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  • Nice 53 Champion Coupe on ebay

    This looks like a lot of car for the buy it now:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Stude...item337e306190
    Dave Nevin
    Corvallis, OR
    1953 Champion Deluxe Coupe
    Stud-e-venture blog

  • #2
    A very nice car and the seller has 100% positive feedback. Someone is going to be very happy when they get this beauty.

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    • #3
      That is a beautiful car. If I had the money, I would have hit the BIN last night.

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      • #4
        Very nice - quite similar to my own Chippewa green Commander: http://home.online.no/~doegul/imagepage53.htm
        Last edited by Dag; 11-30-2012, 03:06 AM.
        Dag G
        Ski, Norway
        49 Champion
        53 Commander Starlight

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        • #5
          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.

          Jeff in ND

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          • #6
            [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
            sigpic
            1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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            • #7
              It is a South Bend build car, not a Vernon (LA) car. I guess that it retired to the southwest.
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • #8
                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

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dag View Post
                  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.
                  Jerry Forrester
                  Forrester's Chrome
                  Douglasville, Georgia

                  See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                  • #10
                    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.
                    Dag G
                    Ski, Norway
                    49 Champion
                    53 Commander Starlight

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dag View Post
                      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.
                      Jerry Forrester
                      Forrester's Chrome
                      Douglasville, Georgia

                      See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                      • #12
                        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.
                        Dag G
                        Ski, Norway
                        49 Champion
                        53 Commander Starlight

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                        • #13
                          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

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