General Notes:

This table attempts to document the existence of all Studebaker truck models from 1930 to the end of production in 1964. The data in it were obtained from a number of sources. Information on 1930-36 trucks and the Army trucks built by Studebaker during World War II and the years afterward came primarily from articles in Turning Wheels by Fred Fox and Clell Ballard. Data on 1937-64 civilian truck production came from original Studebaker literature: data books, parts books, sales literature, service letters, service bulletins, and related factory materials. Many engine data came from contemporaneous sales literature, which is often printed before production begins. Other engines may have become available later in the model year. And of course, Studebaker had a reputation for being willing to build and equip trucks for a special order, even though they were not in the catalogue.

It should be noted that the information in these documents occasionally do not agree. Some literature was printed before production started, and may have included preliminary information that was later revised. In addition, some model, engine, and wheelbase combinations may have been available, but were not actually built. The reverse was also true on a number of occasions. Studebaker sometimes dropped a particular model due to low sales during the previous year, but then went ahead and built a small number anyway in response to a firm order.

Studebaker also offered a number of export-only models, and also continued to build for export orders some models that had been dropped from domestic catalogs. Such models would not be listed in domestic sales literature, and also wouldn’t necessarily be listed in data books or early printings of parts books. However, they usually would appear in later, multi-year parts books that were printed after the end of the relevant model years.

Studebaker used hyphens in some model numbers, but these have been deleted in this table to conserve space.

 

 

Studebaker Truck Model Designations and Data (Appendix A)


Prepared By: Skip Lackie


Model Years

Model

Nominal Tonnage

Engine Type and Size

Wheelbases (inches)

