Stock # EV449
Mileage: 3,207
Manual 3-Speed

1950 Studebaker Champion
Regal Deluxe Convertible
169 (2.8L) Straight 6
3-on-the-Tree Manual w
Rare Overdrive
2 Owners
Rare “Bullet Nose” Studebaker
Vin # C654419
Trim Tag# 9G-S2 2231
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We purchased this from what is believed to be only the second owner, who's had it since 1980
Evolve Motors is pleased to present this American classic, the 1950 Studebaker Champion
The 1950 Studebaker Champion. A timeless piece of American automotive history. The Champion and Commander were actually the first new cars built after World War II in 1947. It was one of the most popular selling cars throughout the 30's, 40's and 50's, and for good reason. It's sleek styling and big, comfy interior made it a perfect candidate for everyone from single 30-something's, all the way up to the family of 4! Just say the word “Studebaker” and the image that usually comes to mind is the 1950-1951 models, aka the “bullet nose” or “airplane” Studey. One of the most often heard cliches - “they were so ahead of their time” - is truly exemplified by the bullet nose. Designed by industrial designer Robert Loewy, and built in nearby South Bend, Indiana, these “3 box” or “envelope” body stylings were some of the first full-width cars in the industry, creating a trend for the likes of Ford and Chevy to compete with. There's no doubt these cars were true icons of their time, but the fact that you can still find a clean original survivor of those bygone days is remarkable. We have one here at Evolve, and it is a fantastic example
We received a phone call from a local gentleman here in Chicago asking us to come take a look at an “old car” he had for quite some time and was ready to get rid of. Without knowing too many details we headed on over. When we opened up the garage what we found buried beneath 20 and 30 year old boxes of old toys and bicycles, laid one of the most original survivor Studebaker's we've ever seen. It wasn't long until we had it pulled out into the alley and were dusting it off like we'd just found an old family photo album in the attic. Once we got the car back to our shop and up on the lift, we started to realize just how original this old car really was. Sure, it's had a repaint at some point long, long ago, but beyond that this car has the original interior, original top, original motor, trans, and even the original tag on the differential cover out back! The best part is, none of it was in terrible condition or beyond repair, and we were able to get it up and driving in a few hours on a Saturday morning. Running on the original 6 volt system, this comfortable cruiser was catching attention at every turn, with people rolling down windows to ask questions, to folks at the gas station pulling out their phones to take pictures. What a conversation piece
As we mentioned this was a “barn find” (garage find for us Chicago natives), and shows some of it's age throughout. The good news is that it's definitely more “good” than “bad”, and any of the “bad” isn't really that “bad”, which is also good. Follow me? Good. I do recommend scrolling through the pictures towards the bottom of this listing, as we pull no punches with the camera. Our job is to show you the good, the bad, and the ugly. So let's take a walk around this 56 year old dreamboat. You'll notice right off the bat that the chrome is in fantastic condition, showing no signs up rust, rot, or even major pitting. Sure it's got some light surface rust from sitting in a garage, but we were able to remedy a fair amount with a thorough detail. The body panels seem to be all original, and line up nice and straight. We do note that there are some chips in the paint, and some scrapes and scuffs throughout, giving it th

1950 Studebaker


Stock # EV449