Little known in Europe, the Studebaker brand was synonymous with car manufacture in the United States. The first car of Studebaker, debuted in 1902, and due to lack of resources, they left the automotive market in 1966. During their run, they brought multiple successful models that have gone down in history, including the Champion, which spanned five generations. Due to its affordable price, quality materials, and rugged construction, the Champion proved to be an ideal family car. This well-preserved garage-kept example of the 1954 Studebaker Champion Coupe comes to you from Florida with original documentation available. It was bought as a pair along with a Studebaker President (also listed) and has been restored to original using period correct components.
The rust-free body shell of this 1954 Studebaker Champion is painted in white and complemented by Studebaker emblems. This car has undergone a complete frame-off restoration and sits on classic whitewall tires. The Champion features a body-on-frame construction, and the rear fenders were bolted to the body, unlike most cars in the ’50s which had welded fenders. The interior is done in red with an eye-catching 3-spoke steering wheel finished in white. The bench leather seats on the front and back provide comfortable seating for six passengers. The minimalistic metal dash comprises three gauges, a radio, toggle switch controls, and a glove box.
Under the hood of this 1954 Studebaker Champion is Studebaker’s 169ci straight-six engine which puts out a decent 85 horsepower at 4000 rpm and 138 lb-ft of torque at 2000rpm. Power is sent to the wheels via an automatic transmission.