Notes

1929-30

GN20

¾ ton

68-hp Dictator 6, 221-ci

115


1929-30

GN30

1 ton

68-hp Dictator 6, 221-ci

130


1929-30

GN40

2 ton

68-hp Dictator 6, 221-ci

146


1930-31

S

1½ ton

70-hp Studebaker 6, 205-ci

130, 148, 160


1931

S1

½ ton

68-hp Dictator 6, 221-ci

114


1932-34

S2

1½ ton

75-hp Studebaker 6, 230-ci

130, 141, 165


1932-34

S4

1¾ ton

75-hp Studebaker 6, 230-ci

130, 141, 165


1932-34

S6

2 ton

75-hp Studebaker 6, 230-ci

130, 141, 165


1932-34

S8

3 ton

75-hp Studebaker 6, 230-ci

130, 141, 165, 183


1934

T2

1½ ton

75-hp Studebaker 6, 230-ci

130, 141, 165


1934

T4

1¾ ton

75-hp Studebaker 6, 230-ci

130, 141, 165


1934

T6

2 ton

75-hp Studebaker 6, 230-ci

141, 165, 183


1934

T8

3 ton

75-hp Studebaker 6, 230-ci

141, 165, 183


1934

W8

3 ton

110 hp Waukesha 6 358-ci

141, 165, 183


1935

1T2

1½ ton

75 hp Studebaker 6, 230-ci

130, 141, 165


1935

1T6

2 ton

80 hp Studebaker 6, 230-ci

141, 165, 183


1935

1W7

3 ton

82 hp Waukesha 6, 282-ci

141, 165, 183


1935

1W8

3 ton

110 hp Waukesha 6 358-ci

141, 165, 183


1936

2T2

1½ ton

80 hp Studebaker 6, 217-ci

125, 133, 157


1936

2M2

1½ ton

80 hp Studebaker 6, 217-ci

101, 125

a

1936

2W6

2 ton

80 hp Waukesha 6, 263-ci

133, 157, 175


1936

2M6

2 ton

80 hp Waukesha 6, 263-ci

101, 125, 157

a

1936

2W7

2½ ton

82 hp Waukesha 6, 282-ci

141, 165, 183


1936

2W8

3 ton

110 hp Waukesha 6 358-ci

141, 165, 183


1937

J5

½ ton

85 hp Studebaker 6, 217-ci

116


1937

J15

1½ ton

85 hp Studebaker 6, 217-ci

138, 162


1937

J15M

1½ ton

85 hp Studebaker 6, 217-ci

101, 138, 162

a

1937

J15B

1½ ton

85 hp Studebaker 6, 217-ci

187

b

1937

J20

2 ton

79 hp Hercules JXB, 263-ci

138, 162, 180


1937

J20M

2 ton

79 hp Hercules JXB, 263-ci

101, 138, 162

a

1937

J20MB

2 ton

79 hp Hercules JXB, 263-ci

187

a, b

1937

J25

2½ ton

86 hp Hercules JXD, 320-ci

138, 162, 180


1937

J25M

2½ ton

86 hp Hercules JXD, 320-ci

101, 138, 162

a

1937

J25MB

2½ ton

86 hp Hercules JXD, 320-ci

187

a, b

1937

J30

3 ton

98 hp Hercules WXC3, 383-ci

142, 166, 184


1937

J30M

3 ton

98 hp Hercules WXC3, 383-ci

101, 142, 166

a

1937

J20D

2 ton

75 hp Hercules DJXB, 260-ci

138, 162, 180

c

1938

K5

½ ton

90 hp Studebaker 6, 226-ci

116


1938-40

K10

1 ton

90 hp Studebaker 6, 226-ci

130


1938-40

K15

1½ ton

90 hp Studebaker 6, 226-ci

138, 162


1938-40

K15M

1½ ton

90 hp Studebaker 6, 226-ci

101, 138, 162

a

1938-40

K15B

1½ ton

85 hp Studebaker 6, 226-ci

187

b

1938-40

K20

2 ton

79 hp Hercules JXB, 263-ci

138, 162, 180


1938-40

K20M

2 ton

79 hp Hercules JXB, 263-ci

101, 138, 162

a

1938-40

K20MB

2 ton

79 hp Hercules JXB, 263-ci

187

a, b

1938-40

K25

2½ ton

86 hp Hercules JXD, 320-ci

138, 162, 180


1938-40

K25M

2½ ton

86 hp Hercules JXD, 320-ci

101, 138, 162

a

1938-40

K25MB

2½ ton

86 hp Hercules JXD, 320-ci

187

a, b

1938-40

K30

3 ton

98 hp Hercules WXC3, 383-ci

142, 166, 184


1938-40

K30M

3 ton

98 hp Hercules WXC3, 383-ci

101, 142, 166

a

1939

L5

½ ton

90 hp Studebaker 6, 226-ci

116


1941-42

M5

½ ton

80 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

113


1941-42

M15

1 ton

80 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

120, 128, 152


1941-42

M16

1½ ton

94 hp Studebaker 6, 226-ci

128, 152, 195


1941-45

US6

2½ ton

86 hp Hercules JXD, 320-ci

148, 162

d

1945

M15

1 ton

80 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

120, 128


1946-48

M5

½ ton

80 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

113


1946-48

M15A

1 ton

80 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

120, 128


1946-48

M16

1½ ton

94 hp Studebaker 6, 226-ci

128, 152, 195


1946-48

M17

2 ton

94 hp Studebaker 6, 226-ci

128, 152, 195


1949-53

2R5

½ ton

85 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

112


1949-53

2R10

¾ ton

85 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

122


1949-53

2R15

1 ton

85 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

121, 131


1949

2R16

1½ ton

94 hp Studebaker 6, 226-ci

131, 155, 171, 195


1949

2R17

2 ton

94 hp Studebaker 6, 226-ci

131, 155, 171, 195


1950-53

2R6

½ ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112


1950-53

2R11

¾ ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

122


1950-53

2R14

1 ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

121


1950-53

2R16A

1½ ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131, 155, 171, 195


1950-53

2R17A

2 ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131, 155, 171, 195


1951-53

2R28

1½ ton

120 hp Commander V8, 233-ci

155

e, f

1952-53

M34, M35

2½ ton



g

1954

3R5

½ ton

85 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

112


1954

3R6

½ ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112


1954

3R10

¾ ton

85 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

122


1954

3R11

¾ ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

122


1954

3R14

1 ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

121, 131


1954

3R15

1 ton

85 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

121, 131


1954

3R16

1½ ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131, 155, 171, 195


1954

3R17

2 ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131, 155, 171, 195


1954

3R28

1½ ton

127 hp Commander V8, 233-ci

131, 155, 171, 195


1954

3R38

2 ton

127 hp Commander V8, 233-ci

131, 155, 171, 195


