American Automobiles American Automobiles American Automobiles

The Studebaker Automobile 1915-1919 & The Studebaker Corporation

1955 Desoto 1928-1960 DeSoto Automobiles
Air Flow - Airstream - Sportsman
Firedome - Fireflite - Coronado
1950 Nash 1917-1957 Nash Automobiles
Ambassador - Lafayette DeLuxe
Nash Healey - Metropolitan
1932 Packard 1899-1958 Packard Automobiles
Speedster Eight Boattail Roadster
Victoria 12 - Darrin Convertible
1956 Studebaker 1902-1964 Studebaker Automobiles
Commander - Champion
Sky Hawk - Golden Hawk
Studebaker
The Studebaker Corporation
Detroit, MI & South Bend, IN
1915-1919

By 1915 Studebaker announced it was manufacturing most of the parts used in their vehicles. A claim that most American Automobile company's could not match. Studebaker also announced that Albert Russell Erskine had been elected to the presidency of The Studebaker Corporation. He was treasurer of the corporation in 1911 and by 1913 first vice-president and treasurer.

J. M. Studebaker, one of the surviving five Studebaker brothers who founded the business, still stays on as head of the corporation. He was named as honorary president, having resigned as chairman of the board of director's when Albert Russell Erskine became president. Despite his advanced age he remained very active up until his death in 1917. Over his life time he lived to see change from wagons and buggies to automobiles.

1916 Studebaker Roadster and Sedan
1916 Studebaker Roadster and Sedan

A new series of Studebaker automobiles were introduced in 1916 at the New York Automobile Show. They were known as Series 17 and included a four cylinder and six cylinder chassis. Each chassis was furnished with one of several new body designs. An example is the three passenger Studebaker Roadster shown above. The driver seats were moved forward 2 1/2 inches and the depth of the passenger seat increased 2 inches. The change was made possible by removing the gasoline tank from the cowl to the rear of the automobile.

In 1916 automobile sales reached 1.4 million units, of which The Studebaker Corporation sold almost 66,000 cars. However profits were down slightly at the end of 1916 due to fewer military orders at the outset of World War I in 1914.

1916 Studebaker
1916 Studebaker Series 17 Model ED
Six Cylinder Touring Car
1916 Studebaker Touring Car
1916 Studebaker Series 17 Model SF
Four Cylinder Touring Car
Click on image above to see full size!

The 1916 Studebaker Series 17 Model ED was built as a $1085.00 seven passenger Touring Car, $1060 three passenger Roadster, $1350.00 three passenger Landau Roaster, $1600.00 four passenger Coupe, $1675.00 seven passenger Sedan and $2500 seven passenger Limo. Features include 36 horsepower six cylinder engine, three speed transmission, 122 inch wheelbase, 34 x 4 inch wheels and tires and electric lights.

The 1916 Studebaker Series 17 Model SF was built as a $875.00 seven passenger Touring Car, $850.00 three passenger Roadster, $1150.00 three passenger Landau Roadster and a $1525 four passenger Sedan. Features included 24 horsepower four cylinder engine, three speed selective sliding transmission, 122 inch wheelbase, 34 x 4 inch wheels and tires and electric lights.

In 1917 there was a drastic drop off in Studebaker sales. Volume dropped $11,000,000.00 to about 50,000,000.00 and profits were reduced to 3,500,000.00. The reason was a slow sales of the Studebaker four cylinder model SF. The resulting high inventories had to be financed by bank loans.

1918 Studebaker Big Six
1918 Studebaker Big Six

Studebaker designed and engineered a complete new line of automobiles for 1918, called the Series 19. They were developed by Carl Breer, Fred Zeder and Owen Skelton. The Studebaker line for 1918 included a Light Four (1918-1919), Light Six (1918-1924) and a Big Six (1918-1926).

The $895.00 Light Four was built as a five passenger Touring Car and a two passenger roadster both on a 112 inch wheelbase. The Light Six was built on a 119 inch wheelbase and cost $1,295.00. Models included a five passenger Touring Car, four passenger Roadster and a two passenger Roadster. The new $1,695.00 Big Six Touring Car had a six cylinder engine rated at 36 horsepower. It's long wheelbase measured 126 inches.

1919 Studebaker Light Six
1919 Studebaker Light Six

Studebaker sales in 1919 reached $66,000,000.00 and made profits of $9,300,000.00. In 1919 Studebaker began a withdrawal from the horsedrawn vehicle market except for some wagons. The plant space in South Bend, IN was then used for more automobile production.

For additional information on the Studebaker Automobiles!

Studebaker Brothers | Studebaker Electric | General | Erskine

Studebaker Garford | Studebaker E-M-F | Studebaker Flanders

Studebaker 1902-1910 | Studebaker 1911-1914 | Studebaker 1915-1919

Studebaker 1920-1927 | Studebaker 1928-1929 |

Find Antique Cars, Collector Cars, 1950s-1960s Classic Cars, 1960s-1970s
Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Street Rods and Vintage Military Vehicles!
1900-1929 Antique Cars For Sale
1930-1939 Antique Cars For Sale
1940-1949 Collector Cars For Sale

1950-1959 Classic Cars For Sale
1960s 1970s Muscle Car For Sale

Hot Rods & Rat Rods For Sale
Pro Street & Street Rods For Sale

Collectibles Automobilia For Sale
Vintage Auto Advertising For Sale

Auto Manuals & Literature For Sale
Auto Books & Manuals For Sale
Auto Brochures & Catalogs

1929 Studebaker
Find Auto Related Collectibles, Automobilia, Advertising, Auto Manuals,
Auto Books, Auto Brochures and Vintage Auto Literature For Sale!

