Studeolet: 1948 Studebaker Champion Convertible Street Machine – Sold?

Feb 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

March 17, 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.

If you love the look of classic bullet-nosed Studebakers, but prefer a modern powertrain equipped with modern comfort and convenience features, this 1948 Champion Street Machine originally posted in February 2021 on Craigslist in Santee, California (San Diego) where the current caretaker is now asking $49,500. With the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool and the Collector Car Market Review indicating their #1 Condition values for stock examples at only $37,600 and $47,500, respectively, it’s easy to understand why many enthusiasts choose to modify bullet-nose Studebakers. so here is a prime example of a perfect candidate to do exactly what the owner has and it’s available at a you-can’t-replicate-it-for-this-price.  With its Chevrolet-sourced small block V8, swivel bucket seats, and unique “Lmabo-Hinged” doors, we’re not surprised this Champion received three Best-of-Show awards in several car shows. 

Here’s the seller’s description:

“This Studebaker is 1948. It has a 1950 bullet nose front clip on it. It took 8 years to build. I am in my 80’s, so it’s time to start selling my cars. To be able to view the car better.. Google studeolet, click on the picture with Howard Jones printed on the picture. Then click on the picture that comes up. For more Google, bill jackameit studebaker page, click on “site map” then click on April 2014. The build was over $70,000. Are you ready for this? total miles is 925. It comes with 3 Best of show trophies.

Show or go: what would you do with this highly customized Studebaker?  Comment below and let us know!


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