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Original Base Price $1,482.00
No. Produced 6,400
Body Maker Studebaker
No. Doors 4
Passengers 6
Model Number W1
Weight 2,690lbs
Wheelbase 115 inches
Length 197 9/16 inches
Width 70 11/16 inches
Height 61.25 inches
Front Tread 56.5 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 7.0 to 1
Compression Ratio-Opt 7.5 to 1
Brake Horsepower 85@4000
Rated Horsepower 21.6
Torque 138@2400
Main Bearings 4
Valve Lifters Mechanical
Block Material
Engine Numbers Starting 911501 & C36722
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 2.57 to 1
2nd 1.55 to 1
3rd 1 to 1
4th Not applicable
5th Not applicable
Reverse 3.48 to 1
Single plate dry disc
Clutch Size 8 inches
Differential Ratio 4.10
Front Independent coil springs
Rear Longitudinal leaf spring
Cam & lever
Service 4 wheel 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 water pump
Radiator Cellular
Fuel Type
Wheel Type
Wheel Mfr
Wheel Size
Tire Type
Tire Size 6.4 x 15
Spare Location Trunk
Fuel 18 Gallons
Oil 5 Quarts
Transmission 1.2 Pints
Cooling System 10 Quarts
Rear Differential 2.5 Pints
Front Differential Not Applicable
Transfer Case Not Applicable
Not Rated
VIN/Serial no. G1115501 to G1197180
VIN Description
VIN Location On plate on left front door lock post. Add'l Serial Nos.: G907301 toG917641
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Additional Information

Studebaker-The Complete Story W.Cannon & F.FoxLos Angeles Public Library
630 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles CA 90071
(213) 228-7000
Studebaker Supp-1951 Pass Car Shop Man'l - 1952 Models 12G & 3HHorseless 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 January 1952Horseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age November 1951Horseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age June 1952Detroit Public Library (Nat'l Auto. Hist. Collctn)
5201 Woodward
Detroit MI 48202
(313) 833-1456
Paint Type Enamel
Colors Concord Blue
Aqua Green
Surf Gray
Cuban Red
Nocturne Blue
Piedmont Gray
Tahoe Green
Shell Ivory
Shadow Green
Walnut Brown
Corning Olive
Spartan Rust
Venice Red
London Gray
Velvet Black
Maui Blue
Rio Green
Sahara Sand
All colors may not be available in all models.
Two Tone Colors Available
Standard/Optional Equipment
Studebaker automatic transmissionOpt
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