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  • 1935 Studebaker Champions*

    * well according to a Studebaker ad, they were using the term in 1935, although the 'name' Champion wasn't officially on a car model until 1939 as far as I know. I thought 35 through 37 were either Standard or Deluxe Dictator sixes, even if they were starting to downplay the Dictator somewhere along there, as well as a Commander 6 in 38

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    Last edited by Jim B PEI; 02-01-2011, 05:19 PM.

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    Yes, that was brought up before in this thread: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...hlight=charger

    BP asked if any other automaker used a model name as an adjective before producing a marque by that name. The only one that came to mind is the Dodge boys used the Charger name to describe their hi-po engines a few years before the name itself was applied to a car in 1966.

    Craig

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    • #3
      They were using the Champion term on the cars as early as 1928, and maybe earlier. I have a worlds champion emblem that came off the headlight bar of a 28. Quinn would know if earlier.

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      • #4
        Did Studebaker claim to have "champion" cars based on their good record at Indy and other races in the 1920s-30s, or was it related to Knute Rockne's endorsement of the marque? Or was it just a catchy term?
        John
        1950 Champion
        W-3 4 Dr. Sedan
        Holdrege NE

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        • #5
          The Studebaker in house band was called the Studebaker Champions in the 1930's.

          Terry

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