1955 Studebaker President Coupe

Price: US $17,500.00 Item location: Castro Valley, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Studebaker
  • Model: President
  • SubModel: Coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Vinyl
  • Year: 1955
  • Mileage: 55,994
  • VIN: 8842106
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 289
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1955 Studebaker President Coupe

The car offered here is an excellent road ready car that is set up as real sweet ride.

This car looks and drives superbly. I am selling this car on behalf of a friend of mine. See my other listings for other Studebakers from this collection.

Factory Options include :-

  • V8
  • 4 Barrel Carburetor
  • Automatic transmission
  • Power Steering
  • Tinted Glass
  • Climitizer
  • Radio
Modifications Include :-
  • 289 cubic inch V8 replacing the original 259
  • Rear sway bar by Dave Thiebault
  • 6 Volt Alternator replacing the generator
  • American Racing Halibrand kidney bean style polished aluminum wheels
a strong running 289 cubic inch V8 motor with correct DG type automatic transmission. I do not know if the motor has been rebuilt, but it runs superbly and shifts gear as it should. The handling has been smartened up with the addition of an aftermarket rear sway bar.

Original wheels have been replaced with a set of American Racing immitation Halibrand Kidney Bean type polished aluminum mags. The car does have a set of whitewall tires fitted, but these are turned inwards. The wheels can easily be changed to original style wheels with reproduction original hubcaps if you want a more original look. A new aluminum exhaust system has been fitted.

Paint is excellent with some light scuffs and marks in spots. It is still very presentable. Body wise the car has had the front drivers and passenger floors patched with new metal.

Chrome is excellent and looks as if most of it has been replated.

The interior has been fully retrimmed. Carpets and headliner replaced.

I see a lot of road cars listed for sale that don’t seem too reliable when I look at the pictures, but this one is properly prepared and ready to go. Sure, it could use some light tidying up in places, but it looks the part and drives really well.

The previous long term San Francisco owner of this car had 15 Studebakers in his collection, all of which are similar to this car. All cars had nice options, retrimmed interiors, recognized Studebaker upgrades and had a ton of money piled into them mechanically. All cars were his road cars and were often parked outside his bar in Fisherman’s Wharf. They are probably the most photographed Studebaker’s on the planet.

Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. We are able to help with loading the car. For international buyers we have contacts with international shippers for Containerisation or RORO shipping.
We offer 30 days free storage from time of sale and $200.00 per month after that.
Personal Check, Cashiers Check, or cash on pickup.
Viewing by appointment only at my Hayward California Studebaker workshop
For more information call Bob on 510 266 2522 Pacific Standard Time. More images are available upon request. Please contact me directly at candbstudebakers@sbcglobal.net
Thanks for looking.