The Ultimate Appliance Car: The Studebaker Westinghouse Pickup

Studebaker in 1963 was like MySpace in 2013 — on life support. Things had been bad for the South Bend company for a while, and they, like so many of us when things get desperate, fled to Canada. But there was one small ray of hope: a contract from Westinghouse to make a purpose-built truck. » 6/03/13 2:20pm 6/03/13 2:20pm

The Greatest Dead American Car Brands From The 1950s

America has had a rough week. The tragedies in Massachusetts and Texas are still firmly on everyone’s minds, despite the jubilation last night, and it can begin to weigh on a country. With all that’s been going on, why don’t we take a brief respite and work up a bit of nostalgia? » 4/20/13 1:30pm 4/20/13 1:30pm

1941 Studebaker Champion: The Jalopnik Classic Review

Remember the car you had at 16? I remember mine. A Wrigley's-gum beige 1968 VW Beetle I saved up $600 to buy when I was 15, then waited and stared at every day until I turned 16 and could actually drive it. Of course, it was wrecked within a year or so, because that's what usually happens to cars owned by 16 year old… » 2/04/13 2:20pm 2/04/13 2:20pm

Another Avanti Owned By Raymond Loewy Heads To Auction

If you missed your chance to purchase the personal Studebaker Avanti of the famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy last December 11th, you'll have another chance next month. It's not the same car, but it is another Avanti owned by the man who designed Studebaker's automotive swan song. » 4/28/12 2:00pm 4/28/12 2:00pm

Studebaker Burnt To The Ground By Vandals Is A Truly Painful Sight

While any act of automotive vandalism is senseless, we've heard of few more pointless acts of vehicular destruction than what happened last weekend outside of the Canadian city of Edmonton, AL. Sometime between last Saturday and last Sunday vandals broke into the barn where Don Keltie kept his car collection and the… » 4/22/12 9:00am 4/22/12 9:00am

Buy the personal Studebaker Avanti of the man who designed it

Raymond Loewy must be the most prolific industrial designer who’s ever lived. After the Coke bottle, the Greyhound Scenicruiser and the interior of Howard Hughes’s Boeing 307, he designed the coolest American sports coupé. Loewy’s Avanti is a 1963 model and here is how it’s described by Los Angeles Modern Auctions: » 12/07/11 3:30pm 12/07/11 3:30pm

Most Sensible Daily Driver Ever: Propane-Burning, Supercharged…

You say your daily driver needs classic early-60s looks, clean-burning alternative fuel... and enough supercharged horsepower to rip out your spine? You want instant Project Car Hell Poster Child status? We've found your next car! » 7/03/10 3:00pm 7/03/10 3:00pm