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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.

This page was last updated on Sept 28, 2013


One of the most unforgettable automobiles ever built
For those of us who can remember it, 
can we ever forget it ?
This page is From 1950
to The END

And to make this site more interesting
we have now included many old cars and trucks
including the Studebaker that are being offered for sale

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The following links will take you to the other Studebaker pages


From the beginning to 1939
From 1940 to 1949
You just have to love those
Hawks and Avanti's

 

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

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


The Studebaker/Porsche Project:
After Ferdinand Porsche died, his son Ferry was asked by the Studebaker Company, to design a new car. Porsche suggested a 4 cylinder 1.500 cc coupe, rear engine car but that was not accepted by Studebaker, which wanted a 6 cylinder, much larger car with a front engine.
    In 1952 Porsche begins the project and after 18 months the prototype was ready to be tested. Labelled as Porshe Project 542. Karl Rabe was the chief engineer.
    Porsche proposed a 6V rear engine four door as shown in picture below. It was to have a 2,82 m wheelbase, independent suspension and was to try two different cooling systems, one air-cooled, another composite air-water, named internally the 542L ( L from Luft=Air in German) and the 542W (W from Wasser=water in German) 90x80 mm
These were rated as follows:
The air cooled version weighted 220KG, and had an output of 98 HP at 3700 rpm.
The water cooled version weighed 206 KG had an output 106 HP at 3500 rpm.
They both were tested in Europe and Porsche travelled to USA in 1954 with four prototypes, two of each engine type. When he arrived, Studebaker had been bought by Packard and the new firm was not interested in the project. 
That was the end of the Studebaker/Porsche project.
Story and pictures were provided by
       historiasdehya@gmail.com

 
 
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1950 Studebaker Brochure
1950 Studebaker Brochure
   
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1950 Studebaker Brochure
1950 Studebaker Brochure
   
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1950 Studebaker Brochure
1950 Studebaker Champion
   
1950 Studebaker 2 Door
1950 Studebaker Champion Regal
DeLuxe Starlight coupe
   
1950 Studebaker Champion 4 Door
1950 Studebaker Champion Convertible
   

This car looks just like the one
I had my mile a minute drive in.
1950 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe
1950 Studebaker Commander 6 Sedan
   
1950 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe
1950 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe
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1950 Studebaker Commander with Auto Transmission
1950 Studebaker Landcruiser
This car is owned by An Old Car Lover Joe.
Everything on this car is original
This picture was submitted by Beth Hatheway.
he car had belonged to her father
 1950 Studebaker Commander Starlight Coupe
 1950 Studebaker Commander
Regal Deluxe Convertible
 
 
 1950 Studebaker Commander Starlight Coupe
1950 Studebaker 2 Door
 
 
 1950 Studebaker Land Cruiser Sedan
 1950 Studebaker Roadster Show Car
 
 
This 1950 Studebaker is for sale on the 
European market
and is located in Paris France.
If you have any serious inquires you can contact
the owner at the following e mail address
contact@workprod.com 

 

1950 Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser
 
 1951 Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser
Owned by Matthé Treijtel from the Netherlands
 1951 Studebaker Champion Business Coupe
 
 
 1951 Studebaker Commander Starlight Coupe
 1951 Studebaker Champion 2 Door
 
 
 1951 Studebaker Starlite Coupe ready for restoration
 
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 1951 Studebaker Starlite Coupe
This car was owned by John Webster, Rogers, Ark.
John purchased the car in November 1950 from Breznik Motors in Paragould, Ark and traded it in 1955 on a 1955 Studebaker.
 1951 Studebaker Champion Regal Convertible
  1951 Studebaker Champion Starlite Coupe
 
 
1951 Studebaker Land Cruiser
1951 Studebaker Land Cruiser
1951 Studebaker Champion Convertible
1951 Studebaker Champion Regal Convertible
 
1951 Studebaker Champion Convertible
1951 Studebaker Champion Convertible
1951 Studebaker Land Cruiser
This picture was posted on 
alt.binaries.pictures.autos by Rishard
1951 Studebaker Starlight Coupe
1951 Studebaker Champion 4 Door Sedan
This picture was posted on alt.binaries.pictures.autos 
by MagisterMax
1952 Studebaker Champion 2 Door Coupe
  1952 Studebaker Champion 6 with overdrive
This car is owned by  Randy Still of Kingsport, TN, USA
It is a 62,000 mile original unrestored car which continues to reside in the town where it was sold new.  AACA HPOF Certified at Hershey, PA Meet in 2005.
 1952 Studebaker Champion 4 Door Sedan
 
