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Solid 49 Studebaker ½ Ton Pickup Truck Body-Off Restored Stock Antique Vintage

Make: Studebaker
Model: 2R5
SubModel: 1/2 Ton
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Year: 1949
Mileage: 1,196
VIN: HR51219
Color: Red
Engine: 170 ci. Flathead Six
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1949 Studebaker 2R5 Additional Info:

This very sweet, all steel, low mileage pick-up was the subject of a complete body-off restoration. Since completion in 2001 it has been driven only 1,200 miles and only in fair weather.
The restoration kept the truck in original configuration without any modifications.

It is a Canadian built Model 2R5 and carries serial # HR51219. It retains both original data tags mounted on the seat riser.
These trucks ran on a 112” wheelbase, weighed in at 2,675 lbs., and were powered by an inline L-head 6-cylinder engine rated at 80 hp.

The present owner acquired the truck in unrestored condition in Coronation, Alberta in 1979. It was an overall solid truck which had spent its entire life in the dry climate of central Alberta.
An extensive, high quality restoration was performed by professionals in their respective fields. The truck has only seen fair weather outings since. It starts easily, runs smooth, and drives well.
This eye catching little pickup is very clean, tidy, and straight. It garners attention where ever it goes, and it shows very well.

This listing provides many more details as you scroll thru. Near the end of this listing under Payment Terms you will find a link to a photo album of 149 pics.

The original 170 ci. flathead 6-cylinder engine was professionally rebuilt by Precise Engine Rebuilders of Calgary. It starts and runs very nice and does not smoke.
The engine compartment is very clean, tidy, and nicely detailed, with all other components on and around the engine either new or rebuilt and appearing as original equipment.
The original radiator was recored and is in very nice condition, with no damage to the tank and carries its original tag and original style clamps on the hoses.

It is equipped with the optional Overdrive 3 speed column shift transmission, which shifts as it should, and is mated to a rebuilt differential with 5.22 gearing. The truck cruises at 50 mph. Included with the truck is a good useable 3.73 crown and pinion gear set which would enhance its cruising speed.
The driveshaft was balanced.
There are no major leaks visible, with only the usual sweat drips evident on the tranny.

The A-1 solid, pit-free frame and undercarriage were sandblasted and painted, with full restoration of all components. The chassis is very clean apart from a bit of dust, and all appears as original equipment. New hardware is evident throughout.
Suspension leaf springs were re-arched, and there are over-riders on the rear.
Original shocks were all rebuilt, and it received new suspension rubbers and bushings.
The steering components were all restored or replaced as required.
The complete hydraulic brake system was also fully restored. Front brakes should be adjusted as they tend to pull to the right.
Complete new exhaust system with OEM style muffler.
The gas tank was flushed and galvanized, but shows staining from a weeping pin hole.

The running tires are a matched set of Cientra Plus P205/75/R15 whitewall radials. Included with the truck is a set of 5 new Firestone 6.00-16 tube type bias ply blackwall tires mounted on original rims which have been painted and pin striped.
There is no spare tire rack on the truck, but an undermount rack will be included.

This truck was quite rust free when the owner acquired it, and as such it is a very solid unit with no hidden surprises or weak areas.
The cab and all panels and sheet metal are A-1 straight, and there is no evidence anywhere of any collision damage or repair.
The only evidence of any rust repair is a small patch on each of the rear braces just ahead of the rear wheels. Otherwise all body mounts, braces and floor pans are original and solid.
Fit and gaps on doors and hood are all very nice.

Professional body and paintwork on this truck, done in 2001, remain in excellent condition.
Hood underside, inner fenders, and all door and body jambs received the same attention and paint finish as the body exterior.
Quality materials, primers, and base/clear paint were used in the refinishing. The finish is outstanding, very smooth, and has a beautiful luster and great shine.

The paint remains virtually free of any stone chips, apart from a couple found on the front bumper.
New rubber bumpers, grommets, pads were used throughout.
Optional reproduction stone guards are mounted on the rear fenders.

A new box bed was fabricated and installed.
The solid box sides are double walled, and the inner walls do have some slight ripples.
The tailgate is nice and quite straight, as is the front panel.
Tailgate chains are sleeved.
When these pictures were being taken we rolled the spare onto the tailgate and the right side chain bracket snapped off due to a previous inadequate weld, so it will need to be welded back on.

The truck retains original 6-volt positive ground electricals, and has all new original style wiring.
It has a clutch activated starter.
All electrical items are in working order, but the gas gauge is slightly off and you’ll be empty a bit before that mark.
Stock instrument cluster and speedometer are in very nice condition, and there is an above dash light.

There are no turn signals installed but it is wired ready for them.
Equipped with dual tail lights.
All lenses are in good condition.
Original dual vacuum wipers in working order.
New heater core with defrost.
Has a loud pair of trumpet horns mounted ahead of the rad.

The new interior kit is very nicely done as original.
It includes all new sewn seat and arm rests, door and cabin panels, headliner, twin sun visors and windlacing. Bubble insulation was installed under the headliner and cabin panels.
New repro black floor mat, pedal pads, glove box, weather seals, glass sweepers and channels. Small chip at bottom corner of gas pedal.
A wonderful reproduction of the ‘Important Service Information’ card is found on the inside of the glove box door.
Twin coal oil road flares are mounted on the left inner kick panel.

The steering wheel has been nicely restored, there is no paint on the brass horn button.
Original door handles and window cranks are very nice.
It has new door latches, and there is no exterior door handle sag.
All glass is new and has a very slight tint, which is in keeping with the Solex option.

All chrome and brightwork on the truck was restored and is in very nice condition. This includes the headlamp doors, hood ornament and badge, Studebaker scripts, and door handles.
The hood ornament is NOS.
Equipped with dual door mirrors, stainless shielded loom for the tail lamp wires, and an optional rear bumper.
It sports correct repro hubcaps in very nice condition.

In short, this is a very nice restoration of a solid original truck. It is a very nice example of an ever popular Studebaker pickup. It is very straight, very clean, with well above average body and paint work. This little pickup is ready to cruise and show.
There are no hidden secrets or horrors with this truck.

If you are considering a classic pickup, then this could be it! The unique styling of this era’s pickups makes them distinguished collectibles that continue to gain in popularity and value at a steady pace.

This special little pickup is being made available for the first time to its next caretaker with a very reasonable reserve.


This ready to roll Studebaker is being listed on behalf of the owner. Please email ‘carsgoneby@telus.net’ or phone Rick at (403)534-2222 for additional honest and accurate information from a professional auto restorer. All information listed has been gathered from discussions and test drive with the owner, and a visual inspection. A total of 149 pics are available for viewing at www.carsgoneby.com/PhotoAlbumsPro/1949Studebaker . Additional specific pictures are available upon request. No warranties expressed or implied. Successful bidder to make a minimum payment of 50% of closing bid amount (US funds) within 5 days of auction closing, with the balance payable upon vehicle pick up within 21 days (international) or 14 days (US/Canada).
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This vehicle is being sold with a clear Alberta vehicle registration (title) document and bill of sale.
The truck is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, about 3 hours north of the Montana border. Please be aware of your shipping costs before bidding, quotes can be provided upon request if necessary. We can help make this a smooth, hassle free experience by arranging all-inclusive international transportation and brokerage for you. References relating to similar transactions are available. Cars Gone By has sold and shipped numerous collector vehicles to the USA and worldwide, the majority through Ebay transactions.
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