Studebaker

Priced Right? 1962 Studebaker 4 Speed GT Hawk

This is hardly the first Studebaker to be covered here on Barn Finds and I’m certain that it won’t be the last. Studebaker was a bit of a “go your own way” auto manufacturer and their products were varied… more»

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Classified Find: 1951 Studebaker 2R6-12 Pickup

When it was launched, the Studebaker “2R” Series Pickup broke new ground in styling. This was one of the first pickups that didn’t include running boards and was also one of the first with a double-skinned bed. This 1951… more»

Numbers-Matching 1961 Studebaker Hawk

The Studebaker line of Hawks in the ‘50s and ‘60s were marketed as “family sports cars.” They were definitely targeted at folks who wanted a little spice in their ride. The Hawk’s fortunes rose and fell along with the… more»

Rare Retractable Roof: 1964 Studebaker Lark Wagonaire

Merriam-Webster defines a Lark as either: A chiefly Old World ground-dwelling songbird or, A source of, or quest for amusement or adventure. My thought is Studebaker’s intention was the latter definition and not the former. Especially when you consider… more»

Bullet Nose: 1950 Studebaker Commander Convertible

Claimed to be a class winner in the 1970s and later an award winner, this 1950 Studebaker Commander convertible has been in storage since the early 1980s. Sent to us by an anonymous Barn Finds reader, this Commander can… more»

Ready To Go: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

In an ideal world, manufacturers like Studebaker would have survived and prospered. This was a company that was not only willing to push the boundaries with daring and exciting offerings but had its fair share of lateral thinkers with… more»

Supercharged 4-Speed: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

The auction ends tonight for this supercharged 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2, which is one of the rarest Avantis equipped with both the upgraded engine and four-speed manual transmission. The seller contends it has been minimally altered from new, and… more»

Early Model Project: 1964 Studebaker Avanti

The earliest Avantis – the ones made by Studebaker and featuring round headlights (not the round lenses sitting in square housings) – remain one of the ultimate bargains in collector cars today, in my opinion. Hard to find and… more»

Rare 1937 Studebaker Coupe Express

When one hears or reads the name “Studebaker” there is a good chance that images of the early ’50s “Bulletnose” sedan are the first thing that comes to mind. Here’s a bit of a twist on the Studebaker theme,… more»

Dry Stored for 25 Years: 1963 Studebaker Avanti

Update 4/7/20 – This Avanti is back on eBay! Hopefully the seller has set a realistic reserve so it finds a new home this time. From 11/8/19 – This 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1 has been parked for 25 years,… more»

True Barn Find: 1962 Studebaker GT Hawk

This fantastic looking 1962 Studebaker GT Hawk was in a barn for three decades, you sure can’t tell by looking at it now. 1962 was the first year of the redesigned Hawk and this one can be found here… more»

Supercharged 4-Speed: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

Another day, another supercharged Studebaker Avanti. It does seem like we are seeing Avantis pop up almost daily, an impressive trend for a car that remains quite obscure by collector car standards. The first generation Studebaker-built Avantis are the… more»

10k Original Miles: 1985 Avanti II Touring Coupe

As time wore on, the Avanti brand somehow continued to survive, despite multiple changes in ownership and a serious dilution of the original formula. By modern standards, it’s truly incredible Avanti managed to survive for as long as it… more»

Round Headlight Survivor: 1964 Studebaker Avanti

If you’re going to buy an Avanti, a first-generation model built by Studebaker with the round headlights is one to shop for. I’ve got nothing against the later models, but the Avanti line went through so many transformations and… more»

No Reserve: 1953 Studebaker Champion

You really have to love No Reserve auctions, because these open up the possibility of securing a project car for a fairly affordable price. The owner of this 1953 Studebaker Champion Hardtop purchased the vehicle from an estate sale,… more»

Faded Hawk: 1962 Studebaker GT Hawk

I’m trying to not go down the road of talking about the patina, or worn-paint, or whatever the current term is for the finish on this 1962 Studebaker GT Hawk, but it’s hard not to. This looks like one… more»