 
 1952 Studebaker Champion 4 Door Sedan
1952 Studebaker Commander Coupe
 1952 Studebaker Champion Regal Starliner
1952 Studebaker Commander Convertible
 
 
 1952 Studebaker Commander Convertible
 1952 Studebaker Commander Sedan
 
 
 1952 Studebaker Commander State Starliner
 1952 Studebaker Pace Car
   
 1952 Studebaker Starliner
1952 Studebaker Commander Sedan
Official Indy 500 Car
 
 
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1953 Studebaker Commander Starlight 
V8 with OD Transmission
1953 Studebaker Commander Starlight 
V8 with OD Transmission
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1953 Studebaker Commander Starlight 
V8 with OD Transmission
1953 Studebaker Starline
This car is owned by Wayne Graefen of Kerrville, TX
He had the following to say about his car.
:"The car has 26K mile all original '53 Stude Commander Starlight coupe.  V8 w/ OD trans.  I call it "Deja Blue" because it takes viewers back to the '50s.  Almost all the options are factory items. The K-W continental kit was aftermarket but was painted and installed at the dealership.   It originally came with skirts but they were lost during estate disposal.  I have another pair but haven't gotten them painted.  Color is actually Studebaker "Maui Blue".
This car is also owned by Wayne Graefen of Kerrville, TX
I wanted to show the difference with and without the
continental kit.
   
Studebaker Continental Kit
Studebaker Continental Kit
To view the remainder of these Continental kit ads go to
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 1952 Studebaker Pace Car
1953  Studebaker Starlight
 
 
 1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner
 1953 Studebaker Starliner
This picture was posted on alt.binaries.pictures.autos
by Bob
 
 
1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner
1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner
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1953 Studebaker Commander Starlight
This picture was submitted by Beth Hatheway.
The car had belonged to her father
1953 Studebaker Starliner
1953 Studebaker Starlight
 
1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner
These pictures were posted by Dody on
alt.binaries.pictures.vehicles
1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner
These pictures were posted by Dody on
alt.binaries.pictures.vehicles
1953 Studebaker  Starliner with HS Vance
1953 Studebaker Champion Regal Sedan
   
1953 Studebaker Champion Custom Sedan + 2dr Sedan
1953 Studebaker Commander V-8 DeLuxe 2dr Sedan
   
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 1953 Studebaker Starlight
 
 This picture was submitted by Paul Black, Tampa Fl.  
1953 Studebaker Champion Starliner
 1953 Studebaker Champion Starlinerr
   
 1953 Studebaker Commander State Regal Starlight
1953 Studebaker Commander Starlight
 
 
1953 Studebaker Land Cruiser
 1953 Studebaker Champion Starliner
 
 
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1953 Studebaker Starliner Convertible
Converted from a Starliner Hardtop
1953 Studebaker Starliner Convertible
Converted from a Starliner Hardtop
These pictures were submitted by
Frank Gleaves of Arnold, Maryland.
They were taken at the Greenwich, Connecticut Concours d'Elegance in 2002
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1954 Studebaker Commander Starlight
1954  Studebaker Starliner
 
 1954 Studebaker Champion Starlight
 1954  Studebaker Commander Conestoga
 
 
 1954 Studebaker Champion
DeLuxe Conestoga Station Wagon
 1954 Studebaker Champion
DeLuxe Conestoga Station Wagon
 
 
 1954  Studebaker 
 1954 Studebaker Champion 6 Regal Starliner
 
 
  1954  Studebaker Commander Starlight
1954 Studebaker Commander Starlight
 
 This car is owned by Peter Schotanus from the Netherlands
 1954 Studebaker Commander Starlight
 1954 Studebaker Commander Starliner
 This car is owned by Ron Wakefield
of San Diego Cal.
 This is also at the show in Valkenswaard
 1954 Studebaker Commander Starlight
1954 Studebaker Commander Starlight
 
 
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1954 Studebaker Starlight
 1954 Champion 2 Door Sedan
This car is owned by Buddy Romines
Click on the image to view a series of pictures 
of the rebuild of this car
 
1954 Studebaker Commander Starliner
1954 Studebaker Land Crusier
   This car is owned by John Wipff
It has a '64 drive train, 12v electrical system and AC in the trunk from a '56.  Very unique car.
 1955 Studebaker Ad
 1955 Studebaker Ad
 
 
 1955 Studebaker Champion Starlight
 1955 Studebaker President State Starliner
 
 
  1955 Studebaker 4 Door Sedan
1955 Studebaker President Speedster
This car is owned by Greg Diffen
 1955 Studebaker 4 Door Sedan
 1955 Studebaker Champion Conestoga
 
