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dnevin
11-30-2012, 01:20 AM
This looks like a lot of car for the buy it now:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-Champion-Champion-WOW-1953-Studebaker-Champion-Coupe-WOW-/221160432016?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item337e306190

Invalid User Name
11-30-2012, 06:09 AM
A very nice car and the seller has 100% positive feedback. Someone is going to be very happy when they get this beauty.

Flashback
11-30-2012, 06:46 AM
That is a beautiful car. If I had the money, I would have hit the BIN last night.

Dag
11-30-2012, 06:58 AM
Very nice - quite similar to my own Chippewa green Commander: http://home.online.no/~doegul/imagepage53.htm

Jeff_H
11-30-2012, 09:25 AM
Almost makes me want to go home and make sure mine is in my garage... But, this is a solid color and not a hardtop. Even has similar upholstery cloth to what I used in mine.

The S/N is a little earlier than mine so a mid-May of '53 car and a tri-star. Oddly, it has a '54 trunk handle on it though, although with the tri-star. Other than that, the only thing bugs me a bit is the pass door gaps, especially at the rocker panel. These cars are almost never perfect or even real good in that area, but this one door seems a bit worse than it could be. Should be a "easy" fix.

junior
11-30-2012, 10:05 AM
[QUOTE=Jeff_H;699025] Oddly, it has a '54 trunk handle on it though, although with the tri-star. QUOTE]


I'm kinda thinking those tail light lenses have a '54 curve to them too, tough to tell for sure in that photo, regardless, what a sweetheart of a car. I think I have a good '53 trunk handle if the new owner wants to change it... I'd love to buy this one. Junior

studegary
11-30-2012, 01:38 PM
It is a South Bend build car, not a Vernon (LA) car. I guess that it retired to the southwest.

sweetolbob
11-30-2012, 01:48 PM
Posted by Jeff_H
Other than that, the only thing bugs me a bit is the pass door gaps, especially at the rocker panel. These cars are almost never perfect or even real good in that area, but this one door seems a bit worse than it could be. Should be a "easy" fix.

Interesting, That is the first thing that caught my eye also. It looks like the door is gapped pretty well around the rest of the perimeter.

I'd be sure to ask about that issue if I were going to bid on the car, but in any case it is a very nice looking vehicle.

Bob

Jerry Forrester
11-30-2012, 06:31 PM
Very nice - quite similar to my own Chippewa green Commander: http://home.online.no/~doegul/imagepage53.htm

Dag, do you have your bumper guards on upside down? Although you have a beautiful car, something looks amiss on the front of your car.

Dag
12-01-2012, 12:32 PM
Jerry - yes, you are absolutely right. Pictures were taken just after i bought the car in august. I corrected it soon after. Former owner thought they were placed upside down to gather more protection as they built a little higher than original.

Jerry Forrester
12-01-2012, 01:54 PM
Jerry - yes, you are absolutely right. Pictures were taken just after i bought the car in august. I corrected it soon after. Former owner thought they were placed upside down to gather more protection as they built a little higher than original.
I didn't mean to pick on your Stude, it's a beautiful example on my favorite car, bar none.

Dag
12-01-2012, 09:57 PM
Thank's Jerry, no offence taken ! Looks better with the guards mounted correctly. Actually found a picture of the car on the internet from years back when it was located in Virginia - at that time with original fog lights mounted instead of the bumper guards:

http://billstudepage.homestead.com/files/2000june.htm

Guess they are pretty hard to come by today.

Flashback
12-01-2012, 10:12 PM
O.K. There is someone out there trying to steal this car. You know you really want it. Better hit that BIN tab before it's too late. Or, before I go talk to my banker on Monday. LOL