- LT1 V8 Engine
- 4L60E Transmission
- Lokar Shifter
- Dual Precision Power PC4100 Amplifiers
- Gorgeous High-End Alpine CDA-7949 Head Unit
- Alpine CD Changer
- Custom Interior
- Sharp Looking Digital Gauges
- Power Door Poppers
- Power Rear Folding Seatbacks that reveal dual Precision Power Subwoofers
- Billet Specialties Wheels
- Featured in "Popular Hot Rodding" and "Custom Rodder" Magazines
- Finished in Sherwin-Williams Ultra Glow Orange
- Air Conditioning
- Power Windows
- An absolute stunner!

We know the first word that came to mind when you laid eyes on this Stude; “Wow!” Yeah, us too. This stunning 1953 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe must be one of the most amazing restomods we've ever come across here at Ideal. It has been featured in both “Popular Hot Rodding” and “Custom Rodder” magazines and praised for its high-end components and attention to detail. Powering this 50's streetrod is a potent LT-1 V8 engine that appears to be tastefully modified with cosmetic and performance pieces like the headers, valve covers, billet pulley system and more. That powerplant is connected to a smooth 4L60E automatic transmission topped with a timeless, sleek Lokar shifter. But what really sets this rod apart is all the other features packed in it. The stereo system is an absolute monster with dual Precision Power PC4100 amplifiers, that help to power the massive dual Precision Power subwoofers that are hidden behind the power folding rear seatbacks, and it's all controlled by the drop-dead gorgeous, high-end Alpine CDA-7949 head unit. People will hear you coming one way or another, whether by the stereo system or by the custom exhaust. Sitting above the head unit are an eye-catching array of high-end digital gauges so you can check the car's status quickly and effortlessly. Other features include power windows, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power door poppers, and more! But what really makes this classic American stand out from the crowd is that elegant design, highlighted with that spectacular paint color. It was designed by Robert Bourke, and was one of the most breathtaking and graceful designs of its era. That sleek and swoopy body is finished in bold Sherwin-Williams Ultra Glow Orange metallic paint that shows best in the sunlight, but sure catches attention in the dark as well. This spectacular Stude is sure to get lots of attention, so give us a call to put it in your garage before someone else scoops it up first! Please feel welcome to visit our showroom/museum in sunny Venice, Florida for an up-close and personal viewing of this classic American independent, or you may contact our sales team online or over the phone for more information about purchasing.

Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for the most complete information on this beautiful vehicle. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have, give you a complete walk-around, and in the process, supply you with the most detailed description of the vehicle. We gladly accept trades! We offer financing options on your purchase through only the best classic car financing companies in the business, with approved credit. Our customers buy with confidence. For over 30 years we have bought and sold quality classic collector cars all over the world. Contact Ideal Classic Cars of Venice, Florida today!

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Sub Model

Starlight Coupe Restomod






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Transmission Type

4-Speed Automatic


Body Color

Ultra Glow Orange


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