View Full Version : 1949 Studebaker Land Cruiser four door Sedan

10-04-2011, 04:24 PM
I learned to drive in my father's Land Cruiser. He sold it in 1953. Does anyone currently own one, I would sure like to see one again. Oh, I live in the San Francisco/San Jose Bay area (that's California).
If there is no one within a reasonable distance, pictures would be real nice.

10-04-2011, 04:28 PM
I don't own one and I live on the other side of the continent, but here's a photo.


cultural infidel
10-04-2011, 04:33 PM
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=1949+Studebaker+Land+Cruiser (1949 Studebaker Land Cruiser)

That is for outside of this website pics. Hope someone posts their personal car.

10-04-2011, 04:37 PM
Thr new bumpers made this the best of the 47-8-9 Land Cruisers. Dad came home one evening with a new black one. Had the Van-Aukin grill guards front & rear.

10-04-2011, 05:07 PM
Thank you mbstude, it is rounder than I remembered. Memory plays tricks on you after 60 years. I remember it as being extremely comfortable, and very responsive, and I received a Hemmings Motor News with a post about an Avanti, and all of a sudden, I missed the old Studebaker. Sure would like to drive one one more time.

10-04-2011, 05:07 PM
Beautiful car.

10-04-2011, 07:19 PM

You might try hanging around Carl & Herman Thoms at Studebakers West in Redwood City. They own, work on, and sell Studebaker parts.


10-04-2011, 07:55 PM
Thanks, I will check it out.

Steve T
10-04-2011, 08:12 PM
There were two late-40s LCs hereabouts (Hamilton, Canada) recently...a '48 owned by an SDCer in Thorold (Niagara) which was sold to another gent in the Welland area, and a very interesting '49 powered by a 1990s Chevy 3.1-litre V6, owned by a fellow in Flamborough. I have pix of both on P'bucket somewhere...will hunt them up for you, stay tuned. (There's also a '50 LC up Collingwood way, but that's a bulletnose and looks quite different from the previous versions.)


Steve T
10-04-2011, 08:16 PM
Here's the Chevy V6-engined '49 Land Cruiser, seen at a cruise a couple years ago...


Steve T
10-04-2011, 08:21 PM
And here's the '48. Both these cars were seen at the late lamented Mapleview cruise-ins in Burlington.






10-04-2011, 09:17 PM
All these beautiful pictures, thank you. Now I really have to see one again, and SIT in it.