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1951 Studebaker Champion

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This 1951 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe is a fabulous example of '50s 'Jet-Age' styling. The product of a frame-up restoration with over $35k invested it's absolutely gorgeous in correct Rio Green with an equally appealing interior upholstered in Light Grey and Tan. Power comes from a 169.6 cubic-inch Straight-6 L-Head Engine that's factory rated at 85hp/138lb-ft. 3-Speed Column-Shift Manual Trans. The most striking feature is the great expanse of the wrap-around 4-piece rear window. Gorgeous chrome and brightwork. Windshield visor. Airplane hood ornament. Fender vents in front. Wing windows. Dash-mounted rearview mirror. Correct pushbutton AM radio. Fender skirts. Wide whites on red painted wheels with polished caps. Red-tipped antenna. Included are shop and parts manuals. This outstanding example is finished in a tasteful color combination is in fabulous condition throughout and has been in a prestigious collection for many years. It's ready for the next owner to drive show and enjoy!The 1950 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. Its center "nose" called to mind an airplane and its wraparound rear window and long horizontal rear deck were radically different from "teardrop" cars of the 1930s and 1940s. The 1950 and 1951 Studebakers marked the beginning of flamboyant futuristic styling. Studebaker led the way in this styling and marketing change and was one of the first manufacturers to completely restyle its line. Robert E. Bourke an automotive stylist who worked for the renowned industrial designer Raymond Loewy was largely responsible for the 1950 Studebaker's styling now considered a classic of its time.With fighter-plane styling in the front and streamlined-railway-car "Vista Dome" treatment in the back there've been few cars as stunning before or since. 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. This version of the Starlight body style continued until the end of the 1952 model year.For more information or to discuss delivery arrangements for adding this rare and desirable 1951 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 1951 Studebaker Champion was listed for sale on 9-13-17 23:33:10. The vehicle color is Rio Green and VIN is not available . Kindly check ad for seller's location. Seller`s stock ID is park17140. 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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  • Exterior: Rio Green
  • Interior: Light Grey

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Location: Bellevue, WA, United States

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