Very solid, VERY LOW Miles, 2R-5 pickup

1951 Studebaker 2R-5

Condition: Used
Make: Studebaker
Model: 2R-5
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Year: 1951
Mileage: 11,748
Color: Green
Engine: gasoline
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3-speed manual
Drive type: rear drive
Interior color: Green
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States

Description for Studebaker 2R-5 1951

First I have to say that this isn't my truck. I'm listing it for a friend who doesn't do eBay. Second, I'm doing this because in spite of what appears to be many warts, this actually is a very solid, VERY low miles truck. When I walked up to the truck for the first time I was struck by the fact that the outside door handles are completely level which told me that this guy hadn't been used much. Just about every vehicle I have seen that has much use has "droopy" outside door handles. I was also impressed with the number of options unusual on a truck of this vintage- turn signals, spotlight, electric wipers, dash courtesy light.
Anyhow, my friend bought this truck from the estate of the original owner.who bought the truck new from a small-town Studebaker dealer in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The original owner's grandson told my friend that grandpa only ever used the truck to drive to the "crick" to fish. Pretty believable- the odometer says 11,748 miles and there is nothing to deny that as correct. It probably sat outside all its life- lot's of little dings, lots of surface rust and a few spots of rust through. I have a LOT more pictures of the truck and just ask and I'll email you more detailed shots.
My friend started touching up dings and sprayed primer in a lot of little spots, but the green you see is original. My friend owns a machine shop and he fabricated repair plates where the floor and sill had some rust through. Then he decided to tweak the little 170 cubic inch engine a little. He installed a two-barrel carburetor and split the exhaust manifold to get dual exhausts. The original carburetor comes with the truck if you want to go back to original. The truck is still original sixvolt- starts and runs great.
OK, why is my friend selling the truck? He found another 1951 Studebaker truck, a 3/4-ton with the bigger engine and a four-speed tranny with a power takeoff. He decided that would make a better shop truck.
I have tried to give an honest evaluation of the truck. I like to discuss warts and problems to make sure the buyer doesn't get any unpleasant surprises (like I have a time or two. So, feel free to ask any questions about the truck. I'll either answer them myself or call my friends if I need to.
Thanks for looking