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For 1920 The Studebaker Corporation produced in South Bend the Light Six and in Detroit, MI the Special Six and the Big Six.

In May of 1920 all the remaining inventory of Studebaker Farm Wagons and Farm Wagon parts was sold. This was the final step in eliminating a part business that the Studebaker Brothers started in 1852.

1920s Studebaker Six Series 20 Automobiles
1920s Studebaker Six - Series 20 Automobiles

With the three new six cylinder models Studebaker flourished. Sales were up in 1921, reaching almost $100 million with $10 million in profits. The early 1920s were golden years for Studebaker. During the early 1920s Studebaker focused it's attention entirely on the American Automobile business. That even included a new line of automobiles called the Erskine named after Albert R. Erskine who was president of The Studebaker Corporation from 1915 to 1933.

1920 Studebaker
1920 Studebaker

1920 Studebaker production included a $2350.00 Big Six Touring Car. 1920 Studebaker Special Six production included a $1875.00 Touring Car, $1875.00 two passenger Roadster, $1875.00 four passenger Roadster, $2850.00 Coupe and a high priced $2950.00 Sedan. Light Six production consisted of a Touring Car, Landau Roadster and a Sedan. Advertising claims for the Studebaker Special Six included "Judge the Special Six by its power, quick getaway, ease of handling and economy".

1921 Studebaker Light Six
1921 Studebaker
Light Six
1921 Studebaker Special Six
1921 Studebaker
Special Six
1921 Studebaker Big Six
1921 Studebaker
Big Six
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1921 Studebaker Big Six specifications included a Six Cylinder engine rated at 36 horsepower, three speed transmission, shaft drive on a 126 inch wheelbase. A smaller six cylinder engine rated at 29.4 horsepower was equipped in the 1921 Studebaker Special Six and a 23.44 horsepower engine in the 1921 Studebaker Light Six.

1925 Studebaker Standard Six
1925 Studebaker Standard Six

The Studebaker Light Six was renamed the Studebaker Standard Six in August, 1924. The Light Six and Standard Six was Studebaker's least expensive model from 1918 to 1927. Models included Touring Cars, Roadster and Sedans priced at $1,500.00 to 2,200.00. In 1927, the Studebaker Standard Six was renamed the Studebaker Standard Six Dictator in preparation for the 1928 model year when the Studebaker Standard Six Dictator would be then known as the Studebaker Dictator.

1926 Studebaker Big Six
1925 Studebaker Special Six

The Studebaker Special Six was an American Automobile built by Studebaker. While in production from 1918 to 1927 the Special Six represented Studebaker's mid priced model. The Studebaker Special Six was available in all models from a Touring Car to Sedans. In 1927 Studebaker Special Six was renamed the Studebaker Special Six Commander in preparation for the 1928 model year when the Studebaker Special Six would be then known as the Studebaker Commander.

1926 Studebaker Big Six
1926 Studebaker Big Six

The Studebaker Big Six first appeared in 1918 as a Model EG Touring Car. A wider variety of body styles were made available by Studebaker beginning with the 1921 model year. In 1922 Studebaker Big Six was designated the Model EK. The new 1926 body styles including a dual-cowl Phaeton and a Berline Sedan. In 1927 Studebaker Big Six Model EK was renamed the Big Six President pending the introduction of a straight eight engine in 1928.

1927 Studebaker President
1927 Studebaker President

By 1928 as mentioned above, gone were the Studebaker Light Six, Special Six, Standard Six and Big Six. In there places were the Dictator, Commander and President.

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