We love seeing cars from the 1930s get a new life as cool hot rods, but most of the time they are a Ford or Chevy. That's what makes this 1931 Studebaker Dictator so appealing. It fits in perfectly with this crowd but still stays unique. Best of all, this distinction comes with a fresh build that has all the best pieces, like a powerful V8, quality suspension components, four-wheel disc brakes, and even an A/C interior.
The full restoration was completed last year and only 600 miles have been put on the car since. This level of freshness is why that blue paint has a hypnotic glow. That's real nearly 90-year-old steel you can't take your eyes off of. These Studebaker had extra curves compared to the others, and you see it cleanly in places like where the rear end is contoured even without fenders. A build like this is all about taking the time to get the details right. The unique Studebaker front end shines with distinction; the suspension components are polished to draw attention to the investment in performance; and those polished alloys have meaty rear Mickey Thompson tires to signal where the power meets the pavement.
Inside, the deep tan color and intricate stitching of the custom interior give this a vintage atmosphere. Even the windshield still tilts forward. But really this is quite a modern machine. The fresh restoration means a fresh interior, and you feel it on the capering, panels, and dual bucket seats w/armrests. And when was the last time you found a 1930s car upgraded with power windows and ice-cold air conditioning! This custom build is all about the driver. That's why you have a polished tilt steering column, Lokar shifter, and the dash is dominated by a machine-turned panel full of Stewart Warner gauges.
A motor like this deserves to be on display for the world to see. The 350 cubic-inch V8 has a ton of polished components, including the valve covers, alternator, piping, compressor, and upgrade pulleys. Plus, it inhales deeply with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock aluminum intake. And those headers feeding directly into the side pipes mean this one exhales with a powerful authority. More than just powerful, this is also a thoughtful build with an aluminum radiator w/electric fan to help keep it all running cool even if you're in traffic with the A/C pumping. The TCI TH400 three-speed automatic transmission is stout enough to handle the car's power and smooth enough for easy cruising. As you look underneath, you'll spot a tidy presentation that's another reminder of how fresh the build is. Plus, you'll also see great components, like the TCI independent front suspension, four-link rear, adjustable coilovers, and four-wheel disc brakes.
Complete with build receipts, this is a fresh build that runs amazingly. So when something so distinctive is also so well done, you know you want to get your hands on it right now. Call today!!!