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1952 Studebaker 2R5 Half-ton Pickup - Solid, Excellent Running Truck!

Make: Studebaker
Model: 2R5
Year: 1952
Mileage: 57736
VIN: 32R53260
Engine: 169.9 cu. in., 80hp
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

1952 Studebaker 2R5 Additional Info:

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 a few nicks (some photos appear to be light blue. This pickup is gray.)Nearly new tires (300 miles) including the spare6-volt electric systemStraight bodyStarts easilyDrives niceStops safely3-speed on the column transmission works wellRebuilt starterNo significant rustTailgate is straightGlass is not cracked or brokenAll windows and doors workGravel guards on both sidesMileage is undocumented

Interior –Shows some wear from its 68-year-lifePanel lights workDoor panels & dashboard are solid and functionalSeat is vinyl and in excellent conditionTwo functional sun visorsHeadliner is missingMap light worksCigarette lighter worksWipers, gas gauge, radio are not in working orderBrand new floor mats

The best part of all is the engine! I've owned it for nearly 5 years and all I've done to it is re-build the starter. This is a straightforward, honest truck!

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.

Payment & PoliciesThis 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. Serious inquires only, please. The title is clear and in hand and will be accompanied by bill of sale. A non-refundable $1000 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. I've given this description my best shot. Just be sure either you or your representative examines 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, including collector cars. 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.