car comes as a tip from Hugh who writes: You seem to be on a pointy car theme today and this is the champion of pointy nosed cars so to exclude it would be pointless, no? Find this 1951 Studebaker Champion offered for $12,000 in Rhode Island via Hemmings.
If you were to compare automotive makers to soda companies you might be tempted to compare the legendary Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company the something like Snapple. But if Coke is GM and Pepsi is Ford, then Snapple is Dodge…so you’ve got to dig deeper because Studebaker is closer in rarity to Reed’s Ginger Brew. Find this 1963 Studebaker Lark Convertible offered for $16,000 in Wenatchee, WA via craigslist. Tip from JB1025.
This next advertisement came with a surprising headline “5 Avanti II hard to find chevys”…which through me for a real loop, because I thought that Studebaker built the Avanti. So these aren’t Chevys nor Studebakers, because the Avanti name was used to build cars using the fiberglass Raymond Loewy designed bodies through five different ownership arrangements from 1965 through 2006. Confused? Wait, it gets more so. Because the Avanti was build on the Studebaker chassis with a Corvette engine from the late 1960s through 1985 and then it was put on a Chevy Monte Carlo chassis and finally a Caprice chassis. There was even a Mustang V8 based version that was built in Cancun, Mexico before the then current owner Michael Kelly was arrested on fraud charges related to a Ponzi scheme. I can tell you one that that isn’t a Ponzi scheme and that is investing your retirement income in cold hard Avantis. Go ahead, make your own day. Find this Collection of 1982-89 Avanti IIs offered per car starting at $12k to $19k located in Ocala, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
A wiser man than I once said, if you can’t drive a nice classic car, then drive a cheap classic car. He (or she) was correct, because not everyone can afford a desirable classic like a first generation Corvette or a Austin-Healey 3000 or a Jag E-type…but…anyone can afford something strange like a ’55 Studebaker 4 door sedan in really nice shape. Find this 1955 Studebaker Champion offered for $7,500 in Houston, TX via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
I was planning on posting mostly old German cars this month because of the whole “Oktoberfest” thing, but then someone mentioned that it was the first day of Fall/Autumn…which reminded me there was a whole section of the country where the season of scorched thighs just ended and now it is possible to drive your […]
This next car is an interesting combination of new and old. Of eclectic and electric. Of forward thinking and green style. Of pink and blue. Yes. Somebody put a Studebaker Avanti body on top of a Nissan Leaf chassis and I don’t know if I should be excited or disgusted. Find this 1979 Avanti converted to […]
Sometimes I say I want a particular car…but I can’t buy every car that crosses these pages, so it is without any hint of irony or other-y when I say that I am tempted to buy this next car. Seriously, half of me wants to not post this for you guys and just go get […]
Happy 4th of July, freedom lovers! The Commander name was first used on a Studebaker way back in 1927 when Calvin Coolidge was president and the FCC (originally the Federal Radio Commission) started to regulate the use of radio frequencies. Ahh..the early days of the FCC…good times…what could be more American than the ever tightening grip of […]
Free car! Who can argue with that? Not this guy, or anyone else who has an ounce of adventure and optimism running through their oil-soaked veins. It’s not often we find a car that someone wants taken off their hands for a song, yet also cool enough to feature. This little Lark is one of […]
We all love a good bargain around here and most of us probably adore orphan American cars. Luckily, those two paths cross quite frequently but rarely with something that oozes so much cool. Yes, the final iteration of the Champion was mind-numbingly conventional for Studebaker in the day but today it’s a different story. Find this […]