View Full Version : Unusual Hood Treatment - 1947 Champion

12-06-2010, 11:56 AM
I ran across this on Ebay and found the hood treatment unusual. Comments:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-Champion-Champion-1947-Studebaker-Champion-Two-Door-Sedan-85-899-Orig-Mi-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem1e6022f29aQQitemZ130461921946QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks #v4-37

12-06-2010, 12:02 PM
Its a 48 too.

Anne F. Goodman
12-06-2010, 12:06 PM
It sure looks like a 1949 to me Looks just like Mabel.
But that extra stuff on the hood well I just can't say.

41 Frank
12-06-2010, 12:37 PM
It is a 49 as that was the first year for wrap around bumpers which this one has.

12-06-2010, 01:06 PM
'49, Bumpers and twin grille bars. X-tra hood trim ???

12-06-2010, 02:01 PM
A little extra "road-hugging" weight!


12-06-2010, 02:29 PM
Needs a shave!

12-06-2010, 03:27 PM
Yeah...that's great...as if these model cars didn't have enough doo-dads to bust your hands and snag your wash cloth already!:mad: Why don't we nail on a couple of bird houses and throw in a kitchen sink too!:rolleyes:

As similar as these cars were from '47 to '49 who's to say after 61 to 63 years what parts are original or cobbled on later. A close examination of data tags would probably be the only way even though it says it is titled as a '47.

12-06-2010, 03:49 PM
7g - It's a 48

12-06-2010, 05:00 PM
7g - It's a 48

Hey Dag! Good to hear from a Norway Stude fan!:) Here in the deep south today (South Carolina) it has struggled to reach 40 F. That would probably be considered a heat wave where you are. How are you coming with your '49? Have you found an overdrive yet?

I noticed the one we are discussing on eBay has an overdrive. Looks like this one could be restored to a fun car with an owner having the skills and money to give it a good home.:)

12-06-2010, 05:18 PM
Hey John ! That would certainly be like a heatwave, close to -4F here tonight, it's close to be the coldest november (and december so far) in more than a 100 years - normally it is more like your temp (around 30) this time of year. Although same latitude as Anchorage, Alaska - the ocean currents (Golf stream) normally keeps us a lot warmer.

No overdrive yet - so still way up on my list. Notoced the car has an OD so maybe I shold place a bid... Although it certainly will cost me a lot to get it shipped over here...

Bob Andrews
12-06-2010, 06:00 PM
That paint is perfect on that car. I'd drive it just like it is.