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Classic 1949 Studebaker

This beautiful truck is a 1949 Studebaker 2R-5. Although 110,500 were made between 1949 and 1953 you just don’t see them very often especially in this great condition. This truck rewrote the book in almost every way. Leaving the factory it weighed a meager 2,840 lbs., 400 less than its rivals. That helped this truck get great gas milage even in today’s standards. This truck will do better than 22 mpg around town and even better with an optional overdrive exclusive to Studebaker in the truck world. But that did not make this truck a weakling; with a payload of 1,760 it trumped chevy by 640 lbs. This truck is powered by a 169.6 cu.in. flat head straight 6 pumping out 80 hp. Later models would be equipped with 102 hp. Here at The Shop we love these old trucks. They are simple to work on and beautiful to look at — they just don’t make them like they used to. If you have any questions about this project or how we can help with your classic truck restoration give us a call.