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1951 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe

Specifications

  • Year
    1951
  • Make
    Studebaker
  • Model
    Champion
  • Package
    Starlight Coupe
  • Exterior Color
    RIO Green
  • Stock #
    17140
  • Mileage
    0
  • Price
    $28,950

Description

This 1951 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe is a fabulous example of '50s 'Jet-Age' styling. The product of a frame-up restoration, with over $35k invested, it's absolutely gorgeous in correct Rio Green with an equally appealing interior upholstered in Light Grey and Tan. Power comes from a 169.6 cubic-inch Straight-6 L-Head Engine that's factory rated at 85hp/138lb-ft. 3-Speed Column-Shift Manual Trans. The most striking feature is the great expanse of the wrap-around 4-piece rear window. Gorgeous chrome and brightwork. Windshield visor. Airplane hood ornament. Fender vents in front. Wing windows. Dash-mounted rearview mirror. Correct pushbutton AM radio. Fender skirts. Wide whites on red painted wheels with polished caps. Red-tipped antenna. Included are shop and parts manuals. This outstanding example is finished in a tasteful color combination, is in fabulous condition throughout and has been in a prestigious collection for many years. It's ready for the next owner to drive, show, and enjoy!The 1950 Studebaker Champion Starlight coupe attracted motorists with its ultramodern styling -- the aerospace industry was a fascination for the country during the space race and influenced automotive design heavily during that time. Its center nose called to mind an airplane, and its wraparound rear window and long, horizontal rear deck were radically different from teardrop cars of the 1930s and 1940s. The 1950 and 1951 Studebakers marked the beginning of flamboyant, futuristic styling. Studebaker led the way in this styling and marketing change, and was one of the first manufacturers to completely restyle its line. Robert E. Bourke, an automotive stylist who worked for the renowned industrial designer Raymond Loewy, was largely responsible for the 1950 Studebaker's styling, now considered a classic of its time.With fighter-plane styling in the front and streamlined-railway-car Vista Dome treatment in the back, there've been few cars as stunning before or since. The design leadership was matched with comparatively up-to-the-minute engineering to make it more than worthy of contemporary consideration. Was there anything more modern on the road back then? Not really.The Virgil Exner-penned Studebaker line was sleek and instantly dated everything else on Detroit's showroom floors. The car's unique profile provided the Studebaker marque with an easily recognized body shape copied as soon as possible by the other US manufacturers in their 1949 models. For 1950 and 1951, all Studebakers received a freshening of the 1947 design with the addition of the bullet nose (sometimes referred to as the spinner front) front sheet metal; when combined with the Starlight body style, Studebakers looked comparatively futuristic at the time. This version of the Starlight body style continued until the end of the 1952 model year.For more information or to discuss delivery arrangements for adding this rare and desirable 1951 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe to your collection, or any of our 50+ classic and collectible cars always in stock, please contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales consultants or always feel free to drop by our Bellevue, WA Park Place Ltd campus - where we have over 40,000 sq ft of indoor showrooms filled with the finest cars. As part of the Park Place Motor Group family, which includes Park Place Aston Martin and Lotus of Bellevue, we always have 200+ High-Performance, Luxury, Exotic, Sports, and Special Interest Cars always in our inventory. With 200+ Always On Site, Nobody Has What We Have!

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