Studebaker was one of the earliest American automobile manufacturers, opening its doors in 1852. They started off as a wagon manufacturer and went on to produce their first automobile in 1902. Most people remember Studebaker for the cars they built during the 1940s and 1950s, but sadly few know that many of their prewar cars set the bar for style, performance, and quality. Their big six touring cars were exceptional standouts. This 1922 Studebaker EK Touring Sedan has been parked in this Daytona, Florida barn for who knows how long, but is now ready to be rescued. It is listed on Heartland Florida’s craigslist with an asking price of $12,500.
The barn find above is going to need a complete restoration, but for a car that’s 90 years old it doesn’t look too bad in the photos. Studebaker built these cars to last, so hopefully the Florida humidity hasn’t wrecked too much havoc. The asking price seems high, but if it is solid and complete it may be worth it. That 354 cci straight six only produced 60 horsepower, but that was impressive power in its day. The combination of power and dependability made the Big Six popular amongst Police departments and criminals alike. Thanks to William J for sending this in.