1964 Studebaker Cruiser, Original Survivor with Studebaker V8 and Three Spd Auto

1964 Studebaker Cruiser

Condition: Used
Make: Studebaker
Model: Cruiser
Type: Sedan
Trim: 4 Door Sedan
Year: 1964
Mileage: 77,658
Color: Black
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Roseburg, Oregon, United States

Description for Studebaker Cruiser 1964

  • This auction is for my 1964 Studebaker Cruiser Sedan equipped with the larger displacement 289ci Studebaker V8 and automatic trans. The car is a true survivor with no rust other than minor surface rust visible in the trunk and a tiny bubble (smaller than a quarter and no where near through the metal) on the front fender. There is absolutely no cancer or rot in the undercarriage or topside body work. The sedan was resprayed once in it's life and the paint holds up quite well. I have done extensive work to the engine maintaining all the stock componentry. The brakes have been rebuilt and the system flushed. The interior is original and in extremely nice condition with zero tears or rips. The door panels are in near perfect shape. The carpet is as new. There is one small crack on the dash about an inch long in a less-than-obvious spot. A good interior man can repair this easily. All the gauges work correctly including the speedometer, emp, il pressure, mp meter, uel gauge and coolant. I have had the clock running and it has kept time but a restoration specialist informed me that it may need a good cleaning and light lubrication to remain running/keeping time. The car comes with a complete factory service manual. The following has been done in the last year to the car:
  • Heads rebuilt repair and replace with new gasket set. (Included replacement of 8 bent push rods and 2 exhaust valves and cylinder head gasket)

    New Battery

    New rear brake wheel cylinders and brake lines both hard and soft lines. Front calipers cleaned and inspected with new pads.

    Flushed brake lines and replaced with new brake fluid.

    New coolant 3 gallons.

    New spark plugs and plug wires.

    Transmission: removal and reseal (front, ear main seals and pan gasket) New filter and fresh transmission fluid.

    Gas tank removal and boil out.

    New gas lines and fuel filter.

    Rebuilt carburetor with new brass float and new shafts with renewed seals so it works as it should.

    White Side Wall Tires like new (absolutely no wear or signs of weather cracking)

    The car runs extremely well with good oil pressure and the coolant gauge running at about 1/3 on the hottest of days. The transmission shifts excellent. The rear end is quiet as a mouse. The brakes stop this big car extremely well and are power assist. All the glass is in good shape and the windows crank up and down smoothly. There are absolutely no leaks of any fluids. The AM radio works well too.The 289 Studie mill has amazing power and really comes into it's own past 70 MPH (please don't report me to Oregon Highway Patrol).

    Though not the most popular car Studebaker made, he Cruiser was really well designed and had good power for it's day as well as present day. The chrome and aluminum trim are in extremely good shape and complete on the car. A previous owner installed two side-view mirrors on the front fenders when it came standard with just one on the door (you can locate the original position of the one side-view mirror by the holes in the left front door). I like the change and it kind of makes it a bit sportier as well as looking appropriately period. I think this Studebaker makes a nice statement without being kitsch. It was one of the last of the really fine cars that came from a really fine car maker. Surprisingly parts are still quite available and it is very easy to work on. A good entry into the world of classics. Practical, imple, bit unusual, asy and cheap to maintain. Best of all its a Cruiser! Go cruising in your Cruiser. What could be better?

    This is a turn-key classic for a modest cost. Nothing needs to be done to this car to enjoy it right now!