Studebaker Champion Review from North America

1947 Studebaker Champion Regal DeLuxe Flat-Head Six

Year of manufacture1947
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Flat-Head Six Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired148000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles


An icon of a forgotten era of style


My water pump died at 149,000.

Radiator sprung a leak at 154,000.

General Comments:

The car is great, and I love it.

When I first aquired it, I had to have it re-upholstered and re-painted.

Other than that, it's been a great car.

It has the original motor, which still runs like new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2002

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review