1950-1951 Studebaker Specifications

The name Studebaker is known to every car fan, and the 1950-1951 models are the ones that made the name for the South Bend company. Here are 1950-1951 Studebaker specifications for every trim level of the bullet-nose models, Champion and Commander.

1951 Studebaker
The 1951 Studebakers looked much like the 1950s,
but had improved suspension for a smoother ride.

1950 Studebaker Champion
ModelWeight (lbs.)
Price (new)Number built
Custom 4-door 2,730$1,519
16,000
Custom 2-door
2,695
$1,487
19,593
Custom Starlight
2,690
$1,514
3,583
Custom business
2,620
$1,419
1,562
DeLuxe 4-door
2,750
$1,597
46,027
DeLuxe 2-door
2,720
$1,565
45,280
DeLuxe Starlight
2,705
$1,592
19,028
DeLuxe business
2,635
$1,497
2,082
Regal DeLuxe 4-door
2,755
$1,676
55,296
Regal DeLuxe 2-door
2,725
$1,644
21,976
Regal DeLuxe Starlight
2,715
$1,671
29,966
Regal DeLuxe business
2,640
$1,576
849
Regal DeLuxe convertible
2,900
$1,981
9,362
Total


270,604

1950 Studebaker Commander
Model
Weight (lbs.)
Price (new)
Number built
DeLuxe 4-door
3,255
1,902
11,440
DeLuxe 2-door
3,215
1,871
4,588
DeLuxe Starlight
3,215
1,897
4,383
Regal DeLuxe 4-door
3,265
2,024
14,832
Regal DeLuxe 2-door
3,220
1,992
2,363
Regal DeLuxe Starlight
3,220
2,018
7,375
Regal DeLuxe convertible
3,375
2,328
2,867
Land Cruiser
3,355
2,18724,712
Total Commander


72,560
Total 1950 Studebaker


343,164

1951 Studebaker Champion
ModelWeight (lbs.)
Price (new)Number built
Custom 4-door 2,690$1,571
9,972
Custom 2-door
2,670
$1,540
10,689
Custom Starlight
2,650
$1,566
2,781
Custom business
2,585
$1,471
2,429
DeLuxe 4-door
2,715
$1,649
26,019
DeLuxe 2-door
2,690
$1,618
18,591
DeLuxe Starlight
2,675
$1,644
9,444
DeLuxe business
2,610
$1,549
961
Regal 4-door
2,720
$1,728
35,201
Regal 2-door
2,690
$1,697
8,931
Regal Starlight
2,675
$1,723
14,103
Regal business
2,615
$1,628
373
Regal convertible
2,890
$2,034
4,742
Total


144,236

1951 Studebaker Commander
Model
Weight (lbs.)
Price (new)
Number built
Regal 4-door
3,065
$1,839
29,60
Regal 2-door
3,045
$1,807
8,034
Regal Starlight
3,030
$1,833
8,192
Regal business
not available
$1,758
1
State 4-door
3,070
$1,939
21,134
State 2-door
3,045
$1,907
3,903
State Starlight
3,030
$1,933
11,637
State convertible
3,240
$2,244
3,770
Land Cruiser
3,165
$2,071
38,055
Total Commander


124,329
Total 1951 Studebaker


268,565

Selected Specifications

General


Champion
Commander
Land Cruiser
Wheelbase (in.)
113 (1950)
115 (1951)

120 (1950)
115 (1951)
124 (1950)
119 (1951)
Overall length (in.)
197.25 (1950)
197.5 (1951)
207.9 (1950)
197.5 (1951)
211.9 (1950)
201.5 (1951)
Front tread (in.)
56.4 (1950)
56.5 (1951)

55.5 (1950)
56.5 (1951)
55.5 (1950)
56.5 (1951)
Rear tread (in.)
54
54
54
Fuel tank (gal.)
18
18
18
Cooling system (qt.)
10; 11.5 w/Climatizer
13.5; 15 w/Climatizer (1950)
17.25; 18.75 w/Climatizer (1951)
13.5; 15 w/Climatizer (1950)
17.25; 18.75 w/Climatizer (1951)
Construction layout
front engine, rear-wheel drivefront engine, rear-wheel drive
front engine, rear-wheel drive
Type
body on frame
body on framebody on frame
Body material
steel
steel
steel

Powertrains


Champion
Commander (1950)
Commander (1951)
Type
Inline L-head six-cylinder Inline L-head six-cylinder90-degree overhead-valve V-8
Material
Cast-iron block and heads Cast-iron block and heads
Cast-iron block and heads
Bore and stroke
3.00x4.00 3.31x4.75
3.38x3.25
Displacement (cubic inches)
169.6 245.6
232.6
Horsepower (@ rpm)
85 @ 4,000
102 @ 3,200
120 @ 4,000
Torque (lbs-ft @ rpm)
138 @ 2,400
205 @ 1,200
190 @ 2,000
Compression ratio
7.0:1 (standard);
7.5:1 (optional)
7.0:1 (standard);
7.5:1 (optional)
7.0:1 (standard);
7.5:1 (optional)
Main bearings
4
4
5
Carburetor
1-bbl Carter1-bbl Carter2-bbl Stromberg
Valve lifters
mechanical
mechanical
mechanical
Transmission
3-speed manual*, synchromesh on 2nd and 3rd gears,
column-mounted shifter

3-speed manual*, synchromesh on 2nd and 3rd gears,
column-mounted shifter

3-speed manual*, synchromesh on 2nd and 3rd gears,
column-mounted shifter

Crankcase (qt.)
5, 6 w/oil filter
6, 7 w/oil filter
6, 7 w/oil filter
Electrical System
6-volt, positive ground
6-volt, positive ground6-volt, positive ground
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*Standard. Transmission options included overdrive and, from mid 1950, Automatic Drive three-speed torque-converter automatic.

Suspension, Brakes, Tires, and Wheels


Champion
Commander
Land Cruiser
Front
Independent coil spring and wishbone
Independent coil spring and wishboneIndependent coil spring and wishbone
Rear
Solid axle; semielliptic leaf springs
Solid axle; semielliptic leaf springsSolid axle; semielliptic leaf springs
Shock absorbers (front and rear)
Tubular
Houdaville (1950)
Tubular (1951)
Houdaville (1950)
Tubular (1951)
Brake type
4-wheel hydraulic, cast-iron drums
4-wheel hydraulic, cast-iron drums4-wheel hydraulic, cast-iron drums
Tire size
6.40X157.60X15 (1950)
7.10X15 (1951)
7.60X15 (1950)
7.10X15 (1951)
Wheels
Steel disc
Steel disc
Steel disc

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