Light Six (1922)
Studebaker Light-Six was designed and produced to meet the world-wide
demand for an efficient, durable and economical light-weight car. Studebaker
considered it a real achievement in advanced automobile engineering
and improved design, with exact balance of weight,
acceleration, flexibility and power per pound of car weight,
of operation, quietness and freedom from vibration, and
of tires, gasoline and oil consumption.
Eight Series (1931)
Starliner Coupe (1953)
to the 1931 Studebakers was Free Wheeling. Devised and perfected
by Studebaker and offered by no other manufacturer in the world
free wheeling allowed the driver to shift with
silence, safety and precision, from high to second, back and forth,
at forty, fifty miles and hour without ever touching the
1953 models were an instant success, especially the Starliner Coupe.
Raymond Loewy Associates was responsible for these new designs which
combined the American car with the European look, a melding
of styles Loewy was known for. The outstanding 1953 Loewy designs earned
Studebaker the New York School of Fashions Fashion Academy Gold
in 1956, the Hawk line was produced by Studebaker in some form until
1964. The 1958 Hawk was promoted as the sports car the whole family
could enjoy, with both the room and comfort of a family car combined
with the performance of a sports car.
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