1940 Ultra Rare Opera Coupe,All Steel Street Rod,Chevy V-8 w/360hp,Auto,PDB,Mint

Sale price: $15500,00 make an offer

Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Studebaker
Model:Opera Coupe
Year:1940
Type:Coupe
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Yellow
Mileage:5,000
Transmission:Automatic
Interior Color:Tan
Engine:358
Trim:Street Rod
Number of Cylinders:8
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Description

1940 STUDEBAKER OPERA COUPE, FAT FENDER ALL STEEL COUPE, ULTRA RARE PRODUCED ONE YEAR ONLY, STUNNING FULLY RESTORED CUSTOM STREET-ROD WITH LOW MILES, BEAUTIFUL YELLOW PAINT W/ALAN JOHNSON CUSTOM PIN STRIPING/TAN CLOTH INTERIOR, REBUILT REWORKED CHEVY 327 V-8 BORED TO 358 W/358HP V-8 W/TRIPLE DEUCE CARBS, REBUILT TURBO 350 AUTO TRANS, CUSTOM CLOTH INTERIOR W/VERY RARE REAR OPERA SEATS, HEAT, POWER DISC BRAKES, UNDERCARRIAGE IS ALL SHOW DETAILED W/BILLET, CHROME & POWDER COATING, F&R COIL OVER SUSPENSION, FULLY RESTORED ALL STEEL STREET ROD, EXCELLENT.

You are bidding on a stunning ultra rare one year only produced with its unique Center Grill its an all steel fully restored 1940 Studebaker Opera Coupe. It has had a beautiful Custom Street-Rod restoration completed on it. It was featured as a centerfold in Street Rodder magazine twice (lots of historic memorabilia and the featured original Street Rodder mags are included in the sale). According to what source information that is available approx. 200 of these 1940 Opera Coupes were ever built and only a handful are known to exist so this is an extremely rare piece of American Automotive history. It has been with its current owner nearly 30 years now and has never been offered for sale prior to this auction listing in its 74 year lifespan. This Studebaker is an all Steel Street Rod Coupe built with only high quality parts & components that include a fully rebuilt/reworked Chevy 327 V-8 bored to 358 putting out over 358hp with triple deuce carb set-up that has been yellow powder coated to match the car, huge 2 1/8” coated headers, Custom polished dual exhaust w/SS resonators, rebuilt Turbo 350 3 speed Chevy Automatic Transmission, a fully chromed rebuilt Pontiac Starchief open Rear w/2.78 highway gears w/Moser racing axles big spline w/all new bearings, new power front disc brakes, 11” Rear Big brakes, Corvair Front-End Rack & Pinion, coilovers front and rear suspension upgraded, all new Ron Francis wiring & new switches, all ribbed Billet oil pan Billet Tranny cover, lots yellow power coated components underneath for show, Cadillac tilt wheel, custom cloth interior, rear opera seats are fully intact w/rear working updated heating trunk relocated, Lokar billet shifter, custom CD stereo,powder coated valve covers, rear link powder coated w/chrome sway bars, cross members powder coated, drive shaft powder coated, brake lines coated, yellow LED lighting under hood, aluminum inner engine custom made side inserts, firewall finished in diamond plate, Custom Pin striping done by the Legendary Alan Johnson of Blairstown NJ., 2 new grills included in the sale and so much more. This 1940 Studebaker Opera Coupe has had a fortune invested in parts and was a labor of love to build and was ongoing over the years. The all steel body is drop-dead gorgeous and will take your breath away up close and personal. The time and effort that went into this Studebaker is evident throughout in the quality of workmanship, parts, and materials used to bring it to its fully restored condition. Its performance is excellent and will not disappoint its new owner. If you have been searching for just the right all Steel “Fat Fender” V-8 Coupe that is ready to hit the streets with all the extras and so many incredible little details thru-out then please pay careful attention to the details of this eBay exclusive private seller event.


