152938801262%26itm%3D152938852972&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109

I noticed the power windows and also the signal seeking radio.

EDIT: The big item missing is the supercharger.

StudeRich
03-10-2018, 09:57 PM
You know Gary I am never surprised to find a Signal Seeker Radio in a '57 or '58 Packard, every one I have EVER seen has one except the few with No Radio, I think they were trying to simulate the '56 Packards, and either made it a Standard item or always equipped Option like the TT on the '58 Stude. Starlight Hardtops and Packard Hardtops, rarely EVER missing.

In the case of the Twin Traction, it was a good way to Advertise them with the Neat Trunk Emblem and Dash Sticker, and get the 'Word Out" that Studebaker HAD the seldom seen on other makes especially in '57-'58, Limited Slip Differential! :cool:

studegary
03-10-2018, 10:04 PM
You know Gary I am never surprised to find a Signal Seeker Radio in a '57 or '58 Packard, every one I have EVER seen has one except the few with No Radio, I think they were trying to simulate the '56 Packards, and either made it a Standard item or always equipped Option like the TT on the '58 Stude. Starlight Hardtops and Packard Hardtops, rarely EVER missing.

I have just the opposite experience. All of the 1958 Packards, in this area, that I have owned, worked on or seen had the regular push button radio. I do know of a couple that received signal seeking radios later in life (part of restoration). Maybe it was an area of the country thing, like the later FM radios.

EDIT: In this area they did have Twin Traction. This is not surprising for the area as many Studebakers had TT.