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.


  1. lloyd dezarn February 20, 2014 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    I miss the American cars of old. I used to wait impatiently to see what the new American cars looked like. now the most of them looks the same, foreign or American, if you can call them American, you have to read closely at what you are buying as there is very few true American cars any more. please take me back to when we used to argue over which American car was the best, fastest, pretiest, dependable, and what driver would win in your favorite one.

  2. george degraw February 26, 2015 at 9:53 am - Reply

    had a 53 but not rag top, did a valve job on it . ran good, nice car…..

  3. Martin Reed March 11, 2018 at 8:13 am - Reply

    The pic is a little misleading as Studebaker never made a car like this, they should have , but they didnt

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