History of the brand Studebaker, by Discovery documentary

Comments

    • popcorn8441
      popcorn8441

      If a man could buy a new car and then put on 120,000 miles on it with only having to add new breaks and tires by the time that he sold it, I'd say that was mighty fine automobile. Better for sure than any low to mid market product that GM was putting out at that time.

      about 3 days ago
    • S Lit
      S Lit

      I Helped a guy Hotrod a 74? AVANTI ll ...425 HP, Posi Stock Outside with new Upholstery....I Drove this car through Town and People were Yelling STUDIE And I could hear some say WHAT IS THAT???? LOTS of thumbs up....Right out of Town I Stopped and Nailed it... This was before it had POSI....Stopped,Backed up and I got out and Stepped off 347 Paces....Some Guy was coming down the road and asked if I was alright...meaning the Car....I told him what I was Doing...(we were about the same age) And he said...YOU DAMM KIDS....I was about 60 Then.

      about 23 days ago
    • Nigel Charlton-Wright
      Nigel Charlton-Wright

      Raymond Lowery the forgotten genius… The father of industrial design! Studebaker the car of choice.

      about 1 month ago
    • bairdi crab
      bairdi crab

      In one of the Studebaker magazines, Wheels, my Dad, Aunt, and Uncle were kids and put in the trunk of a car at a South Bend Studebaker dealer and their picture was taken for an advertisement.

      about 1 month ago
    • bairdi crab
      bairdi crab

      My grandfather worked at Studebaker, and made really good money. Before they went bust, he decided to be a poor farmer. I don't think there was any kind of pension and since he started working there before Social Security, both he and my grandma went to work at a factory, while still farming, so they'd get full SS

      about 1 month ago
    • thomas hulse
      thomas hulse

      I think the quote is "Yeah a bear in his natural habitat,A 1950 studebaker".

      about 1 month ago
    • old school american
      old school american

      Love my 49

      about 1 month ago
    • George Kruger
      George Kruger

      omg <3 my favorite documentary

      about 1 month ago
    • stlgtrace
      stlgtrace

      This is not a very well-made documentary. It leaves a lot out of Studebaker history and Studebaker models. The Studebaker Champion was not released until 1939. Very poor choices of music too.

      about 2 months ago
    • demonchild 74
      demonchild 74

      I can't believe the difference between the bullet in 50 and the k series in 53, it looked like a huge jump in tech

      about 2 months ago
    • Flaming Stag
      Flaming Stag

      hi you all ! im new 2 this ! when was their last original engine produced ? i,m in australa & just got a 1968 lark with a 289 chevy ! was this normal at the end of their exports ? plz help if you can ! thnx !

      about 2 months ago
    • Andrew Fredericks
      Andrew Fredericks

      I was asked by a customer to restore a little four wheel 'buggy' for him over here in the UK.On lifting the floor mat I found a small brass plate telling me it was a Studebaker! I owned American cars at the time but had no idea Studebaker started with horse drawn vehicles.I guess it was about 1880/90s era.Turned into a bit of labour of love but looked nice in dark green with gold lining.

      about 2 months ago
    • R.a. Wheeler
      R.a. Wheeler

      I live right in south bend. I am glad to see something is finally being done with the old buildings.

      about 2 months ago
    • Lee McKusick
      Lee McKusick

      My family had a long connection with Studebakers. My dad John McKusick who owned a Los Angeles machine shop made Studebaker speed equipment under the name STU-V in the 50''s to 60's. My first car in 1963 was a '51 four door Commander V-8 with the lock-up Borg Warner automatic transmission. Driving to Laguna Beach to go skin diving, at 6 am on the brand new 605 freeway it really did go 100 mph, blowing smoke out the back. That summer I rebuilt the engine (under my dad's guidance). Fifty seven years later, I still fix my own cars and I still look for the differences in how each car is designed and engineered.

      My dad said he thought Studebaker was a company that operated with integrity. What does that mean? The '51 V8 was soundly designed with mechanical lifters, a rigid engine block, self adjusting brakes (in 1951) and no tricks (yeah, let me tell you about the Torx bolts in a '93 Mercedes crank pulley, and I dread working on my son's Lexus automatic trans.).

      These days, my surviving vehicle is a 313,000 mile Dodge Caravan, the Mitsubishi V6 doesn't need rebuilding but like my neighbor points out I just smile and throw parts at it.

