1931 Studebaker Special custom

Studebaker Special custom (1931)
for sale

Price: US $16,011.00


1931 Studebaker Highboy Street Rod Roadster
Let me explain myself before I get started on describing what I believe to be the nicest, most carefully planned and executed, most beautiful street rod you will ever see. I’m not a dealer or someone who flips cars. I have sold three of my own cars on over the years and I have sold three cars over the past two years for personal friends. I am listing this car for another long-time friend who I personally think is the most skilled and thorough custom car builder you would ever find. Don’t bother looking. He doesn’t build cars to sell. He creates beautiful as a hobby. This gorgeous car was not built for sale, but for his personal enjoyment. Why is he selling? Simple. Like me and others at our ages he needs to downsize by reducing his fleet of nice cars and other properties as well.
I don’t charge people. The only thing I get is a PayPal deposit and I pass the balance after selling expenses to the owner. I do the listings because I enjoy helping friends.
I live close to this car and I have been privileged to have seen this car over time. So, while I‘m not great on technical details, I know an incredible car when I see one. Note that these photos were taken on June 22nd, 2019.
Here’s what you will get when you buy this great parade and cruise-in car:
A 1931 Studebaker with an all steel body, a beautifully fabricated hood, a Stayfast fold down or removable top, a nice vintage-type interior with wind-up windows and a driver’s power seat, seatbelts on both sides, a 1965 Buick 401 cubic inch “Nailhead” engine, custom fabricated sprint car style headers, a GM 400 transmission, Moroso transmission cooler, Ford 9-inch rear with a 3.25:1 ratio gears, a TCI Custom Show IFS (independent front suspension), four wheel power disc brakes, custom fabricated fuel tank, electric pump for priming the fuel system after extended periods of shutdown, a Walker custom built radiator, Painless wiring, VDO instrumentation, Lokar transmission shifter, Lokar parking brake assembly, Pioneer radio/CD player with remote control and hidden antennas, electric cooling fan override switch and more.
The car has been driven less than 1500 miles total. The odometer shows 936.2, but the speedometer was not hooked up early in the build.
This car is priced to sell with a modest reserve. Bid early and often.
More details about the car. The engine and transmission were completely rebuilt in the construction of the car. The engine was bored .030. The car dos have turn signals. The frame is largely original. The frame was heavy duty because the original Studebaker coupe had a heavy straight eight engine. The frame was boxed in to add reinforcement and to protect wiring
On Jul-14-19 at 18:45:24 PDT, seller added the following information:

update: 2019-08-08


Condition:UsedYear: 1931
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 9004343Mileage: 936
Transmission: AutomaticMake: Studebaker
Body Type: ConvertibleModel: Special
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warrantyTrim: custom
Vehicle Title: ClearEngine: Buick "Nailhead" 401 cid
Options: ConvertibleDrive Type: RWD
Power Options: Power SeatsFuel Type: Gasoline
Sub Model: Highboy Street Rod RoadsterFor Sale By: Private Seller
Exterior Color: BlackDisability Equipped: No
Interior Color: GrayDrive Side: Left-hand drive
Number of Cylinders: 8

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