Studebaker for 1948
The upward trend from 1947 continued in 1948, with
over $19 million in earnings
on calender year output. This led to a Studebaker record in produced cars.
Studebakers were sparcely changed in '48 mostly due to the large make over
in '47. A winged hood medallion were added on Champions too and provided
instant identification though. Commanders got a horizontal chrome upper
molding instead of body colored on front edge of hood. Another more
significant change were a price increase of around $200 all over the lineup.
Again both Commanders and Champions were offered as two- and four-door
sedans, (4-doors had suicide back doors) 3 passenger coupe, 5 passenger
coupe and the convertible coupe. Commanders also offered the longer
Landcruiser. All were still available in base DeLuxe trim or in the optional
Regal DeLuxe trim except for the convertible which was only offered in
Regal DeLuxe trim. Champions carried a 169.6 cui inline six producing
80 hp and Commanders had the 226.2 cui inline six with 94 hp.
A total of 99.282 Champions and 85.711 Commanders were produced
during the model year.
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