Studebaker President Roadster

The big news at Studebaker for 1928 was the company’s first eight-cylinder engine, available in the President model. An inline sidevalve design, it had five main bearings and 4.7 to 1 compression, developing 100 brake horsepower, ten more than Cadillac’s larger V8. For 1931, the top of the line Presidents grew yet again, with wheelbases of 130 and 136 inches. The 337 cubic inch eight now developed 122 bhp, and free wheeling was standard on the three-speed transmission. With a nine-main-bearing engine, a Lanchester vibration dampener, and free wheeling, the company boasted “unprecedented quietness at every speed.”

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

122 bhp, 337.5 cu. in. inline L-head eight-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission with free wheeling, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 122"

Source: RM Auctions

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