They got their start building wagons for the American Trail, but in 1950, Studebaker was building some of the wildest cars on the American Road. Painted in sahara sand, this 1:24 1950 “bullet-nosed” champion convertible comes with a removable fabric top and a soft vinyl boot cover. Virtually everything works, including the doors, hood, trunk, side vents, gas filler door, radio antenna, and the removable fender skirts. Add in a working suspension and steering, poseable sun visors, and tilting seat backs, plus a trunk that boasts a removable spare and a full set of fitted luggage, for a wide range of display options. The 169 cid, 85-horsepower flathead six is fully detailed, wired, and labeled below a scissor-hinged hood; beneath the model, the metal frame is finished off in satin black and detailed with brake and fuel lines and a serialized plaque. Bullet-nosed Studebakers are classics, and this limited edition release brings South Bend’s most memorable machine out in scale.
Mar 17, 2012 2 Comments