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1955 Studebaker Champion DeLuxe Series 16G6Know your VIN?
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Original Base Price $1,664.00
No. Produced 13,621
Body Maker Studebaker
No. Doors 4
Model Number W
Weight 2,805lbs
Wheelbase 116.5 inches
Length 202.25 inches
Width 69.5 inches
Height 61.625 inches
Front Tread 56.7 inches
Rear Tread 55.7 inches
Type In line L-head
Displacement 185.55 cu. in.
Cylinders 6
Bore & Stroke 3 & 4 3/8 inches
Compression Ratio-Std 7.5 to 1
Compression Ratio-Opt Not applicable
Brake Horsepower 101@4000
Rated Horsepower 21.6
Torque 152@1800
Main Bearings 4
Valve Lifters Mechanical
Block Material
Engine Numbers Starting 1138001
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 2.605 to 1
2nd 1.63 to 1
3rd 1 to 1
4th Not applicable
5th Not applicable
Reverse 3.536 to 1
Single plate dry disc
Clutch Size 9.1 inches
Differential Ratio 4.10
Front Independent coil springs
Rear Longitudinal leaf spring
Cam & lever or worm & roller
Service 4 wheel hydraulic drum
Front Size 10 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 Regular
Wheel Type
Wheel Mfr
Wheel Size
Tire Type
Tire Size 6.4 x 15
Spare Location Trunk
Fuel 18 Gallons
Oil 5 Quarts
Transmission 1.625 Pints
Cooling System 10 Quarts
Rear Differential 2.5 Pints
Front Differential Not Applicable
Transfer Case Not Applicable
Not Rated
VIN/Serial no. G1316501 to G1357374
VIN Description
VIN Location On plate on left front door lock post. Add'l Serial Nos.: G932501 to G936679
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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
1955 Studebaker Passenger Car Shop ManualLos Angeles Public Library
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
8186 Center St. Suite F P.O. Box 4119
La Mesa CA 91944-4119
(619) 464-0301
Serial No. Book for US Cars 1900-1975 G. BrighamHorseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age January 1955Horseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age July 1955Detroit Public Library (Nat'l Auto. Hist. Collctn)
5201 Woodward
Detroit MI 48202
(313) 833-1456
Paint Type Enamel
Colors Saginaw Green
Cascade Green
Tilden Gray
Alpena Blue
Windsor Blue
Encino Cream
Sheridan Green
Sonora Beige
Pima Red
All colors may not be available in all models.
Two Tone Colors Available
Standard/Optional Equipment
Automatic Drive automatic transmissionOpt
Power steeringOpt
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