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1954 Studebaker Champion Convertible

Posted Jan 01, 2019 | Hits: 177
Make: Studebaker
Model: Champion
Country: USA
Region: KS
City: Wichita
Zip: 67202
Body Style: Convertible
Year: 1954
Mileage: 45020 Miles
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 2
Color: Lavender
Engine: 289
Condition: Used
Studebaker never made a 2-seater convertible, but given the results of this project, they sure should have.

I'm guessing this 1954 Studebaker Champion was customized in the '70's or 80's given the choice of interior carpet and seats. The roof has been removed, it has been lowered 3-4", and shortened 18". It is not in show car condition. Structurally, and mechanically, it is very sound, with no rust, but the finishing details leave a bit to be desired. All of the hard work has been done, and this is a great candidate for someone to finish off into a rare beauty.

As far as I can tell, the VIN tag on the engine identifies it as a '63 or '64 289. The trans is a GM Turbo 350. Front disc brakes are aftermarket Turners, with dual circuit master cylinder. It has a complete Ford rear. The alternator is new, as is the nicely done exhaust system, as can be seen in the photos. The photos also show the reinforcements that have been added to stiffen the frame. I know many are concerned about how removing the roof weakens the chassis, but it appears to have been done properly.

It comes with an unfinished metal hardtop. The way it attaches to the car, the seals and gaskets, etc., have not been completed.

It is titled and registered in my name, and I have been driving around on weekends. Turns lots of heads, and most folks need to ask me what the heck it is.

Please send offers. I am NOT interested in trades. Thanks!

Private Seller

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