The Studebaker

 

 

 

For those of us who can remember it, can we ever forget it?



 
 
A number of years ago I saw a one page calendar that showed all the Ford 
pickup trucks from the first one to the present day. I thought , what a nice idea.
I thought that I might try something similar with some of the car pictures I have collected.
I have been collecting pictures of Studebakers, Packards Nash, Hudson
and Jeeps for some time now and I first wrote a web page on this page on the Studebaker.
Then one on Jeeps  and Packard followed.
Then came one Nash and Hudson. I have since added a page on old Pickup Trucks , Hudson,
Essex and Terrplanes of Australia , Volkswagen  Kaiser and Henry J and now I with the help
of one of my visitors have written on on the Crosley.

My experience with Studebakers is limited but it is memorable.
Many many years ago my older brother had a 1950 Starlight Coupe.
Keeping in mind that the roads were not that good back then we managed
to average a mile a minute on a particular road. It was a ride to remember
as was the car, Who could forget that beautiful bullet nose,

These pictures came for a number of sources including 
web pages of the manufacture, news groups and my own.
Since most of these pictures came from news groups there may 
be a chance that your car is shown here.

I would like to invite any one that has a favorite Studebaker picture or a Web Page
that they would like added to this page to E mail me a copy.

John MacDonald 


 
The End of Packard From a Studebaker Fan's Point of View
When Studebaker and Packard merged in 1954, all of the American "independent" car companies were in trouble because Ford and General Motors were having a price war. Those independent car companies were Studebaker, Nash, Hudson, Kaiser, Packard and Willys. Of those companies, only Studebaker and Nash would survive into the 1960s. In 1954, Studebaker and Packard were selling less than half the number of cars that they were able to sell in 1950.

Many of those who love Packard blame Studebaker for Packard's demise; there is a factual basis for that belief. Packard bought Studebaker believing that Studebaker would make a profit if Studebaker could sell approximately 160,000 cars year. Studebaker's actual "break even" point was actually selling more than 260,000 cars per year because of Studebaker's high labour cost. Studebaker was only able to sell that many for two or three years after World War II when all the American car companies could sell all the cars they could produce.

During the first two model years of the Studebaker-Packard merger (1955-1956), neither company did well, and when Curtiss-Wright came to the rescue with money and management in 1956, a hard choice had to be made. On one hand, Packard could sell a limited number of big luxury cars (in the range of 50,000-75,000 per year) to compete with Cadillac and Lincoln, which did not have big volume sales. On the other hand, Studebaker was able to sell 268,099 autos and 52,146 trucks for a total of 320,245 vehicles its best calendar year (1950).

Studebaker also built different sizes of trucks (tractors, mid-size & pick up), plus military trucks (2 and 1/2 ton, known in the Army as the "deuce and a half"), economy cars (Champions and Larks), sporty cars (Hawks) and station wagons, available with 6-cylinder or 8-cylinder motors. The South Bend Studebaker factory was a model of efficiency compared to the Packard operation in Detroit where they lost their lease on a rented body plant in 1954 (Chrysler kicked them out) and moved their body and final assembly plant to an older building at a different location in Detroit. By 1956, Packards were known for poor quality and reliability at a very expensive price. If Packard had been doing well, then Curtiss-Wright would have kept it and dumped Studebaker.

The decision to keep the Studebaker factory operations in South Bend was a correct one. By 1959 Studebaker reduced its production costs, introduced the Lark and was able to make a profit after they sold 100,000 cars per year. That year they were able to produce Larks at a rate of 80 per hour and sold approximately 130,000 of them while making a good profit in the process. The Studebaker factory in South Bend could always build enough cars. The problem was that after 1960, they could build three times more cars than they could SELL.

Studebaker was saved twice by building smaller cars; in 1939 by the Champion and twenty years later by the Lark. During the 1950s Nash survived (and grew) because it built the small economical Rambler and Studebaker survived because it built the Lark. If Packard had been chosen as the survivor, it probably would have died with the Edsel, if not sooner.

