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  • Want an unusual custom that requires just a little work?

    just because you can doesn't mean you should.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/292587292066?ul_noapp=true
    Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

    40 Champion 4 door*
    50 Champion 2 door*
    53 Commander K Auto*
    53 Commander K overdrive*
    55 President Speedster
    62 GT 4Speed*
    63 Avanti R1*
    64 Champ 1/2 ton

    * Formerly owned

  • #2
    That must have been featured in one of those little customizing magazines back in the fifties.
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

    17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
    10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
    10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
    4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
    5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
    56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
    60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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    • #3
      I hate to say this but if I was looking for another project, I'd take a flyer at this one. It just reeks the period and it would draw a crowd at shows. I'll bet the guys locally could even come up with a period correct roll and pleat interior. I'm intrigued!!

      Bob
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      • #4
        Not bad.......

        I'm not sure I could live with the headlight surrounds.
        Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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        • #5
          If only 20 years younger
          Milt

          1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
          1961 Hawk 4-speed
          1967 Avanti
          1961 Lark 2 door
          1988 Avanti Convertible

          Member of SDC since 1973

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          • #6
            I actually like this. I wish it was closer so I could see it in person

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            • #7
              Originally posted by evilhawk View Post
              I actually like this. I wish it was closer so I could see it in person
              I concur... I like it. Is the top chopped? Its hard to tell in these pix. The last Photo is too deformed to see fer sher. I'm guessing its not, but can't tell from the pictures.
              In fact, I kinda wish they'd gone a little further in the customizing. It still look just a bit too stock Studebakery.
              But I do like it.
              sigpicsals54

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              • #8
                Well, at least the engine has the air cleaner on it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sals54 View Post
                  I concur... I like it. Is the top chopped? Its hard to tell in these pix. The last Photo is too deformed to see fer sher. I'm guessing its not, but can't tell from the pictures.
                  In fact, I kinda wish they'd gone a little further in the customizing. It still look just a bit too stock Studebakery.
                  But I do like it.
                  The top does not appear to be chopped in the current pictures. I believe that the image is deformed in that 1979 picture.

                  Except for where they got carried away at the rear, it appears to be mostly stock 1953 Commander Starliner with AT.
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
                    Except for where they got carried away at the rear, it appears to be mostly stock 1953 Commander Starliner with AT.
                    '54 grille....
                    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Chris Pile View Post
                      '54 grille....
                      I do not believe that the grille inner sections (bars) are either 1953 or 1954. To me, they appear to be custom.
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #12
                        May as well be honest. I'm not a fan. I love the look of a stock 53, but IMHO, the modifications that were made were a downgrade. Customizing was a big deal for a while, and some of the work is amazing, but the original design is pretty hard to beat.

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                        • #13
                          Lesson one is how to mess up one of the nicest cars ever built! What were they thinking? The seller has zero feedback, and that won't help with getting bids.

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                          • #14
                            Oh a stock coupe is much better design, but as an example of customizing in the sixties it is pretty interesting!
                            Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                            • #15
                              I don't mind a good kustom. This just isn't one of them to me.
                              Mike Davis
                              Regional Manager, North Carolina
                              1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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