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Original Base Price $2,257.00
No. Produced 3,050
Body Maker Studebaker
No. Doors 2
Model Number K7
Weight 3,215lbs
Wheelbase 116.5 inches
Length 203.9 inches
Width 70.4 inches
Height 58.1 inches
Front Tread 56.7 inches
Rear Tread 55.7 inches
Type V8 Valve-in-head
Displacement 289.07 cu. in.
Cylinders 8
Bore & Stroke 3 9/16 & 3 5/8 inches
Compression Ratio-Std 7.8
Compression Ratio-Opt 8.3
Brake Horsepower 195@4500
Rated Horsepower 40.61
Torque 286@2800
Main Bearings 5
Valve Lifters Mechanical
Block Material
Engine Numbers
Engine No. Location On block near right side of distributor mounting.
Lubrication Pressure to all bearings excluding wrist pin
Type Dual downdraft
Make Stromberg
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 10.3 inches
Differential Ratio 3.54
Front Independent coil springs
Rear Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Cam & lever or worm & roller
Service 4 wheel hydraulic drum
Front Size 11 inches
Rear Size 10 inches
Emergency Rear service brakes
Size 10 inches
Exhaust System Single
Ignition System Distributor and coil
Battery 12
Cooling System Centrifugal pump with thermostat
Radiator Cellular tubular
Fuel Type Regular
Wheel Type
Wheel Mfr
Wheel Size
Tire Type
Tire Size 7.1 x 15
Spare Location Trunk
Fuel 18 Gallons
Oil 5 Quarts
Transmission 2.4 Pints
Cooling System 17 Quarts
Rear Differential 3 Pints
Front Differential Not Applicable
Transfer Case Not Applicable
Not Rated
VIN/Serial no. 7171001 to 7188817
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Add'l Serial Nos.: 7808501 to 7811699

Studebaker-The Complete Story W.Cannon & F.FoxLos Angeles Public Library
630 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles CA 90071
(213) 228-7000
1956 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 November 1948Horseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age April 1956Horseless Carriage Foundation
Paint Type Enamel
Colors Rosebud
Sunglow Gold
Seaside Green
Daybreak Blue
Snowcap White
Air Force Blue Metallic
Glenbrook Green Metallic
Romany Red
Cambridge Gray Metallic
Ceramic Green Metalli-Chrome
Redwood Metallic
Yellowstone Yellow
All colors may not be available in all models.
Two Tone Colors Available
Standard/Optional Equipment
Ultramatic automatic transmissionOpt
Power steeringOpt
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