A wiser man than I once said, if you can’t drive a nice classic car, then drive a cheap classic car. He (or she) was correct, because not everyone can afford a desirable classic like a first generation Corvette or a Austin-Healey 3000 or a Jag E-type…but…anyone can afford something strange like a ’55 Studebaker 4 door sedan in really nice shape. Find this 1955 Studebaker Champion offered for $7,500 in Houston, TX via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
We all love a good bargain around here and most of us probably adore orphan American cars. Luckily, those two paths cross quite frequently but rarely with something that oozes so much cool. Yes, the final iteration of the Champion was mind-numbingly conventional for Studebaker in the day but today it’s a different story. Find this […]
Are you a fan of 1950’s American cars? Do you like the styling of the 1957 Chevy, but can’t afford the cost of entry? Do you fancy the colors aqua and teal used together? Do like your chrome bumpers to be really ornate and made of real metal? Studebaker is an American automaker that not […]
1953 represented a radical shift in Studebaker design philosophy, all started by Raymond Loewy and his design team. Bulbous, ungainly profiles were replaced with sleek, low slung bodylines that stayed current for 11 years – until the GT Hawk finally went away after the ’64 model year. Lowey, a Frenchman, was also responsible for imparting […]
In 1987 the Italian firm Cagiva purchased the motorcycle division of the Swedish Husqvarna (which also built guns and chainsaws) but a few rogue engineers decided to break out and start their own thing. From 1988 through 1995 (when it was acquired by KTM) a small company called Husaberg built enduro racing bikes without the […]
It never fails to happen. Write one snarky quip comparing the aesthetics of the Studebaker GT Hawk to Joan Rivers’ face and the guys over at the Studebaker Drivers Club start acting like I just canceled Matlock or enacted a tariff on the importation of Metamucil. It’s not like I compared the car to leprosy, syphilis, […]