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 Lark Daytona Wagonaire TV Commercial
Here's something for you to see... the swinginist wagon that'll ever be...
you've never seen a car to compare... to the Lark Daytona Wagonaire!!!
If you enjoy it, send a dollar to the Studebaker National Museum,
www.studebakermuseum.org. I visited there in 2006... check out my online
story at www.weekenddriver.com and look for the "Great Car Museum Tour
And if you're touring in Southern California, check out my book and the
rest of the web site at www.weekenddriver.com.
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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1953 Studebaker Conv Hard Top
2012 AutoRama Car Show in Detroit, Michigan. Feb 19, 2012
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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.
1956 Packard Executive TV Commercial
Nearly broke in spring 1956, Studebaker-Packard Corp. brought out a
last-gasp value leader in its luxury Packard brand, the Executive. Created
by grafting the front end onto its junior Clipper body, the Executive was
only produced for a few months before the Packard Detroit assembly
operations were shut down. This TV ad is the last gasp of a great name. The
next Packard models introduced were the "Packabakers" built on Studebaker
bodies in South Bend, Ind.
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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.
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
1956 STUDEBAKER COMMERCIAL
Here's a vintage car lover's dream: a lengthy television commercial
announcing the entire line of Studebaker automobiles for 1956.
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& commercials on DVD -- plus original movie posters, golden & silver age
comics, celebrity autographs and collectibles -- be sure to visit Captain
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The 1963 Avanti was the last ditch effort of Sherwood Egbert (his real
name) to rescue the faltering Studebaker. Once again, the company turned
to its ace in the hole, stylist Raymond Loewy, to conceive a car that would
miraculously turn things around. He rented a house in Palm Springs and
there with three young designers and with missionary zeal embarked on
creating something new and revolutionary. The result -- the Avanti, got
attention but didn't save the company. Studebaker was gone three years
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.
Short video tour of the 1950 Nash Statesman