Thursday, July 8, 2010

The 1954 Studebakers

Studebaker was a wagon and automobile manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana. Originally, the company was a producer of industrial mining wagons, founded in 1852 and incorporated in 1868 under the name of the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company.

Studebaker entered the automotive business in 1902 with electric vehicles and 1904 with gasoline vehicles. Acquired in 1954 by Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, Studebaker was a division of the Studebaker Packard Corporation from 1957 to 1962.

Cover of the "New 1954 Studebakers" brochure.

The Commander V-8 Starliner Hard-top for 5 passengers.

The Commander V-8 Regal Starlight Coupe for 5 passengers.

The Champion Starliner Hard-top for 5 passengers.

The Champion Regal 4-door Sedan for 6 passengers.

LINK: See many more automobile brochures and manuals at The Old Car Manual Project.


Major Pepperidge said...

I love old Studebakers! At least I love the way they look. What was their reputation for quality?

Heidi Ann said...

I believe my hometown of Placerville was where John Studebaker began!