1947 Studebaker PU Street Rod

1947 Studebaker M5 PU Street Rod

Condition: Used
Make: Studebaker
Model: M5
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Trim: PU Street Rod
Year: 1947
Mileage: 3,525
VIN: ID: 37155
Color: Yellow
Engine: 327 short block
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: Positraction
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States

Description for Studebaker M5 1947

Truck was built off frame in California in 2008. I purchased it in 2013 from a dealer in the Seattle area. The dealer gave me copies of the original owner's receipts showing the cost of the build out. I also have a hard folder of pictures showing the build out process. I'm selling it because the poor thing just sits in my back yard with an old weatherproof cover over it. Luckily for it, I'm in Scottsdale, AZ where there is no humidity and very little rain! I start it up approx once a month to keep the gas system clean. I occasionally drive it around the block. The 327 short block engine runs great ! It's equipped with chrome and aluminum attachments. All the tires are brand new, including the Mickey Thompson 29x15.5-15's on the rear. The original owner installed slam it airbags to raise and lower the body, but I had them replaced with heavy duty springs and shocks. (My own body could not stand the bounce caused by the air bags.) This vehicle deserves someone who can drive and take care of it better and more often than I. There are a few needed fix-ups as indicated below. I am not an experienced antique street rod owner or mechanic. In order for a quick sale, I have priced it $7,000. less than I have paid.
MAKEUP OF VEHICLE : 327 short block engine 350 Turbo automatic trans 1981 GM front clip 10 bolt positraction New 29x15.5-15 rear tires New 205/75 R15 rear tires 4 wheel disc brakesShortened rear axcelEdelbrock 650 carburetor Slightly tinted windowsB&M Chrome shifterElectronic ignitionElectronic ws wipersElectronic windowsFlaming River tilt steering wheelSteward Warner GaugesGray upholsterySeat Belts200 watt cd/radio and side speakersSuicide doorsShaved handles (open w poppers)15 gal gas tankYellow pearl paintTonneau bed coverSprayed in bed linerSprayed running boardsWeather proof soft truck cover
CURRENTLY INOPERATIVE:CD/RadioWater temp gaugeWS wipers
QUIRKS:Paint (10 yrs old) is cracking in places,including a 3" blister on left rear wheel well.Electric windows don't work well. Often disengagesfrom frame when closing.Some light shows through doors when shutHood, although solid, could be adjusted for better fit.As in most trucks of the period, a person with longlegs would not be comfortable driving it.