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1948 Studebaker Champion

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This 1948 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe finished in mile-deep Black over an outstanding interior upholstered in two-tone Grey is a fabulous example of the late 40's/early '50s 'Jet-Age' styling. The product of a comprehensive restoration with over $24k invested (receipts accompany car) it's an absolutely gorgeous and rare piece of American automobile history. Powered by a 169.9 cubic-inch 6-cylinder engine factory rated at 102hp. 3-speed column-shift manual trans. New motor and transmission with overdrive. New Ford Hi-Speed rear end. Perfect headliner sparkling dash excellent stainless and chrome. Great glass weather stripping felts rubber and tires. The paint is in great condition. The engine runs smooth and paired with a 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive is able to keep up with modern traffic. The wide white wall tires are in great shape. The cloth upholstery and carpet looks great. All the glass is in great condition without any cracks or stars. This Studebaker looks runs handles and maneuvers great is a true pleasure to drive and will be a handsome addition to any collection.The Champion Starlight Coupe was a unique 2-door body style offered by Studebaker Corporation of South Bend Indiana from 1947 to 1952. The Studebaker Champion Starlight coupe attracted motorists with its ultramodern styling -- the aerospace industry was a fascination for the country during the space race and influenced automotive design heavily during that time. The car has one of the more interesting greenhouse areas of any automobile ever and has a lot of eye appeal. The most striking feature is the great expanse of the wrap-around 4-piece rear window. Like many postwar designs inspired by the aircraft used in World War II Virgil Exner was apparently impressed by the windshield and roof line used on some of the larger Boeing and Douglas aircraft used before and during the war. Instead of placing it at the front of the car he used it for the back half of the roof and added curved instead of flat paneled glass sections. The design leadership was matched with comparatively up-to-the-minute engineering to make it more than worthy of contemporary consideration. Was there anything more modern on the road back then? Not really.The Virgil Exner-penned Studebaker line was sleek and instantly dated everything else on Detroit's showroom floors. The car's unique profile provided the Studebaker marque with an easily recognized body shape copied as soon as possible by the other US manufacturers in their 1949 models. For 1950 and 1951 all Studebakers received a freshening of the 1947 design with the addition of the "bullet nose" (sometimes referred to as the "spinner" front) front sheet metal; when combined with the Starlight body style Studebakers looked comparatively futuristic at the time.For more information or to discuss delivery arrangements for adding this rare and desirable 1948 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe to your collection or any of our 50+ classic and collectible cars always in stock please contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales consultants or always feel free to drop by our Bellevue WA Park Place Ltd campus - where we have over 40 000 sq ft of indoor showrooms filled with the finest cars. As part of the Park Place Motor Group family which includes Park Place Aston Martin and Lotus of Bellevue we always have 200+ High-Performance Luxury Exotic Sports and Special Interest Cars always in our inventory. With 200+ Always On Site Nobody Has What We Have!

This 1948 Studebaker Champion was listed for sale on 9-15-17 06:36:21. The vehicle color is Black and VIN is not available . Kindly check ad for seller's location. Seller`s stock ID is park17138. There are other Studebaker cars currently listed for sale on our website. You may desire to see what other Studebaker cars are selling for by visiting our Sales Data page.

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Location: Bellevue, WA, United States

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