Often described by people as the car which didn't know which way it was going - due to the wraparound rear screen which could have been the windshield -the Studebaker Champion was designed by famed stylist Raymond Loewy. He took a lot of his influence from the aircraft industry, and nowhere was this more evident than with the bullet nose which even carried a small spinning propeller early in production. This car has been substantially modified since those days, with a revised and strengthened chassis, Mustang II independent front suspension and a Chrysler rear axle on lowered leaf springs. A tuned Mopar 360 sits under the hood and is mated to a Chrysler Torqueflite gearbox with shift-improvement kit. The body has been treated to shaving off any superfluous trim, and the door handles now open on electric solenoid locks operated by remote control.
Studebaker Champion (1951) Specifications
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