1955 Studebaker Coupe Custom – The “Spoiler”
- One of a Kind! Show Quality Build
- $63,000+ in Build Receipts
- Excellent Paint with custom pin stripping
- LT1 350ci V8 detailed engine compartment with dual exhaust
- 4L60E Overdrive Automatic Transmission
- 4-wheel disc power brakes
- Fat Man front end with rack & pinion power steering, tilt steering column
- Adjustable air-ride suspension
- Wonderful Driver
- Feature car in Studebaker Drivers Club Magazine Turning Wheels in December 2017
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present possibly one of the most unique vehicles you may have ever seen: The “Spoiler!”
This extremely custom, one of a kind Studebaker was the creative vision of late car builder and fabricator extraordinaire Jesse Mace of Missouri. Mr. Mace’s cars turned heads and were vehicles that only drove in your dreams – that is until he spent thousands of hours and dollars turning his dreams into a reality! Not a single expense was spared in the building of this completely unique 1955 Studebaker Coupe! It was a feature car in Studebaker Drivers Club Magazine Turning Wheels in December 2017.
This Studebaker is what fabricator’s dreams are made of. The car was constructed from an original 1955 Studebaker Coupe and was then transformed into the car you see today. The paint is finished in a light red that looks excellent. The basecoat and clearcoat paint was applied in a professional manner and looks stunning. The chrome is in comparable condition and shines bright with a brilliant luster. You are not seeing things, there is indeed a custom bed added to the car, as well as a custom roof. This car is far from ordinary compared to what most are accustomed to seeing and you’d be crazy to think that this car won’t draw any attention at local car shows, car cruises or Studebaker conventions!
Inside, the interior is upholstered with black with red inserted seats. The seats are in beautiful condition, showing no signs of wear or tear. The doors match the seats and are in great condition as well. The black carpet, headliner and dashboard are also in wonderful condition. The dashboard houses instrumentation from a 1996 Pontiac Trans Am and it looks great. There is also an Oldsmobile AM/FM/Cassette stereo. It should be mentioned that there are power windows, power locks, power trunk lock and cruise control. There is also a Vintage Air AC system so that you may keep cool on hot summer days!
Under the hood, you’ll find an impressive LT1 350 cubic inch V8, also from the donor 1996 Pontiac Trans Am. The Studebaker is an excellent driver and has plenty of get-up-and-go! Mated to the engine is a 4L60E automatic transmission with overdrive. The car is wired up with a Ron Francis computer wiring harness and wiring kit. The car is also equipped with rack and pinion power steering and 4-wheel disc power brakes. The front brakes are 11” disc brakes and the rear are Ford disc brakes. Beneath the car sits a 9” Ford rear end, a Mustang II front end and full four-point Air Ride suspension. This car may be different looking, but it sure is built professionally and well!
The car sits upon a set of 17” chrome Weld Racing wheels that are wrapped with P225/45ZR17 tires in the front and P245/45ZR17 tires in the rear. As mentioned, there is over $63,000 in receipts for the build included with the purchase of the vehicle, as well as some original photos from the build.
This does not include the 2,000+ man hours of labor put into The “Spoiler.” The car has only traveled 38,753 since the build was completed but the vehicle still is presented as a fresh restoration!
This is definitely a funky car but it is sure to find a place in a heart of a die-hard car collector. It is show car quality and ready to drive on in Mr. Mace’s legacy! The mileage currently shows 8,753. It is being sold on a clean and clear Arizona title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!
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Location: Fenton, Missouri, United States