The Details;This 40' Studebaker Opera Coupe has a beautiful all steel drop-dead gorgeous body. The body and fenders are all steel they are arrow straight and the panel fit is up to standard. It was finished in abeautiful mirror-glass mellow Yellow completed years ago that has an incredible mellowed aged vintage patina. It has stunning louvers on the hood and removable engine side panels as well. It has fenders skirts with beautiful eyebrow trim. It has incredible Custom pin striping done by the well known master Alan Johnson from Blairstown NJ. The original chrome bumpers, grill, glass, stainless trim and emblems are in excellent condition. The mag wheels are 5 spoke with radials that really look outstanding. This Coupe is a show stopper and a crowd favorite at all the shows it has been to. The beautiful custom Tan with cloth interior with new switches and original details looks excellent thru-out. Beautiful headliner and the very rare rear Opera seating area is all finished with original heating updated for passengers. It has all the nicest comforts with new front bench seating, Cadillac Tilt steering column, Lokar floor shifter, Power front disc brakes, tilt steering column with a leather wrapped steering wheel, Custom CD AM-FM Stereo, turn signals, windshield wiper, in-dash Gauges, new Tach and much more. The engine detailing is show worthy under the hood and to see that awesome Chevy V-8 w/trips with all the powder coating is a joy indeed. It has a chromed alternator & coil, Custom Powder Coated Triple deuce carb covers & Powder coated Valve Covers, engine is painted to match the exterior, diamond plate firewall, Aluminum Intake, custom made alum side engine removable panels and so much more detail thru-out. The undercarriage is all done up for show s w/ custom ribbed Billett oil pan & tranny cover, yellow power coated components underneath for show, custom cloth interior, rear opera seats intact w/rear working updated heating, Lokar billet shifter, custom CD stereo,powder coated valve covers, rear link powder coated w/chrome sway bar, cross members powder coated, drive shaft powder coated, brake lines coated, rear is completely chromed, yellow engine LED lighting . The brake and fuel lines are all coated, polished dual exhaust system w/SS resonators and much more. This Coupe has been built right and is a real rarity to see in this fine condition.


The Mechanics;


The heart of this Opera Coupe is equipped with high quality street rod components that include a fully rebuilt/reworked Chevy 327 V-8 bored to 358 with well over 358hp with triple deuce carb set-up that has been yellow powder coated to match the car w/Aluminum Intake, huge 2 1/8” headers, Custom polished exhaust w/SS resonators, rebuilt Turbo 350 3 speed Chevy Automatic Transmission with fully chromed rebuilt Pontiac Starchief open Rear w/2.78 highway gears w/Moser racing axles big spline w/all new bearings, new power front disc brakes, 11” Rear Big brakes, Corvair Front-End, coil overs front and rear suspension upgraded, all new Ron Francis wiring & too much more to list everything. All mechanical systems and components were rebuilt. This 1940 Studebaker Opera Coupe is turn-key and runs and drives excellent you will love the way this awesome Street Rod drives. Everything works properly as it should.


The Options; 1940 Studebaker Opera Coupe Built One Year Only All Steel Coupe Custom Built Street Rod, Low Miles On Restoration, TMU Miles


Fullyrebuilt/reworked Chevy 327 V-8 bored to 358 w/over 358hp with TripleDeuce Carbs set-up that has been yellow powder coated to match thecar w/Aluminum Intake, huge 2 1/8” Coated headers, Custom polishedexhaust w/SS Resonators,
RebuiltChevy Turbo 350 Automatic Transmission
AllSteel body & Fenders with Custom Yellow paint/Famous AlanJohnson Hand Painted Pin Striping w/details
CadillacTilt steering column/Custom Leather Steering wheel
PowerFront Power Disc Brakes/Big 11” Rear Brakes/Corvair Front-End w/Rack & Pinion
AllNew Custom Tan Custom Cloth Interior w/Billet details with Custominstalled CD AM-FM Stereo and Lokar Floor Shifter
57Pontiac Starchief Open Rear w/2.78 Highway gears all rebuilt Moserracing axles big spline all new bearings/Rear Is Completely Chromed
Turnsignals, Windshield Wiper, In-dash Gauges with center Tach/AmericanRacing Wheels w/Radials
NewChrome Front and Rear Coil-Over Suspension/GPS
CustomCustom Polished exhaust w/SS Resonator/New American Racing Wheel w/T/A Radials
NewRon Francis Wiring w/new switches and fuses
2new Extra grills Included/Tons Of Memorabilia & Original StreetRodder featured Mags Included
FullyCarpeted & Finished Trunk


Overall;


Let the pictures speak for themselves. This 1940 Studebaker Opera Coupe is truly a dream machine that was a labor of love to build and is a stunning all steel street rod. A fortune invested in parts and labor in the build. You could look for years and probably not find another one on planet earth. This is much rarer then a steel Willy's Coupe and reserve priced to sell. Thank you for your sincere interest and good luck to all bidders!


Terms & Conditions:


A 10% deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction balance is due within 5 business days.


Buyer will pay all shipping costs
This Coupe is being sold as is, where is condition with no warranties implied or expressed!
All inspections of vehicle must be done prior to end of auction, all sales are final!


Seller reserves the right to reject bidders with negative feedback. Seller reserves the right to end the auction early.


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