Dodge Widebox: A 1962 Studebaker Champ 7E Pickup

The Studebaker Starlight Coupe we featured the other day got a decent amount of traction on the interwebs for various reasons. Probably because it combines sweet vintage style with a level of simplicity that means you can fix it with a Crescent wrench and a pair of plyers. Or maybe there are just a bunch of closeted Studebaker fans in the audience…not that there’s anything wrong with that. Today’s Champ is a small rugged truck equipped with the factory wide cargo box (built by Studebaker under a license agreement from Dodge C-Series) and features the first rear sliding cab window that is common on many trucks today. Find this 1962 Studebaker Champ Pickup offered for $11,900 in Fort Worth, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1962 studebaker champ
condition: good
cylinders: 6 cylinders
fuel: gas
odometer: 100000
odometer rolled over
paint color: red
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: truck
For sale is a classic 1962 Studebaker Champ pickup truck in admirable condition. It is a three on the tree manual and drives well. The engine creates good compression with over 90 psi on each of the six cylinders. The body is solid with the primary rust being below the driver’s side door. The brakes work, except for the parking brake. The paint is attractive, but there are imperfections. Personally, I like the character, but others may want the perfection of a new paint job. It has fresh engine and gear oil as well as new tires. The headlights and tail lights work, as do the windshield wipers and interior fan. The interior is quite nice. The dash has a pair of cracks to address, but the rest of the interior is notably nicer. The interior seating is not original, but is an attractive modern/vintage style that ties in with the truck’s color scheme very well. Aside from the interior seating, it is mostly original and it gets a lot of admiring looks when driving around. It is currently registered as an antique. It can be enjoyed as is or invested in if desired. Valuations justify improvements you may consider. $11,900 cash. Located in north Fort Worth (76244) near 35W and Heritage Trace Parkway. Not interested in trades, thanks. Please text if interested. Thanks.

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