<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448

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Lot 322
From the Estate of David L. Van Schaick
1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER

US$ 25,000 - 35,000
£ 19,000 - 27,000
Amended
From the Estate of David L. Van Schaick
1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER
Chassis no. R6-448

170ci Flathead Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Stromberg carburetor
134bhp at 1,600rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Front and Rear Semi-Elliptical Leaf Spring Suspension
Four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes

*Appealing commercial vehicle
*Believed only two owners from new
*Recent servicing and new tires all round
*Iconic Studebaker truck


STUDEBAKER TRUCKS

Nowadays an integral part of American popular culture, the pickup truck has come to be thought of as the modern-day equivalent of the cowboy's horse. All the major American manufacturers offered pickups, and Studebaker's light commercial offerings were based on its contemporary passenger car line until the introduction of the M-Series for 1941, the cab and front end of which were unique to the truck. The M-Series was replaced in 1949 by the 2R, another Series that shared none of its sheet metal with Studebaker's passenger cars, though the six-cylinder engines and much of the running gear were common to both.

A highly successful model, the 2R remained in production until 1954 when it was given a mild facelift and re-designated 3R. The arrival of overhead-valve V8 engines on the truck line for 1955 necessitated a more far-reaching redesign, the eight-cylinder versions of the resulting E-Series proving deservedly popular. Despite, or perhaps because of, its merger with Packard, Studebaker made losses throughout the mid-1950s, leaving little money for further major redesigns, though a change of model name - to Transtar, in 1956 - was accomplished relatively cheaply. Manufacture of Studebaker trucks ceased in 1963/64 and that of its passenger cars a couple of years later.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

According to information provided by the Studebaker National Museum, Studebaker dispatched chassis R6-448 to their destination #17, being Bakersfield, California, under factory order number C55322-4. The truck was completed to C2 Box format and finished in scheme 22041 Blue with 6036 brown trim. Its final assembly date was June 29, 1950.

David Van Schaick would recount to his friends that he had found the Studebaker while on a trip to California many years ago, and had acquired it from a vineyard owner, who had bought it new. That transaction took place roughly 20 years ago, in August 1997, the seller being Darrell Dye of Woodland Hill, California, but then it was reported to have covered 69,189 miles.

To judge from the seemingly original and appealing order of the Studebaker this could well be the case and certainly the California climate had treated it well. On his passing, the Studebaker was carefully gone through and checked over, it has received correct sized tires all round, with a recent invoice of approximately $3,000 accrued.

As with many cars of this ilk, it has considerable charm and the prospect of piling family and friends into such a vehicle be it for track pit support, or simply to bowl along a country lane to a pub is an appealing one. David's truck had even been seen at The Radnor Hunt Concours d'Elegance on occasions!

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<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
<b>1950 STUDEBAKER MODEL 2R612 1/2 TON PICKUP WITH BOX AND COVER</b><br />Chassis no. R6-448
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