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Lot 396: 1958 Studebaker Presidential Tudor Coupe - Ex Cinecitta Film Car

Auto Moto D'Epoca, Coys (19 November 2005)

The legend began in 1852 when the Studebaker Brothers started building horse drawn wagons. Their most famous wagon, called the Conestoga, was a primary mode of transportation as the nation migrated westward. In 1902, Studebaker started building electric automobiles, but soon went to gasoline power. By 1915, Studebaker was building more than 45,000 cars annually. Wagon production also continued until 1919. In 1928, Studebaker acquired Pierce-Arrow. During WWII, Studebaker produced trucks and radial engines for aircraft, including the B-17. After the war, automobile and truck production resumed with a vengeance. A model rarely seen outside its homeland, this elegant pillarless coupe was ordered directly from the Studebaker factory on behalf of Cinecitta film studios in Rome for film use. It is consequently a rare version built for the Italian market and features a speedometer in kilometres rather than miles. Since it has only been used for film work it has never been road registered. Having only covered a genuine 37.000 kilometres since its delivery it presents itself in time warp condition. The cloth and vinyl interior and chrome are as new. It is fitted with a period radio and record player. It wears a new set of white wall tyres and is accompanied with a set of spares. Il rarissimo esemplare proposto si presenta in eccezionali condizioni di originalit. E' stato commissionato dagli studi cinematografici di Cinecitt, all'importatore di vetture americane Venturi, di Roma, che aveva la sede in Via della Conciliazione, ed stato utilizzato nella lavorazione di innumerevoli film. Tutti i particolari cromati, la mascherina, i paraurti, le modanature, le maniglie ed i fregi sono intonsi. La vernice di colore grigio metallizzato con inserti bianchi in perfetto stato. Gli elegantissimi e confortevoli interni sono ancora quelli d'origine e si presentano in uno stato di eccezionale conservazione. Il mezzo dotato di diversi optional del periodo, tra i quali un giradischi. E' corredato di due treni di gomme nuove con fascia bianca, ed ha percorso 38.000 da nuovo. Il potente motore 8 cilindri a V in perfetto stato di efficienza meccanica. Il veicolo stato oggetto di amorevoli cure da parte del suo attuale proprietario, esperto restauratore e appassionato del sud Italia.

Lot Details
Auction Auto Moto D'Epoca
Coys, Fiera de Padova - Italy
TypeCar
Lot Number396
Estimate£14000-£16000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1958
Condition rating0
Registration numberUnregistered
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