- When introduced in May 1946, the 1947 Studebakers were first all-new postwar cars.
- Only minor grille changes for 1948.
- Two series: Champion and Commander.
- This Champion Regal Deluxe convertible’s price new: $2,059; 9,996 produced.
1947 was the year Studebaker introduced the Raymond Loewy/Virgil Exner design so radically different from pre-WW II auto bodies still being produced in immediate post-war years. It was the often-ridiculed "coming-or-going?" body, featuring the drastically flattened trunk profile.
1947 Studebaker Champion
Serial No: 7gs26355
Engine Size: 169 cid
Engine Cylinders: I-6
Engine BHP: 80 bhp