The Studebakers President was initially produced from 1926 to 1942 in their home of South Bend, Indiana. After over a decade of absence, the President was reintroduced and continued its reign until 1958, when the model was finally retired. This, the fourth-generation Studebaker President, made a comeback in 1955 and was a new and improved version of its predecessors. However, the most noteworthy President was the speedster trim, such as the one in the example. This 1955 president coupe currently resides in Florida with just 65,000 miles to its name.
This 55 President comes in a blue and white exterior paint giving it a subtle two-toned finish. The entire vehicle has received a complete frame-off restoration to bring it back to its original condition. The car is reportedly garage-kept which supports its perfectly preserved exterior chrome fittings such as the front and rear bumper, side frames, and wheel hub caps. The President still maintains its whitewall tires for the ultimate vintage finish. The interior looks to be a masterclass of its own, including a color-matched dash panel, blue leather seats, and door panels, along with subtle chrome accents for true originality.
Under the hood of this vintage American muscle car sits a 259ci supercharged V8 capable of close to 200bhp via an automatic transmission, a truly impressive power output at the time, and enough to give even some modern cars a run for their money.