1955 Studebaker President Speedster

Condition: Used
Make: Studebaker
Model: President
SubModel: Speedster
Type: Coupe
Doors: 2
Year: 1955
Mileage: 21404
Color: Green
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Other
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
Power windows

Description for Studebaker President 1955

Studebaker President Speedsters are suddenly red hot with high-end collectors, nd you have a rare opportunity to own this lovely California built 1955 President Speedster, hich was part of Studebaker's top-of-the-line President series and a dramatic piece of '50s styling. Designed as a halo model to attempt to stall Studebaker's inevitable demise, he gorgeous Speedster remains an icon of 1950s design and one heck of a good-looking car.Perhaps most notable about these cars are the color combinations, nd none is more stunning than the Hialeah Green and Sun Valley Yellow combination on this one. Fondly referred to as "lemon and lime" for obvious reasons, t is a correct and authentic combination that was a popular choice on these sleek coupes, ut only if you love being the center of attention. Refinished a few years ago, his one is more correct than most, sing bold shades to create more contrast, ut with the right soft green and pastel yellow hues, t allows Raymond Loewy's dramatic coupe's sheetmetal to really stand out. Workmanship is quite good, nd although time waits for no man or car, his is likely the best example of these one-year only beauties we've ever seen. Heck, he chrome bill alone for the many unique details was probably half of the asking price. Gaps are tight, he windows (including the irreplaceable rear window) are excellent, nd the dramatic side trim is in very good original condition with only a few minor blemishes.The primary difference between the Speedster and its more common cousin, he President, s inside, here this one sports striking quilted yellow leather. The brilliant look is certainly equal to the eyeball appeal of the bodywork, nd when it was professionally restored a few years ago by the Stude legends at Slick Street, hey took their time and got the details right. Authentic door panels, eplacement carpet, trim headliner, eautiful dash, nd those outrageous diamond-tufted seats give you a good idea of what the authentic materials looked like in 1955, nd when you slip inside you're instantly transported back in time. And those power windows are from the factory! It really is remarkably well preserved and while there are a few signs of use, t's very presentable. The gauges are crisp and bright, nd the original AM radio is still in the dash. The large trunk has recently been fitted with a correct and original mat, nd the full-sized spare tire wears a matching cover.Even the engine is the same 259 cubic inch V8 found in the rest of the President lineup. Called the "Passmaster," it generates a respectable 185 horsepower and moves the sleek coupe with a wonderful V8 exhaust note. The engine bay is nicely detailed with a correct air cleaner assembly and matching gold valve covers. The complicated-looking device on the left front fender is the power brake system that help the front discs meet their potential, nd it also includes power steering for a truly luxurious experience. Recent wiring, orrect finishes, nd a brand new burbling dual exhaust system give it a great personality and the reliability you want. The transmission shifts easily and the chassis is clean and solid, gain indicative of a nicely preserved car that has always been loved. Gorgeous chrome wire hubcaps were standard on the Speedster and are wrapped in 215/75/15 whitewall radials.All the looks, tyle, nd flash of the '50s in a rare and desirable package. What's not to love? Call today!