Starlight Coupe, professional restoration completed in 2016, always garaged by original owner before I bought in 2015. Original owner did most of the restoration and was professionally re-painted original Maui Blue color, original engine (re-built) and drive train and AUTOMATIC transmission (new for Stude in 1950), "hill holder" accessory, metal re-chromed or NOS replaced as needed, seats rebuilt, new interior components as needed, radio converted to AM/FM, new radial tires, shows great even at 2 ft., "thumbs up" car, drives superbly.
The Pick of the Day is a rare and sporty-looking model
George Krem’s 1964 Studebaker Challenger sedan is a drag-racing demon
The Pick of the Day is a piece of futuristic styling that resonates today
Rare station wagon to be offered during RM Sotheby’s Florida sale to benefit Spina Bifida of Jacksonville
The original “push-me-pull-you” Studebaker coupe had car buyers scratching their heads when the wraparound rear window appeared in 1947 as a styling option.
It’s quite a shame that one of the oldest automobile manufacturers (at the time of their demise) couldn’t have withstood the stiff competition of the day.
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Sale does $5.74 million with 63.4 percent sell-through rate