The fate of Packard after it joined Studebaker was remarkably similar to the fate of Hudson after it joined Nash. The big car from Detroit got dumped as Nash found that the road to success was to build smaller cars and the men who ran Studebaker took note of that success as Nash passed them by in sales during the 1950s. The idea of building BIG Studebaker-Packards was dropped by 1957 and those that were proposed in drawings DID look like Lincolns because Ford was going to sell them the Lincoln tooling around 1956. 

Life at Studebaker was good until the early 1960s when the Big Three arrived with compact cars like the Ford Falcon, Mercury Meteor, Chevy II Nova & Corvair, Plymouth Valiant and Dodge Dart. As a result of that onslaught, Studebaker was gone by the mid-1960s and Rambler (aka, American Motors) was gone about fifteen years later, due in large part to a decision to put too much of their money into a large car known as the Matador.

Packard had bad sales years in 1955-1956, but their sales might have been worse without the all the Studebaker dealerships that began selling Packards as a result of the 1954 merger, which nearly doubled sales outlets for Packard. It is very likely that Packard made some sales from customers who went to a Studebaker dealer intending to buy an expensive Studebaker President, Golden Hawk or truck and ended up buying a Packard. It is less likely that a rich customer who went to a Packard dealer ended up driving a Studebaker home instead. 

After Package was gone, Mercedes Benz was happy to share dealerships with Studebaker and made a success of that relationship. Approximately 250 of Mercedes Benz dealerships in the USA today were formerly Studebaker-Packard dealerships.
 

J.L. Jacobson

 
The Farm Truck and Weasel
Ghosts of South Bend by J.L. Jacobson
The Packard Hawk
To view more Studebaker pictures and memorabilia go to http://www.stude.net/

 
A brief History of the Studebaker from Packard's point of view

The Studebaker Brothers started building automobiles in 1902. Their first automobiles
were electric, although they quickly moved into gasoline powered vehicles. 
Production increased during 1913, and by 1915 there were more than 45,000 cars sold annually. 
The type and numbers of cars increased through the years, and in 1928, Studebaker acquired Pierce-Arrow. 
By 1933, Studebaker had gone into temporary receivership, and bounced back in 1934.
In 1939, they produced a new car that was a true economy model - the Champion.
During the war, Studebaker produced trucks and radial engines for aircraft. After the war, they rushed back into automobile production, with Raymond Loewy's famous styling.
The most famous Loewy 1953 coupes and hardtops were totally unique to the american scene. 
These cars were designed by Robert Bourke while he was working at the Loewy Studios.
In 1954 Packard bought Studebaker.
The Lark was introduced in 1959 and provided a compact car that was also roomy.
That last blast from Studebaker was the Avanti that was introduced in 1963.
In 1964, Studebaker production moved to Canada. The last year that Studebaker was produced was 1966, although the Avanti continued to be built by an independent in South Bend, Indiana.

An interesting footnote sent to me by Robert Dowling ,one of my visitors.
Packard bought the ailing Studebaker Corp. The Packard stock holders got the short end of the deal. 
Upper management thought they could ride on the (former) prestige of Packard and have Studebaker compete with Chevrolet. It didn't work and in two years the Studebaker-Packard Corp. was facing insolvency. 
Creditors demanded they get rid of one of the two manufacturing plants.
Unfortunately they chose to keep the Studebaker plant in South Bend Ind. and dump the Packard plant in Detroit. Management soon realized their plan was failing, but it was to late. The South Bend plant was not designed to handle cars as wide as the old Packards as was the old Detroit plant, so 
they couldn't go back and start production of big wide cars again. I've seen design plans for the 
"New Packards". If you've seen a late 50's early 60's Lincoln Continental (the one with the slanted head lights) or the infamous Edsel that was what they looked like. When I first saw them I thought it they were for Ford products.
Think about it! If you take the front of an Edsel an replace the "Horse collar" with a little grill shaped like a Clipper grill, you've got the Idea! I can't remember if Ford bought the plans or the design team went over to Ford after Packard folded. After the dismal sales of "Packardbakers" (Those Studebakers with the funny looking add-ons) they dropped the Packard name.
In 64 they dropped the name completely and moved production to Canada.

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This page was last updated on April 9, 2013


One of my visitors, Joseph Tyler, from New Zealand has made a request to me.
He wanted the following message posted in hopes of finding New Zealand owners of 38 Studies.

