Studebaker President

Studebaker President

First registration: 1931


Body type: sedan

Transmission: 3-speed manual

Traction: RWD (rear-wheel drive)

Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Power: 91kW/122HP

Studebaker, founded in South Bend, Indiana in 1852, found their original success in making wheelbarrows for the California Gold Rush. In 1902, Studebaker entered the automotive business with electric vehicles. By 1904, they had switched to gasoline vehicles, all sold under the name ‘Studebaker Automobile Company. The 1930 Studebaker Eight was produced between 1929 and 1933 and was engineered by the legendary Delmar G. ‘Barney’ Roos. Power was from a 337 cubic-inch straight 8-cylinder engine offering 115 horsepower. The President’s were produced in two different platforms, a 125-ihc and a 135-inch wheelbase. The Presidents captured several land speed records, some of which went unbroken for three and a half decades.