1955 Studebaker Champion Custom

  • VIN: DRMVB0000160179M0
  • Stock: 200106
  • Mileage: 8,753
  • Color: Light Red
  • Trans: Four-speed automatic
  • Engine: LT1 350ci V-8
  • Title: Clear
  • Interior: Black
1955 Studebaker Coupe Custom 

 • Introducing; The “Spoiler” 
 • One of a Kind! Show Quality Build 
 • $63,000+ in Build Receipts 
 • Excellent Paint with custom pin stripping 
 • LT1 350ci V8 detailed engine compartment with dual exhaust 
 • 4L60E Overdrive Automatic Transmission 
 • 4-wheel disc power brakes 
 • Fat Man front end with rack & pinion power steering, tilt steering column 
 • Adjustable air-ride suspension 
 • Wonderful Driver 
 • Feature car in Studebaker Drivers Club Magazine Turning Wheels in December 2017 

MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present possibly one of the most unique vehicles you may have ever seen: The “Spoiler!” This extremely custom, one of a kind Studebaker was the creative vision of late car builder and fabricator extraordinaire Jesse Mace of Missouri. Mr. Mace’s cars turned heads and were vehicles that only drove in your dreams – that is until he spent thousands of hours and dollars turning his dreams into a reality! Not a single expense was spared in the building of this completely unique 1955 Studebaker Coupe! It was a feature car in Studebaker Drivers Club Magazine Turning Wheels in December 2017.  

This Studebaker is what fabricator’s dreams are made of. The car was constructed from an original 1955 Studebaker Coupe and was then transformed into the car you see today. The paint is finished in a light red that looks excellent. The basecoat and clearcoat paint was applied in a professional manner and looks stunning. The chrome is in comparable condition and shines bright with a brilliant luster. You are not seeing things, there is indeed a custom bed added to the car, as well as a custom roof. This car is far from ordinary compared to what most are accustomed to seeing and you’d be crazy to think that this car won’t draw any attention at local car shows, car cruises or Studebaker conventions!  

Inside, the interior is upholstered with black with red inserted seats. The seats are in beautiful condition, showing no signs of wear or tear. The doors match the seats and are in great condition as well. The black carpet, headliner and dashboard are also in wonderful condition. The dashboard houses instrumentation from a 1996 Pontiac Trans Am and it looks great. There is also an Oldsmobile AM/FM/Cassette stereo. It should be mentioned that there are power windows, power locks, power trunk lock and cruise control. There is also a Vintage Air AC system so that you may keep cool on hot summer days! 

Under the hood, you’ll find an impressive LT1 350 cubic inch V8, also from the donor 1996 Pontiac Trans Am. The Studebaker is an excellent driver and has plenty of get-up-and-go! Mated to the engine is a 4L60E automatic transmission with overdrive. The car is wired up with a Ron Francis computer wiring harness and wiring kit. The car is also equipped with rack and pinion power steering and 4-wheel disc power brakes. The front brakes are 11” disc brakes and the rear are Ford disc brakes. Beneath the car sits a 9” Ford rear end, a Mustang II front end and full four-point Air Ride suspension. This car may be different looking, but it sure is built professionally and well!  

The car sits upon a set of 17” chrome Weld Racing wheels that are wrapped with P225/45ZR17 tires in the front and P245/45ZR17 tires in the rear. As mentioned, there is over $63,000 in receipts for the build included with the purchase of the vehicle, as well as some original photos from the build. 

This does not include the 2,000+ man hours of labor put into The “Spoiler.” The car has only traveled 38,753 since the build was completed but the vehicle still is presented as a fresh restoration! 

