A stylish pre-war Studebaker featuring rare and sporting factory-built coachwork. One of few Studebakers with Full Classic status in the CCCA. A fabulous driver’s car from Studebaker’s brief foray into the premium market.
This 1931 President 80-R Four-Seasons Roadster is a superb example of this rare, significant, and desirable Classic Era Studebaker. Wearing a very high-quality older restoration, this handsome roadster benefits from excellent care in the years since its refurbishment. Over the past few years, this car received a cosmetic freshening that included a retrimmed interior, new Haartz Stayfast top in black, restored and detailed engine bay, a new radiator, and has been extremely well-preserved in excellent condition. The paint scheme is quite lovely, with the dove gray body accented with navy blue feature lines, fenders and wire wheels. Paint quality is excellent thanks to attentive care through the years. Body and panel fit are exemplary, and consistent with the overall quality of the restoration. Chrome fittings and accessories are all presented in very fine order including the distinctive V-shaped bumpers and correct “Ovaloid” headlamps. An extremely rare goddess mascot tops the radiator, and other accessories include trumpet horns, radiator stone guard, fender-mounted marker lamps, and pedestal mirrors on the dual side-mount spare wheels. At the rear, the body features a golf-bag door, rumble seat, luggage rack, and step pads for rear passengers. Blue painted wire wheels with chrome accents and whitewall tires round-out this uniquely styled Studebaker’s sporty presentation.