A father and son project is a fantastic thing, and something that doesn’t happen often enough. The write up for this find is quite nice, and I really like at the bottom how the son says to call him up and have a chat about it, and that people are more than welcome to go out for a spin in the car, because they’re car guys too. We need more people like that, so kudos to you if you ever read this. This Studebaker is the sort of car that can easily divide opinions, but I think it looks fantastic and I like that the modifications aren’t extreme. The advert lists a brief spec which goes as follows:
– Rodline front clip, IFS with coil overs, rack n pinion steering.
– Small block Chevy with L98/ZZ4 Ali heads, comp cam roller rockers, Pertronix ignition, MSD 6AL, Power Master mini starter.
– Built TH700R4, shift kit, red clutches, Vette servo, 2400 stall converter, SFI flex plate.
– New HD propshaft by JW engineering
– Narrowed Ford 8.8, 31 spline 3.73 LSD rear end with discs
– Ron Francis wiring loom, Vintage air heater, Tilt column with Billet steering wheel
– Less than 10K on the clock since rebuild
Its important to point out that the car has been built as a daily driver and the list of works goes much beyond whats been listed here, and the owner reckons that the spend is around £45k!
They replaced the doors, bonnet and boot with panels from a mint 50s example as the previous owner has modified the ones that this came with. The panels are completely original and the boot and bonnet have just been resprayed in Jaguar Antigua Blue (which looks fantastic). The car might or might not need respraying depending on how you like your cars, but its worth noting that the seller does describe the paintwork as patchy, but its one of those things you’d have to judge when you saw it.
The way this ad is written makes it worth reading, and easily adds it to the list of ‘cars I really want to/need to/must buy’.