      Hello all you Studebaker owners, best wishes that you enjoy your well built car.

      about 2 months ago
    • Branon Fontaine
      Branon Fontaine In reply to Lee McKusick

      Lee McKusick....how sad it is that your rig has Dodge on the name plate, but it's got a Jap built motor under the hood....

      about 2 months ago
    • CrazyPetez
      CrazyPetez

      Nicely done video. Nice story, and nicely restored Studebakers.đź‘Ť

      about 2 months ago
    • Bernie SchlĂ fer
      Bernie SchlĂ fer

      Really!!??
      This shows just how snobby ritz the rich really are... no one but the rich can afford these vehicles Just as it was back in the days... to show off just how rich one is
      Pure snobbery ....

      about 2 months ago
    • Brandon Slater
      Brandon Slater

      I loved this, but would’ve appreciated more than a glance at the c and k models :(

      about 2 months ago
    • Harry. B. Renner. jr.
      Harry. B. Renner. jr.

      If Studebaker were still around I would probably own one of them before I'd own a Chevrolet, Ford or a Chysler product.

      about 2 months ago
    • Harry. B. Renner. jr.
      Harry. B. Renner. jr.

      My grandfather had two Stuebakers they were Lark stationwagons the one he drove was very unique at the back of the car the tailgate arrangement was such that a person could roll the window down and drop the gate like normal but the top would slide in the other one was a basic Lark stationwagon my grandparents lived in rural Idaho and were farmers he used the basic Lark stationwagon for parts he used the one of the tractors to pull the car over on its side I can't remember exactly but think he needed the transmission out of the car anyways the other car was perfect for what he needed he used it to set the arrigation siphon tubes for people who don't know farms had ditch arrigation the tubes are how you get the water out of the ditch and flowing down the rows of the field it takes a lot of them to arrogate a field anyways the Lark that had the sliding top worked perfectly that was a pretty good car he drove that car for a long time and it was very reliable it is a memory from when I was young I will never forget the sliding top idea is something that would be good on today's SUVs it's a shame that studebaker went out of business they
      were very good cars.

      about 2 months ago
    • voitdive
      voitdive

      they look like they were designed by helen keller-just like loewys designs

      about 2 months ago
    • Google Plus Blows Chunks
      Google Plus Blows Chunks

      There is an Erskine golf course in SB. Is this related to the President of Studebaker?

      about 2 months ago
    • Lee
      Lee

      Ya, great vid. The Lark saved them for a while. The base Lark went back to the basic transportation car again.

      about 2 months ago
    • jeff hammers
      jeff hammers

      The Studebaker Corp. still exists. They manufacture lawn mowers and industrial equiptment and are based in Colorado

      about 2 months ago
    • Mary Rafuse
      Mary Rafuse

      Studebaker was well respected in Canada with Canadian operations. Actually the Canadian plant held on after the US plant closed. If ever their was a company that should have survived it was Studebaker. The Studebaker car seemed up to the Canadian winter challenge. A true feather in Studebaker's cap, so to speak. Car companies have their ups and downs. Don't let them see you sweat and don't quit.

      about 2 months ago
    • Garret Vaughn
      Garret Vaughn

      1967 Studebaker Cruiser in plum color with the white vinyl top was our family car, then my brother drove it until he went to college, then I drove it until I graduated in 1980. Funky little car with a small block Chevy 283cu.in. engine, full reclining seats, and an oval steering wheel. I would love to have it back and be able to restore it to like-new condition. A lot of great memories in that car.

      about 2 months ago
    • Tommy Truth
      Tommy Truth

      Studebaker Lark with a V8 engine. A LOT faster than it looks.

      about 2 months ago
    • Terry Stephens
      Terry Stephens

      Love my Studebakers !

      about 2 months ago
    • Alan Dewey
      Alan Dewey

      A S

      about 2 months ago
    • R Kelsey
      R Kelsey

      "kerb" feelers?

      about 2 months ago
    • Al Grayson
      Al Grayson

      My Dad's and Mother's graves are in the Erskine circle where the mausoleum of Albert R. Erskine is located. Also my great-uncle David's grave is next to theirs.
      My Dad was a crewman on a voyage in 1928 of the USS Steel Inventor, a United States Steel ore ship. Going to Rio de Janeiro it carried a load of 1928 Erskines, a short-lived Studebaker brand.
      I used to have a Studebaker buckboard. It was stolen by the sellers of a former lodge that I was buying. Somewhere I have a photo of the brass nameplate.

      about 2 months ago