Thanks for allowing us all to view your web site.
 I was once the proud owner of 5,  1938 Studebakers.(1 I restored). .
A little story about the 38 convertible.
A little while after I had restored my car I read an article in an Australian magazine ,"Restored Cars".
It told of a 1938 Studebaker convertible found in the Australian outback and  dumped after having been used for spotlighting by kangaroo shooters.
I read all I could on these cars and found that only 50 were originally produced. 2 apparently came to Australia as American Embassy cars (presumably the roo shooters car was 1 of these.) I wrote to the writer of the article, and several months later recieved a reply asking me if I would like to buy the car for $500.00
If I live to be a hundred I will forever regret not taking him up on his offer (I declined due to shipping costs!).
I recently learned that there was a 1938 Studebaker convertible in NZ (possibly one of the 2 imported into Australia?). This car was sold for an  enormous amount back to the States a few years ago and is perhaps counted in 1 of the 5 remaining?
I note that 2 of the photo's of 1938 cars are New Zealand cars. I at first thought the Commander was one of my old cars but the number plates do not match although the colour certainly does!
38's seemed to be rarer in NZ that many other models. There were quite a large number of 37's in existance at the time I owned my cars,(I once visited  a warehouse full of about 50 or more of them that had been destroyed by fire in Henderson, Auckland) but very few 38's in comparison,and I often wondered if production was lesser for that year.
I would love to get in contact with any New Zealand owners of 38 Studies if perhaps you might like to publish this letter on your page.
J.Tyler
go-joe@xtra.co.nz

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The pictures below were submitted by  José Luis Chacón Díaz. They are of a advertising images of 
a 1924 Studebaker in typical ceramics vidriada. The picture still today survives in commercial street Tetuán of Seville in Spain.



 
 
1927 Studebaker Erskine 6
This drawing was submitted by Les Woollcott. His  father who was a commercial artist in 1927 and had the Studebaker Erskine 6 as one of his accounts (clients). The pictures were hand drawn by his Dad. This was the English version of the
car and sold for £325 pounds. Not for the common herd, but for the Gentry. That was a lot of money in those days and as the illustration shows a lady with her greyhounds. Not the commoners.

Studebaker at War

These pictures are a series of ads run by
Studebaker during the second world war 1941/45.
Many of my younger visitors may not realize that all
automobile manufactures were heavily involved
in the manufacture of war products
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A Special   Request
Richard C. BOWER of Kansas City Mo. sent the following
three pictures to me with the following request.

"These pictures  taken in  Kansas City, Missouri in front of a department store which was here
until the 1940's. I received them from an aunt of mine  who had worked for western auto for 46 years.
I would like to find someone who could give me a date of manufacture for them.
The writing on the back of the second photo shows that it was a studebaker official picture."
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If anyone has any information on these photos please e mail me


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 Donald McLain e mailed me and said that the building above looked to him like the Adler's, Dept. Store which was at the S.E. Corner of 11th and Main and did close in the 1940's.
Donald was born in Kansas City and lived there until 1962.

I have just received the following from Ted Horning.

"I've just been enjoying your collection of Studebaker pictures.  The photos of the old trucks in front of a Kansas City store caught my eye, since I am a Kansas City native.
The store is the John Taylor Dept Store, and indeed was on Main St at 11th, but on the NW side.  It closed in the early 1940's and after the war was torn down and a  new Macy's store built in its place.  It was an upscale store, and maintained its own delivery fleet with liveried drivers which your pictures represent. 
 Donald McClain  is right, Adlers was located on the corner of 11th and  Main, but on the S W corner.
These panel delivery vehicles were made in the early years of Studebaker's motor business, between 1902 and 1912, and that they were electric.  Did you notice that the picture on the right shows tire chains on the rear wheels?
 Ironically, the "new" Macy's store is long since gone too, replaced about 10 years ago with a municipal parking structure!

Ted Horning"

This Studebaker page is now in four sections.
This page is the first in the series.

