By far, one of the most desirable closed cars of the Classic Era is the stylish Brougham. “Luxury has attained new heights in the Brougham,” proclaimed the John B. Judkins & Co. catalog when the body style was first unveiled. Designed by Studebaker’s Chief Body Engineer Jim Hughes, the Brougham model was very limited in production. Studebaker’s subsidiary at the time, Pierce-Arrow, used similar Brougham coachwork with subtle changes. Like all the closed 1932 Presidents the A-pillars were swept-back, eliminating the visor and adding to its aerodynamic looks. Standard equipment included a Stromberg carburetor, Delco-Remy ignition, Bendix brakes, freewheeling, ride control, a synchromesh transmission, vacuum distributor, hydraulic shock absorbers, metal spring covers, dual ashtrays, an inside sun visor and an airplane-style instrument panel.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2009 at the The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.
122hp 337 cu. in. L-head inline eight-cylinder, three-speed synchromesh transmission, semi-floating rear axle and four-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 135"
Source: RM Auctions