1953 Studebaker Champion

Item #: 140048
Jason M.




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This 1953 Studebaker Champion is a true survivor with only 52,251 original miles. The original motor, transmission, body and paint are in great condition, as well as tires and brakes. This classic Studebaker starts right up with the clutch ignition system and the '3 on the tree' shifts smooth and comfortably. Recent rear pinion service, new gas pedal, and full inspection was also completed at Kelly Moss Road and Race in Madison, WI.

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Condition: Used

Warranty? No

Car Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Vin#: GI259054

Odometer: 52251

Auto or manual transmission: Manual

Drive Type: Rear wheel drive

Exterior Color: Sky Blue

Interior Color: Tweed

Number of Cylinders: 6

Body Type: Sedan

Length of Ownership: 3 Months years

Original Engine: Yes

Engine Modified: No

How many keys do you have? 1

Do you believe the odometer to be accurate? Yes

Are you the first owner? No

Do you have all manuals? No

Are there any signs of smoking or pets? No

Provenance? I traded for this beauty from the original owners Grandson. The narrative that I was told by the grandson is that Grandpa bought it new off the lot, and when he passed away he left it to his son (father) and when the father passed in mid-2017 he left it to the grandson who had no interest in the car.

Are there any marks on the car inside or out? This is the original paint, please note that it isn't flawless. I've noticed one body ding that I tried to show in the photos. A dentless repair should fix it easily.

Are there any function inside or out that do not work? The heater core is missing as shown in the photos. The drivers side high beam bulb needs replaced.

Any items missing? Notice that one side had the correct hub caps, while the other side fits, but is incorrect for the year and model.

Is wear and tear on the inside of any kind? Notice the tear on the drivers seat. Also the carpet in the front needs replaced. The rubber boot around the throttle cable is missing.

Any trim coming loose or missing? No.

Any aftermarket parts on the car? No.

Any leaks from engine or transmission? Very light seaping. It is 65 years old.

Is there rust present? Light surface rust on some of the exposed frame rails. No holes or body rust. Both I g that says this was driven in the harsh weather.

Any issues that have not been resolved? Leaking rear shocks and no heater core.

Has car ever been  repainted? No.

Has the vehicle ever been damaged or in a collision? No.