WSJ – Studebaker: Still Stands Out after 60 Years

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on WSJ – Studebaker: Still Stands Out after 60 Years

Studebaker wasn’t a big Detroit corporation. It was a smaller company out of South Bend, Ind., and had to be highly imaginative to compete with Ford and General Motors. This resulted in unique designs and powerful engines. The one in my President is called a Passmaster (a 259 cubic inch V8); the meaning is obvious. Still, the company made its last vehicle in 1966.

I knew the Studebaker would present a different kind of ownership. Parts are hard to find; you have to join the community of owners. Where I live, there are a lot of retired Boeing workers, people who can make their own parts. Because I’m a new owner, I’ve been to one club event so far; I was the youngest person by maybe 15 years.

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Source:  WSJ Online “Studebaker:  Still Stands Out after 60 Years” 4/7/15