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  • Condition: New
  • Item location: Fenton, Missouri, United States
  • Make: Studebaker
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  • Year: 1955
  • Mileage: 243
  • VIN: 7167663
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: 259 C.I.
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  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
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  • Interior color: White
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Studebaker PRESIDENT SPEEDSTER 1955 Description

1955 Studebaker President Speedster The President Speedster seen here was Studebaker's top-of-the-line model in 1955, meant to stop the sales slide of the 1953-'54 models. Besides the new-for-1955 bumpers, the President Speedster was available with six two-tone and two three-tone paint schemes, with changing availability throughout the year. Fourteen early Presidents were dispatched around the country to drum up consumer interest in the redesign. Even in the 1950s, car companies harked back to earlier times to name their newer models. The President name had been on Studebakers all the way back to 1927; it was dropped in 1942. The Speedster name had previously lived on a Big Six Model EK five-passenger touring car from 1923-'24. The Speedster's list price started at $3,253, or about $800 more than a base 1955 President State hardtop. That said, the 1955 President Speedster was loaded with standard equipment including: choice of automatic or overdrive transmissions, power steering and brakes, dual exhaust, a four-barrel carburetor, "Shoemaker-stitched" diamond-quilted genuine top-grain leather seating, carpeting front and rear, a map pocket, an eight-tube radio, a Stewart-Warner 160 mph speedometer and 8,000 rpm tachometer in a striking engine-turned facing, turn signals, electric clock, tinted glass, cigarette lighter, oil filter and oil bath air cleaner, dual backup lamps, triple horns, two-speed electric wipers, tubeless whitewall tires and wire wheel covers, fog-light bumperettes, stainless roof band, specific trim including a hood-length hood ornament, Speedster nameplates and checkered emblems, and chrome-plated ashtrays, rear-view mirror, moldings and tailpipe extensions. Extremely Rare Car, produced Only One Year 1 of 2,215 Built Nicely Restored Power Steering & Brakes 259 CID V-8 Engine. Westport Auto Center is please to present this exceptionally rare and fully restored Studebaker President Speedster! One of only 2,215 examples built in 1955, his very uncommon classic is finished in a very elegant color combination of gunmetal gray metallic and pearl white two tone exterior over a handsome gray and white interior. Produced for only the second half of 1955, his rarely seen Speedster features power steering, power brakes, 59 CID V-8 engine with 4 BBL carburetor, correct wire wheel covers with wide white wall tires, ll functional Stewart Warner gauges, original AM radio (not functional), nd more. Overall this elegant American classic shows extremely well boasting a complete recent restoration. Paint quality is very nice with only a few minor flaws, polished bright work is complete and in exceptional condition. Engine compartment is show quality boasting correct equipment and attachments, undercarriage has also been tended to and is well detailed, Trunk is very solid and shows well with a new mat and correct spare tire with wide whitewall tire. For the avid collector and automotive enthusiast, this President has the rarity and good looks that set it apart from the crowd. At any show or cruise event, one can be assured that this will be the only one of its kind present! Car also comes with a host of shop and repair manuals.

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