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For Sale: 1951 Studebaker Champion in Stanley, Wisconsin

$7,950
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Vehicle Description

***ALL VEHICLES ARE SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, AND MAY OR MAY NOT BE LOCATED IN OUR STANLEY, WI SHOWROOM! We are pleased to offer this survivor bullet nose Stude! When was the last time you saw one of these? Showing 40k believed original miles, this Champion Regal Deluxe starts right up and runs down the road real well, after having been awoken from a 40 year slumber. A former Georgia car, this one was never subjected to the northern now and salt, leaving it a very solid unmolested survivor. Within the past 5 years, she was treated to a new carb, new brakes, new battery, tune up, tires, door panels, and whatever else was needed to make her road worthy. The horn and radio are inop, all gauges work fine. If you are looking for a unique, economical, and functional classic car for ice cream runs, cruise nights, or local shows, do not pass this one up! Reasonable offers encouraged, we can assist with financing/shipping, and we sell world wide! Styling of the new Studebaker Champion was executed mainly at Raymond Loewy's studios, with much of the work was actually accomplished by Virgil Exner. The car's appearance was stunning and somewhat polarizing, the design was futuristic, and proved to be influential as the rest of the American auto industry was forced to play catch-up. Advanced designs were plentiful on the Studebaker Champion, with Bendix self-adjusting brakes, no-glare instruments, pull-type door handles, and both one- and two-piece panoramic windshields. By 1949, the Big Three had released all-new models, which leveled the competitive landscape, and Bob Bourke's all new "bullet-nose" design was brought to the Champion in 1950. Under the Champion's body, an all-new independent coil front suspension replaced the prior transverse leaf sprung front independent set-up, and a thoroughly advanced automatic transmission became available. While some criticized the "bullet-nose" look, which continued into 1951, the cars remained popular with buyers. Today the Studebaker Champion of this era is very popular with Studebaker aficionados and others seeking something a little different. Like many cars of the era, many didn't survive extended daily use in northern states, which can make good examples of the car harder to find than their production numbers would suggest. Nonetheless, the cars are worth the search, as they are unique in appearance, economical to run at 28 mpg, and enjoy great club support through the Studebaker Driver's Club.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1354237
  • Price:$7,950
  • Location:Stanley, Wisconsin
  • Year:1951
  • Make:Studebaker
  • Model:Champion
  • Exterior Color:Shenandoah Green
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:41000
  • Stock Number:200528-1
  • VIN:G1005800