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  • tues. retrobaker

    I know Studes were famous for excellent fuel economy with the Mobil runs and all, but 36mpg??? very impressive! Junior









    54 Champ C5 Hamilton car.
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    1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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    Some of the tricks they used would not be practical for every day use, but since everyone used them it still gave a way to compare cars.

    "In the heart of Arkansas."
    1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
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    Searcy, Arkansas
    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
    1952 2R pickup

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    • #3
      What did they do to the car to get that kind of milage and why can't modern cars get milage like that out of an I6, especially a flathead?


      Alex Nelsen, 15 year old Studebaker nut.
      1954 Champion Coupe
      Lizella, GA
      Alex Nelsen, certified Studebaker nut.
      Driving a 1954 Champion Coupe powered by a Chrysler 383.
      Lizella, GA

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      • #4
        That's amazing, but I'm not too surprised. According to the '40 economy test, the '40 is supposed to get about 27mpg.[]

        Chris Dresbach

        1940 Champion two door.
        Parts of the 1952 Model N prototype.
        1963 Prototype moon cart built by Studebaker.
        Chris Dresbach

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        • #5
          Well first off it may have something to do with are driving habits as in racing from stop light to stop light and braking hard at the last moment. Not saying I do this

          Tom

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