Site Navigation

  • HOME - American Automobiles
  • A - Manufacturers
  • B - Manufacturers
  • C - Manufacturers
  • D - Manufacturers
  • E - Manufacturers
  • F - Manufacturers
  • G - Manufacturers
  • H - Manufacturers
  • I - Manufacturers
  • J - Manufacturers
  • K - Manufacturers
  • L - Manufacturers
  • M - Manufacturers
  • N - Manufacturers
  • O - Manufacturers
  • P - Manufacturers
  • Q - Manufacturers
  • R - Manufacturers
  • S - Manufacturers
  • T - Manufacturers
  • U - Manufacturers
  • V - Manufacturers
  • W - Manufacturers
  • X - Manufacturers
  • Y - Manufacturers
  • Z - Manufacturers
  • Electric Automobile Manufacturers
  • Steam Automobile Manufacturers
  • American Cyclecar Manufacturers
  • American Automobiles Automotive Articles

  • Fabulous Tail Fins of the 50s & 60s

    Albert R. Erskine
    Albert R. Erskine

    Studebaker 1904-1949 For Sale

    1939 Studebaker Champion 1939 Studebaker Champion

    $16,000.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Tuesday May-2-2017 7:24:51 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $16,500.00
    Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

    1926 Studebaker Victoria Coupe Standard Six Victoria Coupe 1926 Studebaker Victoria Coupe Standard Six

    $9,100.00 (8 Bids)
    End Date: Monday May-1-2017 16:40:09 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1941 Studebaker Champion 1941 Studebaker President, chevy v-8, automatic, front disc brakes, p/s, A/C

    $32,000.00
    End Date: Tuesday May-9-2017 13:58:16 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $32,000.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1949 Studebaker champion conv. studebaker champion conv. 26,000 mi

    $6,000.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Thursday May-4-2017 14:00:00 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1941 Studebaker Commander Coupe Solid Windshield - West Coast Car 1941 Studebaker Commander Coupe Pre-War West Coast Car with 1-Piece Windshield

    $14,900.00
    End Date: Saturday Apr-29-2017 14:24:15 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $14,900.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1949 Studebaker Land cruiser 1949 studebaker land cruiser

    $500.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Thursday May-4-2017 16:15:01 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1931 Studebaker 54 Coupe -- 1931 Studebaker 54 Coupe

    $37,995.00
    End Date: Saturday May-27-2017 20:57:56 PDT
    Add to watch list

    1942 Studebaker commander skyway 1942 studebaker commander skyway suicide doors

    $6,020.00 (6 Bids)
    End Date: Saturday Apr-29-2017 9:27:45 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1947 Studebaker M-16 truck

    $3,000.00
    End Date: Monday May-1-2017 22:58:59 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $3,000.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1939 Studebaker Champion Deluxe 1939 Studebaker Champion

    $43,995.00
    End Date: Sunday May-14-2017 19:39:46 PDT
    Add to watch list

    Studebaker 1950-1969 For Sale

    1959 Studebaker Lark none 1959 STUDEBAKER LARK RAT ROD

    $10,000.00 (1 Bid)
    End Date: Sunday Apr-30-2017 14:54:03 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1960 Studebaker 1960 Studebaker Lark Wagon

    $2,600.00 (17 Bids)
    End Date: Sunday Apr-30-2017 14:14:14 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1956 Studebaker Skyhawk 2 Door Hardtop 1956 Studebaker Skyhawk

    $8,100.00 (13 Bids)
    End Date: Sunday Apr-30-2017 18:00:53 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona 1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona

    $5,001.00 (5 Bids)
    End Date: Saturday Apr-29-2017 15:45:00 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1953 Studebaker Coupe none 1953 Custom Studebaker Street Rod **Blown 454 cid**

    $35,000.00
    End Date: Thursday May-4-2017 14:35:08 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $35,000.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1955 Studebaker President 2 Door Hardtop 1955 Studebaker Speedster

    $9,100.00 (5 Bids)
    End Date: Sunday Apr-30-2017 18:00:00 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1950 Studebaker Pickup -- 1950 Studebaker Pickup

    $24,995.00
    End Date: Friday May-19-2017 17:34:28 PDT
    Add to watch list

    1964 Studebaker Champ -- 1964 Studebaker Champ

    $14,995.00
    End Date: Friday Apr-28-2017 22:29:41 PDT
    Add to watch list

    1952 Studebaker Champion 1952 Studebaker Champion 2 Door,3 speed with overdrive

    $9,000.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Wednesday May-3-2017 19:47:44 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $12,500.00
    Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

    1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk Base 1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk Base 4.7L

    $26,303.02 (9 Bids)
    End Date: Thursday May-4-2017 14:01:13 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list
  • Home | Site Map | Links | Privacy Policy

    This site is Copyright Farber and Associates, LLC 2009-2012, All Rights Reserved