From the beginning to 1939

The following links will take you to remainder


From 1940 to 1949
From 1950 to the End
You just have to love those
Hawks and Avanti's
The following story was submitted by B Johnson

Family Studebaker story -- 1880s lumber wagon 

Short and sweet. Grandpa, born near Pittsburg of Watertown, KS, 1879 (3-years after Custer) tells of riding
back from town at night in the straw bed of their Studebaker lumber wagon.
The horse knew where to turn, so they could sleep; and rising could look at the stars
positions to determine whether they had made the turn half-way home yet. 

So you can see that the Studebaker goes back a long way.


 
The Martin Edward Bennett Collection
Martin Edward Bennett of Freeport Main has a nice collection of Sudebakers.
These cars are in various stagest of being rebuilt
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1921 Studebaker Special 6 TouringCar
1921 Studebaker Special 6 TouringCar
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The cylinder block has been remover from the 
1921 Studebaker for rebuilding
The cylinder block has been remover from the 
1921 Studebaker for rebuilding
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1929 Studebaker President 8 7 Passenger Sedan
1929 Studebaker President 8 7 Passenger Sedan
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1929 Studebaker President 8 7 Passenger Sedan
1929 Studebaker President 8
The following series of pictures of a a 1927 Studebaker Erskine was submitted by Dave Wurts, Morrison, CO, USA
Dave had the following to say about these pictures.
"The gentleman in the pictures was named Arch Judson, he lived in Morrison, Colorado from the 1930s 
until he passed away in 1964.
I recently found the photos in a pile of old newspapers in his house. 
They are great examples of someone who was proud of his car and willing to take it off the beaten path in a time
before AAA and roadside assistance.:
 
Old Car Gathering
An Old Mining Road
One the road in a 1927 Studebaker Erskine
 
Now this is winter driving!!!!
They sure knew how to dress to go driving back then.
 
Camping as it was back in 1927

1902 Studebaker Phaeton Electric
1906 Studebaker Model G Double Phaeton
 
 
 1911 Studebaker Model G8 Touring
 1913 Studebaker Model SA25 Touring
   
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1915 Studebaker
 1916 Studebaker Big Six
This picture was submitted by Alan DalMaso, Redwood City, CA.
The picture shows his great great uncle Joe Cabral Bettencourt at the wheel surrounded by other family members. 
It was taken in California in Santa Clara county.
This picture was submitted by Mary Ann King.
Her grandfather is shown in the driver's seat.
1918 Studebaker SH Light Four Touring
1921 Studebaker Light Six
This picture was submitted by
Jack Hamlett
Edgewood, Maryland
This car is owned by Kay & Dave Toomey of Geraldine
New Zealand.
They had the following to say:
"We restored it, mostly ourselves with some help from
very good friends, about 14 years ago and since then have 
been to a lot of rallies all over New Zealand. We live near the
east coast of the South Island, in a small town called 
Geraldine. The photo you have was, I think, taken at the 
Studie Nationals held in Christchurch N. Z. at Easter in 2004.
Since our speedometer is not the best, we can only estimate
that the car has travelled approx. 35000 mile since it was
restored, mostly trouble free
p.s.  the car is called "Albert"
1922 Studebaker Light 6
 
   
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 1923 Studebaker Light Six Before
 1923 Studebaker Light Six After
 This car is owned by Warwick Stephens, Christchurch, New Zealand   
 This car had been off the road since 1965 and was purchased it in April 2007 and finished  (with one day to spare) for my niece's wedding on January 26 2008.
 
1923 Studebaker Big Six Touring
1923 Studebaker Model EK Big Six
   
 1924 Studebaker Light 6
1924 Studebaker Light 6
 
 
 1923 Studebaker Model EL Touring
 1925 Studebaker Duplex Phaeton
   
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 1926 Studebaker Big Six Roadster
 1925 Studebaker Duplex Phaeton
This car is owned by Don and Grace Wait, Superior, CO. USA  
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 1926 Studebaker Big Six 4 Door Sedan
 1926 Studebaker Big Six 4 Door Sedan
These pictures are found on:
http://fueledparadigm.blogspot.com/2008_07_24_archive.html
They are pictures of Pat Dixon's, Wisconsin, United States 
father's 1970 barn find.
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 1927 Studebaker Commander Big 6 4 Door Sedan
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This car is owned by Jerry White of Grand Island  NE
When Jerry bought the car he was told that the car that was 
reputed to have been one of the "Bonnie & Clyde"
escape cars and was abandoned in Jay Oklahoma.
He has not been able to prove, nor dis-prove this  after
a couple of trips to previous owners and to
Jay Historical Museum but he will keep trying.

