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Rare Vintage Antique Car Classic 2-Door Victoria Free-Wheeling, 6K Proven Miles!

6000 MILEAGE
Victoria - Close-Coupled 2-dr. Sedan BODY TYPE
230 ci. L-Head Inline 6, 80 HP ENGINE
3-Speed Manual with Free Wheeling TRANSMISSION
Gasoline FUEL

Description:

1932 Studebaker Six Model 55 St. Regis Brougham

OVERVIEW:This is a nicely restored 1932 Studebaker. It represents a rare model, reportedly only 5 or 6 of these Model 55 St. Regis Broughams are known out of a total 439 units built, and only 2,399 Model 55’s in all body styles.This particular body style, a close-coupled 2-door sedan, was also referred to as a Victoria.

These cars ran on a 117” wheelbase, weighed in at 3,130 lbs., and were powered by a 230 ci. L-head inline six cylinder engine rated at 80 hp.They came equipped with a 3-speed synchromesh transmission with floor shifter.

This car was found in southern Alberta and was the subject of a full restoration completed back in the mid 1970’s, and its life since has been spent in the dry climate of western Canada where it has logged only 6,000 miles since during fair weather outings.The restoration was done by a well-seasoned and respected vintage car enthusiast and restorer in Calgary, it was his pride and joy. The present owner was his friend who took over ownership in 2001 and has sheltered and maintained the car in very presentable and roadworthy condition.The car runs and drives very nice, cruising very comfortably at 50-55 mph.

The car remains as originally equipped, without modifications, and is well optioned.The St. Regis Brougham is very unique with its long doors that provide incredible ease of entry and exit for back seat passengers, and as such is eye catching and garners attention where ever it goes.

This listing provides many more details as you scroll thru, including a short video clip of engine start up and running.Near the end of this listing under Payment Terms you will also find a link to a photo album of over 150 pics.

DRIVETRAIN:The engine is the original 230 ci. inline 6, and carries number S-50282 stamped into the block.It was professionally rebuilt at time of restoration, and after just 6,000 miles it remains in very good running condition, sounds good, uses no oil, and does not smoke.It has good oil pressure and runs cool.There is a link to a short video clip of it running near the bottom of this listing.

The engine and bay are quite clean, tidy, and detailed, showing only the very lite soiling of its minimal miles. All other mechanical components on and around the engine are as original equipment and in good operating condition, having all been attended to during restoration.Honeycomb rad core appears in very nice condition.Belts and hoses in good condition with reliable modern clamps being the only deviation from period correctness.

The 3-speed synchromesh transmission shifts as it should, and is capable of Free Wheeling. The Free Wheeling feature delivers fuel savings and reduced strain on drivetrain components. It is engaged by the lever to the right of the steering column.Mated to 4.27:1 rear end gearing as original.There are no signs of any significant leaks from the engine, tranny, or differential, just the typical minor sweat drips.

CHASSIS:The black painted frame is very solid and straight with no signs of rust issues or collision damage, and simply shows the few stone chips of its miles.The undercarriage and all components appear as correct original equipment and in good condition.It is also extremely clean, a testimonial to the loving care it has always received over the years.

Steering is tight with no excess of free play.The original Bendix mechanical brake system is in very good condition and the car brakes evenly. No bent rods or seized cables, and linings appear almost like new with no real wear.The exhaust system is in good condition.Other than a minor dent, the 15 gallon gas tank looks great with no leaks or rust.

The tires are a matched set of 6 Lester 6.00/6.50 x 18 wide whitewall bias plies with very good tread remaining.They are mounted on optional wire wheels, sporting accessory beauty rings and correct hubcaps, all in super nice condition.The optional dual side mount feature has correct and beautifully chromed hold down brackets as well as very rare optional anti-theft locks.

BODY & PAINT:As body and paint were completed years ago, any inferior rust repairs would have shown up by now, none have.All aspects of the car appear original and very solid, with no signs of any collision damage, rust issues, or repair patchwork evident.

The body and all panels on this car are overall quite straight, with only minor blemishes if you look for them closely. There is some waviness in the hood, and some paint chips along the edges of the hood and driver’s door.The only other noted issue is some paint crazing near the rear corners of the roof insert and at the bottom of the windshield posts.

The car sports original colors and is accented with hand painted pin striping complementing the orange wire wheels.Although it does not appear to have been polished, the single stage paint is quite nice and smooth with good luster and reflection. It is in overall very good condition and shows very little in the way of scratches or chips from its miles of use since completion, just a few very minor ones here and there.

Running boards very solid and straight with nice rubber matting.The top fabric insert is in good condition with no tears, frayed edges or worn areas.

ELECTRICAL:The car retains original 6-volt electricals, and received all new original style wiring harnesses.All gauges in very nice condition and working order, set in an equally nice oval cluster surround.The left most gauge displays Conventional or Free Wheeling status of the transmission.

Twin trumpet horns work and are beautifully restored.Light switch is operated by lever at steering wheel hub, as is throttle.Dome light switch under right side of dash.Choke and spark controls on left side of dash.Starter button below instrument cluster.Turn signal switch under left dash, manually operated. Although it has 2 wiper arms and blades, the passenger side vacuum motor is missing, and the operating driver side parks incorrectly on the right, so it is likely a passenger side unit.All exterior lights in working order.Rare oval glass ‘Stabilite’ head lamp lenses in great condition, as are the fender lamp lenses and right rear tail lamp lens, the left rear is cracked.

