Abandoned: Studebaker Truck and 55 Chevy

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North of Spokane, Washington I came across two abandoned vehicles out in the woods in the middle of nowhere. An early model Studebaker pickup truck, and a 55 Chevy. Here are some pictures that I took. There not exactly barn finds, but they are abondoned classics. Does anyone think these are worth anything? Here are some more pictures that I took of these two classics.

 

 

As you can see, this 55′ Chevy looks to be fairly solid. It seems to me that you could get most of the parts you would need online from EcklersEarlyChevy.com¬†and spend a couple of weekends sanding. For the amount of time it would take to get this car back on the road and looking good – it just might be worth it!

 

 

 

So, what do you think? Are these worth the time and effort that would be needed to get them restored? Or do you think they are already too far gone or not rare enough to try to mess with?

31 Comments

  • Reply January 1, 2013

    George Northcutt

    NICE FIND!!!!

  • Reply January 1, 2013

    George Northcutt

    Go to County to find owner of land….. take plate Numbers & get owners names…

  • Reply December 23, 2012

    Greg Rock

    All of them are worth restoring if you have the time and money. Would love both of these myself.

  • Reply December 23, 2012

    Francis Zimmerman

    hell yeah theyre worth it! any classic is worth restoring!

  • Reply December 23, 2012

    Nadia Rose J

    I like those trucks!! They should bring that style back?? ;)

  • Reply December 22, 2012

    Bruce Koukalaka Clarke

    Hell yeah!!!

  • Reply December 22, 2012

    Bruce Koukalaka Clarke

    I’d love to restore them both I think they are diamonds in the rough!

  • Reply December 22, 2012

    David Reeves

    Yes

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    Craig Conger

    the floor boards seem to be in good shape hell yes its worth saving them I want the truck!

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    Art Burleson

    both are, any classic is worth restoring in the shape those 2 are in.

  • Reply December 15, 2012

    Michael Warren

    If one has the time, money, dedication, and patience, almost anything can be restored. These look like solid bodies, and parts are plentiful for the “55 Chevy. Restore them, don’t crush them!

  • Reply December 14, 2012

    Ryan Lackey

    I wont them both me and my dad could fix them

  • Reply December 9, 2012

    Bob Lastiri

    The studie might make a good rat rod.

  • Reply December 5, 2012

    Rafael Santos

    You can’t just let them die

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    Brett Dodds

    no parts only

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    Classic Nation

    Are these worth restoring?

  • Reply July 12, 2012

    Anonymous

    I wood like to have them both use truck to toow the car to the strip You See

  • Reply June 22, 2012

    Anonymous

    Definitely get them out of the woods and restored. I have a ’55 Chevy just like that one. Classics like these aren’t around much anymore and well worth fixing up.

  • Reply May 28, 2012

    Anonymous

    I'd just like to point something out to everyone…the truck is NOT an International. It is a 1949-1953 Studebaker pickup. They went unchanged in those years. Look it up, search "49 studebaker pickup" on Google Images. Also, it says Studebaker right across the tailgate, the top of the grill, and on the side in front of the door. 

  • Reply May 21, 2012

    Anonymous

    hellz yea restorable on both the pickup intrests me how much do u want for it i got a bad ass hemi i think would b nice n it n interior parts wouldnt take me long to fix it up n b rolling

     

  • Reply May 18, 2012

    Anonymous

    Evans, what are they asking for the '55 Chevy?

  • Reply May 18, 2012

    Anonymous

    They look like they would make good landfill!

  • Reply May 18, 2012

    Anonymous

    very restorable!!  are they for sale?

     

  • Reply May 18, 2012

    Anonymous

    Man, I would try!

     

  • Reply May 18, 2012

    Anonymous

    Comment     i would like to have that 55 chevy

  • Reply May 17, 2012

    Anonymous

    I like the International truck. But I'm working on a 63ford galaxie500 boxtop 4 door sedan.

    Doing most of the work myself. I tell the wife, children , grandchildren , family and friend

     for Christmas get me gift cards to Auto Zone , Jegs, Year one , Summit,ect………..I rebuilt

    the engine 1st so I could drive her. I took half the chrome off , filled the holes , rattle can primer

    took her to a car show won 3rd in her class.(60 to 63 cruiser) Made me feel good about the work

     I've done on her..Still have a long way to go but I'm no hurry. If I finish her I'll have nothing to tinker with..

     

  • Reply May 17, 2012

    Anonymous

    Love, love, LOVE the truck! What do you think it would it take to get in drivable?

  • Reply May 17, 2012

    Anonymous

    My husband syas they both have potential!    I think it would be wise if you ran the plates.

  • Reply May 17, 2012

    Anonymous

    where is it and how much?

  • Reply May 17, 2012

    Anonymous

    The four door is not good enough I don't think , but the pickup is worth fixing . Maybe some one can use the 55 for parts if there anything left . now the pickup will make a very nice rod for some one to play with , you might try KC classic cars , on facebook and see what they think thair the best I've ever seen at fixing things the right way . >>> Pat

  • Reply May 17, 2012

    Anonymous

    I think they more than worth it you should get both of them beautiful vehicles restored. Please get them restored.

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