About a block from my home (Note: blocks are flexible, I live in the country) is a mechanic who has decided to sell cars. Generally he has pretty normal cars. The other night I was coming home from somewhere and this pops up. There was enough light that I figured I could get a couple pictures. I don’t think I have ever seen a used car lot that was encased in barbed wire. Well this is East Texas, and now I realize that I have. I found this Studebaker the evening before Tom’s half dark cavalier appeared. I prefer white for that time of day.
This is a Studebaker Champion from 1956 or 1957. I pegged it as a 56 and it looks like one. When trying to do due diligence, I came to find that I cannot tell the difference between the two years. I thought I had found something to tell the difference when I realized that there is no strip in the rear window. I quickly realized this separates the Champion from the President but not a ’56 from a ’57. According to that well respected font of wisdom google images, the grill did not change. I do not have to ask if there are any Studephiles in the readership here. I know there are some much more knowledgeable than I. Have a shot at it. ’56 or ’57?
Whichever it is, from what I can see of the interior it’s clean. I would be plumb tickled to find a stall for it in my stable.