170 CID I6, 3 SPEED MANUAL, APPEARS ORIGINAL, GR8 COLOR, NICELY DONE 2R PICKUP!!
This 1953 Studebaker 2R pickup is a nicely restored example of distinct vintage motoring. So if you like to stand out while you turn back the clock, check out the details on this truck.
The 2R pickup represents an interesting place in truck history. It was one for the first post-WWII designs to hit the road, and it was also one of the most advanced of its time. The round car-like fenders, double-walled all-steel truck bed, and the elimination of the running boards made it both handsome and versatile. It's this kind of distinction that makes us happy to see someone invested the time and money to really get this one looking right. The pastel-like green represents the '50s correctly. The gloss that this more recent application radiates really helps to not only highlight all the truck curves, but also overall how straight the sheetmetal is. And the detail work is nice with the white in the grille continuing on the bumpers and tailgate lettering. In fact, it gives this Studebaker a hint of a two-tone. And this very correct package even knows how to stand out with items like the red wheels. There's even a hint of brightwork on the elements borrowed from the car line, like the wheel covers and hood ornament.
Inside there looks to have been more nice investments in getting this pickup to look so correct. For example, the brown vinyl bench seat is a pickup truck staple, but the tautness of this one lets you know it's quite new. And the way the seatbelt color matches the accents in the door panels and dash is an especially thoughtful touch. The experience inside this pickup is truly authentic, right down to the large dual-spoke steering wheel with correct Studebaker center cap.
The investment didn't stop when they got to the engine bay, and so you'll proudly display the very authentic (possibly original?) 170 cubic-inch straight-six. You'll get plenty of people marveling at the exterior-matching fender walls, glossy black oil bath air cleaner, and the long green block. And more than just look good, you can tell by the quality of the belt, wires, and hoses that this classic was still meant to drive. And when you look at the undercarriage photos, you see an exceptionally clean truck that tells you no detail was overlooked. So feel free to fire up this Studebaker, enjoy the column-shifted three-speed manual transmission, and experience true classic motoring.
All the hard work on this one has already been done, so if you're looking for a distinct classic pickup, don't let this one slip away. Call today!!!
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Vinyl Interior
- Bias Ply Tires
- Front Suspension
- Single Shock
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Springs w/ Shocks
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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