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1937-1939 Studebaker Coupe-Express


1937, 1938, 1939 Studebaker Coupe-Express Specifications

Here are selected specifications for the 1937, 1938, and 1939 Studebaker Coupe-Express models.

1939 Studebaker Coupe-Express
Though the front of the 1939 Studebaker
Coupe-Express was changed, the cab and
cargo box were carried over from 1938.

1937-1939 ­Studebaker Coupe-Express: Selected Specifications
General
Wheelbase (in.)
115.5 (1937)

116.5 (1938-39)
Overall length (in.)
192.5 (1937)

193.75 (1938-39)
Overall width (in.)
72.0 (1937)

73.0 (1938-39)
Overall height (in.)
67
Weight (lbs)
3,168 (1937)

3,250 (1938-39)
Gross vehicle rating (lbs)
4,500
Ground clearance (in.)
8.5 (1937)

8.13 (1938-39)
Fuel tank (gal)
18
Price, with cargo box ($)
595 (1937)

735 (1938)

695 (1939)
Construction
Body type
sedan pickup
Seating capacity
3
Material
steel
Engine
Type
in line L-head 6-cylinder
Material
cast-iron block

aluminum-alloy pistons
Bore × stroke (in.)
3.25 × 4.38 (1937)

3.31 × 4.38 (1938-39)
Displacement (cid)
217.8 (1937)

226.0 (1938-39)
Horsepower @ rpm
86 @ 3000 (1937)

90 @ 3400 (1938-39)
Compression ratio
6.0:1
Main bearings
4
Carburetor
1-bbl downdraft
Ignition
6-volt, positive ground
Cooling-system capacity (qts)
13 (1937) 14 (1938-39)
Engine-oil capacity (qts)
5.5
Clutch and Transmission
Transmission type
3-speed manual1, synchromesh, floor-mounted shifter2
Clutch type
single dry plate
Drive
Type
underslung hypoid axle
Ratio
4.55:1
Suspension
Front
solid I-beam axle, elliptic leaf springs3 (1937) “planar” independent (1938-39)
Rear
semielliptic leaf springs, two-stage
Shock absorbers
tubular (1937) Houdaille lever-type (1938-39)
Brakes
Type
4-wheel hydraulic internal-expanding drums
Lining area (sq in.)
137.75
Tires and Wheels
Tire size
6.00 × 164
Wheels
steel disc5
1Standard equipment; overdrive optional. 2Standard equipment; dash-mounted vacuum shift (1938) and column shift (1939) optional. 3Standard equipment; “palnar” independent suspension optional 4Standard equipment; 6.50 × 16 (1937-39) and 7.00 × 16 (1939) optional. 5 Steel spoke optional in 1937.

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