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1931 Studebaker President

Car for sale by Motorcar Classics in Farmingdale, New York 11735

$164,900

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1931 Studebaker President $164,900

Farmingdale, NY Silver/Blue · 13,849 miles
1931 STUDEBAKER PRESIDENT FOUR SEASONS ROADSTER for sale. Motorcar Classics is proud to present this magnificent 1931 Studebaker President Four Seasons Roadster featured in Light Grey with Dark Blue fenders, Light Grey interior, and Black convertible top.One of the oldest names in the automobile industry, the Studebaker Company was formed in 1852 as a wagon manufacturer. By the late twenties, Studebaker was a successful manufacturer of mid-market cars that offered luxury, comfort and stylish designs at an affordable price. In 1928, Studebaker made a bid for the high-end car market with the introduction of the new President, featuring a new high-output eight-cylinder engine. According to Studebaker, the new President found a parallel in sustained speed only in the light of comets, meteors, and other heavenly bodies.Marketing aside, it was this engine that earned Studebaker a strong reputation in the performance world. In 1928, three Presidents circled the Atlantic City board track for 25,000 miles, averaging 68-mph. Later, in 1931, the engine was upgraded to nine main bearing design, and a modified President won the Pikes Peak hillclimb. Studebakers were also quite successful at the Indy 500, regularly finishing in the top 10. Despite what many consider a series of management misadventures, Studebaker was still a force in the market in 1931. Struggling with the acquisition of Pierce-Arrow and burdened with a diverse product line, the company rallied around the new President model to establish an image of spirited performance. With the introduction of the nine main bearing version of the President engine for 1931, Studebaker stepped up its efforts to show off the cars abilities. The results speak for themselves: Studebaker held 114 records, 35 of which would still stand 35 years later. No other car of its era was as successful in motor sport competition.Studebaker executives managed to combine their successes on the track with their customer cars and perhaps there is no better representation of this than in the 1931 Four Seasons Roadster offered here which was once part of the esteemed White Glove Collection. Since 2007 the car cosmetically has received a new black cloth top and gray leather interior installed by LaVine Restoration in Nappanee, Indiana. The Levines have also fabricated and installed a new radiator and detailed the engine bay. Although an older restoration, this car still retains great paint and chrome throughout and is mechanically a good running car. The Studebaker displays evidence of its show credentials with a Classic Car Club of America Senior Winner badge on the coachwork. Given its current condition and remarkable adherence to original specifications, it is expected that it will continue to do very well within AACA, CCCA or Studebaker Club events.The Four Seasons Roadster is equipped with many accessories, including the rare and desirable Studebaker Flying Lady mascot, Trippe headlights, radiator stone guard, dual side-mounted spares with pedestal mirrors, rumbleseat, running board step plates and a luggage rack.The 80-R Four Seasons Roadster represents one of the most useable two-passenger classics in existence. The roll-up windows offer fully enclosed dry motoring when needed, and disappear easily at the sight of top-down driving weather. With only 54 1931 Studebaker President Four Seasons Roadsters registered in the Classic Car Club of America and Studebaker Club, it makes them an extremely desirable tour and show car as more often than not it is the only one of its kind at the eventFEATURES:337-cid, 122-hp straight eight-cylinder engineThree-speed floor-shift manual transmissionBeautiful older restorationPast CCCA Senior award winnerFormerly in the esteemed White Glove CollectionDual sidemounts with pedestal mirrorsFlying Lady mascotTrippe headlightsRadiator stone guardRumbleseatLuggage rackCCCA Full ClassicSpecifications: 337-cid, 122-hp, nine main bearing side valve eight-cylinder engine with three-speed synchromesh transmission, leaf spring and solid axle front suspension and leaf spring and live axle rear suspension and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 130-inches

1931 Studebaker President Specifications

  • VIN

    80-R R1477
  • Classic Car ID

    100876961
  • Stock Number

    1110
  • Category

    Antiques
  • Condition

    N/A
  • Trim Body Style

  • Bodystyle

    N/A
  • Doors

    N/A
  • Suspension

  • Suspension

    N/A
  • Engine

  • Engine

    N/A
  • Drivetrain

    N/A
  • Transmission

  • Transmission

    manual
  • Exterior

  • Exterior Color

    Silver/Blue
  • Custom Exterior Color

    N/A
  • Interior

  • Interior Color

    Gray
  • Seat Color

    N/A

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