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sweetolbob
08-26-2018, 07:07 PM
Mecum didn't due a great job of showing it, but it sure was purrrrdy on TV.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/CA0818-336587/1953-studebaker-champion-pro-touring/

Even has cupholders

Bob

PackardV8
08-26-2018, 07:13 PM
It's the most stock exterior I've ever seen retained on a 'pro-touring' build.

jack vines

bezhawk
08-26-2018, 07:16 PM
And people bashing the price begins in 3...2....1......

sweetolbob
08-26-2018, 07:30 PM
And people bashing the price begins in 3...2....1......

Naw, this is a real steel 53K not one of those assisted breathing cheap arse fiberglass Avanti's.:rolleyes::woot:

Bob

70Avanti2
08-26-2018, 07:47 PM
Driven 310 miles since before 2002 and they call it a pro-touring. Sounds more like a trailer queen.

studegary
08-26-2018, 08:03 PM
I was watching the auction and they had a run of one million dollars plus cars, so I took a break and went to the bathroom. I came back just as this '53 sale was winding up. It seemed to me to be strange placement in the auction lineup.

I am glad that it brought what, to me, seemed like a fair price for the car.

I really like the car. The only difference I would have made is I would have left the six cylinder trim piece off the rear fender.

Lynn
08-26-2018, 08:57 PM
I have never heard of "barreled" wood trim.

You would think real car people putting the description together would know what burled walnut is.

studegary
08-26-2018, 09:31 PM
I have never heard of "barreled" wood trim.

You would think real car people putting the description together would know what burled walnut is.

Not if they don't know, or look up, Bob Bourke.

8E45E
08-26-2018, 09:35 PM
It's the most stock exterior I've ever seen retained on a 'pro-touring' build.

No reason to change something that can't be improved upon.

Craig

studegary
08-26-2018, 09:40 PM
Driven 310 miles since before 2002 and they call it a pro-touring. Sounds more like a trailer queen.

I would call it a resto-mod, not a pro-touring, and I would drive it.


EDIT: The 310 miles is since it finished build. That may have been last month. I do not assume that they bought it from Peterson's Museum as a resto-mod. It was probably stock then.

S2Deluxe
08-26-2018, 11:39 PM
I would call it a resto-mod, not a pro-touring, and I would drive it.

It would be a blast, until you got a flat! Then I would feel a whole lot better if it had a spare?

Mark

t walgamuth
08-27-2018, 06:04 AM
Lovely car! I'd lose the extra vents in the hood and the backup lights but other than that its about perfect! I'd love to have a nice drive in it to see how it feels. As for the price, you certainly couldn't build it for that.