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  • Nice '53 "Champion" on E-pay

    Have known this car since 1996 and it is very nice - built to be a cross-country cruiser and knowing the owner/builder - everything is as close to perfect on the built as one could get.

    On many occasions driving to a Studebaker chapter meeting in Central Texas, the owner and his wife would blow past us with big smiles on their faces enjoying the AC...

    '53 "Champion"


    Wonder if Mark still has the President house car??? Probably nice at the campgrounds, but brutal in the corners getting there...

    Last edited by 62champ; 07-07-2012, 07:46 AM.

  • #2
    That's one sharp car!
    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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    • #3
      Hey~ that's the car I am going to build!!!

      Last edited by StudeDave57; 07-07-2012, 11:59 AM. Reason: added pic
      StudeDave '57
      US Navy (retired)

      3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
      SDC Member since 1985

      past President
      Whatcom County Chapter SDC
      San Diego Chapter SDC

      past Vice President
      San Diego Chapter SDC
      North Florida Chapter SDC

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      • #4
        Originally posted by StudeDave57 View Post
        Hey~ that's the car I am going to build!!!
        Plus a year and starting with a V8. Looks like you have an excellent start there. I like 1953s, but with the 1954 you are starting with the later brakes and your 1954 starts with a V8 chassis instead of six cylinder.
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #5
          Originally posted by studegary View Post
          Plus a year and starting with a V8. Looks like you have an excellent start there. I like 1953s, but with the 1954 you are starting with the later brakes and your 1954 starts with a V8 chassis instead of six cylinder.
          Those are a few of the reasons why I picked this car over the much much nicer '53 Commander
          (and about ten other Studes on my list) that were at the same auction.

          It sure is tempting to go after this one being that it's already 'done' and all...






          StudeDave '57
          StudeDave '57
          US Navy (retired)

          3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
          SDC Member since 1985

          past President
          Whatcom County Chapter SDC
          San Diego Chapter SDC

          past Vice President
          San Diego Chapter SDC
          North Florida Chapter SDC

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          • #6
            I think the listing states that it has finned drums all the way around - and knowing the owner they are definitely the '54 and later style...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 62champ View Post
              I think the listing states that it has finned drums all the way around -
              and knowing the owner they are definitely the '54 and later style...
              It does, and there is a picture (or two) of them in the ad as well~
              along with a rear sway bar.

              It's just like I plan to build mine, I tell ya...





              StudeDave '57
              Last edited by StudeDave57; 07-07-2012, 01:48 PM. Reason: ooooops
              StudeDave '57
              US Navy (retired)

              3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
              SDC Member since 1985

              past President
              Whatcom County Chapter SDC
              San Diego Chapter SDC

              past Vice President
              San Diego Chapter SDC
              North Florida Chapter SDC

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