• June 22, 2015

1947 Studebaker Champion Convertible

1947 Studebaker Champion Convertible

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Body Style: Convertible Coupe
Factory Price: $1,902
Production: 105,097
Weight: 2,875 lbs
Engine: 6 cylinder
Horse Power: 80
Cubic Inches: 169.6
Wheel Base: 112 in
Transmission: 3 on a tree
Brakes: hydraulic


[column grid=”2″ span=”1″]Studebaker’s new body style for 1947 was started in 1940 by Robert Bourke. It was this work that prompted Bourke to hire the design firm Loewy & Associates. Under the direction of Loewy’s Chief Stylist Virgil Exner, the Loewy design team was able to turn Studebaker’s profitability in 1947 to earnings of more than $9,000,000 in profits.