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1956 Studebaker Champion Series 56GKnow your VIN?
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Original Base Price $1,772.00
No. Produced 4,301
Body Maker Studebaker
No. Doors 2
Passengers
Model Number F
Weight 2,800lbs
Wheelbase 116.5 inches
Length 200.8 inches
Width 71.3 inches
Height 61 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 7.8
Brake Horsepower 101@4000
Rated Horsepower 21.6
Torque 152@1800
Main Bearings 4
Valve Lifters Mechanical
Block Material
Engine Numbers
Engine No. Location On upper 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
Semifloating
Hypoid
Differential Ratio 4.10
Front Independent coil springs
Rear Semi-elliptic leaf springs
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 12
Cooling System Centrifugal pump with thermostat
Radiator Cellular tubular
Fuel Type Regular
Mileage
Wheel Type
Wheel Mfr
Wheel Size
Tire Type
Tire Size 6.4 x 15
Spare Location Trunk
Fuel 18 Gallons
Oil 5 Quarts
Transmission 1.6 Pints
Cooling System 11 Quarts
Rear Differential 2.5 Pints
Front Differential Not Applicable
Transfer Case Not Applicable
Not Rated
VIN/Serial no. G1357501 to G1379117
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Add'l Serial Nos.: 936701 to G938796

Studebaker-The Complete Story W.Cannon & F.FoxLos Angeles Public Library
630 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles CA 90071
(213) 228-7000
www.lapl.org
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
www.hcfi.org
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
Doeskin
Mocha
Tangerine
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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