Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A 1960 Studebaker Roadster Rat Rod Thingy…

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Continuing with the Hooniverse Quick Hits Weekend, here is a Studebaker married to a Pontiac Tempest to make, well this monstrosity. It is currently NOT street legal, but it does run, drive, and stop. This would make a great 24-Hours-of-Lemons entry, and I’m sure that the judges won’t sweat the purchase price much…

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According to the listing:

60 Hawk sitting on 65 Pontiac Tempest frame and running gear, V-8, auto. Runs, drives, stops, but not street legal. Project, needs finishing. Price not firm, reasonable offers considered. Would consider trade for older VW Bug or enclosed cargo trailer.

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And the asking price? Well, it’s $3,250 but it’s negotiable. This is one very weird project, and I’m not sure how complete the car really is. Tell me what you think after looking at the listing here.

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14 responses to “Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A 1960 Studebaker Roadster Rat Rod Thingy…”

  1. racer139 Avatar

    This make that olds look stock. Lemons is where this belongs.

  2. $kaycog Avatar

    I bet the Studebaker brothers have turned over in their graves.

  3. lilpoindexter Avatar

    Anytime you see a car in red oxide primer you can pretty much here the clock ticking until it ends up at pick your part

  4. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    Perhaps I need to alter my meds, but I can imagine this looking pretty sweet if finished off with the right level of care and attention.
    Probably safer to nuke it from orbit, though, just to be on the safe side.

    1. Tiller188 Avatar

      I dunno, I think I'm with you, in no small part because headrest fairings. It has a ways to go, but I can see this looking pretty cool with some time and effort. Certainly good enough to make a LeMons entry that is classy-looking enough to turn a few heads…

  5. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    I haz a sad. I'm thinking that the whole car has been done with the care, and attention to detail that the engine shows.

  6. skitter Avatar

    Read this from bottom to top. Right. OK. Huh. Eek!

  7. Battles Avatar

    As an overall concept it has huge potential, it's just a bit yucky when it's as badly presented as this.

  8. mac350 Avatar

    I think the carb needs a smaller air cleaner.

  9. Otto Nobedder Avatar

    This is the end result of screwing up not 1, but 2 great automobiles…

  10. austinminiman Avatar

    Scrolling by it quickly, I've now mistaken that for a '78 Camaro no less than 8 times.

  11. cruisintime Avatar

    Guy put a lot of work in that one. Kind of stylish in its own way.As far as screwing up cars,who knows what kind of crap he started with.

  12. PushrodRWD Avatar

    Agree with Cruisintime ad battles. It has a lot of potential and you don know what they started with. A rolled Hawk and a rotted out Tempest, who knows. It isn't something they are going to make money on unless it was completed, and even then the cost to finish something like this off (nicely) would probably be multiple tousands of dollars. Even then is would really only be worth that to the person that it was done for. Not my thing, but I can respect the intent and vision. Turining it into a Lemons car would be a bit of a waste.

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