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!
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.
Short video tour of the 1950 Nash Statesman
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.
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.
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
Studebaker Skyhawk Custom Hot Rod Black with an LT1
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
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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The Barn Finders (The Forgotten 50s)
This is the first series of a spin off of rotting calgarian iron from my
other channel (badgerbuddy). its called the barn finders. today featuring
great cars of the 1950s such as a 55 bel air, 51 ford, 58 Biscayenne, 59
parisienne, and two 59 impalas. this episode was filmed in and near
calgary alberta by ryan sardachuk. enjoy
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
1953 Studebaker Conv Hard Top
2012 AutoRama Car Show in Detroit, Michigan. Feb 19, 2012
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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.
Zsa Zsa Gabor Shows off her Studebaker Lark
The 1963 Lark boasted disc brakes, a built-in lighted vanity mirror in the
glove box and contemporary styling at an affordable price. Studebaker
turned to Zsa Zsa Gabor to pitch this somewhat exotic, nearly compact car.
Like her marriages -- the company didn't last much longer after she got