Aaron Severson over at ateupwithmotor.com shines a light once again on orphan cars.
This time he's written about some of Studebaker's most handsome vehicles in an article called "The Once and Future Coupe: The Loewy Coupes and the Studebaker Hawk."
At Torq-O, we pulled up the rug and slid through the trap door searching for some media to help him tell his story. From the Torq-O Media Archive, here's some celluloid that hasn't been seen since 1953.
Check out Aaron's story, and then slide over to Torq-O.com for more Studebaker content!
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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Tom Bosley 1956 Studebaker Commercial
Tom Bosley in an ad for the 1956 Studebakers.
Tom Bosley October 1, 1927 - October 19, 2010
I read that he got his start on TV doing Studebaker commercials.
1953 Studebaker Starliner
Lance Lambert, host of The Vintage Vehicle Show, talks to the owner of this
1953 Studebaker Starliner at a car show in Lake Tapps, Washingotn
1955 Kaiser Manhattan 2-Door
Lance Lambert, host of The Vintage Vehicle Show, visits Ed Johnson at the
Dock Street Garage and takes a close look at his 1955 Kaiser Manhattan 2
One of the nicest restored cars in Montreal, that won many awards in
Quebec, Ontario, Moncton, Syracuse.......
CHECK OUT THIS BULLET NOSED 1950 STUDEBAKER STARLIGHT COUPE
What you see here in this video is an extraordinary yet controversial
design by Bob Bourke. Although the Studebaker Starlight Coupe was produced
in 1949, that year critics were saying it looked like it was the same,
coming or going. So, a major facelift took place for the model year of
1950. The major facelift design was the bullet nose that is capped by an
airplane theme jet intake. The airplane theme mimicks the famous 1949
Ford's grille. The most outstanding feature of the Starlight Coupe beside
the bullet nose is the curved five piece rear window which was an
outstanding glass production feat in 1950. Note the sunvisor mounted over
the front windshield. This coupe body was mounted on a 120 inch wheelbase
and had power from an engine that produced 102 bhp. An improvement for all
1950 models was the replacement of archaic single transverse leaf
suspension with front coil springs. If you ordered an automatic
transmission for your Stude it had the "hill holder" feature, a feature
developed by Studebaker in the 1930's. Rivaling the Big Three automakers
in price, a Starlight Coupe was priced around $1,400. Studebaker broke
sales records this year by selling over 320,000 cars - quite a feat for an
independent car manufacturer. Though the design of this car was different,
if you look at this car's design objectively, I think you will agree that
this car doesn't look that bad at all.
Studebaker Skyhawk Custom Hot Rod Black with an LT1
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Thought you might like to check out our custom Studebaker. It's a 56
Studebaker Sky Hawk with a 53 studebaker front clip and 55 Studebaker Tail
lights. It's also had a bit of custom body work and is currently in epoxy
primer. It is equipped with: Aluminum head LT1 with street and perfomance
kit, 700R4, 9" Ford Rear with 3:00 Posi, Dual Exhaust with flowmaster mufflers, Billet wheels,
Michelin Pilot Sport Tires(ZR speed rated), Vintage A/C, Phantom Guages,
Fiberglass dash, Lokar Shifter, billet column, etc
Studebaker 61 Lark TV Commercial
Sure, it's beautiful, and it's big new feature is an oval wheel, for
greater leg clearance.
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1953 Studebaker on the Dyno
1953 Studebaker with a souped up 289 Studebaker V8 bored out to 302ci.
This one has a custom intake with side draft Weber carbs. Hear the roar of
a true Studebaker V8 through Avanti style glass-pack mufflers.
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.
1953 Studebaker Conv Hard Top
2012 AutoRama Car Show in Detroit, Michigan. Feb 19, 2012
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Excerpt from the 1973 AMC Javelin intro film
You want Javelin racing? You want 1970's Javelin styling? You want a
glimpse of that Pierre Cardin interior? You got it!
Torq-O descends into the film mine and hauls out some more automotive gold.
This clip is an excerpt from the 1973 Javelin introduction film. AMC fans
will see everything that they love about Javelins: Mark Donohue, monster
engines, and designer interiors.
Want more Javelin? Steer your browser over to ateupwithmotor.com. They
have the complete story along with other Javelin clips from the Torq-O