Saturday, December 17, 2011
'38 Studebaker Coupe Express
The Studebaker Coupe Express pickup truck was produced from 1937 through 1939. The pick-up shared many similarities to the passenger cars and was built atop of the Studebaker Dictator chassis. The box of the vehicle was constructed of steel. Under the hood was an L-head six-cylinder flathead engine attached to a three-speed manual gearbox. A Borg-Warner 3-speed unit with overdrive was offered as optional equipment. The Coupe Express came in a variety of options including a wire wheel, steel 'Artillery' spoke wheel, and steel-disc types. A radio, heater, turn indicators, and a reinforced wire-sliding back window was offered as optional equipment.
In 1937 there were 3000 examples produced. The following year, 1200 units were created. The number dropped to 1000 in 1939.
With right-hand drive, this export model must be among the rarest examples!
I'm sure there is a good story to explain the non-original wood bed.
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