View Full Version : Finally, captured image of Studebaker...I think.

12-03-2017, 02:27 PM
Being fortunate enough to travel to exotic locations in the world, I keep my eyes open for cool foreign vehicles and of course, stray Studebakers. I have managed to spot an early Lark front panel sans grills and headlights hanging on the side of a dilapidated building on the side of the highway in Tobago, an M series truck hiding behind a 10 ft. wall in Puno Peru, and another early Lark parked in a carport close to Xavia, Crete. I have never captured an image because I’m usually on the fly in some sort public transit such as trains and buses and don’t have the opportunity to whip out the camera and take a shot. This fall, Mrs. Junior and I were hanging out in Morocco, walking along the street one evening when I looked up and spotted what appeared to be a late 40’s Stude business coupe, and well damn, if I didn’t have the camera with me. No worries, as this one was in a large photo (wall-sized) on the side of a building. I returned the next day and got a shot, so please tell me I’m right and that this is in fact a Studebaker. As far as cool foreign vehicles go, seeing this Pinzgauer 6WD driving onto the highway from the desert and parking beside us was pretty cool. Cheers, Junior

12-03-2017, 02:38 PM
It looks like a 47-49 Champion business coupe to me. Someone else will have to pick the exact year.

12-03-2017, 03:37 PM
Based solely on the bumperettes, I believe the car is a 1948 Champion. A 1947 has a more prominent top knob, while a 1949 bumperette does not go as far below the bumper. There is nothing else in the photo that will identify the car more precisely.

12-03-2017, 03:42 PM
There was a Pinzgauer at World of Wheels almost two years ago:




12-03-2017, 04:45 PM
It doesn't have the wrap-a-round bumper of 49.