INTERIOR:The complete interior of the car has been professionally re-upholstered using quality materials in original fabrics, colors and patterns.The workmanship and fit is very nice, the seating comfortable, and the overall look is very period appropriate from headliner to rear carpet, both of which are very nice.Center fold down armrest for back seat passengers adds a touch of class.Front floor has a correct molded rubber mat, complemented by Studebaker script gas, brake and clutch pedal pads.Very nice patterned aluminum sill plates with Studebaker logo.Rear floor has nicely fitted carpeting with complementing binding.

Door panels, rear arm rests, and rear cabin lining all very nice, with map pockets stitched onto the door panels.Appropriately matched wind lacing.Correct looking stop straps on doors.

Dash and window garnish moldings have a woodgrain finish, OK but somewhat amateurish compared to the rest of the restoration. Adorned with a factory Studebaker tag.Steering wheel has a few hairline cracks.

All glass in good condition, but there is a small crack at the left bottom corner, barely noticeable as its pretty much buried in the rubber seal.The swing out opening of the windshield is problematic, it will require some attention and adjustment.Header above windshield has 2 extra holes next to wiper knob, one would be for a manual wiper lever, not sure of the other. Passenger side of header has hole for right wiper knob, but motor is absent.Correct slot head screws throughout.

BRIGHTWORK:All exterior and interior chrome plating on the car is done to a very high level and remains very nice, a result of the friendship between the restorer and the owner of a plating company.

Beautiful winged hood mascot on radiator cap, sitting atop equally beautiful rad shell. A spare plain ‘overnight’ cap is included.Enameled Studebaker emblem on grille slightly chipped.Grille bars are very straight, no bent or broken pieces.Crank hole cover is present.Both front and rear bumpers and guards very nicely re-chromed, just a small nick at right end of rear bumper.

Headlamp buckets nicely restored and retain ‘Stabilite’ stamping.Tail lamp buckets stamped ‘Oval Standard”.All pot metal items very nicely restored and pit free.Polished aluminum running board moldings are nice and straight.

Studebaker script hubcaps and beauty rings are all very nice.The beautiful twin trumpet horns and leather strapped twin pedestal mirrors atop the side mounts add the look of elegance.

All interior handles, cranks and escutcheons match and are in nice condition.Attached to the grille is a 1932 Park Buffalo. These were issued by Parks Canada as passes upon entry into any Canadian National Parks starting in 1925 until they were replaced with window stickers in 1941. They alternated year to year between being made of copper, aluminum, or brass. Very collectible today, a 1932 issue is one of the more difficult ones to find and is valued at around $450.

OPTIONS:The car is equipped with the following factory options:- Front and rear bumpers and guards- Dual side mount spares- Wire wheels- Side mount locks- Wide white wall tires- Outside rear view door mirror- Twin pedestal mirrors- Twin trumpet horns- Luggage rack - Luggage trunk SUMMARY:A nice display sign is included in addition to a couple of original Owner’s Manuals.There is also a bit of left over paint for touch ups or matching.

The stand-alone styling of this car and nice restoration make it an attention getter where ever it goes. Add to that its limited production numbers, appealing and tasteful interior, and you have a collectible that will always maintain favor with Studebaker fans or those who like the rare and unusual.

If you are a Studebaker fan, or just looking to get into the early 30’s class, then this is your opportunity to bring home a very respectable and extremely rare example.

Maintaining the roadworthiness of a Studebaker is supported by a very large, broad, and active group of enthusiasts in various international chapters of The Studebaker Drivers Club, the National Studebaker Museum Archives in South Bend, and numerous parts sources.

With other interests at hand, the owner has decided to make this car available to its next caretaker. It is being offered with a reasonable reserve below the recent selling prices of comparable Studebakers.

1932 Studebaker St. Regis Brougham Start & Run Video - YouTube

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PAYMENT TERMS:

This Studebaker is being listed on behalf of the owner. Please email ‘carsgoneby@telus.net’ or phone Rick at (403)534-2222 for additional honest and accurate information from a professional auto restorer. All information listed has been gathered from discussions with the owner, a test drive, and a visual inspection. Over 150 pics are available for viewing at www.jpegbay.com/gallery/007462087-.html#0 . Additional specific pictures are available upon request. No warranties expressed or implied. Successful bidder to make a minimum payment of 50% of closing bid amount (US funds) within 5 days of auction closing, with the balance payable upon vehicle pick up within 21 days (international) or 14 days (US/Canada).Payment must be in certifiable form such as cash or wire transfer. PayPal for deposit only. Other forms of payment only acceptable with time allowance for instrument to clear bank prior to vehicle being released. Any deviation from, or changes to the preceding terms must be reasonable, and should be requested, discussed, and agreed to prior to bidding and auction closing.

IMPORTANT OTHER:

Please submit all inquiries prior to bidding, and please only bid if you are able and willing to conclude the transaction should you be the winning bidder.This vehicle is being sold with a Bill of Sale and current Alberta registration document.The car is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, about 3 hours north of the Montana border. Please be aware of your shipping costs before bidding, quotes can be provided upon request if necessary. We can help make this a smooth, hassle free experience by arranging all-inclusive international transportation and brokerage for you. References relating to similar transactions are available. Cars Gone By has sold and shipped numerous collector vehicles to the USA and worldwide, the majority through Ebay transactions.Please do not ask us to disclose the reserve price. In fairness to all bidders we will not do so and request that you simply place a bid that is comfortable for you.Thanks for looking!

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Features:

Item location:Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Year:1932
Mileage:6000
Make:Studebaker
Model:Six Model 55
Type:Victoria - Close-Coupled 2-dr. Sedan
Trim:St. Regis Brougham
Color:Brown and Tan
Interior color:Taupe
Engine:230 ci. L-Head Inline 6, 80 HP
Cylinders:6
Fuel:Gasoline
Transmission:3-Speed Manual with Free Wheeling
Drive type:RWD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear