Studebaker J5 Coupe-Express – 1937

Studebaker J5 Coupe-Express - 1937


Studebaker Coupe Express J5 – 1937


Marca : Studebaker
Modello : Coupe Express
Versione : J5
Anno : 1937
Telaio N. : —
Motore N. : T-1963
Esemplari prodotti : 3.125
Motore : 6 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 218 cu. in.
Distribuzione : L-head
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : 1 carb.
Potenza : 86 CV a 3.000 giri/min
Top speed Km/h : —


Auction Result
2016 – Motor City – RM Sotheby’s – $ 77.000


Studebaker J5 Coupe-Express - 1937

Having re-tooled its entire lineup in 1936, Studebakers for 1937 received a streamlined facelift, for which famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy was responsible. In addition to a more pointed grille, an alligator hood, opening from the front, and extended hood louvers were added to what was already a handsome automobile. A new model was added, too, called the Coupe-Express. This dual-purpose vehicle offered passenger car comfort and three-passenger seating in a commercial car that offered greater hauling capacity than the typical business coupe of the times.

Studebaker J5 Coupe-Express - 1937

In reality, Studebaker foretold the coming Ford Ranchero and Chevrolet El Camino pickups . . . 20 years ahead of its competitors. The unique model was manufactured from January to July 1937, with just 3,125 built. Production continued through 1939 with just over 5,000 in total of the stylish pickup produced. It was quite a high-style bargain at $695 before options. All Coupe-Express models came with the spare tire mounted on the right front fender. Based on the six-cylinder 5A Dictator chassis, it shared its front-end sheet metal with its passenger car sibling. A new panel was fabricated to enclose the cab, while a robust 16-gauge, double-wall steel pickup bed was fitted, enabling a carrying capacity of half a ton.

Studebaker J5 Coupe-Express - 1937

 

Studebaker J5 Coupe-Express - 1937

 

Studebaker J5 Coupe-Express - 1937

 

Studebaker J5 Coupe-Express - 1937

 

Studebaker J5 Coupe-Express - 1937

 

Studebaker J5 Coupe-Express - 1937


 

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