VIN: DRMVB0000160179MO  

This is definitely a funky car but it is sure to find a place in a heart of a die-hard car collector. It is show car quality and ready to drive on in Mr. Mace’s legacy! The VIN is DRMVB0000160179MO and the mileage currently shows 8,753. It is being sold on a clean and clear Arizona 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.
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  • Stock Number: 200106
  • VIN Number: DRMVB0000160179M0
  • Model Year: 0
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TO BID YOU MUST BE OVER 18 and pay with a money order, cashiers check or bank wire transfer. Please do not bid without the intent to finalize this transaction. Winning bidders that do not finalize will receive negative feedback. Sorry, NO bid retractions allowed in the last 24 hours of the auction, ask questions BEFORE you bid. There will be a $195.00 administration fee added to each car sold. ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH CAR BEING SOLD WHERE IS, AS IS!

Please, ASK if you have a question! Seller reserves the right to end auction early.




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Terms of Auction & Sale

  • The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. The Vehicle is being sold by a Licensed State of Missouri Dealer (Motoexotica Classic Cars).
  • Any Missouri resident must pay local MO sales tax and licensing fees to the Missouri Department of Revenue. All others will do so in their home state.
  • All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. (No vehicle is perfect to everyone.) Each vehicle has its strengths, shortcomings, styles and tendencies.  Therefore, despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or previous owner’s diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold “AS IS”. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective. Please be advised that no oral or written statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of the condition of the said vehicle.
  • The vehicle is available for inspection prior to bidding. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close, you or an agent will have seven(7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. We strongly encourage a physical inspection to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.
  • Bidders with less than 10 feedbacks MUST email us before bidding showing their intent to purchase the vehicle. Due to increasing non-paying bidders, we reserve the right to cancel your bid if you do not have more then 10 feedbacks. WE WILL NOT TOLERATE BID INTERFERENCE!
  • All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis, Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator.

Payment must be made by Cashiers Check, Money Orders or Bank Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars.

  • A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500.00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card, Visa or PayPal. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If the vehicle is not to your liking within this seven day inspection period then your deposit will be refunded 100%. If an inspection or decision takes longer then seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking, your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted for sale.
  • Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. MotoeXotica will not be responsible for buyers remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. Most of the cars we deal with are vintage and will need TLC and some degree of attention eventually. These are not new vehicles and should not be treated as such.
  • Once full payment has been received, Seller will email a copy of clear title, Bill of Sale, buyers guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via Docusign. The forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle upon receipt of signed documents. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail. If paid by company or personal check, original dues will be held seven (7) to ten (10) business days. Transportation will commence only after final payment and signed documentation are received.
  • INDUSTRY UNIQUE RETURN POLICY: If for any reason you receive your vehicle and have buyer’s remorse, are not happy with the vehicle or just don’t want it for any reason we will purchase the car back from you. We must be notified in writing of your decision to return the vehicle within seven (7) days of your receipt of said vehicle. The vehicle may not have more than 75 additional miles on the odometer from the time it left our possession and be returned in the same condition that it left. You WILL be responsible for a restocking fee that will equal 20% of the purchase price of the vehicle, no exceptions. You will also be responsible for shipping the vehicle back to our shop at your expense.
  • All above terms and conditions are applied to all vehicle sales, whether through eBay or otherwise.

For a price quote on shipping, anywhere in the world, please feel free to email us at sales@motoexotica.com. We will give you a cost for open and/or enclosed transport as well as overseas shipping if necessary.

International Transportation

We are happy to accommodate our overseas buyers! Over the last 10 years we have exported cars to Norway, Germany, Estonia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, Costa Rica, Brazil, British Columbia, Canada and other locations around the world. Overseas shipments will be placed into a steel container for safe sea passage. We take care of all the details and paperwork. All you have to do is collect the car at port and enjoy!

We make every effort to present information that is accurate. However, it is based on data provided by the vehicle manufacturer and/or other sources and therefore exact configuration, color, specifications & accessories should be used as a guide only and are not guaranteed. We are not liable for any inaccuracies, claims or losses of any nature. Inventory is subject to prior sale and prices are subject to change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offer(s). The price for listed vehicles as equipped does not include other charges such as: License, Title, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes, Smog Fees, Credit Investigation, Optional Credit Insurance, Physical Damage of Liability Insurance, Delivery Fees, Finance and/or Documentation Fees. Any and all differences must be addressed prior to the sale of this vehicle.