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1953 Studebaker Champion Restomod

Condition: Used
Make: Studebaker
Model: Champion
SubModel: Restomod
Type: Coupe
Trim: Restomod
Year: 1953
Mileage: 3421
VIN: G1206997
Color: Red
Engine: 392 V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 4 speed auto with overdrive
Drive type: --
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only
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Description for Studebaker Champion 1953

This 1953 Studebaker Champion Starlight coupe really delivers the best of everything. After all the distinct body contains a comfy A/C interior, overdrive transmission, and classic Hemi V8 power upgraded to fuel injection.

Famed designer Raymond Loewy really understood how to take his time and let the sheetmetal develop sophisticated lines. The long flowing hood and short rear deck instantly make this sporty. Plus, the dual grilles, wraparound back window, and mirror-like form-fitting bumpers make this truly elegant. And while you can tell there has been a solid investment in keeping this classic style looking great, you can also see that money was spent updating this Studebaker for more modern times. The red paint has the vibrant look of a modern investment. It goes great with the subtle upgrades like the tinted windows and deleted trim. And the polished salt flat style wheels bring the whole personality together perfectly as the classic look meets with a larger 17-inch modern size. And it all hints at the extra power beneath the skin.

Just like the exterior, the interior is unique and attractive. The red continues inside, and now it's joined by a tasteful black. The seats set off this two-tone, and then the door panels, dash pad, and carpeting coordinate to create a very thoughtful presentation. You get the classic Studebaker dash, but you can also instantly tell there's a lot more going on with this one. The wraparound gauge panel now features crisp Classic Instruments units, and the stereo is now a modern Kenwood AM/FM unit with USB input and Bluetooth. Plus, you'll notice more handy upgrades like cup holders and cold-blowing R134a air conditioning.

Under the hood is a far more potent motor that Studebaker ever offered. It's Chrysler's 392 cubic-inch Fire Power Hemi V8. This motor has been dressed to impress with a long air topper, polished valve covers, and an overall tidy look. There are even the right supporting components, like an MSD ignition and aluminum radiator w/electric fan. While 1950s-style motor gives and era-correct look to this 1950s Studebaker, it's operation has been seriously upgraded. A FAST fuel injection system has been adapted into the dual carb setup. Plus, the headers help add power while contributing to the rumble of the dual exhaust. And the upgrades don't end there. You have reinforced front suspension arms, RideTech components, and traction bars in the rear. This powerful and upgraded Studebaker is built to be a true cruiser, too, with power steering, front disc brakes, limited slip rear end, and a four-speed automatic transmission w/highway-friendly overdrive.

The solid and powerful feeling you get on the road tells you this is a well-done custom coupe. So it makes for a distinctive and fun total package you need to get your hands on right now. Call today!!!