View Full Version : Engine color for a '53 - 6 cyl.

03-27-2006, 08:49 PM
I could probably find the data somewhere, but it is quicker to ask you guys who regularly respond to questions here. My '53 6 cyl engine is being rebuilt by a shop that doesn't do a lot of Studebakers. What was the correct engine color for that year, and was the fan blade a different color, as was true in later years?

Thanks in advance,

Jerry Buck
'53 Champion Coupe (C)
'61 Lark VI Convertible

03-27-2006, 08:54 PM
Studebaker green engine enamel and black fan.

03-28-2006, 10:58 AM
And that Studebaker Green is a dark olive green. I'd call it "semi-gloss". All postwar Stude engines were this color up thru the '54 year models.

Some vendors carry spray cans of the stuff.;)

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS