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1947 Studebaker M5 1/2 ton Pickup Truck

Make: Studebaker
SubModel: M5 1/2 ton Pickup Truck
Type: Pickup Truck
Trim: M5 1/2 ton Pickup Truck
Doors: 2 Doors
Year: 1947
Mileage: 48520
VIN: M542193
Color: Red
Engine: 170 CID “Champion” straight six-cyl
Cylinders: 6
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Fenton, Missouri, United States

1947 Studebaker M5 1/2 ton Pickup Truck Additional Info:

1947 Studebaker M5 1/2 ton Pickup Truck Same local Missouri owner for the past 23 years One of handful 1/2 ton M5 Pickups made in 1947 170 CID “Champion” straight six-cylinder engine Three-speed sliding gear manual transmission with 4.82 rear end Cardinal Red over Black exterior and black interior Comprehensive hydraulic brake job performed New parts – radiator, carburetor, master cylinder, wheel cylinders and brake shoes plus wiring and driver’s side Studebaker stop light 113-inch wheelbase, 4,500-pound GVWR and a 6.5-foot cargo bed Exclusive wind wing vents on driver, passenger side windowsStudebaker pickups are finally shedding their Rodney Dangerfield-esque existence and are getting respect in the classic truck market. This beautiful, seldom-seen survivor example has a feature not found on any other World War II-era pickup, wind wing vents on the side windows. It has been lovingly cared for and restored by the same 23 year local Missouri owner! Dressed in Cardinal Red over Black, the M5’s paint and trim are in overall excellent condition, with a few blemishes visible upon close inspection. The truck’s split-windshield and other glass panels are in fine shape, as are the headlights tucked into their faired-in housings. This truck’s bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is extremely tidy, the six-and-a-half-foot cargo bed has a floor bedliner is clean ready for a load. The truck’s front chrome bumper looks great, has a 113-inch wheelbase, 4,500-pound GVWR and a 6.5-foot cargo bed. This truck had a comprehensive brake job recently done to its 11-inch four-wheel drums – new parts include a master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake shoes and wiring plus a driver’s side Studebaker stop light, a radiator and carburetor.The M5 rode on an I-beam live front axle and leaf springs up front, not the Studebaker cars’ independent front suspension, with a variable ratio steering gear. Out back is a hypoid, semi-floating rear axle with leaf springs and hydraulic shock absorbers all around. Tornel tires, size 6.50-16LT, are at every corner, and are mounted on Cardinal Red steel wheels topped with factory chrome caps. The tires and wheels are all in very good condition. On the passenger side of the cargo bed is mounted a Goodyear Deluxe Champion tire with its own matching wheel and tire.Under the rear-hinged hood is Studebaker’s Champion engine, a 170 CID inline six-cylinder motor. It’s bolted to a three-speed sliding gear manual transmission with synchromesh in second and third gears, and a 4.82:1 rear end.Inside, the mostly black interior is in very good order. The bench seat looks great, as do the floor mats. Work trucks of this era did not have carpet. The black headliner is in good, original order but the fuel gauge does flunctuate. A thick-rimmed, black steering wheel greets the driver. The red, metal instrument panel with a full array of gauges and contrasting black inner door liners are all in very good order. The door liners are utilitarian, underscoring the truck’s basic nature. There’s a floor-mounted shift lever but no radio. After hostilities ended, Studebaker brought out its M-line of trucks. The M5 was the one-ton model, made in the company’s South Bend, Indiana factory. The truck’s production total passed the total of all motorized commercial vehicles Studebaker made before World War II. Robert Bourke and Virgil Exner designed the M5 truck’s exterior, with its upright, Art Deco-inspired styling. To reduce costs, the M5 shared the Champion passenger car’s instrument panel but minus most of the trim pieces found in the car. Other economy measures included interchangeable front and rear fenders (per side) and the running boards could also be swapped from side-to-side.Competition to this Studebaker included Chevrolet’s AK series truck, Dodge’s WC truck, Ford’s 79C truck, GMC’s E-series truck, International’s K-series truck and Willys’ new-for-1947 Jeep truck.If you’re looking to add a seldom-seen pickup truck to your collection, this may be the truck to complete your collection. This truck would make a great conversation piece among truck collectors. Studebaker trucks are rare finds today and draw attention wherever they go. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to review this survivor truck for yourself.VIN: M542193This truck is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 48,522 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.