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Original Base Price $1,935.00
No. Produced 38,055
Body Maker Studebaker
No. Doors 4
Model Number Y5
Weight 3,165lbs
Wheelbase 115 inches
Length 201.5 inches
Width 70 11/16 inches
Height 61.25 inches
Front Tread 56.5 inches
Rear Tread 54 inches
Type 90 degree V8 Valve-in-head
Displacement 232.6 cu. in.
Cylinders 8
Bore & Stroke 3 3/8 & 3 1/4 inches
Compression Ratio-Std 7.0 to 1
Compression Ratio-Opt
Brake Horsepower 120@4000
Rated Horsepower 36.4
Torque 190@2000
Main Bearings 5
Valve Lifters Mechanical
Block Material
Engine Numbers Starting V101
Engine No. Location On front left corner and left side of block.
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
Clutch Size 9.25 inches
Differential Ratio 4.09
Rear Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Cam & lever
Service Hydraulic drum
Front Size 11 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 7.1 x 15
Spare Location Trunk
Fuel 18 Gallons
Oil 4 Quarts
Transmission 2.5 Pints
Cooling System 17.25 Quarts
Rear Differential 3 Pints
Front Differential Not Applicable
Transfer Case Not Applicable
Not Rated
VIN/Serial no. 8110001 to 8216497
VIN Description
VIN Location On plate on left front door lock post. Add'l Serial Nos.: 8800001 to 8815942
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Additional Information
This model had a 119 inch wheelbase.

Studebaker-The Complete Story W.Cannon & F.FoxLos Angeles Public Library
630 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles CA 90071
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Studebaker Shop Manual 1950 Passenger CarLos Angeles Public Library
Studebaker (1951)Horseless 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
Paint Type
Colors Plaza Gray
Concord Blue
Black Cherry
Shenandoah Green
Aqua Green
Comanche Red
Surf Gray
Maui Blue
Rio Green
Sahara Sand
All colors may not be available in all models.
Two Tone Colors Available
Standard/Optional Equipment
Automatic Drive automatic transmissionOpt
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