1953 Studebaker Champion Sedan. Original Survivor.

  • Location: Watertown, Wisconsin, United States
  • Make: Studebaker
  • Model: Champion
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Sedan
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 52,251
  • VIN: GI259054
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: Straight 6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: Rear
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1953 Studebaker Champion Sedan description

This beauty is a true survivor with only 52,251 original miles. Original motor, trans, body and paint in very good solid condition. Good tires and brakes, and the car starts right up with the clutch ignition system. 3 on the tree, shifts smooth and comfortable. Recent rear pinion service, new gas pedal, and full inspection completed at Kelly Moss Road and Race in Madison, WI.

This is the original paint, please note that it isn't flawless. I've noticed one body ding that I tried to show in the photos. A dentless repair should fix it easily.

The heater core is missing as shown in the photos. The drivers side high beam bulb needs replaced.

Notice that one side had the correct hub caps, while the other side fits, but is incorrect for the year and model.

Notice the tear on the drivers seat. Also the carpet in the front needs replaced. The rubber boot around the throttle cable is missing. The rear shocks have a slow sealing going on and will need to be replaced in the future. I've not founds any rust other than the light surface rust on the underside of the car (as shown in the photos)and I haven't found any patches either.

How long have you owned this 1953 Studebaker? I've owned thiscarfor about 6 months. I traded another car with the Grandson of the original owner.
Do you have a title? I have a clean and clear Wisconsin Title.
Does car have overdrive? Yes. It has 3 forward gears and reverse. The overdrive switch is attached all the way to the trans and pulls and pushes correctly, but I have not tested the functionality of the overdrive.
Any rust on car or frame? The body has zero rust on it and there is only light surface rust on the frame as shown in the photos.
Do the lights, wipers work on car? Everything on the car works EXCEPT for the heater as the heater core is missing.
How old are the tires? I don't have a specific age on the tires, but they are newer since they are not dry rotted, flat spotted or otherwise worn out. They have several summers left in them.


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