Solid Stude: 1950 Studebaker 2R5 Pickup – Sold?
February 1, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
December 9th Update – the private seller of this rare Studebaker truck just lowered their asking price by $1,000 from $15,500 to $14,500.
Arguably one of the more attractive pickup trucks of the early 1950s was Studebaker’s 2R models exemplified by this green over red 2R5 originally listed in November 2020 on Craigslist in Bozeman, Montana for the current asking price of $15,500. Researching the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the private seller has their vintage Stude priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $11,350 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $17,200. Similarly, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a second data point confirms this private seller has his full-size Ford priced between the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $8,300 and the #3 “Good” appraisal of $17,000.
Mike McNessor provides a nice history of the Studebaker 2R Trucks in the October 2011 issue of Hemmings Motor News:
“Studebaker wasted little time after WW II answering the peacetime call for new haulers. South Bend’s 2R series of trucks rolled out as 1949 models looking decades more advanced than the trucks they replaced–the dowdy but historically significant M series.
Here’s a 1950 vintage Studebaker commercial highlighting the toughness of both their car and truck lines of the period:
The current caretaker indicates their 2R5 received a repaint at some point in what appears to be a hue similar to the period-correct Highland Green, albeit with metal flake now. No harm, no foul in our opinion as it really makes the curves of this Studebaker pop. The only thing we would immediately change is what appears to be astroturf-style green carpeting with something more subdued and period correct. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1950 studebaker 2r5 pickup.
This is a unique 70 year old classic pickup in that it is mostly all complete and pretty much original with no rust through. (cab floor, cab corners, fenders etc.) The truck has been stored for the last 8 years or so and is probably an 8 out of 10. It is a western truck.
It has been repainted some time ago and looks great. The truck must not have been used to haul much as the bed floor, sides and tailgate are almost perfect. The truck has nearly new uniroyal tiger paw tires and a professionally rebuilt carburetor, new battery and fresh oil change. It will make a neat driver, easy restoration project or what have you. 170 cu.in. Flat head six with a 4 speed transmission.
Haggerty value is $17,000, asking $15,500 obo, you won’t find another one like it this nice…i can assist in shipping
have clear title in hand, no scammers please”
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