1950 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION – SUPER RARE, IMMACULATE.
The more common 5 passenger Champion coupe had rear seats and a fully wrap around rear windshield, as opposed to the Business Coupe which featured a single window with central split, and of course the outrageously long rear trunk/ deck lid which gave the Business Coupe its rather ‘From Another Planet!’ lines and looks. On the road the car drives beautifully.
Imported from the USA in 2007 by well-known Custom Car Guru Andy Saunders. Restoration undertaken by its former owner who owned it from 2007 until February 2020, there are lots of photographs and various bills and documentation recoding a lot of the works here in the UK. The car was titled new in Keansburg, New Jersey August 29th 1950 to Mr Joseph Palisciano. The original certificate of title, certificate number 1708766 is in the document file. Other old USA documents point to it always being in the New Jersey area with 2 other names and address’ on file. Parts availability is still relatively good with plenty of USA Studebaker specialists and an excellent UK owners club.
The paintwork is excellent. Wheels and tyres are all excellent. The interior is close to faultless. The engine and engine bay are extremely clean. All the chrome work is very good indeed. Have just installed new headlights, new battery. Used on some local classic car tours as the lead vehicle and drove without fault. In the boot we got the picnic, chairs, table and the kitchen sink. Dare to be different! You won't see another one on the show ground that's for sure. This car when launched was seen as a vision of the future of motoring and to this day it attracts a lot of attention with its unique styling.