1958 Studebaker Scotsman EXTREMELY RARE Low Start Bid NO RESERVE

Price: US $12,200.00 Item location: Elkton, Maryland, United States
  • Make: Studebaker
  • Model: Scotsman
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year:1958
  • Mileage:104000
  • VIN:G1429083
  • Color:Green
  • Engine size:185.6 CI
  • Number of cylinders:6
  • Fuel:Gasoline
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Green
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Seat Belts
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1958 Studebaker Scotsman

Hi, Up for auction is my 1958 Studebaker Scotsman. I found this car on the southern eastern shore of MD at a boat restoration complex. It was being stored in an old boat hanger. I originally bought the car to resell it, but once I did more research and realized how VERY RARE this car is, I decided to keep it for myself. People who have known me on EBay for a long time know that my health has been failing. I'm now at the point where I cannot lift my left leg to work the clutch. I find myself having no choice but to sell it. I do not want my wife having to sell it should something drastic happen to me. There were only 30,220 of these cars made in the two year production of them. The vast majority of them are gone because they were designed as basically a 'throw away' car, and most have been long junked. This one is a true survivor.I have scoured the internet looking for another one. All I can find are pictures. I also searched current and past Hemmings mags, but came up enpty except for the Avanti's. This car was the answer to the three big auto companies. Packard and Studebaker teamed up to try and compete. This car has NO bells and whistles. It was manufactured for the every day working person. It was basically a throw away. Even chrome trim was extra. The car still needs some work, but all the big stuff has been done. It is an older restoration (8 years), at which time the engine was also rebuilt. When I called Nationwide for an insurance quote, they told me $187 for the year. After they inspected the car, they said they would not insure it for less than $14,000. The car comes with a cover that isn't in the best shape. I will list everything that I know still needs to be done. This car is perfect for the backyard mechanic or seasoned professional. I'm not a mechanic, but I do know enough about cars to know most of the stuff I could have done in my days of young. I took pictures of any and all flaws I could find. There is a crack in the windshield. The car has been in the rain and It does not leak at all. There are some chips There is a small square of carpeting missing in the front (see pics) . At one time someone put the stick on the floor, but the previous owner put it back to the original on the column The drivers side parking light is cracked The radio is original and is not hooked up - assume it does not work The odometer and horn work The headlights all work There is a dent in the rear bumper (not too bad - see pic) The brake lights need to be hooked up There is no spare tire There is a shimmy in the left front end when stopping at higher speeds (my neighbor, a retired GM mechanic thinks it is ball joints, but that has not been verified) I'm not 100% sure about the speedometer and gas gauge. It is a red graphic light that moves ever so slightly (assume it needs work) The drivers lock works fine, but the passenger side cylinder just spins and needs work The rear passenger door was opened, but once I locked it, I wasn't able to open it again. It was my plan to replace all the locks, but now that's not going to happen I was only allowed by EBay to load 24 pics. I called them and they said that is is necessary to use third party software to load more pictures, but I do not have the software they mentioned. I did want to take a picture of the bottom of the trunk, but the carpeting is glued down and I didn't want to tear it up. However, the floor is very solid under the carpet. The car runs very strong. When I bought the car it did have the overdrive trans, but it was manual. I since had a Borg Warner automatic overdrive kick down switch installed. I just couldn't grash the sequence of the manual overdrive with the lever and switch (like night and day) The upholestery is clean and in pretty nice shape as you can see in the pictures. The cigarette lighter is still in its place, but I have no idea if it works Again, I have scoured the net looking for this car, but to no avail. I am sure there are still a few out there, but I can't find them. If anyone reading this listing knows of another one, either for sale or not, please let me know. I am very curious. I imagine you may find some in Cuba, but I can't find anything in the US. I encourage you to check my seller feedback. I have been an EBayer for 20 years and have maintained 100% customer satisfaction rating ever since. I am honest and ytell it like it is. I also encourage you to do your own research on this vehicle. Once you do you will see how very RARE it is to own one. This car MUST go. As I stated, I do not want my wife to have to deal with selling it should something drastic happen. I have two other vehicles she will have to sell when I am gone. I will do everything I possibly can to help you arrange shipping. I will ship it for FREE with buy it now offer. My loss is most definately your gain. Don't miss this once in a life oppoortunity to own one of the rarest cars on the planet! Here are some links fior your research. Check out the asking price on the car in this article. https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/03/30/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1958-studebaker-champion/ When Studebaker-Packard's financial situation worsened in 1955 and 1956, company leaders decided, rather than meet the "Big Three" automakers head-on, to compete with low-priced, basic transportation. Using the Studebaker Champion's two- and four-door sedan and two-door station-wagon bodies, the company created a vehicle which could undercut the prices of minimal-frill competitors the Chevrolet 150, Ford Custom and Plymouth Plaza. The Scotsman had features reminiscent of the "blackout" cars of the shortened 1942 model year, from which chrome trim was eliminated by war-materials rationing, though such refinements have been added by latter-day enthusiasts. Hubcaps and grille were painted; buyers paid extra for a basic recirculating heater for the passenger compartment. Interiors were fitted with painted cardboard panels—gray vinyl being the single standard for upholstery. Rubberized floor coverings replaced carpeting. The only chrome plating was on the front and rear bumpers and some minor interior parts. Painted bumpers were an option to reduce the cost of the car even further. On two-door models, the rear windows were fixed without winders. Standard windshield wipers were vacuum-powered, resulting in reduced performance as engine load increased. The only apparent frill was Studebaker's heavily promoted "Cyclops Eye" speedometer, the same as that used on the 1956 Studebakers. Dealers were instructed to avoid installing extra-cost accessories, on the rationale that a buyer who wanted frills on an economical car could buy a regular Champion for an extra $200. Priced below the competition from $1,776 (equal to $15,843 today) for the two-door sedan, Scotsman sales were projected at 4,000 cars for the short 1957 model year. In fact, over 9,000 were sold—not only to frugal or low-budget customers but also to wealthy notables such as former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.[citation needed] For, despite its austerity, the Scotsman delivered exceptional value and economy. The small six-cylinder engine delivered a claimed 30 mpg‑US (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg‑imp) of gasoline when the overdrive transmission was chosen. This was unheard-of mileage for a car of its size in 1957, although it came at a price: With only 101 hp (75 kW), the Scotsman was by no means a rip-roaring performer. It took about 20 seconds to reach 60 mph (97 km/h) from rest, at a time when sub-10-second 0-60 mph times were becoming more common, even among the low-priced field. However, it appears that few complained about poor performance in the early days of the Interstate highway.