1953 Studebaker | Old Car
In 1953 Studebaker radically redesigned all of its models and discontinued the 1947–1952 panoramic “5-passenger” (“Starlight”) coupe. Studebaker sedans rode on an 116 in (2,900 mm) wheelbase, although emphasis was placed on the sports car like “Loewy” 2-door coupes that rode on Studebaker’s longer 120 in (3,000 mm) wheelbase. Offered in both Champion and Commander model ranges, the coupes were available as pillared and hardtop body styles. Hardtop coupes were designated Starliners while the Starlight designation was applied to the five window pillared coupes.