Studebaker truck cabs looked the same from 1948 to 1959. The only change was to a one piece windshield in 1954. This pickup is listed on eBay in Boerne, Texas. Bidding is over $3,000 with about 6 days left. It sat in a barn in Nevada for over 30 years. It runs, drives and stops. The seller did a lot of mechanical work, so it should be well sorted. It’s got a 289 V8 and a 3 speed transmission. It is completely original except for the interior. There’s a lot of surface rust and pinholes reported in the corners of the cab but the floors are solid.
This is what the interior looked like when it was found. The seller says it was a bit smelly. That towel doesn’t look very fresh.
It cleaned up nicely inside. Things must smell better now without the towel.
The floors are in great shape. Notice he just painted where the paint will be visible when the mat is installed.
The bed looks well used but solid.
This old truck has some great possibilities. It could be left as it is. There would be no worries about parking lot dings or friends damaging it when they borrow it for a home store run. One could upgrade the brakes and suspension or even coax more ponies out of the engine. It would take a lot of work, but you could even make the outside look as nice as the interior of the cab. I think I’d at least want to get that bumper level. What do you think it will sell for?