Friday, December 28, 2012

1954 Studebaker 3R 6-12 Tires

There's a lot of discussion about which tires fit and ride best on classic cars. Some people swear by bias ply tires for an authentic look and feel, while others prefer modern radials. Coker Tire and others make radials that look like white wall bias ply tires, but they come at a moderate premium.

Our Studebaker 3R is and will be a daily driver, so we went with a practical light duty truck tire that has a decent profile - just agressive enough to be a truck tire, but with good highway performance.

We settled on 225 70 R16 tires from Falken Tire. They were $116 per tire plus balancing, etc.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Meet Our New Addition - 1954 Studebaker 3R 6-12

We've +1 our Studebaker collection. "The 3R-series trucks remained in full production for only eight months: January to August 1954. 1954 production was much lower than in previous years: South Bend B/U: 6148 (plus the six built in 1953); South Bend CKD: 2796; and Hamilton: 263, for a total of 9213 units (9219 with the six built in 1953). The company reported that only 4160 3R-series trucks were built for domestic sale in the U.S."