More information about SDC can be found at: This history of Studebaker trucks is written in a (more or less) narrative style.What that means is that in order to save space, truck features that were continued from one year to the next may not be discussed in the chapter covering the later year.
In 1927, Studebaker began production of a full line of light delivery cars, ambulances, hearses, and busses based on their current line of passenger cars, but did not offer any heavier-duty vehicles.
After 1929, Studebaker busses were based on the President Eight chassis, which continued in limited production into 1931.
Chapter 2: The 1930-34 S Series Trucks Studebaker purchased a controlling interest in the Pierce-Arrow Company in 1928.
Pierce-Arrow was best known as a manufacturer of luxury automobiles, but also produced small numbers of relatively expensive trucks.
It must be noted, however, that many of the trucks pictured have been heavily modified by owners in the years since they were built.
Chapter 1: Early Years The Studebaker Corporation was a United States wagon and automobile manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana.
Photos are especially requested of original or authentically restored trucks, including pictures of underhood and interior areas.
The Studebaker Truck Talk Web site: contains links to many Studebaker truck photographs.
Founded in 1852 and incorporated in 1868 under the name of the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company, the company was originally a producer of wagons for farmers, miners, and the military and became a significant manufacturer of motor vehicles for about 60 years.