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1951 Studebaker Fastback Woodie

1951 Studebaker Fastback Woodie

While Studebaker’s are not everyone’s favourite classic,  the history behind many makes can be fascinating.  The Studebaker brothers started out making wheel barrows and their company grew from there.
Like many they got behind with development, amalgamated with Packard and eventually both ceased to exist.
Studebaker did however produce some very desirable classics, and its most famous would have to be the ‘Bullet Nose’ range of models.

This is one, a Bullet Nose customized 1951 Studebaker Fastback Woodie that is most impressive, a credit to its creator Kirk, from Hills Rod & Custom,  details all on a video well worth watching.

Cars like this are works of art without doubt,  and rarely seen on the road. Continue reading below the video.

I can’t recall a Studebaker Woodie ever being offered ex the factory, but if there was I would appreciate some info on it.

It would be fair to say this car was ‘grafted together’ into what is now a must see, even if you reckon you have already seen it all.  There is always one more surprise waiting and here it is!

Based on a 1951 Studebaker this car has been expertly customized. Just look at the hand made rear, this included hand making the tail lights.  If you don’t recognise the headlights these are off a 1937 Ford
The woodwork as you can see is truly a craftsman’s work of art. Beautifully done in maple and mahogany, and after all this crafting certainly not a vehicle to be left out in all weather.  The woodwork does has protection being coated with a clear automotive paint.
To finish it off the engine a 400 cub in FE  is fitted with a  fuel injection system made in 1959.  only 3 of these were made, this is thought to be the only one left.  There are more details about this in the video.