Don't forget to click on the picture for a larger veiw of
his car in a new window.
 

1927 Studebaker Erskin Six
 
1927 Studebaker Commander Regal Big6
This car is owned by Randy Still of Kingsport, TN, 
USA. Pictured at 2005 Studebaker Drivers' Club Tri State 
Meet in Asheville, NC where it won "Best of Show"
 Previously owned by Tom Little of Kingsport, TN
1927 Studebaker Commander Tad Business Coupe
   
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 1927 Studebaker Roadster
 1927 Studebaker Commander Regal Big 6
 This picture was submitted by Patti Janik This picture was submitted by Jennifer Hudson
It is an old Hudson family picture
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1927 Erskine by Studebaker
 1927 Erskine by Studebaker
This car is owned by Bud & Dona Elliott
This car is being offered for sale
 
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1927 Erskine by Studebaker
 1928 Studebaker Erskine Touring
This car is owned by Bud & Dona Elliott
This car is being offered for sale
 
1928 Studebaker Director Royal Sedan
This car is owned by Steve K. of
Sydney, Australia.
This picture was taken in about 1992 at Silverwater
in Sydney Australia.
Steven says that he is the 3rd owner from new and that 
the car was restored by the previous owner in 1984.
1928 Studebaker President 8 Model FA
 
 
1928 Studebaker Dictator
1928 Studebaker
This picture was submitted by J. Stuart McLean
He took the the picture in the summer of 2004 at the
Yarmouth County Museum, Yarmouth, NS
   
 1929 Studebaker Commander Cabriolet
 1929 Studebaker Commander
   
1929 Studebaker President Series FE Indy Pacer
 1929 Studebaker President 8 Limousine
This car is owned by owned by Randy Still of Kingsport, 
TN, USA.  It is a 34,000  mile original unrestored car. 
CCCA Senior Award, AACA HPOF(Unrestored) 
Award from the Tutweiler Collection of Culpepper, VA.
   
 1929 Studebaker Dictator Club Sedan
 1929 Studebaker Dictator 4 Door Sedan
   
 1929 Studebaker President 4 Door 7 Passanger Sedan
1929 Studebaker President 4 Door 7 Passanger Sedan
   
 1929 Studebaker Coach
1928 Studebaker Rack Side Flatbed Truck
1936 Studebaker Ace Cab Forward
Studebaker was a bus and large truck manufacturer at one time.
1929 Studebaker Commander
1929 Studebaker Commander Cabriolet
1929 Studebaker Commander FD Regal Cv
1929 Studebaker President 8
 This car is owned by Martin Edward Bennett of 
Freeport,Maine, USA
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1929 Studebaker President State Sedan
 1930 Studebaker
This car is owned by Roy Bretag from Australia
 
1929 Studebaker Commander 2 Straight 8
1929 Studebaker Commander 2 Straight 8
 
 
1929 Studebaker Commander 2 Straight 8
 1930 Studebaker 4 Door Sedan
 
 
1930 Studebaker 4 Door Sedan
1930 Studebaker 4 Door Sedan
 
1930 Studebaker Commander Brougham 8 Coupe
 
 1930 Studebaker Model 53 Sport Coupe 6 Cylinder
This car is owned by Ed Hussey 
   
1930 Studebaker Commander
1930 Studebaker Director 6
 1930 Studebaker President 8 Cylinder
This picture was submitted by
Jack Hamlett
Edgewood, Maryland
 1930 Studebaker 6  Model 53 Coupe
This picture was submitted by Chris Rhodes.
The car is also owned by Chris Rhodes.
He had the following to say about this model.
"This model started out as Erskines but the name
was dropped about may 1930 and the cars were
rebadged as Studebakers and the Erskine name 
became resigned to the history books."
   