 
 1955 Studebaker Champion Regal Hardtop Starliner
 1955 Studebaker Champion Regal Starliner
   
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 1955 Studebaker Commander Regal Coupe
 
 This car is owned by Barton Lane   
 
 
 1955 Studebaker Conestoga Wagon
 1955 Studebaker Conestoga Wagon
 
 
 1955 Studebaker President Speedster
 1955 Studebaker President Speedster
   
 1955 Studebaker President State Starlight
 1955 Studebaker President State Starliner
 
 
1955 Studebaker Commander Starlight
This car is owned by Aaron Dufrene 
of Tickfaw, Louisiana USA
Aaron has the following to say about his car.
"I"ve had it for 25 years. It was in very rough condition when I got it, but I had one like it when i was a kid.
Lots of modifying, and reconditioning, now I'm the happy driver of a very unique car to this area."
 1955 Studebaker President State Starliner
 
 
1955 Studebaker Commander Starlight
1955 Studebaker State President Starliner
 
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1955 Studebaker Commander  Starliner
1955 Studebaker Commander  Starliner
This car is owned by James L. Jacobson 
of Santa Monica California USA
This car is owned by James L. Jacobson 
of Santa Monica California USA
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1955 Studebaker Commander  Starliner
1955 Studebaker Commander  Starliner
This car is owned by James L. Jacobson 
of Santa Monica California USA
This car is owned by James L. Jacobson 
of Santa Monica California USA
   
1956 Studebaker Manual
 1956 Studebaker President 4 Door Sedan
 1956 Studebaker President 4 Door Sedan
1956 Studebaker President 4 Door Sedan
 
 
 1956 Studebaker Commander
 1956 Studebaker President 2 Door Wagon
1956 Studebaker President Classic 4 Door Sedan
1956 Studebaker President 2 Door Wagon
   
1957 Studebaker President Classic
1957 Studebaker Champion Sedan
   
1957 Studebaker Scotsman Ad
1957 Studebaker Scotsman Ad
   

1957 Studebaker Champion Sedan
 
 
 
 

1957 Studebaker Full Range Advert
1957 Studebaker President Broadmoor Station Wagon
   
1957 Studebaker President 4 Door Sedan
 1957 Studebaker Transtar Deluxe
   This truck is owned by Dave of Dave's Place On the banks of Beautiful Lost Creek, rural Payne County, Oklahoma
   
1957 Studebaker President 4 Door Sedan
1957 Studebaker Transtar Pickup
   
1957 Studebaker Commander Custom Club Coupe
1958 Studebaker President Starlight Coupe
1958  Studebaker Commander  Starliner
1958 Studebaker Commander  Starliner
 
 
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1958 Studebaker President  Starliner
This car is owned by Mark Kush of   Monroe, Michigan
Mark is the newly elected president of the Western Lake Erie chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club
1958 Studebaker President 2 Door Hardtop Window sticker
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1958 Studebaker President  Starliner
This car is owned by Mark Kush of Monroe, Michigan
Mark is the newly elected president of the Western Lake Erie chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club
1958 Studebaker Commander  Starliner
1958 Studebaker Champion Sedan
This car is owned by Virgil Hudkins from Rochester, Indiana. The picture was taken  outside the Studebaker mansion in South Bend.
The Champion or "the loser" as I so lovingly refer to it has 32,000 actual miles on it and is in great condition. Vergile also has a 1963 Avanti, 1962 Golden Hawk, and a 1949 pickup.
 1958 Studebaker President Starliner
 
1958 Studebaker Commander  Starliner and Sedan
 1958 Studebaker President 4 Door Sedan
 
 
1958 Studebaker Police Crusier
This picture was submitted by 
Rev. Michael R. Boutwell of
TISHOMINGO,OKLAHOMA
1958 Studebaker Police Crusier
This picture was submitted by 
Rev. Michael R. Boutwell of
TISHOMINGO,OKLAHOMA
 1958 Studebaker President Sedan and 
Commander Provincial Station Wagon
 1958 Studebaker Scotsman 2 Door Sedan
   
 1958 Studebaker
This picture was submitted by
Mark Kush of   Monroe, Michigan
 1958 Studebaker President  Starliner
This picture was submitted by
Mark Kush of   Monroe, Michigan
 
 
 1958 Studebaker President 4 Door Sedan
This picture was submitted by
Mark Kush of   Monroe, Michigan
 1958 Studebaker Scotsman 4 Door Sedan
This picture was submitted by
Mark Kush of   Monroe, Michigan
 
