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Studebaker Champion 1942

Hi, seen here is my 1942 Studebaker Champion 2-door sedan, all original, built in South Bend, Indiana USA.

'42 Stude
"Studie" was born December 16 1941, just 9 days after the attack during WW2 on Pearl Harbor! The Champion model is of course the forerunner of later Stude models such as the Hawk, and is nowadays a rare sight on the highways.

Her engine is a L-head six, 169.6 cubic inch, with a standard 3-speed transmission. Her wheelbase is 110 inches and she weighs in at 2600 lbs.
She has been a member of my family since the summer of 1998. The 1st couple years we drove her around town a bit and did just minor maintenance on her. Her little flathead just purrrs like a kitten. We then parked her, while trying to decide if wanted to keep her original or to hot rod her. In the end, we decided that she will be restored to pretty much original condition, since she has all her parts and even a few new ones already. A few changes will be made, such as using 1941 Stude bumpers, and leather in the interior instead of cloth.

Work has been started on her, but not sure when she will be back on the road.
This just one of a number of stories & images of classic vehicles owned by people who have called by my oldclassiccar website - why not send me your details and see your classic on the web?? Read about some other classics here, including the entertaining story of a 1923 Studebaker Special Six that was imported to the UK in 2008.
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