1957 Studebaker Champion Saved From the Crusher! Amazing Edsel Prototype Found!
Hi! Today we're off to bring back a 1957 Studebaker Champion 4-door sedan
that was going to be scrapped if no one gave it a home. It's a pretty
complete car, and I was happy to add it to the Cold War Motors collection.
Join us as we load up the old Stude and have a look at some other rare
cars, including an amazing pre-production Edsel serial # 100016!
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
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
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
1956 Golden Hawk Restoration History in Pictures
This is a pictorial representation of the five year project to restore my
1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk. This video just covers the body portion of the
restoration. The engine, transmission, interior, and other mechanical
components are not covered here. The car was purchased in October 1983 and
it was completed in 1988.
1953 Studabaker Starliner Hardtop Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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1953 Studebaker Starliner Hardtop
This is one hot car that looks like a cross between a Porsche and a
Corvette. This very rare model was frame off restored and we have
documentation of the step-by-step build. The previous owner purchased the
car out of California and owned it for 17 years. It drives great, handles
well, has nice pick up and lots of power!
454ci Marine Engine (heavy duty)
Edlebrock Performer Package
Matching Cam, Intake and Carb
Motor was Installed in 2002, and Has Roughly 3,000 Miles On It
HEI Distributor, MSD Wires
1979 Granada Rear End
Ford 8" Rear End with 3:50 Posi
Power Rack and Pinion Steering
Power Front Disc Brakes
Granada Front Rotors
Custom Made: Cooling Loop, Radiator Fill and Overflow, Shroud, etc.
Original 1953 Studebaker Frame
2002 Viper Red Paint, Done in 2000
Custom Mustang II Cross
Mustang II Upper and Lower
Coated with Por-15 Underneath (Rust Inhibiting Paint)
Rear Shocks and Sway Bar in Great Shape
Nice Dual Exhaust System and Mufflers
New Drive Shaft and U-Joints
Front Sway Bar
Custom "Studabaker" Painted on Rear Bumper
215/70/15 front, 235/70/15 rear
Custom Interior from Phantom Interiors in Tennessee
Still in New Condition, Installed in 2002
New Door Panels
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Studebaker's Hawk Models 1956 - 1964
This is a long slow look at all the Hawk models built by the Studebaker
Packard Corporation from 1956 through 1964. Models include the Flight,
Power, Sky, Silver, Golden, Gran Turismo, and Packard Hawks.
1961 STUDEBAKER HAWK SPORTS COUPE " SOLD " Drager's International Classic Sales 206-533-9600
The Studebaker had style. 1961 was the last year for the fins. Look at the
front end. Note the separation between fenders and the hood. These cars
were low and sleek. Everywhere I drive this car people stop and ask
questions and give the thumbs up or wave. When is the last time you saw
one? This is one beautiful car. The Studebaker has only 59,000 miles. Check
out the original interior. Note the "Fasten Seat Belts" sign on the
dashboard. The man I bought the Studebaker from had the hood come up while
driving and it promped him to restore the outside. He spent about $15,000
with new paint and chrome. It's beautiful. I have a great book he put
together with all the bills. The engine is a 259 V-8. Automatic
transmission. The Studebaker has Twin Traction rear end or positraction.
Manual steering and brakes. The only thing I had to do to this car was
install a new water pump. I just got this in and I've only had a chance to
drive it about 100 miles. I really like the way it drives. The only change
I would make to this car would be to add radial tires. Old School Garage
has serviced and safety checked it for your driving pleasure. Cond. # 2-.
Drager's International Classic Sales
18805 Aurora Ave. N. Seattle WA 98133
206-533-9600 Fax 206-542-0171
Drager's believes that it is very important to personally inspect the
vehicle you are interested in. If you cannot inspect it yourself you
should hire an inspector. Here are two very knowledgeable old car
appraisers you can contact.
John Kincl (360) 895-1766 and/or
Lance Lambert (206) 362-2530
We use Concours Transport Fred has done a great job for us over the years.
Fred will do a great job for you. Check out his web page.
2078 Ponticello DR.
Henderson NV 89052
The State of Washington says we can charge a negotiable documentary service
fee of up to $150.00. This documentary service fee cover costs such as trip
permits and FedEx costs. We charge a $50.00 documentary service fee for
instate and $100.00 documentary service fee for out of state sales on top
of the selling price.
We sell all of our vehicles AS IS, NO WARRANTY. We check them over,
we do a report card and we grade and decode each vehicle. We have them
serviced and safety checked. We try very hard to tell you everything that
we know. We give you lots of photos and video so you can see the vehicles
very well. We have been in classic sales for more than 30 years.
Jeri Drager 206-533-9600 Andrew Drager 206-459-3403
1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk Jet Streak Road Test
Take a test drive with me in a 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk with the Jet
Streak engine option that was contemplated, but never offered by the
I was reluctant to make this because at the time I was riding on 22 year
old radial tires that made a severe thump the faster I went. A month later I replaced the
tires. When I took off the front passenger side tire, I noticed a split of
about 18", right down the tread.
Brenda's Studebaker burns it up!
OK in most sports men and women compete separately, segregated. But in
motor sports that's not the case, two cars, two drivers face off and may
the best person win. But there is more to racing than just competing. This
is Brenda in her Studebaker. She's a trophy winner with her Model-T.
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,
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1949 Studebaker Street Truck
A custom 1949 Studebaker Pick Up I shot at the Good Guy's Nashville
2013..Talbert got the truck when he was 13...He started to Street Rod it at
his Dads shop Mike Goldman Customs...when he was 15...very cool
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