This 1955 Studebaker President Speedster is a rare find and one of our favorite Stude models and about 2200 were produced in 1955. There weren’t many colors offered, and this is one of the more sedate exteriors we have seen, which might be a good thing. The seller does not list a price but references Hagerty values and says that the car is a #4, which Hagerty pegs at $22,700. Find it in Citrus Heights, California. Special thanks to BaT reader Mark C. for this submission!
Up for sale is a rare 1955 Studebaker President Speedster. Only 2215 were produced and they were considered a "halo" model for Studebaker. The 1955 President Speedster was loaded with standard equipment including: choice of Studebaker Automatic Drive with overdrive transmissions. power steering and brakes. dual exhaust. four-barrel carburetor. "Shoemaker-stitched" diamond-quilted genuine top-grain leather seating. carpeting front and rear. a map pocket (but no glove box) an eight-tube push-button radio. a Stewart Warner 160 mph (260 km/h) speedometer and 8. 00 rpm tachometer in a simulated engine-turned facing. turn signals. electric clock. tinted glass. cigarette lighter. oil filter and oil bath air cleaner. dual backup lamps. triple horns. two-speed electric wipers. tubeless whitewall tires. simulated wire wheel covers and fog-light bumperettes.
All-original, 1955 Studebaker President Speedster. This beautiful, well-maintained Studebaker, was purchased by its first owner, a daily driver, in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1955. It was sold to its second owner, in Provo, Utah, in the mid-90’s. The second owner “watched” this car for years before making the purchase. Unfortunately, he passed away before having the chance to perform a complete restoration. The car sat for nearly 20 years in a barn in Provo. We recently made this find when the land was sold, along with the barn. We have put over 100 hours into cleaning and restoring this car to its current condition. We have completed the following maintenance over the last few months:
I purchased this 1955 Studebaker President Speedster from the original owner about 26 years ago. I kept her in indoor storage for 24 years at which point I began to restore the car. It had virtually no rust anywhere in the car. It was in such nice shape, I decided to do a frame-on-restoration. Since the engine and transmission worked perfectly, I merely clean them up to the original paint.
1955 Studebaker President Speedster hardtop coupe