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1964 STUDEBAKER CRUISER 289 MODIFIED FOR PERFORMANCE muscle car drag race

108000 MILEAGE
Crew Cab. BODY TYPE
289 ENGINE
Automatic TRANSMISSION

1964 Studebaker Cruiser Description:

Some history on this Studebaker Cruiser.

I purchased tocaralmost 20 years ago from Billingham,

Washington and had it shipped to Virginia.

I went clear across the country to find a nearly rust free car.

This Car is actually the 2ndCruiser built for the 1964 Model year and was used in the

1963 Portland International Auto Show to introduce the redesigned Lark Studebakers.

The body number is 64V-YS 102. The Serial Number (VIN) to this car is 64V-1014.

The engine number

Is PH38 and is original to the car, showing on the build sheet.

Mylong rangeplan in building the car was to add a supercharger and

gain perhaps 100+ HP over

naturally aspirated for a nice 4 DR odd-car sleeper.

I had my own business and cash flow was not a problem

but things change

and the supercharger mod never happened.

Besides the car has plenty of power like it is,

up from the stock 210 HP 289 2bbl to approx. 290 with R2+ cam,

Modified heads and 4-bbl. carb.

I built up the engine using the best parts and advise from the most knowledgeable

individuals involved with Studebaker Performance. Fast forward to middle age:

I still love the car but don’t have time to enjoy it. It’s a solid Dependable Driver.

Its been in my warehouse for a few years taken out occasionally but deserves more.

The engine is numbers matching to the original build sheet.

I also have the original Borg Warner Transmission,cross member&

Converter with no problems when taken out. The original heads,

again no issues when taken out, are pictured.

I will include all original parts I still have withcarintrunk.

Including: original Distributor and Trans dust cover along with

Original yellow Valve covers and all four-(4) hubcaps.

YesI cut a big hole in the hood for the scoop.

At the time I had another Bordeaux red hood but it went to a buddiesDatona.

Hoods are not hard to find.

I have pictured the trunk floor so you can see how solid this car is.

It was never re-painted as original paint is still almost intact.

I going to let my Cruiser go without any hope of recovering the money,

much less the time, I have in it.

I do have a standing offer locally here in VA and if the car doesn’t reach that low offer

it will not sell onebay, naturally.

1964 STUDEBAKER Cruiser 289 Custom Modified.

The Good:...and its GOOD

Almost Completely Rust Free 1964 STUDEBAKER CRUISER Customized for Performance

Original Studebaker V8 289 Engine Rebuilt for durability, bored .060.

Camedand Worked Heads

Chevy TH-350 Auto Transmission

(Reman from Monster Motorsports, Mega Monster Turbo-350)

Mopar 8-3/4 Rear Axle, Rebuilt and set up for Studie,

Mopar 742 Center Section, Remanufactured with Timkin roller bearings,

Clutch Type Sure Grip (posi)

and 3.91 gear. 3” wheel studs installed.

Big ass Mopar (Pickup Truck)drum brakes.

More Good:

New NOS Front Rt Fender At Repaint. No filler.

Driver and passengerfoot wellsfiberglassed, to stiffen againsttorqueflex.

P.O.R. paint to covered surface rust, see pictures.

Body Painted in December 2003. Still very presentable but could be buffed toluster.

’68 Hemi Dart hood Scoop grafted on for cold air induction.

N.O.S. 160 MPH Studebaker Police Speedometer added at engine build and

odometer read 000,

Now reads 7,566.

Car Had 95,000. Original miles on it when purchased in 2000.

I drove it about 300 miles before starting engine rebuild.

Receipts are included incarfolder.

New Power Steering Hoses & brake lines.

New Chrome Moly Custom Drive Shaft with H.D. 1350 U-Joints.

New 3.91 Ring & Pinion for Mopar 8-3/4” axle.

New N.O.S. Police / Taxi Heavy Duty Rear Leaf Springs

New RearwheelCylinders

New Dual Exhaust with Dynomax Mufflers

New Power Brake Booster.

Master Cylinder Retrofitted from Single reservoir to Dual Reservoir for Safety.

Front Disk Brake Calipers Rebuilt.

Brake Proportioning Valve added to balance front/rear braking

New Carpet.

Simpson 4 way Racing Harness Seat Belts added to Driver and front passenger Positions.

New seat belt replacement for rear seats (3)

New Mopar Electronic Ignition Retrofitted at Time of Engine Build.

Orange Box and DelcoDistributer.

Mopar 14”RalleyRims in Front.

New Custom Offset 8”x15” Rims in Back.

New Heavy Duty Gas Shocks at all Wheels.

New Hurst T-Command Ratchet Floor Shifter withBuilt InRoll Control (Line Lock) Switch.

New N.O.S. Studebaker Heads With R3 Intake Valves (oversize) Light Port & Polish.

4 BBL Intake with Holley Street Demon 575 4 barrel Carburetor.

Still More Good…

The Engine.

StudebakersStout289 V8 Original to the car.

Warmed over and rebuilt with parts, wisdom and advise from Ted Harbit:

Cylinders +.060 Bore over stock (to accommodate Larger intake valves)

+.060HypereutecticSmall Dish Pistons With Moly Rings

Oversize R3 Intake Valves, Stainless Steel, Swirl Polished, Chrome Stem with Stellite Tips,

New Valve Guides.

R2+ Valve Springs

Heavy Duty Water Pump

R2 High Volume Fuel Pump (With Vent for Supercharger Blocked withtreadedfitting)

R3 High Volume Blueprinted Oil Pump

Cam Bearings

Rod Bearings +.010”

Main Bearings +.010

AluminumHigh PerformanceCam Gear

ARP Rod Bolts And Nuts

FeldPRoBeaded Steel Head Gasket and Neoprene Front Seal.

N.O.S Front Motor Mounts

N.O.S Studebaker Heads with R3 Intake Valves, Light Port and Bowels Polished By Dave LaVesque

R2+ Performance Cam, 284 Duration .442 Valve Lift By Ted Harbit.

Studebaker 1956-1957 Turquoise Engine Paint

Studebaker to GM transmission Adaptor Plate By Dave Lavesque

And the Bad/Never got to it…

Headliner coming unstitched nearrearwindow.

Window lace is worn and should be replaced.

Carpet is new but could be installed better; not secured tofirewall.

Needs aluminum sill plates.

Some door rubber did not go back on after paint.

I had purchasednewrubber and had intended to install but

a divorce and move later it got away.

Interior is presentable, not show quality but nice. Headliner can bere-stiched.

The Dash cap is age cracked and should be replaced. It has a carpet Cap on it now.

New Master Cylinder Top not fitting well and weeps fluid.

There is a paint drip on passenger door side from cold December air hitting wet paint,

never bother me so I never had it addressed, can be blocked and sanded out.

Tires are now 14 years old and showing age, should be replaced

beforetomany bombing runs.

Radio is Stock AM Studebaker and not hooked up. I like the sound of the engine.

Needs a better Carburetor Than the new Street Demon.

The original build had a modified for Studie Holley Mopar air gap intake,

adaptor plates, and a 575 Vacuum Secondary Grant Speed Demon and

there was a significant difference in low end.

But when I had it off for tuning it fell off a shelf and broke BOTH fuel bowels.

So I got the Street Demon on the cheap.

Since I wasen't driving it much in the last few years that’s where it is at now.

The grill is blacked out currently.

The first photo with silver grill is from a newspaper photo taken at a skate contest

my son was in with the caption

"Voted Best Ride to Skate Competition"

People LOVE this car.

How Could YouNot.

Buyer Paysshipping,or can pick up if local.

$500 Deposit due within 24 hours of sale end,

Balance due andcarpicked up within 7 days, Before Pick up.

56 year oldCar is sold as is, where is.

Features:

Item location:Waynesboro, Virginia, United States
VIN:64V-1014
Year:1964
Mileage:108000
Make:Studebaker
Model:Cruiser
Type:Crew Cab.
Color:Red
Interior color:Red
Engine:289
Cylinders:8
Transmission:Automatic
Drive type:RWD
Vehicle Title:Clear