 
 1958 Studebaker President 4 Door Sedan
This picture was submitted by
Mark Kush of   Monroe, Michigan
 1958 Studebaker Scotsman Sedan Delivery
This picture was submitted by
Mark Kush of   Monroe, Michigan
 
 
 1958 Studebaker Champion 2 Door
This picture was submitted by
Mark Kush of   Monroe, Michigan
 1958 Studebaker Commander 4 door
This picture was submitted by
Mark Kush of   Monroe, Michigan
 
 
 1958 Studebaker Commander Starliner
This picture was submitted by
Mark Kush of   Monroe, Michigan
 1958 Studebaker Custom Scotsman
This picture was submitted by
Mark Kush of   Monroe, Michigan
   
1959 Studebaker Lark Hardtop
This car is owned by Mark Kush of   Monroe, Michigan
Mark is the newly elected president of the Western Lake Erie chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club
1959 Studebaker Lark Gasser Racer
1959 Studebaker Lark Hardtop
1959 Studebaker Lark Hardtop
   
1959 Studebaker Lark Hardtop
1959 Studebaker Lark 2 Door Wagon
   
1959 Studebaker Lark
1959 Studebaker Lark 2 Door Wagon
 
 
1960 Studebaker Lark VIII Regal Convertible
1960 Studebaker Lark VIII Regal Hardtop Coupe
 
 1960 Studebaker Champ Pickup Truck
1960 Studebaker Lark Station Wagon
1960 Studebaker Lark Convertible
1960 Studebaker Lark Convertible
This picture was submitted by Conrad Berg who owned the car when it was new.
"New cost, $3,300 at Joy Bros. Motors in St. Paul, MN. Small V8, Overdrive, and reclining seats. A decent car,  but started rusting after 1 year." 
 
 
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1960 Studebaker Lark VIII 4 Door Sedan
1960 Studebaker Lark Ad
 This car is owned by Grif, Sacramento, CA. It has 32,400 original miles and has spent its years in Sacramento, CA.  The paint is still original in it runs great.
1961 Studebaker Lark Cruiser
1961 Studebaker Lark VI Regal Coupe
   
1961 Studebaker Lark VIII Convertible
1961 Studebaker Lark VIII Convertible
   
1962 Studebaker Lark Cruiser
1962 Studebaker Lark Cruiser
   
1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona Convertible
1962 Studebaker Lark Station Wagon
   
1962 Studebaker Lark Wagon Prototype
1962 Studebaker Lark Wagon Prototype
By Brooks Stevens
 By Brooks Stevens
1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona Convertible
1963 Studebaker Lark Custom
   
1963 Studebaker Wagonaire
1963 Studebaker Lark Cruiser
 
 
1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona
1963 Studebaker Wagonaire
 
1963 Studebaker Lark
This car is owned by Brad Wright
Wribar@aol.com
Scoutmaster Troop 87
Elkhart, Indiana
1963 Studebaker Wagonaire Station Wagon
1964 Studebaker Cruiser
This car is owned by Alana Mackenzie
1964 Studebaker Cruiser
1964 Commander Wagon
1964 Studebaker Daytona 4 Door Wagon
   
1964 Studebaker Daytona Convertible
1964 Studebaker Daytona Sedan
   
1964 Studebaker Lark Daytona Convertible
1964 Studebaker Daytona 4 Door Sedan
 
 
1965 Studebaker Commander Wagonaire
1965 Studebaker Commander Wagonaire
  This car is owned by Gary Ash 
from  Dartmouth, MA, USA
www.studegarage.com
 
1965 Studebaker Daytona Wagonair
 1965 Studebaker Daytona Wagonaire
   
1965 Studebaker Daytona Wagonair
 1965 Studebaker Cruiser
This car is owned by Mark Kush of   Monroe, Michigan
Mark is the newly elected president of the Western Lake Erie chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club
This is Mark's daily driver
 
 
1966 Studebaker Daytona
1966 Studebaker Cruiser
1966 Studebaker Cruiser 4 Door Sedan
 

 
The 1966 Studebaker Daytona below is owned by Jack Logan, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA .

Jack has  owned and enjoyed this car for about six years, but he is ready to sell it to work on his í53 Starliner which is seen below the 66 Daytona. 
The specifications of this car are: American Torq-Thrust IIís, Optima battery, Chevrolet 355 cu.in., coated block huggers, 4500 miles, L-79 cam, 3-angle valve job, Cloyes timing chain, Weiand Stealth intake, Edelbrock 650 cfm carb, HEI, Blue dots, A-833 4-speed w/ overdrive, 3.73 Dana rear end, Hurst shifter, front disc brakes, Ultraleather, tweed, carpet, Kenwood AM-FM cassette, Infinity speakers, tint glass, 54,000 orig. miles, no rust ever, never wrecked, new lowered suspension, California  car cover. All documents, original window sticker, owner manuals, shop manual, all receipts.
Stude built 8935 cars in '66, the last year. 640 were top-of-line V-8 Daytonas.

