The Studebaker family had been wagon builders since the 1700's,
establishing a reputation for quality products that was unmatched.
The company was among the first to establish a network of
dealerships and agents throughout the United States, building on
name-recognition based largely on wagons built for the Union army
(and often captured by pleased Confederates) during the Civil War.
It was that network that formed the basis for the company's
successful expansion into electric and later gasoline automobiles
in the early 1900's. By 1920 all Studebakers were six-cylinder and
gasoline-powered with a reputation for quality that continued that
built by their Conestoga wagons. This 1922 Studebaker Special Six
Touring, powered by a 289 cubic inch L-head six-cylinder 50 brake
horsepower engine with 3-speed gearbox and shaft drive to the rear
wheels, is typical of Studebaker's solidly designed and built
automobiles. Its 4/5 seat touring car body has room for a family.
The body is finished in French Blue with black fenders, aprons,
hood and radiator and it is surprisingly well-supplied with
accessories. They include black leather upholstery, a full black
cloth top, side curtains, a Studebaker branded MotoMeter, Liberty
Lens headlights, an S&M oval driving light on the headlight
spreader bar and Stewart speedometer. It rides on French Blue wood
spoke wheels with 33x4 1/2 inch whitewall tires including the
rear-mounted spare. The front bumper and light bezels are chromed
while the dashboard gauge bezels and interior brightwork are
nickel. The engine compartment is highly and accurately restored,
tidy, clean and shows little effect from use. It is an excellent
example of Studebaker's quality, rugged and good performing
automobiles, an ideal participant in tours where its 50 horsepower
performance and smooth six-cylinder engine will move a full
complement of passengers along at lively speeds well above those of
most of its contemporaries. Offers welcome and trades considered
For additional details please view this listing directly on our
1922 Studebaker Special Six
Location:Saint Louis, Missouri
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