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Thursday, 26 November 2015


1917 Studebaker Logo.
Source: Automotive Industries, Vol. 37.
Author: Studebaker.
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1925 Studebaker Sedan.
Illustration: HEMMINGS

Studebaker (1852–1967) was an American wagon and automobile manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana. Founded in 1852, and incorporated in 1868 under the name of The Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company, the company was originally a producer of wagons for farmers, miners, and the military.

Studebaker entered the automotive business in 1902 with electric vehicles and, in 1904, with gasoline vehicles, all sold under the name "Studebaker Automobile Company". Until 1911, its automotive division operated in partnership with the Garford Company of Elyria, Ohio, and, after 1909, with The E-M-F Company.

The first gasoline automobiles to be fully manufactured by Studebaker were marketed in August 1912. Over the next fifty years, the company established a reputation for quality and reliability. After years of financial problems, in 1954 the company merged with luxury car-maker Packard to form Studebaker-Packard Corporation. However, Studebaker's financial problems were worse than the Packard executives thought. The Packard marque was phased out and the company returned to the Studebaker Corporation name in 1962.

The South Bend plant ceased production on 20 December 1963, and the last Studebaker automobile rolled off the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, assembly line on 16 March 1966.

1947 Studebaker Champion
Three-Passenger Coupé.
Illustration: HEMMINGS

1908 Studebaker Brothers Model G Limousine, built by Garford. This Limousine had an open driver's compartment for the chauffeur and a closed cabin with two windows per side for the passengers, as typical in Edwardian Limousines.
Source: Commercial photo for Studebaker advertisement,
published circa 
1908. Via URL:
Author: Harry Shipler.
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The Studebaker brothers — Founders of what would become The Studebaker Corporation.
From left to right, (standing) Peter and Jacob; (seated) Clem, Henry and John M.
The five brothers were, in order of birth: Henry (1826-1895), Clement (1831-1901), John Mohler (1833-1917), Peter Everst (1836-1897), Jacob Franklin (1844-1887). Their father was named John (1799-1877), their mother Rebecca (née Mohler). They had five sisters.
Date: 27 March 2006 (original upload date).
Source: Transferred from en.wikipedia by SreeBot
Author: Stude62 at en.wikipedia
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A UK-imported right-hand-drive
1936 Studebaker four-door Sedan.
Date: 11 June 2009.
Source: This is a cropped derivative from
Author: Orig creator was Welkinridge.
Cropped by Bjenks.
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1938 Studebaker Bus.
This File: 31 March 2007.
User: Lglswe
Author: Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden.
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1940 Studebaker Champion.
Available on YouTube at

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