Friday, April 16, 2010

Hemmings Classic Car Magazine - June 2010 - Studebaker Golden Hawk

Hemmings Classic Car, June 2010 issue, has a great feature about the "32 Best Cars to Restore." On the list is the 1956 - 1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk. Click the image below to read the Studebaker excerpt, or pick up Hemmings on the newsstand.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sad Loss for Studebaker Family

"Ed Reynolds, a longtime friend of Phil Brown's, wonders if the pleasant weather on Sunday prompted the 60-year-old Osceola resident to bring his 1967 Avanti out of storage for the first time this year.

Sadly for Reynolds and Brown's many other friends and acquaintances, it would be the last.

Brown was killed about 3:30 p.m. as he was heading east on Dragoon Trail, near the intersection with Blackberry Road, when his car left the roadside and rolled, ejecting him."

Our condolences to Phil's family. Full article here.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Studebaker Commander - 1955 - Advertisement

Another amazing Studebaker ad discovered for me by my friend at, and featuring a 1955 Studebaker Commander.

Date: Sacramento Bee, May 18, 1955, page O-6. Click the image to zoom.

A Studebaker - 2010 New York International Auto Show

"Lest you think it was all glitz (Duesenberg) and glamour (Delahaye), the display included a Nash and Studebaker that were out of this world." Shown on SF Examiner's website, a 1934 Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser Sedan.

Read the full article at SF

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Studebaker History - A Studebaker Story

A great article and collection of photos on Michael Manning's website. Excerpt:

"Sherwood Egbert was hired to shut down Studebaker and diversify the company. But instead, he fell in love with the innovation he saw within Studebaker, however, he led an effort to develop the famous sports car called The Avanti. Diagnosed with cancer, he was eased out of the company and died in 1963. Studebaker rolled its last car off the assembly line in 1966."

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

1953 Studebaker Commander - Studebaker Stories

A great little Studebaker story on

"We were just married in August 1953 in Princess Anne County, Va. (now Virginia Beach) during the Korean War and wanted to make our first car a memorable one even though we were living on a U.S. Navy enlisted man's pay. It cost more than $ 2,000, but the salesman convinced us that it was probably the most beautiful car around. It was a hardtop convertible V-8 with overdrive, a "hill-holder" and a red and white leatherlike interior ..."

Read the complete article on

Friday, April 2, 2010

1950 Studebaker For Sale - Vancouver, WA

Wow. This is a beauty for $10,500. It's not stock and not all elements are period correct, but you can drive it right off the showroom floor.

See this 1950 Studebaker on CraigsList.