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mbstude
09-20-2012, 09:20 AM
I haven't seen this car and know nothing about it. But it looks like a screamin' deal if you can live with the Lemon/Lime.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/3186967487.html

http://images.craigslist.org/5Lf5K75H53G63ma3H6c866cbe7c3cae541435.jpg

Roscomacaw
09-20-2012, 09:59 AM
Sure looks like a deal for someone! One of my earliest Stude buddies had a red and white one of these there in the Atlanta area. I've always wondered what became of it after he sold it.
I had a 55 Commander coupe for a time when I lived there, but I know what became of it - the next owner thrashed it within a year of buying it from me.

BobGlasscock
09-20-2012, 11:06 AM
Matt, I agree with your color taste and normally keep my mouth shut. It amazes me how many comments are made on this forum by people who say that is the only color scheme a Speedster can have. yuck.

studegary
09-20-2012, 12:31 PM
It looks like he is trying to make it look like a Speedster.
I notice that the pricing reference that he gives is for a hardtop (K body), that this car isn't.

warrlaw1
09-20-2012, 12:50 PM
Not dual exhaust, either, that I can see. Converted to 12V. A great buy for someone, but would need a close up inspection.

warrlaw1
09-20-2012, 12:53 PM
I also tried the pricing reference for a Commander Regal 2dr HT and the prices came out the same (lol). Go figure.

studegary
09-20-2012, 01:21 PM
I also tried the pricing reference for a Commander Regal 2dr HT and the prices came out the same (lol). Go figure.

But the car is a coupe (C body), not a hardtop (K body).
It is strange that a President and a Commander would have the same pricing. That is why they are price "GUIDES".

qsanford
09-20-2012, 01:47 PM
Was that combination available on non Speedsters?

warrlaw1
09-20-2012, 01:57 PM
Exactly, Gary. You even said so in your post. So from that reference I compared a President HT to a Commander Regal HT and found no price difference. Stupid, huh?

SN-60
09-21-2012, 05:01 PM
Matt, I agree with your color taste and normally keep my mouth shut. It amazes me how many comments are made on this forum by people who say that is the only color scheme a Speedster can have. yuck.

To:BobGlasscock,----- It's probably because the fourteen original showcars were the green/yellow....so that's the 'original' color....and like that color combo or not, it's certainly the most 'glitzy'.

mbstude
09-21-2012, 05:50 PM
I like the Lemon and Lime combo on a Speedster, but the colors just look wrong on any other Stude.

Here's one from the recent IDYSD!

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/dysd_zpsa78fa661.png

SN-60
09-21-2012, 06:04 PM
What's with these Studebakers on the side of the highway with their hoods up????

Johnnywiffer
09-21-2012, 06:50 PM
There was a nicer one on Ebay a while back:177581775917760

John

SN-60
09-22-2012, 09:43 AM
To: Johnnywhiffer,----That '55 Speedster-Coupe is an interesting car. Someone took great pains to create a Speedster out of a coupe. Must have had a derilict Speedster parts car on hand, and a solid
coupe. I wonder why they didn't follow through and install the '55 Speedster dashboard/steering wheel/column? Anyway, it does look like a nice car!

55s
09-22-2012, 03:36 PM
I may have seen this car, or one like it - a 1955 coupe painted to look like a Speedster. The one I saw was very nice.

I think this just has the normal deluxe trim, including the regular President/Commander/Champion hood ornament (althought the front is gold on the President), not the long Speedster hood ornament. This is just a nice President coupe, painted like a Speedster with regular trim. It is also missing the leather upholstery and the back window halo. The interior looks very nice original or close to original.

LarkTruck
09-22-2012, 04:06 PM
It might not look as bad if they would have used the factory colors, and not John Deere paint. :-)
Jim

8E45E
09-23-2012, 04:10 AM
I may have seen this car, or one like it - a 1955 coupe painted to look like a Speedster. The one I saw was very nice.

Its been around before, if its the same car: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?15351-NOW-there-is-a-car!&highlight=speedster+coupe

Of course, the Ebay listing is long gone along with all the pictures of it, so one can't see if it is the same one.

Craig

K-Hawk
09-23-2012, 05:40 AM
Great looking car at a very affordable price.The kind of car that may help get new (younger) people enthusiastic about Studebakers.

swvalcon
08-24-2013, 08:43 AM
If I had a coupe and speedster I would have swapped out the roof and no one would know. Worth a whole lot more as a speedster.

SN-60
08-24-2013, 08:57 AM
If I had a coupe and speedster I would have swapped out the roof and no one would know. Worth a whole lot more as a speedster.

Interesting idea.....but there are many other structural differences between a '55 'C' body and a '55 'K' body!