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rayoung55
04-11-2010, 02:43 PM
We've been looking for a 53 or 54 coupe for some time. We would like to find a good solid driver for summer cruising. We don't want a show car but a good presentable car to do some driving with. Does not need to be stock. This is on eBay currently. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about this car?

http://tinyurl.com/y5p2ccu


Thanks in advance.

Rob

Alan
04-11-2010, 03:27 PM
The hood looks funny?

oldguy
04-11-2010, 03:49 PM
you mean cause it fits?

San antonio TX. 53 Champion Coupe, to be brought back from the dead.
"Of course it will fit, I have a torch"

sweetolbob
04-11-2010, 03:52 PM
Rob

I think the hood issue is just an optical illusion from all the shadows.

While I'd be reluctant to buy it without an inspection, It has all the makings of a nice driver if the car resembles the description.

It is a great value at this price but it'll go higher by the number of bids already in.

It would take serious money to take a rusty body to this level.

Nice car.

Bob


http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh263/sweetolbob/P1000416.jpg?t=1227109182, http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh263/sweetolbob/031-1.jpg?t=1254424814

raoul5788
04-11-2010, 05:01 PM
Does anyone else think that hood came from a sedan? It looks too flat to be from a c/k.


Chip
'63 Cruiser
'57 Packard wagon
'61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon

sals54
04-11-2010, 05:33 PM
After looking at all the photos of the hood, I too, come away with the feeling that its just the way the shadows hit the hood in some pix. I've got 3 54 Coupes and a 53 Hardtop as well as 3 extra hoods here at the house right now, and I think it looks normal. But thats just my opinion..

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg

JimK
04-11-2010, 05:47 PM
It looks like someone (the restorer, perhaps?) removed all of the lettering from the hood and trunk and left only the trim on the rear fenders. We might be missing these visual cues that we expect from a 53.

Jim K.
63 Hawk
http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt44/knhawk63/Hawk/Avatar.jpg

Jerry Forrester
04-11-2010, 05:47 PM
You can't put a sedan hood on a C-K without some serious hard work. It would be easier to build a C-K hood from scratch.


quote:Originally posted by raoul5788

Does anyone else think that hood came from a sedan? It looks too flat to be from a c/k.


Chip
'63 Cruiser
'57 Packard wagon
'61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon


Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia

Invalid User Name
04-11-2010, 05:50 PM
Remember what someone said on here once -

"I've got a torch, everything fits"

Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/w4jdz/Stu-1.jpg

raoul5788
04-11-2010, 06:00 PM
I know they don't fit easily, hardly at all. Still, this one looks funny to me.



quote:Originally posted by Jerry Forrester

You can't put a sedan hood on a C-K without some serious hard work. It would be easier to build a C-K hood from scratch.


quote:Originally posted by raoul5788

Does anyone else think that hood came from a sedan? It looks too flat to be from a c/k.


Chip
'63 Cruiser
'57 Packard wagon
'61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon


Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia



Chip
'63 Cruiser
'57 Packard wagon
'61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon

Jerry Forrester
04-11-2010, 06:25 PM
"Of course it'll fit, I have a torch"
I still say it'd be easier to fab one from scratch.


quote:Originally posted by Invalid User Name

Remember what someone said on here once -

"I've got a torch, everything fits"

Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/w4jdz/Stu-1.jpg


Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia

rockne10
04-11-2010, 06:44 PM
Definitely not a "stock" '53. It's been de-emblemed but the hood is correct. The shifter, tachometer, upholstery, wheel covers, intake/carb/air cleaner, etc, etc are not.
Appears to be a fine car for summer cruising.
Sure would be nice if you could get a local member to examine it for you. When this much has been nicely altered, you would think the underlying foundation has been properly addressed.

MikeValent
04-11-2010, 06:49 PM
The hood contour (maybe it is just the lighting) looks just like the photos of the 54 that Sal recently posted.

MikeV
Pompano Beach, FL
83 Avanti 377I

raoul5788
04-11-2010, 07:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by MikeValent

The hood contour (maybe it is just the lighting) looks just like the photos of the 54 that Sal recently posted.

MikeV
Pompano Beach, FL
83 Avanti 377I


Or maybe it's just my eyes! [:o)]

Chip
'63 Cruiser
'57 Packard wagon
'61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon

studegary
04-11-2010, 07:32 PM
This car started out as a Champion, not a "Commander", not that that makes much diference with the modifications to it.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

Invalid User Name
04-11-2010, 07:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by Jerry Forrester

"Of course it'll fit, I have a torch"
I still say it'd be easier to fab one from scratch.


quote:Originally posted by Invalid User Name

Remember what someone said on here once -

"I've got a torch, everything fits"

Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/w4jdz/Stu-1.jpg


Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia



Jerry, I wouldn't know. My friends took my torch away from me. My welding skills are lacking. :D

Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/w4jdz/Stu-1.jpg

raoul5788
04-11-2010, 08:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by studegary

This car started out as a Champion, not a "Commander", not that that makes much diference with the modifications to it.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer


What tells you that, Gary?


Chip
'63 Cruiser
'57 Packard wagon
'61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon

candbstudebakers
04-12-2010, 01:58 AM
Rob, looks like a nice car, but like they said it will go higher, ours is still for sale but still working on the title but not very fast, it runs out good , and drives about what you would figure from a stoker, your still first at it when we get to it, but I keep an eye on all of them just to know how they are doing, also price has not changed to you when the time comes..Bob

Candbstudebakers
Castro Valley,
California

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/salt%20flats%202007/P1010115.jpg

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/salt%20flats%202007/P1010130.jpg

52-fan
04-12-2010, 11:20 AM
This car is just about perfect to me. I would replace the wide whites and drive it as is. But...that's not going to happen. :(

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

studegary
04-12-2010, 02:55 PM
quote:Originally posted by raoul5788


quote:Originally posted by studegary

This car started out as a Champion, not a "Commander", not that that makes much diference with the modifications to it.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer


What tells you that, Gary?


Chip



The serial number tells me that.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

raoul5788
04-12-2010, 03:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by studegary


The serial number tells me that.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer


Oh, of course! I didn't notice it in the listing until I looked twice! [:I]

Chip
'63 Cruiser
'57 Packard wagon
'61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon

Steve T
04-12-2010, 10:32 PM
Ooooooo, me like...

S.

rayoung55
04-13-2010, 11:41 PM
Thanks for the input, guys. I was hoping that someone here may be from the Meridian/Boise area who have seen or knows something about the car, but it appears that may not be the case. I really hate to bid on something without having more info on floor condition and other possible rust issues. Hard to tell what the paint is like as well as the interior. It does sound like a good car if it is as advertised.

Maybe someone will still check in who has viewed the car in the past.

Thanks again,

Rob