Here's a 1950 Studebaker Champion 4 door for you that is ready and willing to take you and your friends or family on your next weekend cruise. Dressed in Midnight Blue Metallic which really pops next to its original chrome and stainless steel. Showing only 60,191 miles on the odometer and rolling on some good treaded bias ply tires, this baby has the same appearance as it did when it rolled of the assembly line back in South Bend Indiana.
1950 was the first year of what became Studebaker's trademark, the Bullet Nose, which once you see one, you automatically know that what you're looking at is a Studebaker. The easy entry rear suicide doors reveal the nice beige cloth interior with full bench seating front and rear. The original HaDees heater box mounted under the dash keeps everyone nice and warm on those cold winter days and the 3spd on the column is fun and easy to drive. The original straight six engine starts right up and drives great.
Come on into our huge climate controlled indoor showroom and grace your eyes upon this 1950 Studebaker Champion and once you do, you'll make sure the next home for this Champion will be back home in your garage. Don't let this one get away.
1951 Studebaker Champion Engine Revamp
SCCNSW member Scott had some issues with his Champion's engine, and needed to give it some attention. While he was at it, he dressed it up a bit, and gave it a little bit more performance in 2011.
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1951 Studebaker Champion 4 door sedan
How many times do you find an unrestored car with this many low miles? Like it was squirreled away in a time capsule! Great paint and interior! A flathead 6 and a brand new ohv 8 were available in 1951.
1953 Studebaker Champion In-Situ Restoration (Part 2)
This video documents the second step of the in-situ restoration project of a 1953 Studebaker Champion. This step constitues the basic cleanup of the roject to ready it for future work. You can read more on this project at http://www.theymightberacing.com
Studebaker Car Show
16th annual Show and Shine Orphan Car Show hosted by the Husker Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club. Lot's of Studebakers and a variety of other iconic brands like Chevy, Ford and Packard. The show was held in Ralston, Nebraska.
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1955 Chevy Bel Air
junkyardjunkeez.com Sam spends a little time with a pink 1955 Chevy Bel Air.
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1940 Studebaker Champion Introduction
The Studebaker Champion is an automobile which was produced by the Studebaker Corporation of South Bend, Indiana from the beginning of the 1939 model year until 1958.
The success of the Champion in 1939 was imperative to Studebaker's survival following weak sales during the 1938 model year. Unlike most other cars, the Champion was designed from a "clean sheet", and had no restrictions caused by necessarily utilizing older parts or requiring the subsequent use of its components in heavier vehicles. Market research guided the selection of features, but a key principle adhered to was the engineering watchword "weight is the enemy." For its size, it was one of the lightest cars of its era. Its compact straight-6 engine outlasted the model itself and was produced to the end of the 1964 model year, with a change to an OHV design in 1961.
The Champion was one of Studebaker's best-selling models because of its low price (US$660 for the two-door business coupe in 1939), durable engine, and styling. The car's ponton styling was authored by industrial designer Raymond Loewy who had been under contract with Studebaker for the design of their automobiles. Champions won Mobilgas economy runs by posting the highest gas mileage tests. During World War II, Champions were coveted for their high mileage at a time when gas was rationed in the United States. From 1943-1945, the Champion engine was used as the powerplant for the Studebaker M29 Weasel personnel and cargo carrier, which also used four sets of the Champion's leaf springs arranged transversely for its bogie suspension.
The Champion was phased out in 1958 in preparation for the introduction of the 1959 Studebaker Lark. Prior to this, Studebaker had been placed under receivership, and the company was attempting to return to a profitable position.
Studebaker car commercials aired 1950
These were "local" commercials that aired during a 1950 episode of a popular-yet-short-lived "local" Los Angeles television series. For some reason, I can imagine King Kai driving a car like this.
Studebaker Champion Fuel System Restore (Research)
This is the first segment on the in-situ restoration of the fuel system in our 1953 Studebaker Champion sedan. Here we go over the system to determine the work involved. For more information visit http://www.theymightberacing.com
1940 Studebaker Champion arriving at the Stude-Intl S. Bend headquarters
May 7, 2010 ride in a 1940 Studebaker to the new Studebaker International South Bend headquarters (former Studebaker Aviation plant). Heading west on Chippewa Avenue and north to the Studebaker Business Center. Studebaker built military airplane engines and military trucks here beginning during World War II. After Studebaker quit production of trucks, the facility was occupied by the Kaiser Jeep Corporation for the continued production of military trucks until American Motors Corporation purchased the Jeep and truck operations from Kaiser Industries in 1970 which led to the formation of AM General in 1971 by AMC for it's government contracts. Military and USPS (mail delivery) Jeeps and Humvees were once produced here.