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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!


 


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1954 Studebaker 232 Engine Startup
Intial engine startup of a 1954 232 v8 engine, that had not run in 38 years.





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.





Avanti Introduction
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 later.





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, Nebraska. Follow me - http://twitter.com/#!/tooldudetony





1950 Nash
Short video tour of the 1950 Nash Statesman





Studebaker Commercial (1950)
Studebaker Commercial (1950)





Studebaker 1953
One of the nicest restored cars in Montreal, that won many awards in Quebec, Ontario, Moncton, Syracuse.......





Studebaker Skyhawk Custom Hot Rod Black with an LT1
Be sure to check us out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RamblinAroundTV 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





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 in 1961. 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 suspension. 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 position. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studebaker_Champion





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.





1956 STUDEBAKER COMMERCIAL
Here's a vintage car lover's dream: a lengthy television commercial announcing the entire line of Studebaker automobiles for 1956. To buy classic movies, cliffhangers, westerns and vintage television shows & commercials on DVD -- plus original movie posters, golden & silver age comics, celebrity autographs and collectibles -- be sure to visit Captain Bijou's website, www.captainbijou.com





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.





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.





1951 Studebaker Champion
http://www.oldridetrader.com - Free classic car classifieds. Buy, sell and trade hot rods, muscle, vintage, collector and exotic cars for sale. 1951 Studebaker champion, originally bought in Atlanta, Ga. by a woman who worked at the Studebaker dealership. She ordered the car with every option, complete chrome package, Over Drive, Hill holder brakes.





Studebaker at the dragstrip
1953 Studebaker at the dragstrip





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