Gorgeous Original 1950 Studebaker Champion
Studebaker 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.
Public reaction is what matters in the auto industry, and "The Next Look" 1950 Studebaker, featuring the company's signature "bullet-nose" look for the first time, was a winner, more popular than even the 1947. Sales began in August 1949, nearly a month ahead of other 1950 cars.
The 1950 models were Studebaker's most successful in terms of sales. Hundreds of dealers sent glowing telegrams describing announcement day: "Showroom crowded to capacity." "Public acceptance best ever." "Huge crowds, all agreed Studebaker still leads the way." "Showing a definite flop, showroom holds 100 people, needed room for 500!"
For all this hoopla, the 1950s were identical to the 1947-49 models except for the bullet nose, minor trim, and vertical instead of horizontal tail lights
Features & Options
The 1950 Studebaker we have at Skyway Classics is a bright red model with a red and white vinyl covered front bench seat and rear seat, as well as the door panels. The body also has a front windshield visor painted to match. All the trim, both exterior and interior, is in great shape.
The dash has all the correct gauges and the column mounted three-speed transmission shifter. The Champ's included stainless-steel rocker-panel and window moldings, wool upholstery in place of pile cloth, front floor carpeting instead of a rubber covering, and a fancier steering wheel with chrome horn half-ring. The Champion came with great tires on red painted five-inch-wide wheels with braking provided by nine-inch drums.
All 1950 Studebakers boasted a new double-A-arm front suspension, with Champions featuring tubular shocks mounted inside new "long-travel" coil springs. Champs used an anti-roll torsion bar in front.
The 169.9 cu in I6 engine produced 85 horsepower in 1950 and this one we have looks just like it did when it was new. Exhaust flows out the rear with its single tail pipe.
If you want a restored, period correct 1950 Studebaker Champion, the one we have here at Skyway Classics will fill that need.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.
We also finance! Check out our financiers here at https://www.skywayclassics.com/financiers
In the meantime, check out this vehicle on our Skyway Classics blog here at https://www.skywayclassics.com/blog
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- Inline L-head V6
- Fuel Specification
- 91 Octane or below
- Body Color
- Body Style
- Interior Color
- Red & White
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console