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lschuc
06-04-2018, 12:13 AM
For sale on ebay with four days left, my old business coupe. Looks to still be in good shape: https://www.ebay.com/itm/183248585267
When I had it, brakes were upgraded to V8 late model brakes, and 185 engine.

skyway
06-04-2018, 12:45 PM
...and ONLY 23,000 miles?

studegary
06-04-2018, 08:47 PM
You are in Missouri, the listing says that it is in New York and it displays a Kentucky plate. It seems to be a well travelled car. It was built in South Bend, Indiana.

rockne10
06-04-2018, 09:53 PM
Listed on Ebay as a "three window coupe" while Studebaker called it a "3-passenger coupe." Did Studebaker ever call it a business coupe? Or was that simply public nomenclature?

studegary
06-04-2018, 10:19 PM
Listed on Ebay as a "three window coupe" while Studebaker called it a "3-passenger coupe." Did Studebaker ever call it a business coupe? Or was that simply public nomenclature?

I believe that it was officially referred to as a three passenger coupe. Not all were purchased for business use, but business coupe has become a common name for them.
PS - The Starlight coupe was a five passenger coupe.

Blue 15G
06-05-2018, 08:27 AM
It's a little older model year than I'm usually interested in, but I must say....What a great looking little car!

lschuc
06-06-2018, 12:04 AM
...and ONLY 23,000 miles?

123,xxx miles. I sold it in 1991 with about 72,xxx miles (about 10,000 miles on a rebuilt 185 engine). It went to Michigan for about 10 years, then sold to someone in Kentucky. Guessing that the owner died and the family consigned it to the dealer in New York.

It originally was sold by the Studebaker dealer in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to the proveribial "little old lady" in Cape Girardeau. No, or very minimal rust, but lots of dents.