1948 Studebaker Champion Very Nice Condition: Rebuilt Engine and Rear Axle

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Studebaker
  • Model: Champion
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1948
  • Mileage: 61000
  • VIN: G36388T
  • Color: Brown
  • Engine size: flat head 6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Location: West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States


The car was sold and delivered to Cuba prior to 1959 and shipped back to Florida for the majority of its life. Letter for delivery will be included (from Studebaker in South Bend, for delivery of several cars to Cuba).
Reason for Sale: I recently purchased another Studebaker, a 1950 Commander locally and plan to keep that one.
I have driven this car weekly 10 to 15 miles to evaluate and determine reliability of the car.
Car Overview:
1. Rebuilt engine in 2012, with just over 5000 miles. Sounds and runs great.2. Rebuilt rear axle in 2019, receipt to be included.3. Trans shifts through all gears no issues noted4. Recent paint job, last 10 years?5. Tires good tread6. Interior in nice condition, as seen in photos7. Have driven the car up to 50 MPH on the X-way with no vibration8. Car starts every time9. Very Solid Body10.Looks like bumpers were re-chromed at some point.11.Service manual included.
Observations that might require attention:
1. Minor electrical issues, e.g. Driver headlight operation is intermittent, wiring should be reviewed and insulated better in general.2. Horn does not work3. Speed odometer not operational4. Window regulators work but need adjustments and/or repair to operate more easily.5. Side windows and trunk seals are OK but I would want to rework - no major leaks but not very professional job at re-paint6. Some steering wheel wandering, as stated in the manual. Might need to look at ball joints or steering box adjustment? Not as tight as noted on the 1950 Commander. 7. Front hood latch sometimes sticks - will open with some effort8. Passenger side window is cracked but intact9. No key for locked glove box.
Car is sold "AS IS' with no implied or expressed warranty. There are no returns and / or refunds. Sales are final. Buyer is expected to pick up the car locally or provide transportation. Title will be provided when full payment is received. Car is insured with Haggerty.
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