1946 Studebaker Skyway Champion coupe, one of the 1946 Studebaker Skyway Champion line of collectible cars.
1946 Studebaker Skyway Champion coupe

For a time after World War II, Studebaker built a limited number of 1946 Studebaker Skyway Champions with prewar body dies and the well-proven 80-bhp L-head six.

Alterations from 1942 were minimal: the upper grille molding was extended under the headlamps, and side hood moldings were eliminated. As in '42, optional auxiliary lamps were available for the front fender tops.

The production run for the 1946 Studebaker Skyway Champion was short -- just 19,275 units were built -- because an all-new postwar model was on the way.

Pluses of the 1946 Studebaker Skyway Champion:

  • Quite rare, especially coupes
  • The end of a design era
  • Well built

Minuses of the 1946 Studebaker Skyway Champion:

  • Now quite pricey for a Champion
  • Hard to find
  • Certain body parts now in short supply

Production of the 1946 Studebaker Skyway Champion:

  • 3-passenger coupe: 2,465
  • 5-passenger coupe: 1,285
  • 2-door club sedan: 5,000
  • 4-door sedan: 10,525

Specifications of the 1946 Studebaker Skyway Champion:
Wheelbase, inches: 110.0
Length, inches:
197.8
Weight, pounds: 2,491-2,566
Price, new:
$1,002-$1,097

Engines for the 1946 Studebaker Skyway Champion:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
sv I-6 169.6 cid
80 1946

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