1953 Studebaker Champion Regal

Streetside Classics-Charlotte
800 Derita Road, Ste. A
Concord, NC

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Concord, NC



Year 1953
Mileage 3786
Engine 100
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Studebaker
Model Champion

Champion 1953

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Blue
Interior Color Red


This 1953 Studebaker Champion Regal Starliner Restomod coupe is really the best of everything. After all, you get the rare and swoopy Studebaker coupe design. But now it comes with modern slick paint, a loaded leather interior, and proper small block V8 power.

Famed designer Raymond Loewy really understood how to take his time and let the sheetmetal develop sophisticated lines. The long flowing hood and short rear deck instantly make this sporty. Plus, the dual grilles, wraparound back window, and mirror-like form-fitting bumpers make this truly elegant. While you can tell there has been a solid investment in keeping this classic style looking great, you can also see that money was spent updating this Studebaker for more modern times. The blue metallic paint is a cool modern color, and much of the trim was expertly deleted so the clearcoat shine can really dance across the panels when the sunlight hits this one. And the KMC "Hot Wheels" 16-inch alloys bring the whole personality together perfectly since this is the kind of custom coupe you've dreamed about since you were a kid.

The red interior gives this a bold look to really showcase this full custom setup. Everybody gets beautiful leather seats with plenty of comfy bolstering, and yours even power adjusts to the ideal position. There's an Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo, and this has the beginning provisions for air conditioning (you have the controls and vents, but it will need components to be completed.) And the power windows mean you never have to leave the driver's seat when you want to show off the full pillarless hardtop profile. Plus, the leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, tilt/telescopic steering column, full Dolphin gauges, and B&M shifter in the center console are all there to give you the right tingle of performance.

The engine bay has a terrific style where the tidy wiring really lets you see the smooth blue inner walls. The valve covers and air intake even have red accenting to match the interior. And what you'll really love is the 350 cubic-inch V8 that's far more potent motor than what Studebaker ever offered. It inhales deeply with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, and wrapped shorty headers help add power while it exhales with a terrific tune from the dual exhaust. There's even an aluminum radiator w/electric fan to help keep this running cool if you're in traffic. Plus, the power brakes, front discs, and a three-speed automatic transmission makes for a confident cruiser.

This is a rare classic that makes a bold statement wherever it goes. So don't miss this unique coupe. Call now!


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