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The Last Studebaker Cruiser - Studebaker Canada


#1

Fifty years ago, in March 1966, a gleaming Studebaker Cruiser rolled off an assembly line on Victoria Avenue North in Hamilton, Ontario, closing a curious chapter in Canada's automobile history.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2016/04/21/Northern-Lights

#2

Studebaker had some classic designs (50-51 bullet nose, 53-54 Starliner, the Hawks and the fun little Larks (not to mention the sporty Avanti). Had they not tied themselves financially to Packard’s decline they might have made a longer go of it. I own a 64 Daytona Wagonaire one of the last built in the U.S. in 1963. The rear top section slides up under the front converting it into what can serve as a small truck. While looking like it rolled off the assembly line, it now has modern power rack and pinion steering, coil over suspension and four wheel power disc brakes so it drives more like a modern vehicle.