View Full Version : 1/2 Eye Candy for Saturday

01-02-2010, 02:49 AM
Saw this car sell for $97,000 yesterday on the Barett- Jackson Speed channel coverage.

I like everything about it except the fake jet exhaust in the back,but that is just me. It was stated on the B-J show there are red LED's installed in the fake exhaust to simulate it working.

Andy R.
01-02-2010, 03:14 AM
That's the same ride I photographed at the 2007 Pixar Motorama.
All Corvette underneath. Mitsubishi Eclipse top. Aston Martin paint color (Tungsten Silver).
It belonged to the father of Pixar employee and Billetproof organizer Jay Ward (not of Rocky & Bullwinkle fame)

To show rear treatment:

His wife owns my wife's old Lambretta Li.

62 GT


01-02-2010, 07:51 AM
What a car!! Now I have a better idea of what mine is worth..............

'50 Champion, 1 family owner

Chris Pile
01-02-2010, 08:24 AM
Ah, yes - the Rocketeer!
If it was mine, I'd put a bulletnose in the back, too!

Chris Pile

01-02-2010, 08:37 AM
Now that's an eye opener. I love the color on that car. Actually the top is not bad either. I agree with you that the fake jet exhaust thingy is much more bling than is needed.

Is that a Packard convertible in the back? Now that one is the one I would love to have.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

01-02-2010, 09:08 AM
Are the doors Stude doors?I wonder how much of this car is actually Studebaker and how they listed it when it was sold?

01-02-2010, 09:12 AM
Beatiful design. Too many $ for me.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg"In the heart of Arkansas."
1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas

vegas paul
01-02-2010, 09:30 AM
They listed it as a 51 Studebaker Custom.

Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

01-02-2010, 09:33 AM
I also love the colour, whould it work
on a C-cab?
What colour would compliment it in a
two-tone setup?

01-02-2010, 10:07 AM
I would only change one thing on it, it has a '51 front end, but a '50 bullet nose. Maybe it's just me, but it looks a little out of place that way.

Chris Dresbach

01-02-2010, 10:12 AM
I could be wrong, but I remember seeing a website with the build of this car. I think it started out as a '51 Commander sedan. The roof came from a Mitsubishi Eclipse.

Ah yes.. Here it is. :)


BTW Chris. Looks like it has '52 headlight doors as well. I think the '51 grilles and '50 bullet look just right together. [^]

Chris Pile
01-02-2010, 10:56 AM
I understand that the jet engine was removed?

Chris Pile

01-02-2010, 02:08 PM
quote:Originally posted by Chris Pile

I understand that the jet engine was removed?

Chris Pile

Now THAT would be an interesting build, to put a jet engine in a bullet nose Stude. I read years ago that Ford experimented with jet power by installing an existing jet engine into a 1957 Thunderbird. However, it wasnt practical for public use as it shot flames out the back. Chrysler built several jet engine cars throughout the 1960's and were well mannered (no fire blasting out the back) but they had terrible acceleration from a stand-still unless you power-braked in order to get the RPM's up. The 1950's and 1960's were great for thinking outside of the box when it came to automoitive design & engineering as safety was an afterthought. [8D]

1949 2R17
R is for Rusty
In the middle of Minnesota

01-02-2010, 06:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach

I would only change one thing on it, it has a '51 front end, but a '50 bullet nose. Maybe it's just me, but it looks a little out of place that way.

Take another look Chris and you'll see the headlights are from a 52. I kind of like it. The best charactoristics of each year. ;)

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC