Studebaker President FE L State Touring 7-seater

Studebaker President FE L State Touring 7-seater

First registration: 1930

Produced: 7 pcs.

Body type: convertible

Transmission: 3-speed manual

Traction: RWD (rear-wheel drive)

Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Power: 85kW/115HP

Studebaker, founded in South Bend, Indiana in 1852, found their original success in making wheelbarrows for the California Gold Rush. In 1902, Studebaker entered the automotive business with electric vehicles. By 1904, they had switched to gasoline vehicles, all sold under the name ‘Studebaker Automobile Company. The 1930 Studebaker Eight was produced between 1929 and 1933 and was engineered by the legendary Delmar G. ‘Barney’ Roos. Power was from a 337 cubic-inch straight 8-cylinder engine offering 115 horsepower. From 8740 produced cars, only 7 had touring bodies. 1 in 1928, 4 in 1929 and 2 in 1930. Just 4 President Eights with L-style phaeton bodies are known to exist today.