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  • FS - 1955 Studebaker President 2dr Coupe

    1955 Studebaker President 2dr Coupe Custom. Came from a large estate collection. Two-tone light blue with light blue interior. With a body tag of 16G8 C5 509 this car started out as a Studebaker Commander Regal Starlight Coupe. It has been updated and modified with features of other Studebaker models. The engine stamped R3013 is believed to be a 289ci V8 Automatic from a 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1. The car has also been upgraded with PS PB and an underdash A/C unit. The dash is also not original but from a Studebaker Hawk and the fog lights are from a Studebaker President Speedster. Pretty cool. Paint is a 9 out of 10 with only a couple chips. There are some slight hazing scratches in the trunk lid as well. Chrome and stainless trim is almost perfect.

    THE BAD:
    The windshield and passenger window are cracked and need replacing. The carpet also needs steam cleaning.

    The front floorboards had rust. They were repaired poorly by just screwing in new panels over the areas and sealing it. It works but probably should be redone right. (see pics) There is no rust anywhere else.

    Otherwise the car looks beautiful and runs and drives excellent. A good quality driver car.

    Asking $15,000.


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    Last edited by lasmith03; 06-06-2017, 03:20 PM. Reason: Updated info.

  • #2
    That Hawk dash isn't correct either, it's more common, but in my opinion looks so much nicer in there than the original.

    Mark
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    S2Deluxe = (5H - C3).

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    • #3
      What is the Period correct AC ad on, i see a Sanden compressor and an under dash AC, not to be picky but earlier AC was in the trunk and tubes in the back shelf.
      101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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      • #4
        I just mean that in the 60s this was the unit you would add on. I didn't mean a 1955 unit and not a Vintage Air one either.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by lasmith03 View Post
          I just mean that in the 60s this was the unit you would add on. I didn't mean a 1955 unit and not a Vintage Air one either.
          At first, seeing the few number of posts you have made, I was worried that we might run off a new member! However, I noticed you joined this forum back in 2015, so I assume you visit the forum, and just don't post much. So, now I'm feeling better about the chance you have "lurked" here and learned that sometimes it takes a pretty tough skin to handle comments we often dole out here.

          I have one of these cars sitting quietly in my pole barn, very original, only it needs total restoration...everything. In comparison, although your car has many things not exactly original...it looks great.
          The price posted makes it pretty much a no-way no-how to lots of us cheapies.

          Posting "negotiable" opens up a whole 'nuther bunch of possibilities to others.
          John Clary
          Greer, SC

          SDC member since 1975

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          • #6
            Lowered price to $27,000. Negotiable.

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            • #7
              I know that the dash is from a Hawk now. That got me thinking that maybe the motor is not original. What do you guys think?

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              • #8
                That firewall mount master cylinder is for sure not original.

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                • #9
                  Price lowered to $25,000. New pics.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lasmith03 View Post
                    I know that the dash is from a Hawk now. That got me thinking that maybe the motor is not original. What do you guys think?
                    It may not be? The only way to know for sure, what engine you have, is to check the number stamped into the machined pad at the front of the block on the drivers side. The paint color looks correct for a '55 engine. The partial flow oil filter that would have been standard equipment for the original engine, is missing. It as well as the oil filler tube it should be mounted to would interfere with the location of your air conditioning compressor, so perhaps it was removed? If your engine has a full flow oil filter at the back of the oil pan on the passenger side it is a '62 or later model. As are the two bolt valve covers with oil filler caps, Studebaker went to the use of these, also in '62 when they also eliminated the oil filler tube. I can't tell from the pictures but if you've got the car in front of you, it shouldn't be too hard to find some answers?

                    Mark
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                    S2Deluxe = (5H - C3).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lasmith03 View Post
                      Price lowered to $25,000. New pics.
                      I have seen nice Speedsters sell for that!
                      Barry'd in Studes

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TX Rebel View Post
                        I have seen nice Speedsters sell for that!
                        Like it ( selling them ) or not ( buying them ), the value and scarcity of our Studebakers is increasing every day! This '55, while not a Speedster, it does have the fog lights and a beautifull color scheme of both the paint and upholstery. That from the pictures, looks to be in excellent condition! The Hawk dash, is a popular modification for the early, '53 -'55, C/K bodies and this one appears to be done quite nicely! It requires a degree of familiarity with these models that isn't common among the general public, to even be noticed as anything other than a very attractive dash in a beautiful car. The air conditioning system, while also not authentic show car correct, appears quite tastefully done? If it works reasonably well, would be a nice feature to have in a car that is driven on any kind of a regular basis? It would be more desirable if the engine is the original? The lack of an oil filter, if that is the case, shouldn't be a deal killer? It wouldn't be too hard to add one. Until the introduction of the full flow oil filters on their engines in mid year '62 they were only an option on most Studebakers. As long as the new owner changes the oil regularly, it may still go many thousands of miles even without one? If it's not the original engine, something closer to R1 specifications would have quite a bit of appeal but without knowing any actual specifics, why speculate? I don't have the cash to spend now but if I did? I'd start with a counter offer of $12,000 and believe that a fair price for it is somewhere nearer to the middle? I don't know, how bad anyone else might want it, it does look like it would be a blast to drive around in?

                        Mark
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                        S2Deluxe = (5H - C3).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by S2Deluxe View Post
                          I'd start with a counter offer of $12,000 and believe that a fair price for it is somewhere nearer to the middle.
                          I'm trying to end up with a number around there. Lets negotiate.

                          BTW Speedsters sell for over $35k at the auctions.

                          I have alot of interest in the car. Its a true 1955 which is a desirable year. Runs and drives great. Yes its not all original but its all tastefully done. It is a great driver approaching show car. Would love for the car to go to a Studebaker Drivers Club member.

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                          • #14
                            BTW I also have a 1950 Commander Conv for sale that came from the same estate in the same condition. I haven't listed it because the brakes are down and will have to be gone through. Would love to make a package deal.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lasmith03 View Post
                              BTW I also have a 1950 Commander Conv for sale that came from the same estate in the same condition. I haven't listed it because the brakes are down and will have to be gone through. Would love to make a package deal.

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                              I assume you meant to say you have a 1950 CHAMPION convertible.

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