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1949 Studebaker Champion DeLuxe Series 8GKnow your VIN?
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Original Base Price $1,497.00
No. Produced 10,359
Body Maker Studebaker
No. Doors 2
Model Number F3
Weight 2,675lbs
Wheelbase 112 inches
Length 190 21/32 inches
Width 69 19/32 inches
Height 60.75 inches
Front Tread 56.25 inches
Rear Tread 54 inches
Type In line L-head
Displacement 169.6 cu. in.
Cylinders 6
Bore & Stroke 3 & 4 inches
Compression Ratio-Std 6.5 to 1
Compression Ratio-Opt
Brake Horsepower 80@4000
Rated Horsepower 21.6
Torque 134@2000
Main Bearings 4
Valve Lifters Mechanical
Block Material
Engine Numbers Starting 441001
Engine No. Location On front left corner and left side of block.
Lubrication Pressure to all bearings excluding wrist pin
Type Single downdraft
Make Carter
Type Helical
Drive Rear wheel drive
No. Of Gears 3
Gear Ratios
1st 1.63
2nd 2.61
3rd 1 to 1
4th Not applicable
5th Not applicable
Reverse 3.54
Single plate
Clutch Size 8 inches
Differential Ratio 4.10
Front Independent transverse
Rear Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Cam & twin lever
Service Hydraulic drum
Front Size 9 inches
Rear Size 9 inches
Emergency Rear service brakes
Size 9 inches
Exhaust System Single
Ignition System Distributor and coil
Battery 6
Cooling System Centrifugal pump with thermostat
Radiator Cellular
Fuel Type
Wheel Type
Wheel Mfr
Wheel Size 15 x 5
Tire Type 4 ply
Tire Size 5.5 x 15
Spare Location Trunk
Fuel 17 Gallons
Oil 5 Quarts
Transmission 1.5 Pints
Cooling System 10 Quarts
Rear Differential 2.5 Pints
Front Differential Not Applicable
Transfer Case Not Applicable
Not Rated
VIN/Serial no. G400501 to G467960
VIN Description
VIN Location On plate on left front door lock post. Add'l Serial Nos.: G839701 to G851668
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Additional Information

Studebaker Shop Manual 1947-1949Los Angeles Public Library
630 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles CA 90071
(213) 228-7000
Studebaker-The Complete Story W.Cannon & F.FoxLos Angeles Public Library
Chassis Parts Cat'g - Studebaker Champion/Commander 6's 1947-1949 SeriesHorseless Carriage Foundation
8186 Center St. Suite F P.O. Box 4119
La Mesa CA 91944-4119
(619) 464-0301
Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975 Krause Pub.Los Angeles Public Library
The Production Figure Book for U.S. Cars Jerry HeasleyHorseless Carriage Foundation
Serial No. Book for US Cars 1900-1975 G. BrighamHorseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age December 1948Horseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age November 1948Horseless Carriage Foundation
Paint Type
Colors Varsity Maroon
Allegheny Gray Light
Tulip Cream No. 2
Willow Green
Bahama Mist
Holiday Red
Glacier Green
Plaza Gray
Highland Mist
Silver Mist
Bermuda Green
Copper Mist No. 2
Sonora Tan
Copper Mist
Midnight Blue
Concord Blue
All colors may not be available in all models.
Two Tone Colors Available
Standard/Optional Equipment
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