1947 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION STARLIGHT COUPE 'BLACK BART' - 70704 Sold* at Scottsdale 2009 - Lot #947.1 1947 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION STARLIGHT COUPE 'BLACK BART' https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/70704/70704_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #947.1

1947 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION STARLIGHT COUPE "BLACK BART"

Auction Scottsdale 2009
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 947.1
Year 1947
Make STUDEBAKER
Model CHAMPION
Style STARLIGHT COUPE "BLACK BART"
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN G283658
Exterior Color BLACK
Interior Color MOCHA
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 462
Transmission 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #947.1 - Built by award-winning builder, the late Tony Carlini. Dubbed "Black Bart", the 4-wheel version of Carlini's one-time line of custom show motorcycles. This unique creation was painstakingly built utilizing the finest craftsmanship and components available. Notably, the original steel body was completely restored and finished in a lustrous black, while inside, the cabin's interior and trunk area are fully appointed in custom Mocha leather throughout. For comfort and convenience, air conditioning with all polished components and a complete set of Autometer gauges are just some of the extras lavished on this car. Under the sleek hood resides a custom built, balanced, blueprinted and detailed 462cid Chevrolet big block. Coupled to GM's fabulous Turbo Hydra-matic 400 automatic transmission, power is then transferred to the rear wheels via a polished Currie 9" posi-traction differential with an easy cruising ratio of 3.25:1. Power 4-wheel disc brakes provide the stopping power, while power rack & pinion steering, a 4-link suspension in the rear and many modern additions make this as good a driver as it is a looker.
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