View Full Version : Braggin' about my '55

04-14-2009, 11:42 AM
You guys need to see a clean 'survivor'. Except for the wheels it is 'bone stock'. She runs strong, shifts great, and stops as she should when you hit the brakes. Even the floor covering is original (if it was originally carpet, it has long since lost its nap).


04-14-2009, 11:56 AM
Absolutely beautiful ride.......the wheels "fit" the car perfectly. Thanks for sharing the photos. tempestan

Anne F. Goodman
04-14-2009, 11:58 AM
Wow what a nice ride. Thank you for sharing we have a 1955 President State 4 door.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
1957 Golden Hawk

04-14-2009, 12:02 PM
Thanks for the photos. You have a beautiful Studebaker.
One to be proud of and to "BRAGG" on

Tex E. Grier

04-14-2009, 12:06 PM
Very nice '55 Pres. State Coupe, yes on the very best model you do get carpeting!

It is amazing looking at that 2 year older Stude. with a 4 year older design, behind a '57 Chev. the Stude. makes it look like a TANK! [:0]

StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

04-14-2009, 01:05 PM
Nice car. What wheels? size and tire size? jimmijim

04-14-2009, 01:21 PM
WOW. Very nice.

Rob in ND
'53 Commander Hardtop Resto-Mod (work in progress)

04-14-2009, 01:31 PM
Very nice example of automotive perfection. It's cars like that, which makes you proud you own a Studebaker, from truly one of the best American car companies. Keep driving and who knows one day we'll see each driving our Studebaker's.

1951 Commander Land cruiser

04-14-2009, 01:37 PM
VERY easy on the eyes![:p]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Chris Pile
04-14-2009, 03:45 PM
Green is not my color, but I would be proud to own that sweet Studebaker!

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

04-14-2009, 06:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by tempestan

Absolutely beautiful ride.......the wheels "fit" the car perfectly. Thanks for sharing the photos. tempestan

Wheels are American Torque ThrustII's, 15"x6" mounted with
195-75x15" tires. I think Americans look good on just about any car you put them on.

04-14-2009, 06:19 PM
I keep thinking about a modern front end with tubular A-arms, big ball joints, rack 'n pinion, disks all around, A/C, and a Chevy 200r4 trans. The A/C would require a switch to 12 volts which would now allow me to install throttle body injection. Imagine, a Studebaker 259 with fuel injection, automatic overdrive, discs, and air! Could it get any better?

04-14-2009, 07:01 PM
55s are one of my favourite Studebakers - hence my other name, 55s.

My first car, a yellow Hamilton-built Champion coupe, was acquired when I was 14, and driven for many years. I still have it.

I bought my second 1955 in 1982, a Hamilton-built Commander coupe, originally for the rust free fenders. It proved to be too nice to scrap, and it was in the same colours as yours. A picture of it is in the members' Studebakers, against a beautiful blue sky. I just fired it up and drove it last weekend, after a long, long winter.

I also still have my mom's Speedster, #2 of the 14 original show cars. It was memories of my mom driving this car at 130 mph that got me hooked on 55s.