Wanna-be Studebakers


Studebakers have become popular again and some people look for ways to duplicate the unique look of a bullet nose Studebaker on their daily drivers 

Retro Trucks in Orlando, FL sells a vinyl ester kit that will transform a 1978-87 Chevrolet El Camino or Malibu into a 1950 Studebaker look-alike. For $4,995.00 the kit has all the components to make old Chevrolets look like even older Studebakers. According to the company, "you can do it yourself in less than a week".

The Malibu station wagon on the right looks like it could have been built by Studebaker. I like the way the body line on the rear fender lines up perfectly with the line on the door. I'm hoping to get a photo of the back of this one and a photo when it's done.


Here are some additional late model cars that have been transformed into Bullet Nose Studebaker look-alikes. It's unknown what these cars started life as, or what was done to them. If you have any additional info about these cars, I'd like to hear it. You can E-mail me at bulletnose@frontier.com.