 1930 Studebaker Commander Before the Restoration
1930 Studebaker Commander Before the Restoration 
 
 
 1930 Studebaker Commander After the Restoration
1930 Studebaker Commander After the Restoration 
 
 
 1930 Studebaker Commander After the Restoration
 1930 Studebaker Commander After the Restoration
 
 
This 1930 Commander was ownwd by
Sam Clay until recently. 
Sam had the following to say about the car.
"I saw your site-I love it! I even found a photo
of a '39 black Commander I had, the last one at the
bottom! I took the photo in Grafton, OH, just after
buying it from a collector in July 2003. It was
restored in 1977 and stored since!! I brought the car
home to Spring Hill, FL and added 1500 miles to the
odometer till I sold at the 2004 Florida Studebaker Meet
in October with 68120 miles on the original untouched
engine! I also purchased an unrestored 35k mile 1930
Commander from the same collector on the same day  and
just finished it, but sold it at FL NSRA MEET last
week to a streetrodder's wife. Photos are
attached...Sam Clay "
 1930 Studebaker Commander After the Restoration
Update on this car.
It is now owned by Wayne Smith.
He passed the following along.
"Sam Clay restored it and sold it to Norman Romanosky. 
I bought the car from Norman and shipped it to England
where it is now on wedding work. See www.kenskars.co.uk"
1931 Studebaker Model 54 Sedan
1931 Studebaker 6 54 Roadster
This car is owned by  Lewis Kreider of Akron, Ohio
This picture was submitted by Chris Rhodes who is 
in the process of restoring a similar car.
 1931 Studebaker President State Sedan
 1931 Studebaker Model 54 Roadster
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This car is owned by David Killam, Woodville, Nova Scotia.
David is in the process of restoring this car.
I received the latest pictures of David's 1931 Studebaker.
He  has the car finished (except for the interior).
 1931 Studebaker Dictator Regal Sedan
 
   
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 1931 Studebaker Dictator Regal Sedan
 1931 Studebaker Dictator Regal Sedan
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 1931 Studebaker Dictator Regal Sedan
 1931 Studebaker Dictator Regal Sedan
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1931 Studebaker President Four Seasons Roadster
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by MagisterMax
 1931 Studebaker 4 Seasons Roadster
   
1932 Studebaker Model 91
President St Regis Brougham
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1932 Studebaker Rockne
1932 Studebaker Model 55
   
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 This car is owned by Daniel Ajmo. He has the following to say 
about his car.
"My car is a restorers dream as it is complete to include the
rare NACO Standard tail light that has a frosted white flag 
that says "Rockne" on it. 
 My 1932 Rockne Roadster model 65 is one of three known to exsist. 
They were only made in 1932 and a total of 800
roadsters were made.  There is the 7 passenger open
touring car (none known to exsist) the 2 door coupe, and 
the 2 and 4 door sedans.
 My car was the car at the 1932 Ontario car excebition
and has always been kept indoors.
 The ragtop on my car is the only original Rockne top
known to exsist."
 1932 Studebaker Rockne Roadster Model 65
 
 
 
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 1932 Studebaker Rockne Roadster Model 65
 1932 Studebaker Rockne Roadster Model 65
 
 
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 1932 Studebaker Rockne Roadster Model 65
 1932 Studebaker Rockne Roadster Model 65
 
 
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 1932 Studebaker Rockne Roadster Model 65
 1932 Studebaker Rockne Roadster Model 65
   
1931 Studebaker President Roadster & Giant Replica
1932 Studebaker President State Sedan
 
 
1932 Studebaker President 8 Sedan
1932 Studebaker
 
1933 Studebaker President Sedan
1933 Studebaker President Sedan
1934 Studebaker Dictator
 1934 Studebaker Dictator
 
1934 Studebaker Commander 8 Land Cruiser 
  1934 Studebaker Swoop Grill
   
 1934 Studebaker Dictator
 1935 Studebaker Commander Eight
   
 1935 Studebaker Coupe
 1935 Studebaker Coupe
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1935 Studebaker Add
1935 Studebaker Cabriolet
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1935 Studebaker Commander Cabriolet
 1936 Studebaker
 This car is owned by Roger Mccalmont, Nova Scotia, Canada  
1936 Studebaker Dictator Coupe
 1936 Studebaker
This picture was taken by Peter Cumberland of Langley BC Canada
1937  Studebaker Coupe Express
 1937 Studebaker Dictator 2 Door Coupe
 1937 Studebaker Dictator 2 Door Coupe
1937 Studebaker Dictator 2 Door Coupe 
 
