• Stock:

    3818-CHA

  • Engine Size:

    289 V8

  • Transmission Type:

    Automatic

  • Body Color:

    CALTRANS Orange

  • Interior Color:

    Orange

  • Miles:

    4,933 (Unknown)

  • Location:

    Charlotte, North Carolina

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  • Estimated Monthly Payment

    $458.23

    (based on 20% down over 120 months)

VERY HIGH QUALITY, PRESIDENT 289 V8, AUTO, A/C, PWR BRAKE, NO EXPENSE SPARED, A+

Ultra rare and distinct, we already know you're attracted to this 1962 Studebaker Champ pickup. But when you see how much was invested in giving this an extremely high quality full restoration (with everything from a more powerful V8 to a loaded A/C interior), you'll fall in love with this one-of-a-kind truck.

When you have spent this much time on a pickup it can be both industrial and striking at the same time. That's why it's painted in Caltrans service vehicle orange. Against the white grille, bumpers, and hubcaps, the bold color that pays tribute to its workman roots, but the moment the sunlight hits it, there is a vibrant luster that's worthy of the best car shows. This is thanks to an investment in a full restoration that stripped this Studebaker down to its bare elements, and then built it back up with the best modern epoxy, urethane, and clearcoat procedures. Excellent bodywork highlights the Lark-inspired front end that flows into a muscular bed design. And speaking of the bed, the gloss applied over the new pine wood has the same deep luster as the expensive paintwork. Why would someone invest this much in a pickup? Because beyond just its cool appearance, this is a very rare machine. It's believed Studebaker produced less than 9,000 consumer pickups across the entire line in 1962, and over half a century later, the survivors are few and far between. So, to have it finished to at this level means you know you're looking at a very unique truck.

Inside the exterior orange returns as part of an intriguing mix of classing and modern worlds. It starts with the custom bench seat that has cloth inserts for individual comfort. These houndstooth pieces almost feel like you're about to get into a classic Camaro. All the right vintage pieces are there from the Studebaker steering wheel to the AM radio – there are even Studebaker seat belts! But there are a lot of hidden elements that you'll really love. Open the middle compartment and it reveals the modern AM/FM/CD stereo with satellite radio, Bluetooth, and an aux input. Plus the cab is sealed with Acousti-Mat, which not only keeps the exterior noise at bay, but also it provides insulation to allow the air conditioning unit to keep you ice-cold in the summer.

When you open the hood, you can really tell that they left plenty in the restoration budget for the engine bay. The 289 cubic-inch V8 was the top motor for the Champ in '62, but this one here actually comes from a Studebaker President. So it has earned the extra flair on places like the valve covers. Plus, the President donated its automatic transmission, too, for the ultimate in comfort motoring. This V8 inhales through a four-barrel carburetor for nice power, and you also get a muscular rhythm out of the dual exhaust. But don't just listen to the burly tone; see where it comes from in the undercarriage photos. That's where you're going to see such a spotless finish, which tells you the level of investment in this pickup. But as beautiful as the total package is, there is still a practical side. You might have noticed the trailer hitch on the rear, and the trailer brake control in the interior. So now you know you can use the powerful V8 for genuine truck duty.

Just imagine all the fun you can have with this pickup – everything from towing your vintage boat to showing it off (and with the quality, probably winning) all on it's own. It comes with a full restoration photo file so you can take others on the journey of creating this very cool Studebaker. But you can only do it all if you're quick enough to grab this one-of-a-kind. Call now!!

Features

AM/FM Radio, Bluetooth Radio, CD Player, Satellite Radio, Defrost, Air Conditioning, Cloth Interior, Heat, Vinyl Interior, Power Brakes, Seatbelts

Documentation

Restoration Photos

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
289 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Rear End
Dana 44

Body

Body Or Basic Color
CALTRANS Orange
Body Style
Pickup Truck
Doors
2
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat

Basic

Year
1962
Make
Studebaker
Model
Champ
Miles
4,933 (Unknown)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Orange
Secondary Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Vinyl & Cloth
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
No

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