1955 Studebaker 6 H President State 2 Door Coupe

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Miami, Florida, United States
  • Make: Studebaker
  • SubModel: PRESIDENT
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1955
  • Mileage: 75,000
  • VIN: 7164992
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Automatic
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Studebaker PRESIDENT STATE 1955 Description

Up for auction is this stunning all original 1955 Studebaker State Series 6H.
The Studebaker President State was a halo car, esigned to drum up interest in the entire Studebaker lineup with its innovative features. Sold in relatively small numbers when it was new, oday they're highly-sought collectables for just that reason. Everything was standard equipment, nd they're easily recognized with their striking two-tone color schemes and gorgeous Raymond Loewy-designed bodywork. This particular President is far more than it appears on the surface. Yes, t has been restored to a very high level and looks simply stunning in person; however, ll the dazzling President design elements remain, ncluding the massive chrome bumper which probably cost as much as a used VW Beetle all by itself to restore. And, f course, here's a ton of bright trim that is beautifully restored, ncluding the quarter panel inserts, ender moldings, nd all the window surrounds. Its really quite impressive. The President State was presented as a drivers car, nd the passenger compartment is one of the first truly driver-oriented interiors. Remarkably, or a resto-mod, ts shockingly OEM inside and neatly finished to stock specs. The original AM radio remains in the dash, ven the trunk carries an original-style mat and stock spare assembly. Even the original wheels were retained and fitted with modern 215/75/15 whitewall radials. An extremely impressive effort, his Studebaker is an under-appreciated collectors item that can truly be driven anywhere.
1955 Studebaker State Series 6H Coupe Standard Specifications
Original Base Price $2,037.00
No. Produced 3,327
Body Maker Studebaker
No. Doors 2
Passengers 5
Model Number C
Weight 3,110lbs
Wheelbase 120.5 inches
Length 204 7/16 inches
Width 70 7/16 inches
Height 56 5/16 inches
Front Tread 56.7 inches
Rear Tread 55.7 inches
Type V8 Valve-in-head
Displacement 259.16 cu. in.
Cylinders 8
Bore & Stroke 3 9/16 & 3 1/4 inches
Compression Ratio-Std 7.0 to 1
Compression Ratio-Opt 8.0 to 1
Brake Horsepower 180@4500
Rated Horsepower 40.61
Torque 258@2800
Main Bearings 5
Valve Lifters Mechanical
Block Material
Engine Numbers Starting P1001
Engine No. Location On block near right side of distributor mounting.
Lubrication Pressure to all bearings excluding wrist pin
Type Downdraft 4-barrel
Make Carter
Type Helical
Drive Rear wheel drive
No. Of Gears 3
Gear Ratios
1st 2.57 to 1
2nd 1.55 to 1
3rd 1 to 1
4th Not applicable
5th Not applicable
Reverse 3.48 to 1
Clutch Type Single plate dry disc
Clutch Size 10 inches
Axle Type Semifloating
Differential Hypoid
Differential Ratio 3.92
Front Independent coil springs
Rear Longitudinal leaf spring
Steering Gear Cam & lever or worm & roller
Service 4 wheel hydraulic drum
Front Size 11 inches
Rear Size 10 inches
Emergency Rear service brakes
Size 10 inches
Other Systems Specifications
Exhaust System Single
Ignition System Distributor and coil
Battery 6
Cooling System Centrifugal pump with thermostat
Radiator Cellular
Fuel Type Regular
Wheels, ims & Tires
Wheel Type
Wheel Mfr
Wheel Size
Tire Type
Tire Size 7.1 x 15
Spare Location Trunk
Fuel 18 Gallons
Oil 6 Quarts
Transmission 2.375 Pints
Cooling System 17.25 Quarts
Rear Differential 3 Pints
Front Differential Not Applicable
Transfer Case Not Applicable
Classic Rating Not Rated
VIN/Serial no. 7150001 to 7170827
VIN Description VIN Location On plate on left front door lock post. Add'l Serial Nos.: 7805001 to 7808480
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