1921 STUDEBAKER big six seven passenger touring car Original Unrestored Driver
- Make: Studebaker
- Model: Studebaker Big Six
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Touring
- Year: 1921
- Color: Brown
- Engine size: Inline 6
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: Manual
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Leather Seats, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1921 Studebaker Studebaker Big Six1921 Studebaker Big Six Seven Passenger Touring. This 1921 Studebaker big six touring is in original un-restored cosmetic condition. The car belonged to Earl Shelton a Chicago based gangster in the 1920's. It was purchased in 1951 by a collector at his Estate Auction. It was placed up on jackstands and covered until 2008. The story was written up in Old Cars Weekly. It was discovered and purchased from the collector's widow and put back on the road. The Big Six engine has been re-babbited and re-built. It is not detailed and still wears whatever is left of it's original grey paint. The car runs strong. It has been stored for about 1 year now. Since the photos were taken new BF Goodrich 34x5 tires were installed on the rear. Lucas 33x4.5 tires (Old Dunlop Tread) were installed on the 2 spares and on the front. The top material is (aged) The leather upholstery is nice. The paint appears to be original. Running well very fast car for the time loads of pick-up more so than any other car I've owned of this period it's uncanny. Last driven May 10th 2015.Comes with notebook containing the history of the car and shop manual.354 in³ (5.8-liter) Straight-6 engine that produces 65 bhp at 2000 rpm.Original sale price $2150.
In the 1920s twelve of the fourteen Arizona counties issued Studebakers to their sheriffs because of their reputation for power reliability and ability to withstand hard use and bad roads. In 1925 the company published a pamphlet about the Arizona sheriffs' Studebakers and named their Big Six Sport Phaeton model the Sheriff.
At the 1924 New York Auto Show Studebaker featured a 1918 Big Six that had a verified odometer reading of over 500000 miles (800000km) as a testament to the longevity and durability of Studebaker vehicles.