1952 Studebaker 2R5 Pickup ... An exceptionally sound 67 year old pickup!

1952 Studebaker 2R5

Technical specifications of Studebaker 2R5 1952

Price: -
Item location: Mesa, Arizona, United States
Make: Studebaker
Model: 2R5
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Year: 1952
Mileage: 57735
VIN: 32R53260
Color: Gray
Engine size: 169.9 cu. in., 80hp
Number of cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 3-speed on column
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Brown & Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Our 1952 Studebaker 2R5 ½ ton pickup is for sale!
The early 50's Studebaker pickups were ahead of their time in many respects. For starters, the sides of the box were double-walled, a first for American pickups. The box itself was designed to be very streamlined, with no stake holes or supports. The running boards were eliminated, as were the side steps on the bed, which gave these pickups a more modern look and one less place for rust to build up. The 169.9 cu. in., 80hp engine demonstrated the most horsepower per cubic inch than any other American light truck engine of its time. It was standard, as was the Borg-Warner three-speed on the column transmission. Other standard features on these pickups were dual sun visors, armrests on both sides, an ashtray, door locks, with the dimmer switch, vents and engine starter all foot-controlled.
By the mid-50's, Studebaker did not have the resources to make substantial changes in design to keep up with the more modern looking Big Three. But, one has to admit that the early-50's Studebakers were innovative, reliable, and popular.
Our '52 Studebaker 2R5 pickup is a great representation of the early-50's Studebakers! Here are some of its features:
Exterior --
gray paint with just a few knicks
Nearly new tires (200 miles) including the spare
6-volt electric system
Straight body
Starts easily
Drives nice
Stops safely
3-speed on the column transmission works well
Rebuilt starter
No significant rust
Tailgate is straight
Glass is not cracked or broken
All windows and doors work
Mileage is undocumented
Interior -
Shows some wear from its 67-year-life
Panel lights work
Door panels & dashboard are solid & functional
Seat is vinyl and in excellent condition
Two functional sun visors
Headliner is missing
Map light is working
Cigarette lighter
Wipers, gas gauge, radio are not in working order
See picture of various Studebaker parts that will be included with this pickup.
The best part of all is the engine! I've owned it for nearly 4 years and all I've done to it is re-build the starter.
Description -
In the beginning, this pickup was owned by the Father of the man I bought it from locally. The Father lived in Canada and formerly worked for Studebaker in Canada. The family bought him this pickup as a gift, because he would have been working on the Studebaker assembly line in 1952 when this truck was being built. The "Canada made" plate is clearly stamped in the pickup. The Father apparently at some time passed it on to the guy I bought it from (the son.) He is from the Phoenix area and he drove it from Seattle to Phoenix just to get it to his place. Not every vehicle made in 1952 would make it that far; I was impressed. He said he got along just fine. That fact alone really helped convince me to own it, even though it cost more than I would have liked to pay for a classic pickup. But, it's hard to buy a good one on the cheap. The only reason we are selling is to get money to do more of our restoration work on other cars. I hate to see it go!
It's most pressing needs are a new headliner and new floor mats. This pickup is in very, very good condition.

Payment & Policies - This vehicle will be sold as is, where is, with no warranty of any kind. It can be inspected in person with appointment. We can be reached by email only. If you wish to talk by phone, just leave us your phone number in an email and we will call you. The title is clear and in hand and will be accompanied by bill of sale. A $500 deposit must is required within 24 hours of end of sale. The full balance must be paid within 72 hours of close of sale. Only cash or wire transfer will be accepted. Car cannot be moved until payment has cleared and must be moved within 30 days from end of sale. Shipping the car is the buyer's responsibility, however we will help with loading on this end.

Some miscellaneous parts, as well as owner's manual, will be included with the car. Please be sure you can actually pay for the car and that you have the people in your financial circle properly consenting to your potential purchase of this car before coming to look. Also, remember that there may be some pluses or negatives about this car that I have overlooked; I have given it my best shot. Just be sure either you or your representative examine it carefully. We reserve the right to correct any mistakes in this copy. Spoken words will take precedence over written words in that case.

This eBay account is for our hobbies. Go to our tang311 account to see our business account with many feedbacks. This vehicle is also for sale locally. We reserve the right to end auction early.

On Apr-29-19 at 15:09:27 PDT, seller added the following information:

It has gravel shields on rear fenders.

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