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  • When were 289 V8s first available?

    I know that Stude started with the 224 or 232 V8 in 1951 or so. I believe I read that the 259 and 289 V8s appeared in the 1955 model year.

    Can any one be more specific in terms of dates, or point me in the right direction?

    Also, does anyone know if the model years were like today - i.e., the 2008 models are in fact available in late 2007, and so on?

    John
    1953 Commander Coupe
    1954 Champion Sedan
    1963 Lark

    John
    1953 Commander Coupe
    1954 Champion Sedan
    1963 Lark

  • #2
    The 232 was used from '51-54. The 224 and 259 both debuted in 1955. In '55, the 224 was used in early Commanders and trucks, 259 was used in Presidents and later Commanders. The 224 was also used in trucks in 1956. The 289 came out in 1956. From '56-64, the only V8s used were 259s and 289s.

    Hope that makes sense.

    Matthew Burnette
    '59 Scotsman
    '63 Daytona
    Hazlehurst, GA

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    • #3
      The 232 was used from '51-54. The 224 and 259 both debuted in 1955. In '55, the 224 was used in early Commanders and trucks, 259 was used in Presidents and later Commanders. The 224 was also used in trucks in 1956. The 289 came out in 1956. From '56-64, the only V8s used were 259s and 289s.

      Hope that makes sense.

      Matthew Burnette
      '59 Scotsman
      '63 Daytona
      Hazlehurst, GA

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      • #4
        Well there was the 352 cu.in Golden Hawk in 56 and the 304.5 in 64 too.

        JDP/Maryland
        63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
        spent to date $54664,75
        64 R2 GT (Sid)
        spent to date $62,839.60
        63 Lark 2 door
        57 wagon
        51 Commander
        39 Coupe express
        39 Coupe express (rod)

        JDP Maryland

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        • #5
          Well there was the 352 cu.in Golden Hawk in 56 and the 304.5 in 64 too.

          JDP/Maryland
          63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
          spent to date $54664,75
          64 R2 GT (Sid)
          spent to date $62,839.60
          63 Lark 2 door
          57 wagon
          51 Commander
          39 Coupe express
          39 Coupe express (rod)

          JDP Maryland

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          • #6
            That's just 'picking nits', JP.

            Thanks though, I had forgotten about those when I typed my previous post.

            Matthew Burnette
            '59 Scotsman
            '63 Daytona
            Hazlehurst, GA

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            • #7
              That's just 'picking nits', JP.

              Thanks though, I had forgotten about those when I typed my previous post.

              Matthew Burnette
              '59 Scotsman
              '63 Daytona
              Hazlehurst, GA

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              • #8
                A model year's production would end in June, July or August (each year was slightly different) and by September the factory would be cranking out next year's models.
                So, you could likely have bought a 1964 Studebaker as early as September, 1963 or shortly thereafter.
                I assume that's what you were asking about.

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                • #9
                  A model year's production would end in June, July or August (each year was slightly different) and by September the factory would be cranking out next year's models.
                  So, you could likely have bought a 1964 Studebaker as early as September, 1963 or shortly thereafter.
                  I assume that's what you were asking about.

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by JDP

                    Well there was the 352 cu.in Golden Hawk in 56 and the 304.5 in 64 too.

                    JDP/Maryland
                    And some where in there was a 3,4 and 6 cylinders, but were not V8's

                    Ebon...


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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by JDP

                      Well there was the 352 cu.in Golden Hawk in 56 and the 304.5 in 64 too.

                      JDP/Maryland
                      And some where in there was a 3,4 and 6 cylinders, but were not V8's

                      Ebon...


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                      • #12
                        John G.; I could add to Matt's good breakdown of V-8's here, that you would find these first 289 '56 Engines only in Sky Hawks, or Presidents, barring any non-conforming "special orders", or "employee cars".

                        quote:Originally posted by mbstude

                        The 289 came out in 1956.
                        StudeRich
                        Studebakers Northwest
                        Ferndale, WA
                        StudeRich
                        Second Generation Stude Driver,
                        Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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                        • #13
                          John G.; I could add to Matt's good breakdown of V-8's here, that you would find these first 289 '56 Engines only in Sky Hawks, or Presidents, barring any non-conforming "special orders", or "employee cars".

                          quote:Originally posted by mbstude

                          The 289 came out in 1956.
                          StudeRich
                          Studebakers Northwest
                          Ferndale, WA
                          StudeRich
                          Second Generation Stude Driver,
                          Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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                          • #14
                            Thanks Matt, JP, StudeRich et al., that is exactly the info I was looking for.

                            John

                            John
                            1953 Commander Coupe
                            1954 Champion Sedan
                            1963 Lark

                            John
                            1953 Commander Coupe
                            1954 Champion Sedan
                            1963 Lark

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Matt, JP, StudeRich et al., that is exactly the info I was looking for.

                              John

                              John
                              1953 Commander Coupe
                              1954 Champion Sedan
                              1963 Lark

                              John
                              1953 Commander Coupe
                              1954 Champion Sedan
                              1963 Lark

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