Asking $25,000 
Albuquerque NM. cell 505-306-5790, home 505-846-8121 
jack.logan.ctr.kirtland.af.mil
 


 
 
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1966 Studebaker Daytona 2 Door Sedan Before
1966 Studebaker Daytona 2 Door Sedan Engine Before
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1966 Studebaker Daytona 2 Door Sedan After
1966 Studebaker Daytona 2 Door Sedan Engine After
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1966 Studebaker Daytona 2 Door Sedan interior After
1966 Studebaker Daytona 2 Door Sedan After
1953 Studebaker Commnder befoe the restoration began
The body is media blasted
   

 
 
This pair of Studebakers is owned by Dave of Dave's Place
On the banks of Beautiful Lost Creek, rural Payne County, Oklahoma
They are a 1957 Studebaker Transtar Deluxe and a 1954 Starlight Coupe
Check out his web site by clicking on the link.

Studebaker in Canada
The following pictures show the Studebaker Plant the operated in
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from 1948 to 1966
Click on any of these images for a larger view in a new window.
To read the complete story of this Studebaker plant Click Here

These pictures were supplied by Winston White from Burlington Ontario Canada
and are of the plant in 2004


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The Front Door
The Front Door
   
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The Front Door
The North side of the plant
 
 
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The Office, South side
After World War II ended, there was great  need for automobiles in Canada. 
Studebaker Canada required larger and more modern facilities.
An old anti-aircraft gun plant on the property of Otis-Fensom Elevator was acquired from the
government in 1946, and on August 18, 1948, the first Studebaker built in Hamilton rolled off the line.
The Hamilton plant  had 320,000 square feet of space. 
By 1949 the plant produced about 70 cars per day, five days a week.
In 1954, the parent company, Studebaker of U.S.A. merged with the Packard Motor Car Company.
The amalgamation included Studebaker Canada (now Studebaker-Packard of Canada Limited).
Again Hamilton was again selected as the headquarters of the new Canadian organization. 
This plant was a great success and produced many models including the Scotsman and Lark.
Unfortunately, Studebaker of USA did not share the Canadian company's profitability.
Studebaker of U.S.A. ceased car production in December of 1963.
In March 4, 1966 it was announced that the Hamilton plant was closing 
(having produced 179,325 cars and trucks in its 18 year history.

Winston White attended the Studebaker Milton Ontario Meet and sent the following pictures.


This car was a factory produced hot-rod 
with a super-charger. 
It had been raced straight out of the factory.
1964 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk
 
   
 
1953 Studebaker Commander Hardtop
 
   
 
1953 Studebaker Commander 2 Door Coupe
Many times I have been asked , what condition were some of these cars in before they were restored. The following pictures will give you some idea of what the owners of some of these cars started with. These pictures were submitted by Kyia Friesen and he had the following to say:

"I thought you might like to see a couple out in the elements to go along with all the sweet cars on your site. These 2 are of my Dad's, sitting in the weather in California. The bullet nose ('51?)Business Coupe was purchased for a song from the original owner, the wagon ('54?) was also a steal and I have only seen 1 other wagon of the same year in the "wild"...Enjoy! Feel free to use the pictures as you see fit.
As a side note, as the son of a Stude man, I have been raised always looking for the "Odd and wonderful" and as a result I ended up answering an add for a 1950 pickup for 400 dollars. My dad also has a '50 Stude and I love the body style...so upon arrival, the truck was totally trashed, every panel had been dented and rusted beyond hope. The gentleman did happen to have a 1958 Simca Aronde ( heard of them?) in amazing shape with only 64K original miles...but what caught my eye was the familiar "lazy s" emblem on the hubcaps. So similar to Studes that I had to take a long walk around the little French 2dr. hardtop to be sure that it was not some strange little Studebaker! I fell in love and brought it home after a few days working with the man on his farm in Colorado. I made a friend as well! My kids and I loved the time spent helping this man clean up his years of collecting Stude and VW cars and parts!!!"
 

To continue your tour of the Studebakers use the links below


 
From the beginning to 1939
From 1940 to 1949
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 
The Studebaker Drivers Club
of Atlantic Canada
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
Atlantic Canada Chapter Chapter, 
Studebaker Drivers Club Inc.
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
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