1951 Champion Starlight Coupe, Green, Restored, Excellent, Manual Transmission

Price: US $12,600.69 Item location: Kankakee, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Studebaker
  • Model: Champion
  • SubModel: Starlight Coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 2-Door Starlight Coupe
  • Year: 1951
  • Mileage: 24,000
  • Color: Shenandoah Green
  • Engine size: 170 cubic inch six cylinder flathead
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: Overdrive Transmission
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1951 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe

Restored 1951 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe

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This 1951 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe was a first place show winner at the 2012 Studebaker Drivers Club International Meet and is in excellent restored condition. It has 24,000 actual miles and sports a striking Shenandoah green exterior and a light gray cloth interior. The original and detailed 170 cubic inch (straight) six cylinder engine produces 85 horsepower and idles and revs very smooth with plenty of "pep". The three speed manual transmission with overdrive shifts crisply and decisively. The body, interior, engine and engine compartment have been completely restored and everything works well. The paint is very good and the chrome is deep and brilliant. The car has newer original style bias ply white sidewall tires that are in good condition with no cracking and with plenty of tread. Mechanically, electrically, and cosmetically this car is ready to drive and show and itdrives straight and true down the road with no brake pull. The steering box is tight with little play in the steering.

ThisChampion has always been garaged since restored and has been shown primarily at Studebaker Drivers Club events since the 1990's. This design classic is owned, operated and maintained by a family of dedicated mechanically knowledgeable enthusiasts whose grandfather and father once owned and worked at the family's Studebaker dealership in northeastern Illinois.

A little automotive history: This beautiful car was designed at one of the world renowned "Raymond LoewyIndustrial Design" styling studios within the hallowed walls of "Studebaker Corporation" in South Bend Indiana. Famed designers Raymond Loewy, Virgil Exner and Bob Bourke were the key stylists who brought to life the brilliant styling of this magnificent mid-century modern automobile. Today, these legendary Industrial Designers are acknowledged as the Studebaker "Hero Stylists" to members ofthe (SDC) "Studebaker Drivers Club".

I would be happy to answer questions if you contact me through eBay although please do not ask me to disclose my reserve. ThisStudebaker has a clear Illinois title and is sold as is where is with absolutely no warranty expressed or implied. See all photos included within this listing for more explicit visual detail.

Do not miss the opportunity to own this beautiful car. I am an honest seller, and for a car of this high caliber, I have put on a very reasonable "reserve" price. In addition, this Champion Starlight Coupe has been professionally appraised well above its reserve. The car is located south of the Chicago metro area and showings can be arranged when given sufficient notice.

The buyer is responsible for vehicle pickup and shipping costs. In addition, an out of the country buyer is responsible for any and all taxes, customs, and duties due upon bringing a vehicle into their country. This car can be reasonably driven anywhere but if it is being transported, please call me first to coordinate pickup arrangements. If you have any questions, please feel free toemail me through eBay before youplace a bid. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time.

I will not accept full payment by PayPal. Personal checks will be acceptedbut must becleared by my bank before releasing vehicle and title. No third party checks please.I require a$500 deposit by cash, PayPal or wire transfer to my bank(due within 48 hours) when auction is ended. Full payment is due within 14 daysafter auctions close. Please contact me for any alternative payment arrangements.

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