This is a Custom 53 Studebaker that was originally built by a well crafted gentlemen out of Richmond Virginia, very talented builder and the car shows it. This was featured in April 2012 in Rod & Custom under readers rods. I was recently contacted by the gentlemen's daughter about her Dad was the original builder of the car five years ago with his contact #. I will give his name and number to the buyer as I spoke with him yesterday and he told me that should someone ever have an issue with the car he knows the car and everything in it.
Here is what I know, started out with parts from a Studebaker Champion and built a custom chassis out of 2x3 tubing. This is built on a race car chassis, the chassis and suspension parts are powered coated . This is registered as a Studebaker Convertible but built more like a Roadster Pickup.The back is made to look like a pickup and he used a Tailgate from a Studebaker as it has the stamping. The doors do not open like a Model T . This is unique vehicle and you won't find another one.Note: Open to possible trades I am 6'2 and a little tall for driving it.1958 SBC 283 bored out to a 301 rebuilt at time of build. Also TH350 transmission was rebuilt.Edlebrock Carb & Edlebrock Scorpion IntakeWilwood Disc Brakes All Four CornersCoilovers All Four CornersWide Five Hubs & WheelsCobra kit car side pipes with custom made headersRace car master cylinder with balancer barFrankland Quick Change Rear with Two Extra Sets of GearsDetroit lockerMickey Thompson TiresHot Rod Black Pearl PaintWoodward Rack & PinionAluminum Radiator & Electric FanPlease have your finances in order before bidding Any questions please let me know.. Shipping is the buyers responsibility .On Mar-07-18 at 08:01:37 PST, seller added the following information:
I have been asked by a few for a video of it running, tried putting one on here . If your interested in a video of it running and a walk around send me a message and I'll send it to you.
On Mar-07-18 at 08:41:09 PST, seller added the following information:
Go to here to see a video of the car running. here Copy and paste in your browser

“Unique 53 Studebaker Custom, One of a Kind”
Year: 1953 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): G1263721
Mileage: 35,164 Transmission: Automatic
Make: Studebaker Body Type: Convertible
Model: 2R10 Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Engine: 301 SBC Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: RWD Fuel Type: Gasoline
For Sale By: Private Seller Exterior Color: Black Pearl
Disability Equipped: No Interior Color: Red
Drive Side: Left-hand drive Number of Cylinders: 8