Studebaker US6 "Frozen In Time" (Engine Overhaul)
In the summer of 2009 this 1945 Studebaker US6 with its Hercules JXD engine
was brought back to life and driven 75 miles back to civilization after
being abandoned in the remote Alaskan wilderness and "frozen in time" for
two decades. Now in June 2013 the old war horse is getting some much
needed TLC and a new lease on life. This truck was built on May 23, 1945.
1965 STUDEBAKER CRUISER - STUDEBAKER ON IT'S LAST LEG
DOWNWARD SPIRAL OF SALES FORECAST THE DEMISE OF THE STUDEBAKER, A MAKER OF
LAND CONVEYANCES SINCE THE 1840'S. STUDEBAKER MOTORS HAD TO CLOSE THE
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA PLANT AND TRANSFER ALL CAR PRODUCTION TO HAMILTON,
ONTARIO, CANADA. WITHOUT SOUTH BEND PRODUCED ENGINES, POWER CAME FROM
CHEVROLET'S 194 CID, 120 BHP OR 283 CID WITH 195 BHP. THE 6 CYLINDER
CRUISER WAS OFFERED IN ADDITION TO THE COMMANDER 2 AND 4 DOOR SEDANS AND 4
DOOR WAGONAIRE. V-8 ENGINES WERE FOUND IN COMMANDER SEDANS AND WAGONS AND
THE DAYTONA SPORT SEDAN AND WAGON, AND ALSO THE CRUISER. THIS 4-DOOR
CRUISER COST $2,230 AND WEIGHS 2,815 LBS. THE HAMILTON PLANT BUILT ONLY
19,435 UNITS TOTAL FOR '65, AND IN 1966 PRODUCED ONLY 8,947 TOTAL. THUS,
ENDED IN '66 125 PLUS YEARS OF CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION OF LAND VEHICLES. AS
YOU VIEW THIS VIDEO YOU WILL SEE THIS IS STILL AN EXTRAORDINARILY BUILT
CAR. THE PAINT FINISH, THE LEATHERETTE VINYL INTERIOR, THE VINYL ROOF,
IT'S OVERALL STURDY APPEARENCE, SHOW OFF IT'S QUALITY. IT'S HARD TO
ACCEPT THAT THIS IS A CAR MAKER ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR. Another rare and
original survivor car brought to you by 55lincoln. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR
My 1963 Lark at Infineon Raceway
1963 Studebaker Lark drag racing at Infineon Raceway 11/30/08
289 Studebaker V/8 4Barrel Edelbrock carb and an Isky cam. OE 3:31 gears
and stock auto trans.
1962 Studebaker Lark V8 (original) - in detail
At the time the Lark was conceived, Studebaker-Packard Corporation was
under a management contract with Curtiss-Wright Aircraft Company.
Studebaker-Packard had been losing money for years when company president
Harold Churchill came up with the idea of abandoning the full-size car
market in favor of building a new compact car that he hoped would save the
The Lark was ingeniously designed around the core bodyshell of the
full-sized 1953-1958 Studebakers. By reducing the front and rear overhangs
and shortening the wheelbase, the car could still seat six people
comfortably and hold a surprising amount of luggage. It was hoped that the
vehicle would save America's oldest vehicle manufacturer when it was
launched in the fall of 1958 as a 1959 model, much like the 1939 Studebaker
Champion had saved the company in the years prior to World War II. In fact,
it was the Champion which Churchill specifically took as his inspiration
for the Lark.
With its simple grille, minimal and tasteful use of chrome and clean lines,
the Lark "flew" in the face of most of the established "longer, lower and
wider" styling norms fostered by Detroit's "Big Three" automakers (General
Motors, Ford, and Chrysler). Studebaker's 1957-58 Scotsman had proved the
existence of a demand for a less-flashy automobile, and while the Lark was
not nearly so undecorated as the Scotsman, it was unmistakably purer of
line than anything Detroit would offer for 1959.
Studebaker US 6 1943 for Restoration in Russia www LOMAKOVKA RU
Studebaker US-6 1943 WW2 from Lomakov`s classic cars and motorcycles
museum - www.LOMAKOVKA.RU 1 day restoration. Moscow. Russia. 13.10.2010.
Студебекер ЮС-6 1943. Первый день
реставрации в Ломаковском музее
старинных автомобилей и мотоциклов.
Москва. Россия. 13.10.2010
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.