Studebaker for 1954
A belated newcomer in '54 was the two-door all steel wagon,
which was Studebaker's first
station wagon. The Conestoga name came from the famous "prairie schooners" of the firm's
infancy. The little change '54 lineup were identified by the eggcrate grill inserts. Commanders
also got 7 extra horses (127hp in all) and both Commanders and Champions got larger brakes.
Studebaker and Packard meld into Studebaker-Packard Corporation late in year. Packard
president James J. Nance takes charge of the new company. Both Commanders and
Champions were offered as 2 and 4 door sedans, Starlight coupe, the Starliner hardtop
coupe and the brand new Conestoga wagon. Commanders also offered the 4 door
Landcruiser. Champions were available in Custom, DeLuxe and Regal trim. Commanders
offered DeLuxe and Regal trim. Champions continued carrying the 169.6 cui inline 6
producing 85 hp and Commanders had the 232.6 cui V8 now with 127 hp. A total of
51.431 Champions and 30.499 Commanders were produced during the model year.
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