The fourth-generation President was brought back to life in 1955 after the company previously abandoned the series after model year 1942. The President Speedster was the flagship of the entire lineup, which was available in several configurations, including 2-door sedan, coupe, hardtop, and station wagon, as well as 4-door sedan and station wagon.
The Speedster you can see in the photo gallery still comes with a running engine, but the owner explains that given it was abandoned for so long, major fixes are needed under the hood and elsewhere, including a thorough cleaning of the fuel line and the tank.
The interior obviously needs to be taken care of too, but the good news is that it looks like it could be fixed as part of a proper restoration project. Sure, it could be pretty expensive to bring this President back to mint condition, but if you want to see the glass half full, then it’s worth mentioning that it comes with what the owner describes as immaculate chrome parts and the original dash.
As for the paint, the President originally came with a Coral finish, but it was changed to brown at some point during its lifecycle.
If this Studebaker President is the project car that you’re looking for, then you can submit your bid on this eBay page. The starting price is $6,000, and the President is parked in South Bend, Indiana.