My dad bought a 1948 Studebaker Champion Deluxe Starlight Coupe. The odometer has 35,000 miles on it. He bought it because it is identical to the first car he ever owned. For medical reasons he is not going to be able to finish the restoration. Generally, he would send the car out and get parts of it done, bring it home and put in the garage. When he had enough to get something else done, he would send it out.
From what my dad tells me: .
The inside as been reupholstered with vinyl – I guess the original fabric was mohair but that was incredibly expensive.
Although the headliner did not need replacing, he replaced it anyway.
From the transmission back it has been resealed (not sure what means but that is what he said).
The outside of the engine has been cleaned up and painted but the “inside” of the engine has not been done. I will tell you it runs very smooth. He backed it out of the garage for me to take the photos.
The entire car has been repainted. (I asked him why gray?? He said that was the color of his car)
The spare tire and jack is original.
It needs an accelerator pedal – there is just an accelerator rod sticking out that works fun, but he does need a pedal) It goes without the pedal – it just needs one.
I asked my dad what percentage he thought the car was complete and he said about 80%. As stated above, due to medical reasons he will not be finishing it. He has about $26,000 into so far, he knows he will not get anything close to that out of it. He is willing to discuss offers. We would like to sell it before the end of February 2013. Cash is preferred.
The car is located in a garage in Adairsville, GA 30103.