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Denver Modernism Show: Customized ’54 Studebaker.

Submitted by Markydoodle September 29th, 2011
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This guy found a car just like his first car, and modernized it with  components that make it more safe like disk brakes.  A modern V8 engine, transmission, and the interior is mildly modernized too.   Normally I go for the originals, but at the end of the day, it’s the design that I consider to be art, and he left that intact.

2 Responses to “Denver Modernism Show: Customized ’54 Studebaker.”

  1. Allee Willis

    GORGEOUS. Very similar to my ’55 Stude that’s been in my driveway waiting patiently for over 15 years for mommy to restore it. But I want to do what this guy did, though nothing to the exterior or or interior but I would love to totally overhaul under the hood. It’s only 6 V, no air-conditioning, so I’ve always dreamt of getting it up to modern speed. But all the car people I know tell me I would have to sink $100,000 into it to do it. I need it about 100 times less than that. So it shall remain as a happy little planter in my driveway. Same for my DeSoto that sits up on blocks in my storage garage.

    I LOVE this car. Where does it live?

  2. Mark Milligan

    It has become a more popular thing to do, upgrade the mechanical/safety aspects of older cars. I think it particularly makes sense with steering, as in adding modern power steering units, and brakes, as in all disk brakes. I really don’t think you’d have to sink that much into it, but then again, if you’re talking customization, and doing things the way you do, it might! I think just having some people draw up different plans for us to see would be cool.

    I think I remember the guy that owned this one being from Littleton, CO, which is a ‘burb of Denver.