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Suicide Doors! 1952 Studebaker Commander

The year 1952 would be the 100th anniversary of when Studebaker built their first covered wagons. In just another 20 years, they would be the largest horse-drawn vehicle builder in the world. They began transitioning to the “new-fangled” automobile… more»

Rusty Mail Carrier: 1963 Studebaker Transtar Zip Van

1963 was the year that the United States Postal Service began using zip codes to help streamline the mail delivery process. And it was also the year the USPS placed an order with Studebaker Corporation for a series of… more»

1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner Survivor

This 1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner has led a sheltered life, and its overall condition has seen it do a star turn as the centerfold in a motoring magazine. It is a tidy and clean survivor that wouldn’t need a… more»

Rare Bird: 1956 Studebaker Power Hawk

One of the first products to come out of the Studebaker-Packard merger was the Studebaker Power Hawk. It was a V8 powered sedan positioned between the Flight Hawk (pillared) and Sky Hawk (non-pillared) two-door models. This one from 1956… more»

Chevy V8: 1965 Studebaker Cruiser

By the time the 1965 Studebaker models went on sale, their South Bend, Indiana plant had closed, and all production transferred to Hamilton, Ontario. And with it went Studebaker’s source of engines, so the 1965-66 models were powered by… more»

Rare 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1

On a shoestring budget and with the clock ticking, Studebaker cooked up one of the most iconic cars of the 1960s, the Avanti. It was both beautiful and powerful and – if it had been designed by any of… more»

Stored Since ’78: 1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk

The 1962-64 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk (or GT Hawk) was the last iteration of the Golden Hawk series that began in 1956. As development dollars were few in the last days at Studebaker, designer Brooks Stevens pulled off a… more»

V8 Powered Wagon: 1965 Studebaker Daytona Wagonaire

Financially-strapped Studebaker was not one to sit on its laurels. Despite limited funds, they came out with two interesting cars for 1963. One was the now-iconic Avanti, the other the Wagonaire station wagon. That was the wagon that had… more»

Drive Or Restore? 1953 Studebaker Commander

It seems that the owner of this 1953 Commander has a soft spot for Studebaker products. When you look at the photos that he supplies in his listing, there are a few different examples visible in the background. He… more»

1955 Studebaker President Speedster Barn Find!

Before evolving into the Hawk, the stylish two-door Studebaker entered the market in 1955 as the President Speedster. This 1955 Studebaker President Speedster in South Bend, Indiana comes to market from the estate of a collector. Running “a few”… more»

V8 Survivor: 1961 Studebaker Champ Pickup

Like American Motors, Studebaker always seemed to be in catch-up mode in the auto business. And that was true in the truck market, as well. Despite that the acquisition cost was low when new, Studebaker only sold about 6,600… more»

Only 11k Miles! 1963 Studebaker Lark Cruiser

1959 was a year of change for Studebaker-Packard Corp. First, the storied Packard brand – which had been around since 1899 — was gone. And second, the new Studebaker Lark compact was born. It would be the sales shot… more»

Spotlessly Clean: 1962 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk

The Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk represented an upgrade to the original Hawk design that first appeared in 1956. It was sold between 1962 and 1964, although the last GT Hawk rolled off the South Bend, Indiana, production line in… more»

Sliding Roof Wagon: 1964 Studebaker Daytona Wagonaire

Vehicle manufacturers during the 1960s and 1970s made some genuine attempts to attract potential buyers to their station wagon offerings. Nowhere is this more graphically demonstrated than with wagons like this 1964 Studebaker Daytona Wagonaire. It not only features… more»

Nebraska Auction: Collection of Cars, Trucks & Tractors

There’s this fellow named Richard Schulz. He must have loved cars, trucks, and farm equipment a lot because he managed to assemble a collection of more than 200 of them over the years. All brands and styles, although he… more»

Charity Auction: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

The old “what if” game. What if Studebaker had come out with the Avanti sooner than they did? What if Studebaker’s finances had been better than they were? What if Studebaker hadn’t closed its South Bend factory at the… more»