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1955 Studebaker Coupe and Speedster Ads

For 1955, Studebaker two-doors were offered as a hardtop and coupe. They could be had in 6 cylinder "Champion" form, as a V8 "Commander" or in upscale V8 "President" and "Speedster" trim.

The early year V8 cars utilized an extremely short stroke 224 CID version with a bore and stroke of 3.5625" x 2.8125" which produced 140 HP with a 2-barrel and 160 HP with a 4-barrel carburetor.  Mid-year, a 259 CID upgrade was made available with the same 3.5625" bore but a more reasonable 3.25" stroke  for 185 HP with a 4-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust (standard in the Speedster and President).

The Lowey designed Coupe, introduced in 1953, was considered a great styling exercise and was quite popular. Studebaker marketed it as a "Sports Car", and its low slung body did handle quite well.

For 1955, Coupe production was 34,621 units: Champion Six -10,701; Commanders V8 - 14,910; and President/Speedsters - 9,010.

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The Speedster was a true sports coupe with performance and handling to match its looks

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1955 Studebaker Ad "Sports Car Styling at its best!"

1955 Studebaker President Speedster Ad "Biggest thrill on wheels!" Contributed by Jim McCuan.

1955 Studebaker President Speedster Ad "Speedster by Studebaker" (12.4 x8.25). This copy was used as an ad, a mailer and as a postcard.

1955 Studebaker Hardtop and Coupe Ad "Sleek, smart and speedy . . ." (20.6 x14.0)

1955 Studebaker President Hardtop Coupe Ad "America's raciest looking sports car!" (20.7 x14.0)

1955 Studebaker President Hardtop Coupe Ad "Styled by Studebaker for sports-minded America!" (20.6 x15.0)

1955 Studebaker President Speedster Ad "Something new and very special" (10.4 x14.0)