To the common car enthusiast this 1955 Studebaker President 'K' body hardtop may look stock, but to a trained Studebaker collector this is a truly unique build. The vehicle is a complete ground-up, nut and bolt restoration done with impeccable attention to detail. A copy of the original build sheet, restoration receipts/documentation and shop manuals are available. The body is completely rust-free with absolutely no damage to the body or frame at any point in its life. The roof is Ford Oxford white with an off-white body and Ford Vermillion Red on the lower sections of the car complimented by a dual-tone grey vinyl interior.It is powered by a numbers-matching Passmaster 259 CI V8 engine rebuilt to factory specifications and paired to a 1989 GM 700R4 4-speed overdrive transmission with lock up converter. Front disk brakes have been installed with an aftermarket Ford Mustang 7 inch power brake booster mounted to the firewall. A lot of work has gone into every detail of this show-quality Studebaker, no matter how small or hidden. All rubber and seals are brand new, all hardware has been replaced or restored and clear coated to maintain finish. All door, window lift, latches, hinges, operating mechanisms, etc have been restored and serviced. All the glass is original and in excellent condition with no chips, scratches, cracks or delamination. All the raw steel parts were media blasted and either painted or clear coated to preserve finish. Behind the dash heat and AC was also added in with a factory-look fit and finish. The interior is a completely custom retrofit of the best features across the Studebaker years. The dash is from a 1963 Hawk GT, painted grey and Vermillion Red with a grey padded dash with chrome trim. Rear seats are from a 1962 Hawk GT and modified to fit the space. The front seats came from a late-model Ford Taurus, but have been cut down and redesigned to match the Gran Turismo Hawk design. A custom center console and armrest has been designed to compliment the styling. Premium foil insulation and sound-deadening material has been installed throughout the interior. The tail light housing has been modified from original design to include the reverse light, thus removing them from the rear trunk as originally designed to provide a more eye-pleasing look.There is so much more to this car than we can fit into a description, so give us a call at (281) 463- 4968 and schedule your viewing today!
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