2,215 Studebaker President, Model 6H "State" Speedsters were made in 1955. This 2-door Speedster hardtop is powered by a 3.56 bore and 3.25 stroke, 16 valve, 259 cubic inch V8 engine developing between 175 - 185 Hp at 4500 rpm. It sits on a 120.5 inch wheelbase and the factory price for this vehicle was marked at $3,253.
The Studebaker Speedster was an automobile produced by Studebaker only during the 1955 model year. The vehicle is considered Studebaker’s "Halo" model for the 1955 season. The Speedster was a member of Studebaker President series, and was based on Studebaker’s President Starliner hardtop coupe. For 1955, the company heavily restyled its models to incorporate a massive front bumper and grill section more in keeping with American cars of the era. Speedsters also received special two and three tone paint jobs, unique leather upholstery, wire wheels, and an engine turned dashboard.
Studebaker Corporation was an automobile manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana. Originally, the company was a leading producer of wagons and was first incorporated in 1868 under the name of the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company. Studebaker entered the automotive business in 1897 to produce electric vehicles, but it provided carriages to its partners who built gasoline powered vehicles until 1911. In 1913, Studebaker introduced the first gasoline powered automobiles under its own “Studebaker” brand name.
1955 Studebaker Speedster