This 1949 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe is the perfect
attention-grabbing classic. It combines rarity with nice features
and a solid investment in a quality. So we are amazed it's offered
for such an affordable price.
We love the look of these Starlight coupes. The unique presentation
with the long trunk and wrapping around rear glass made these look
absolutely futuristic in the '40s. And more than just distinctive,
it's quite rare. Studebaker produced less than 10,000 of these
Champion coupes in premium Regal Deluxe trim in 1949, and we doubt
you're going to find a finer surviving example. This one received a
nice restoration later in life, so the wraparound chrome bumpers,
distinct grille, artful taillight bezels, and all the other
brightwork shines like a regal classic should. Even the correct
two-piece wheel covers are still in place! And the green paint
offers the right period-correct presence and the perfect backdrop
for all this shine.
Inside is the ideal presentation for both show and comfort. For
example, the seats are finished in a cozy plaid cloth. And the
brown piping here nicely coordinates with the door panel trim for a
very uniform presentation. You get the stylized Studebaker steering
wheel with the thin and grippy grooves that instantly remind you of
classic motoring. Beyond that are cool features like the
column-mounted shifter and dash-mounted rear view mirror. This is
truly vintage motoring at its best. Even the heater is still
working so you won't have to freeze on those mornings when you want
to be the first one at the car show. Plus, there is modern R134a
air conditioning cleanly installed if you don't want to break a
sweat on the way home!
Studebaker's sturdy 170 cubic-inch straight-six looks nice in this
engine bay with the smooth green paint funneling your attention to
all the period-correct components. More than just look good, you
can tell by upgrades like the aluminum radiator that this classic
was still meant to drive. And when you look at the undercarriage
photos, you not only see an exceptionally clean car, but also you
might notice that it has been set up with a true dual exhaust. So
you'll love letting it run into higher RPMs with the column-shifted
three-speed manual transmission.
Rarity, distinction, and all-around retro-cool coupes like this are
usually not this affordable. So don't let someone else take home
this Champion. Call today!!!