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Packard5687
11-30-2017, 09:00 AM
Largely forgotten today is Brooks Stevens' attempt to launch a transverse engine FWD Studebaker during the Egbert era. The layout would have been very similar to the famous BMC Mini and would have incorporated Stevens' ideas for interchangeable body panels:
https://56packardman.com/2017/11/28/gear-head-tuesday-the-mini-is-born/

FlatheadGeo
11-30-2017, 11:23 AM
Very informative. Thanks for sharing.

DougHolverson
11-30-2017, 04:01 PM
I still have to wonder where those transaxles for the FWD Studes would come from?

j.byrd
11-30-2017, 04:08 PM
neat article Packard 5687 ! Never knew that, but gotta' say, we absolutely love our current and past Studebakers, but in all honesty, our 63 Mini is WAY more fun, ha ! When you drive something that blows radiator air sideways OUT the wheelwell opening, has the transmission and rear end in the oil pan, and take out 4 screws to remove the grill to easily access the distributor, it just makes for giggles even if we have to work on it !

8E45E
11-30-2017, 05:05 PM
It would have been a transverse six cylinder, though: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?10727-I-am-glad-that-Studbaker-failed-when-it-did

Craig