Studebaker Light Six

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1922 Studebaker Light Six Touring Car
1924 Light Six with custom coachwork

The Studebaker Light Six was a car built by the Studebaker Corporation of South Bend, Indiana from 1918-1927.

Light Six[edit]

The Light Six originally came out in 1918.

Year Engine HP Transmission Wheelbase Tire Size
1920–1921 207.1CID L-head 1-bbl. inline Six[1] 40[2] 3-speed manual 112 in (2,845 mm) [1] 32"

Studebaker Standard Six[edit]

In August, 1924, the car was renamed the Studebaker Standard Six.

While in production, the Light Six / Standard Six represented Studebaker's least expensive model. The car was available in a full array of body styles throughout its production.

Studebaker Standard Six Dictator[edit]

In 1927, the car was renamed the Studebaker Standard Six Dictator in preparation for the 1928 model year when the car would be henceforth known as the Studebaker Dictator.

Standard Six Coach specifications (1926 data)[edit]

  • Color - Belgian blue with black upper structure
  • Seating Capacity – Five
  • Wheelbase - 113 in (2,900 mm)
  • Wheels - Wood
  • Tires - 31” x 5.25” balloon
  • Service Brakes - contracting on rear
  • Emergency Brakes - contract on drum on rear of transmission
  • Engine - Six-cylinder, vertical, cast in block, 3-3/8 x 4-1/2 inches; head removable; valves in side; H.P. 27.3 N.A.C.C.
  • Lubrication - Force-feed
  • Crankshaft - Four bearing
  • Radiator – Tubular
  • Cooling – Water Pump
  • Ignition – Storage Battery
  • Starting System – Two Unit
  • Voltage – Six to eight
  • Wiring System – Single
  • Gasoline System – Vacuum
  • Clutch – Dry plate, single disc
  • Transmission – Selective sliding
  • Gear Changes – 3 forward, 1 reverse
  • Drive – Spiral bevel
  • Rear Springs – Semi-elliptic
  • Rear Axle – Semi-floating
  • Steering Gear – Worm-and-wheel

Standard equipment[edit]

The new car price included the following items:

  • tools
  • jack
  • speedometer
  • ammeter
  • electric horn
  • thief-proof lock
  • automatic windshield cleaner
  • demountable rims
  • stop light
  • spare tire carrier
  • rear-view mirror
  • sun visor
  • cowl ventilator
  • headlight dimmer
  • clock
  • dome light

Optional equipment[edit]

The following equipment on new cars was available at extra charge:

  • Hydraulic four-wheel brakes with disc wheels

Source: Slauson, Harold Whiting; Greene, Howard (1926). "Leading American Motor Cars". Everyman’s Guide to Motor Efficiency. Leslie-Judge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4.
  2. ^ "Directory Index: Studebaker/1920 Studebaker/album". Oldcarbrochures.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-05. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
  • Kimes, Beverly R.; Clark, Henry A. (1996). The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1945. Krause Publications. ISBN 978-0-87341-428-9.