In the American pickup truck market in the late Forties and early Fifties Studebaker stood out from the others with design and styling that looked like nothing else on the road and was well in advance of redesigned trucks from Ford and Chevrolet.
This1950 Studebaker 2R ½-ton pickup stands out even further thanks to a ground up, nut and bolt restoration that has given it with a tremendous presentation inside and out. Finished in its original Tan as documented on the build sheet with a light brown interior, it has dual mirrors, red painted wheels, whitewall tires and wood bed sides with ‘Studebaker Sales and Service’ script.
Powered by the 85hp 170 cubic inch Studebaker six, the truck comes with its original owner’s manual as well as a copy of the original production order from Studebaker. According to the build sheet, this truck was completed on April 3, 1950, finished in the same color it wears today and was delivered to Palo Alto, California. After its restoration, it was featured in Collectible Automobile Magazine in April of 2002, a copy of which is included with the truck. Both rare and distinctive, this Studebaker has received a restoration of much higher quality and attention to detail than most pickups and has survived in still show-ready condition which attests to its quality. An appealingly rare and gorgeously presented postwar pickup, it still, over a decade after it was restored, needs nothing except a new home.