Auction Watch: 1960 Studebaker Champ Pickup

Take a look at this 1960 Studebaker Champ Pickup here on eBay bidding for $9,500 with auction ending today (Monday) at 7:30PM PST.

From eBay listing:

Item specifics

Seller Notes:NO
RESERVE AUCTION – Truck is in outstanding original condition with some
quality restoration performed and only 90,000 miles. One of the nicest
you will find. I welcome and enjoy phone conversations. Don’t hesitate
to contact me. DAVE 503-887-1231
Year: 1960 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): E5128496
Mileage: 90,431 Interior Color: Tan and brown
Make: Studebaker Number of Cylinders: 8

Champ Pickup

Transmission: 3 speed with Overdrive
Engine: 259-V8 4 barrel Body Type: Pickup
Drive Type: Rear drive Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Vehicle Title: Clear Sub Model: 259-V8 3 speed Overdrive
Fuel Type: Gasoline Exterior Color: Tan

As a typical 48 year old car guy I love what just about everyone else from my generation loves. I’m a late 60’s and early 70’s american car and truck collector. So why do I own a 1960 Studebaker? Well, I’m also a victim of what my father and uncles loved when I was a kid. They all owned Studebakers with the occasional Packard and Hudson thrown in the mix. They all appreciated these vehicles before they got the name “orphans”. So when I found this Champ Pickup here locally in Portland I had to have it. This truck is in exceptional condition. Purchased new in Oregon and has always been here. I have most registrations from 1960 through the previous owner that purchased in 1985. The owner prior to me had the truck almost 30 years. The 90,000 mile odometer reading is believed to be original. Condition certainly supports that but sadly, the previous long time owner is deceased. His family did have some information to share. They said that he spent nearly $20,000 on improvements before he passed. That investment definitely shows on the entire truck. Body and paint are in beautiful condition and the truck is extremely straight. There are NO abuses of bondo or other body fillers. This has always been a well kept and dry Oregon truck. Even the original undersides are spectacular. The interior has been nicely redone to as close to original as possible. The 259-V8 runs like a watch and the 3 speed manual transmission shifts perfectly. And, yes, the factory Over-drive works flawlessly. Brakes and suspension are tight and sound. All lights, gauges, heater and wipers function properly. Even the horn honks. I will make brief comments under a few of the upcoming photos. Bottom line, this is an outstanding truck in very hard to find condition.

All of my eBay experiences have been enjoyable over the years as I’ve sold members of my collection. I’m grateful for the kind words and compliments I’ve received. My opinions have guided me well and I stand behind them but please keep in mind that these are my personal opinions and observations and they may differ from your own. I welcome showing my Studebaker in person to anyone with genuine interest. I live very near the Portland Oregon Airport and would gladly pick you up. Each photo shows the truck clearly and accurately from as many angles as I could think of. It is my intention to make this as close to you seeing and touching the truck for yourself as possible. Feel free to click on the “ask a question” link here in the auction and I will respond to all polite questions. Phone calls are great too. My telephone number is 503-887-1231 and calls between 8AM and 9PM Pacific time are just fine. My auction runs for 7 days and is scheduled to end on Monday evening, the 25th of April at 7:30PM Pacific.

I’m looking for a genuine buyer. I reserve the right to end my auction early in the event I accept a sincere offer and the truck becomes no longer available.
*If you are outside of the U.S. or Canada, PLEASE contact me to confirm your bidding activity as genuine.*
Everyone, please be sure to read my terms of sale located near the bottom of this screen. I’m a reasonable person but I will not bend on these basic terms unless previously discussed during the auction. A little communication goes a long way.