Studebaker US6 "Frozen In Time" (Engine Overhaul)
In the summer of 2009 this 1945 Studebaker US6 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 -the day Himmler commits suicide.
1963 Studebaker Lark starts up
After 2 years of catch-as-catch-can work, the newly rebuilt engine in my
'63 Lark 2-door sedan fires up. Woo hoo... the sweet sound of s Studebaker
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.
Street "sleeper" Studebaker Lark no. 2 1/2
Details: Lunati 00016 cam 284/284 adv. dur., 1.90/1.50 heads, Cloyes roller
chain, Scat crank, KB .030 over flattop pistons, Mallory Uni-Lite, Taylor
wires, Felpro gaskets, Hi-vo oil pump, Clevite bearings, custom driveshaft,
Sanden A/C compressor, USA made Classic evap., custom Goodyear a/c hoses.
Ranger discs and Monte Carlo calipers in front w/custom mounts, Jeep under
the floor master cylinder, all new brake lines and hoses.
Future mods as money allows: 2.02/ 1.60 195 cfm aluminum heads, roller
rockers, 3/8" pushrods, thinner head gaskets, long tube headers, rear
springs, Cal-Tracs, dual Eastwood m/c's mounted on firewall, suspended
brake pedal. Rehang the doors and new paint. That oughta do it! Art
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
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.
1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Probably one of the proudest, best expressions of Studebaker Packard! The
styling is a nice derivative of Lowey's coupe of 1953...but it has just the
right styling to make it stand out as a performance car. A supercharged
Studebaker V8 engine added just the right punch!
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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1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk Restorers Guide 001
This is the first in an eleven part series detailing the 1956 Golden Hawk
by Studebaker. In this segment, we talk about the Serial, Body, and Engine
Identification Numbers, with a brief description of the Hardtop Convertible
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.
Video produced by Ray Henman ACS
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1955 Studebaker E Series V/8 Pickup For Sale
Offered here is a very rare 1955 Studebaker E Series Pickup. This truck
was a delivery vehicle for the Pacific Beverage Company in Southern
California. It was then subsequently donated to the Murphy Automobile
Museum in Oxnard, California in 2009 where it remains on display. The
truck runs the Studebaker "Econ-O-Miser" V/8 in the half-ton line. This
224ci overhead engine had been first used in the 1951 Commander and had
proven quite reliable matched to a 3-speed on the tree.
Vintage trucks have exploded in popularity and values in recent years. If
you just have to have it, please phone Dave Henry at 805 705-4924. Pacific
Standard Time please, California.
1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona "289 OHV 4 speed Manual Hardtop"
1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona. Early 60's Hardtop gasser with the original
studebaker 289 OHV motor and T10 4 speed manual on the floor. This Stud
also features dual 2 chamber flowmasters with Exhaust knockouts located up near the front
fenders. This is a VERY rare car, and i've yet to see another one like