Wed, 17th Oct 2018 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 41

1921 Studebaker Light Six Tourer

Sold for £10,125

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: BF 6278
Chassis No: 1030947
Mot Expiry: Exempt

- Restored example, Red with Black interior

- 3.4-litre six cylinder engine

- 3-speed gearbox, Firestone Non-Skid tyres

Prompted by the demand for more affordable cars following the cessation of WWI hostilities, the Studebaker Light Six model came into being at the company's massive purpose-built new plant at South Bend, Indiana in April 1920, and remained in production for the next seven years. Power came from a 40hp 207ci L-head straight-six engine that The Motor described as 'silent, vibrationless, flexible and powerful, and the car's best feature'. The type of five-passenger Tourer now offered was among four choices of bodywork. This delightful example has self-evidently been the subject of a comprehensive restoration and the vendor presently considers the Studebaker's bodywork, Red over Black paintwork, Black interior trim, engine and three-speed manual gearbox to all be in 'excellent' order. The car rides on wooden artillery wheels shod with Firestone 'Non-skid' tyres and was imported to the UK around four years ago. It comes complete with V5C and the UK registration 'BF 6278'.

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