1951 Studebaker Champion
The Studebaker Champion is an automobile which was produced by the Studebaker Corporation of South Bend, Indiana from the beginning of the 1939 model year until 1958.
The Champion was designed from a "clean sheet", and had no restrictions caused by necessarily utilizing older parts or requiring the subsequent use of its components in heavier vehicles.
The Champion was one of Studebaker's best-selling models because of its low price (US$660 for the two-door business coupe in 1939), durable engine, and styling. The car was authored by industrial designer Raymond Loewy who had been under contract with Studebaker for the design of their automobiles.
In 1947, Studebaker completely redesigned the Champion and the Champion made up 65.08% of the total sales for the automaker in 1947. The 6-cylinder in- line 2.8 l engine was set on the car in 1947. Its horsepower was 80 hp (60 kW, 81 PS). In 1950, output was increased to 85 hp (63 kW; 86 PS).
Engine 169.9 cu in (2.8 л) l6
Wheelbase 112 in (2,845 mm)
Length 1947: 192 in (4,877 mm)
1950: 197.3 in (5,011 mm)