The last of the Studebakers, this is an excellent opportunity to purchase one of only 620 V-8 Daytona Sports Sedans built for the 1966 year. Manufactured in the Hamilton Ontario plant, this particular car is believed to be the last Studebaker sold new in South Dakota - where it still resides today. This would make an ideal collector piece for the late model Studebaker enthusiast, with little work required to get the car back on the road or into show condition.
This one is a true time capsule, having spent the last 40 years in storage, and is described by the current owner as all original. As a result, the car has an exceptionally low 15,383 miles on the clock, and is even fitted with its original tyres. There have been several beautifully restored and preserved examples of the 1966 Studebaker come up for sale in recent years, but it's uncommon to find one with such low mileage in what is already a small pool of vehicles remaining.
The body is in great shape, with only the paint on the hood and trunk lid suffering from surface rust during the car's time in storage. The original Niagra Blue Mist paint is otherwise in excellent condition, and there's no structural rust to speak of. The original black vinyl roof is also in great shape for the car's age.
Inside, the vehicle was optioned with black vinyl (one of only 3 trim colours available in 1966) which would clean up well. The revised 1966 trim and accessories are all in excellent condition and everything is where it should be. The car has the optional centre console fitted between the front bucket seats, and a period airconditioning system could easily be fitted if desired (this was optional on the 66 Daytona).
We hope this well preserved example finds an enthusiast to protect this piece of history, and get it back on the road where it can be enjoyed. If you'd like to inspect the vehicle or have any questions, contact Mark by clicking the contact seller button at the top of this page.