 
 1937 Studebaker Dictator 2 Door
St Regis Cruising Sedan
1937 Studebaker Dictator 2 Door
St Regis Cruising Sedan
 
 
 1937 Studebaker Dictator 4 Door Cruising Sedan
 
 
 
 1937 Studebaker Dictator 4 Door Cruising Sedan
 1937 Studebaker Dictator 4 Door Suburban
By USB & F
 
 
 1937 Studebaker Dictator 4 Door Cruising Sedan
 1937 Studebaker Dictator 4 Door Cruising Sedan
 
 
1937 Studebaker President 4 Door Cruising Sedan
 1937 Studebaker President 4 Door Cruising Sedan
 1937 Studebaker President 2 Door Custom Coupe
1937 Studebaker President 2 Door Custom Coupe 
   
 1937 Studebaker Dictator Business Coupe
 1937 Studebaker Dictator Business Coupe
 
 
1937 Studebaker
1937 Studebaker
   
This picture was submitted by Derrick Lewis, Hout Bay, South Africa
and it was taken at Harolds Bay in 1937.
The car was owned by his late Uncle
1937 Studebaker
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1938 Studebaker Dictator 4 Door Cruising Sedan 
1938 Studebaker State Commander
This picture was submitted by Rick Black of El Paso Texas
  1938 Studebaker State Commander
4 Door Convertible Sedan Model 8A-S3
This picture was submitted by
Klaas Venneman of the Netherlands.
And the car located in the Netherlands, Europe.
The car is owned by Rijk ter Beek from the Netherlands.
We believe that this car is one of 5 remaining,
3 in the USA, 1 in Australia and 1 in the Netherlands.
It is now being restored.
1938 Studebaker Commander Police Car
This car is owned by Tommy G. Garcia of Valinda, CA.
   
1938  Studebaker Coupe Express
1938  Studebaker Coupe Express
   
1938 Studebaker President
This car is owned by Roger Levis
The pictures were taken at NZ Stude Nationals in
Christchurch in 2004, where it won pre war class and
was voted Peoples Choice.
He has again won the class at this years Nationals. 
1938 Studebaker President
   
1938 Studebaker Commander
1938 Studebaker State President Coupe
   
1938 Studebaker President
 1938 Studebaker State Commander Coupe
   
 1938 Studebaker K5 C6 Coupe Express
 
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1938 Studebaker Commander 3 Passanger Coupe
1938 Studebaker Commander 3 Passanger Coupe
This car is owned by Andrew Marton, of Minneapolis MN, USA
Andrew has owned this car for about 25 years. It was his daily driver back in the early 1980's but unfortunately has been resting comfortably in his garage since then. The drivetrain not original but it still is a nice car..
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1938 Studebaker Commander 3 Passanger Coupe
1938 Studebaker Commander 3 Passanger Coupe
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1938 Studebaker Commander Convertibles
1938 Studebaker Commander Convertibles
This car is owned by Graham White from Melbourne Australia  
1938 Studebaker Commander Convertibles
 
1939 Studebaker Champion
1939 Studebaker Commander 4 Door Sedan
This picture was posted on alt.binaries.pictures.autos
by MagisterMax
1939 Studebaker 4 Door Sedan
1939 Studebaker 4 Door Sedan
 Owned by Mike Whitby from England  Owned by Mike Whitby from England
1939 Studebaker 4 Door Sedan
This picture was taken was taken in the Ellingson Museum in Rogers Mn.
The car was bought by Al Dunham of New Jersey
1939 Studebaker Champion Coupe
   
1939 Studebaker Commander Suburban
Woody Station Wagon
 1939 Studebaker Commander Four Door Sedan
 
1939 Studebaker President Hearse
1939 Studebaker President Hearse
This picture was submitted by  Linoel  McKee
of Brisbane Australia.
This car has now been bought by John Davis, Melbourne Australia.
In John's words "The car was still in the same condition 
as your photo's that were taken in Sydney Australia when purchased and is currently now residing in Melbourne living happily in my garage where restoration has begun.
Thought you might like this info to update your site to 
allow Studebaker fans to know that this magnificent 
piece of history is not lost to the elements and it will
once again hit the road in all it's glory in the not to
distant future."

