1937 Studebaker Three Window Coupe Dictator 32 36 Hot Rod Street Rod Gasser

Sale price: $5000,00 make an offer

Technical specifications

Model:Bat Window Coupe
Interior Color:Gray
Engine:Flathead Six
Number of Cylinders:6
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1937 Studebaker Three Window Dictator

Those of you who are reading this description that are experienced car people know they are viewing a very rare and desirable car. Seldom does one come across such a nice original stock example. The car was restored approximately 20 to 25 years ago and has mainly been stored indoors as part of a large collection. The car was owned as part of Al Wiseman’s collection in Florida. Sold at auction in 2007 after Mr. Wiseman’s death. The car was purchased one year ago and is now available for purchase due to life changes that have occurred in the last year. Low miles and in excellent condition the car runs and drives excellent with recent mechanical work done to make the car reliable and dependable. Excellent example of a nice original survivor with one restoration. The car gains its share of attention at regional car shows and has accumulated many awards.

Please read below the particulars of the car:

Body/Paint: The body is all original steel that is in excellent condition with one area that could be addressed if one elected to. The truck lid has a bump and slight crack in the paint due to the brace on the left side. The body is rust free. The paint is two tone black/sliver with pin striping. Single stage enamel. The paint overall is in very good condition with a few chips. Starting to show its age in a few areas, but very presentable as a driver.

Interior: Restored as original with no modifications. Very comfortable. Original heater that works very well with defroster. No turn signals. Stock pull starter.

Running gear: All original to the car. The drivetrain was rebuilt when the car was restored. 6 cylinder flat head. 217ci with 90 hp. Electric fuel pump, original carburetor recently rebuilt. All original under the hood except the battery and electric fuel pump. Runs excellent. The transmission is the original 3 speed with centrifugal overdrive that works as it should. The rear end stock to the car with and rebuilt with 410 gears.

Suspension: Stock as original with new shocks. Front suspension is unique to Studebaker using the planner from suspension. Nice and clean in very nice condition. Drives very tight and handles very well.

Brakes: Stock with complete rebuild including stainless brake lines done in 2014. Rebuilt master cylinder.

Bright work: Original to the car in very good to excellent condition. Done when the car was restored.

Wheels/Tires: Stock wheels, beauty rings and hub caps. New Coker radial tires that look like original bias. 650-16 inch with radial tubes. Complete spare stored behind front seat passenger side with right side storage. Tool kit, jack and manuals included.

Glass: New glass when the car was restored in excellent condition. Al weather stripping in excellent condition. Unique door glass with pillar less side windows.

What doesn’t work: Vacuum wipers, speedo, which I believe is a cable issue, not the gauge cluster.

Work that was recently done since purchase within 2014:
Complete brake overhaul, complete tune up including plug wire, plugs, points and condenser, carb rebuild, new coil, new dry cell Wizard battery and cables, rebuilt battery box, shocks, antifreeze and heater switch.

Summary: If you are seeking a complete original 38 Batwing coupe or a solid stocker for possible Street Rod build this car is worthy of your consideration. They are rare and very hard to find. This car is most likely one of the few complete original 37 Studebakers left in the world that runs and drives as original. Great car that is ready for driving enjoyment. The car cruises at 65 mph very nicely with the overdrive engaged. Don’t miss out on this rare find. I have over 140 pictures of the car so please contact me and provide your email address and I will forward the additional pictures.
Disclaimer: The car is for sale. The owner has the right to end the auction at any time for any reason. No warranties or guarantees are expressed with the car being sold in “AS IS” condition.

Feel free to contact me to discuss the particulars of the car.

Gary 509 993 6918

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