Sunday, December 27, 2009

1955 Studebaker President

"I used to own this car so I can tell anyone interested that it is a 1955 Studebaker President State Sedan. It was the top of the line 4-door in 1955 and very few have survived due to lack of collector interest. About 14,500 were built. There was also a detrimmed Deluxe sedan of which only 1,019 were built.

The President series included a 2-door hardtop coupe that was specially trimmed and badged to become the President 'Speedster' Special, the originals of which were trucked around the country for the Autoramas in late '54. They were popular enough that Studebaker put the car into Production, originally only in Green & Yellow with a Yellow leather interior, and later in Black & White, Gray and White, and Pink and Gray all with an Ivory leather interior. 2,215 were built and they survive in a very high % due to brisk collector interest.

The President in this pic is all original but should be on wide whitewall tires."

See photographs of the 1955 Studebaker President here.

1 comment:

Mustang Mike said...

I had a '55 Studebaker President Speedster. It was a 2 dr hardtop, originally yellow with yellow leather interior. Stuart Warner gauges. Get this: it had a 352 V-8 with Borg Warner trans. Carter 4bbl. Read a book one time that only 5 were made with the 352. It had a Golden Hawk emblem embedded on the hood as an ornament. Anyone know any other facts about it? I sold it to a guy from South Bend, Indiana 20 or so years ago.