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The 1951 Studebaker Champion Deluxe is the second contribution from the Restoration Shop for "The Fabulous Fifties" exhibit.

Popularly known as the “bullet-nose”, the company adopted this design in 1950 as a futuristic look for their sedans. The design included a one-piece curved windshield and a one-piece rear glass, offering Studebaker drivers a panoramic view.

Studebaker offered three trim versions: base Custom, mid-line Deluxe and top-of-the-line Regal. No matter the version, all Studebakers came with a 90 day, 4,000 mile warranty.

The Champion Deluxe was the most affordable Studebaker available in 1951. It helped the company hold on to ninth place in the U.S. market that year, with 222,000 units sold.

Manufacturer: Studebaker Corporation of Canada Limited, Hamilton, Ontario

Model: 10G F-3 two door sedan

Original Cost: C$2,396

Weight: 1,220 kg (2,690 lbs.)

Engine: 2,779 cc (169.6 cu. in.)

Configuration: 6-cylinder, inline, L-head, water-cooled

Bore and Stroke: 76.2 mm x 101.6 mm (3 in. x 4 in.)

Transmission: Manual, 3 forward/1 reverse

Horsepower: 85 @ 4,000 r.p.m.

Capacity: 6 passengers


Last reviewed/revised: March 18, 2016
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