Studebaker - Shannons Club TV - Episode 19
Shannons Club TV hosted by Mark Oastler & Joe Kenwright talk about
Australia's rich motoring history on the road and in competition. Episode
19 features the Studebaker.
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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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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
First Test Drive of a 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk
She goes, she stops, she's legal. Dorothy's on the road folks with a
maniac at the wheel... watch out. In this episode, Tool Dude Tony take's
Dorothy out for her first spin in over 6 years.
This is another episode in the '57 Studebaker Silver Hawk Restoration
Project. Here is a link to the playlist of all my videos in this series:
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Studebaker Woody Fastback Custom at SEMA from Eastwood
Check out this interview from SEMA 2013 in Las Vegas. The guys from
Eastwood get an up close look at the amazing '51 Stude Woody that was built
by Hill's Rod & Custom in California. It features incredible wood work as
well as a 390 cid Ford Edsel V8 with a rare injection system that was
designed by aircraft engineers and featured on the cover of Hot Rod
magazine in 1959. This was one of the most popular cars at SEMA and we're
sure you'll be impressed after you watch the video.
Eastwood has everything you need to do the job right when you're restoring
your car, truck or motorcycle - welders, plasma cutters, powder coating
supplies, abrasive blasters and media, hand tools, rust solutions, paint
and paint guns, specialty paints and coatings, metal fab tools and more!
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1957 Studebaker Champion Four Door Sedan GrayWht ZHAuction022213
Studebaker had done some major facelifting to try to keep pace with the
quickening speed of automotive styling! Yet if you look below the surface,
much of the earlier 50's remains. Notice the strange drum speedometer with
a magnifier in front! Drum speedometers had a long history with cars, but
the only other around this time was in the ill fated 1958 Edsel! Soon U.S.
production would be stopped, and Larks would be the only offering.
1963 Studebaker Avanti "Bonneville Record Breaker"
Thi is a Studebaker Avanti Promotional film from 1963. The Studebaker
Avanti set all kinds of land speed records for a factory stock off the show
room floor vehicles. These records remained on the books for many years.
Top speed was almost 169 miles per hour. Not bad for something you could
buy at your local Studebaker Dealer for 5 grand.
One of the nicest restored cars in Montreal, that won many awards in
Quebec, Ontario, Moncton, Syracuse.......
48 Studebaker Champion Motor
1948 48 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe - Test Drive to demonstrate
engine and transmission w/ overdrive. 169 cubic inch flathead straight six
cylinder with offenhauser twin carburetor intake, 3 speed trans. w/