To continue your tour of the Studebakers use the links below


From 1940 to 1949
From 1950 to the End
And I saved the best
for the last.
You just have to love those
Hawks and Avanti's
Click on the image to view a series of pictures of the Rebuild of this car
Be sure to check out Buddy Romines 1954 Studebaker Rebuild


 
Links
John's Old Car and Truck Pictures
Visit our Home in Summerville Nova Scotia. This house was built in 1873.
Where we live and what we do
t"
Tour the 64 remaining Covered Bridges
 of New Brunswick
The Covered Bridges that once
dotted Nova Scotia.
Historic Aircraft Pictures
The 1952 cars of The World
The Netherlands and most of Europe has a large following of North American Cars
The Old Cars of the Netherlands
The Early Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
Old English and American Motorcycles
The Model T Ford
The Model A Ford
1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk Owners Register 
Atlantic Canada Chapter Chapter, 
Studebaker Drivers Club Inc.
A very interesting Studebaker page at the Smithsonian Institution
The Chevrolet Corvette From 1963 to 1970
Don Pate's 1947 Chevy Aero Sedan
View the rebuilding of this car from the bullet holes to the trophy winning
A picture review of the Jeep
The Jeep from 1940 to the present
The Oshkosh The Truck that all other only dream of becoming
The Oshkosh
The Truck of Trucks
The Divco Truck
America's Milk Truck
Click here to View the Famous Chevy Tri-Five 55, 56 and 57 Chevrolets
The Chevy Tri-Five 
55, 56 and 57 Chevrolets
The Ford Mustang
The Early American Sporty Cars

The Cars Dreams are made of
Those Old Classic Convertibles
Cadillac, Duesenberg, Cords and many more
The Cars of the Chrysler Corporation
The Nash, Hudson and American Motors Cars
The Hudson, Essex, and Terraplanes
that were found in Australia
A Picture review of the Packard
The Pickup Truck
The Volkswagen form 1932 to the end of the Beetle
The Kaiser and the  Frazer
Eric Gordon's Kaiser Rebuild
There are many pictures showing the details of this rebuild
All you Kaiser lovers would like to have one of these. Watch it being made.
Eric Gordon's 1954 Kaiser
Convertible Convertion
"Coming Home"
The story of Eric Gordon finding and bringing his Kaiser Convertible Home after searching for it for 20 years
Eric Gordon's First Kaiser
A 1951 Deluxe which comes 
to a startling end
The Henry J
The Stanley Steamer
The cars of IKA Argentina
Kaiser's Jeeps and American Motors that were built in
Argentina in the 1950's and 60's and 70's
That Cute Litle Crosley
The Chevrolet from 1916 to 1970
The Corvair 1960 to 1969
The cars of the Ford Motor Company from 1908 to 1969
The Pontiac
The Oldsmobile
The Cadillac
Wouldn't you rather have a Buick
Wouldn't you Really Rather have a Buick
The Chrysler Airflow
The Tucker '48'
The Amphicar
View some of John Evan's  Artwork
View some of John' Evan's 
Auto Artwork 
Click here to View the Jeeps of World War II
WW II Jeeps
For those who would like to look at cars that are a little more modern, try 
Donnie Jones' Classy Cars
Studebaker Drivers Club Ontario Chapter 
The Studerbaker National Museum
The Studebaker-Packard Club  Nederland

A special thanks to 
The Studebaker-Packard Club Nederland
and Henry van Asten webmaster of the SPCN for 
the use of many of their pictures on this page

The Studebaker Drivers Club
Another interesting site for the Studebaker enthusiast
A tribute to the Steam locomotives of the CNR
View the steam locomotives of the CNR
A website featuring many articles on many different cars 
If you can't find it anywhere else, try here
Visit Lonnie Hedgepeth's
of Rocky Mount, North Carolina site.
He has used the plans provided on my web page 
and is building a Covered Bridge for his Live Steam train.
If any one is interested in Microsoft's Flight Simulator I have written some scenery files for Summerville. Maitland, Windsor and Hantsport.
Summerville now has an Airport
E Mail 

 
 


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