1954

3R48

2 ton

127 hp Commander V8, 233-ci

160

e, f

1955

E5

½ ton

92 hp Champion 6, 185-ci

112


1955

E6

½ ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112


1955

E7

½ ton

140 hp Commander V8, 224-ci

112


1955

E10

¾ ton

92 hp Champion 6, 185-ci

122


1955

E11

¾ ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

122


1955

E12

¾ ton

140 hp Commander V8, 224-ci

122


1955

E13

1 ton

140 hp Commander V8, 224-ci

121, 131


1955

E14

1 ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

121, 131


1955

E15

1 ton

92 hp Champion 6, 185-ci

121, 131


1955

E16

1½ ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131, 155, 171, 195, 212


1955

E17

2 ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131, 155, 171, 195, 212


1955

E28

1½ ton

156 hp Commander V8, 259-ci

131, 155, 171, 195, 212


1955

E38

2 ton

175 hp Commander V8, 259-ci

131, 155, 171, 195, 212


1955-60

Various

2½ ton

Various

Various

g

1956

2E5

½ ton

92 hp Champion 6, 185-ci

112, 122

h

1956

2E6

½ ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112, 122

h

1956

2E7

½ ton

140 hp Commander V8, 224-ci

112, 122

h, i

1956

2E10

¾ ton

92 hp Champion 6, 185-ci

122

h

1956

2E11

¾ ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

122

h

1956

2E12

¾ ton

140 hp Commander V8, 224-ci

122

h, i

1956

2E13

1 ton

156 hp Commander V8, 259-ci

131

h, j

1956

2E14

1 ton

102 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131

h

1956

2E28

1½ ton

156 hp Commander V8, 259-ci

131, 155

h, j

1956

2E38

2 ton

156 hp Commander V8, 259-ci

131, 155, 171, 212

h, j

1956

2E46

3 ton

156 hp Commander V8, 259-ci

161

e, f

1957-58

3E5

½ ton

92 hp Champion 6, 185-ci

112, 122

h

1957-58

3E6

½ ton

106 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112, 122

h

1957-58

3E7

½ ton

170 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

112, 122

h, k, l

1957-58

3E11

¾ ton

106 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112, 122

h

1957-58

3E12

¾ ton

170 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

112, 122

h, k, l

1957-58

3E13

1 ton

170 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131

h, k, l, m

1957-58

3E14

1 ton

106 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131

h

1957-58

3E16

1½ ton

106 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131, 155

h

1957-58

3E17

2 ton

106 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131, 155, 171, 195, 212

h

1957-58

3E28

1½ ton

170 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131, 155

h, k, l, m

1957-58

3E38

2 ton

170 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131, 155, 171, 195, 212

h, k , l, m

1957-58

3E40

2 ton HD

182 hp Studebaker V8, HD 289-ci

131, 155, 171, 195, 212

h, n

1957

3E48

3 ton

160 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

161

e, f

1958

3E1

½ ton

92 hp Champion 6, 185-ci

112, 122

o

1958

3E6D

½ ton

106 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112, 122

f, h

1958

3E7D

½ ton

170 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

112, 122

f, h, k

1958

2E10

¾ ton

92 hp Champion 6, 185-ci

122

h

1958

3E11D

½ ton

106 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112, 122

f, h

1958

3E12D

¾ ton

170 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

112, 122

f, h, k

1958

3E13D

1 ton

170 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131

f, h, k

1958

3E14D

1 ton

106 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131

f, h

1959

4E1

½ ton

90 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

112, 122

o

1959

4E2

½ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

112, 122

k, o

1959

4E2D

½ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

112, 122

f, k, o

1959

4E3

½ ton

118 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112, 122

o

1959

4E3D

½ ton

118 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112, 122

f, o

1959

4E5

½ ton

90 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

112, 122


1959

4E6

½ ton

118 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112, 122


1959

4E6D

½ ton

118 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112, 122

f

1959

4E7

½ ton

210 hp Studebaker V8, 289-ci

112, 122

p

1959

4E7D

½ ton

210 hp Studebaker V8, 289-ci

112, 122

f, k, p

1959

4E11

¾ ton

118 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112, 122


1959

4E11D

½ ton

118 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112, 122

f

1959

4E12

¾ ton

210 hp Studebaker V8, 289-ci

112, 122

k, p

1959

4E12D

¾ ton

210 hp Studebaker V8, 289-ci

112, 122

f, k, p

1959

4E13

1 ton

210 hp Studebaker V8, 289-ci

131

k, p

1959

4E13D

1 ton

210 hp Studebaker V8, 289-ci

131

f, k, p

1959

4E14

1 ton

118 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131


1959

4E14D

1 ton

118 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131

f

1959

4E16

1½ ton

118 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131, 155, 171


1959

4E28

1½ ton

210 hp Studebaker V8, 289-ci

131, 155, 171

k, p

1959

4E40

2 ton HD

210 hp Studebaker V8, HD 289-ci

131, 155, 171, 195, 212

p

1960

5E5

½ ton

90 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

112, 122

q

1960

5E6

½ ton

118 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112, 122

q

1960

5E7

½ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

112, 122

k, q, r

1960

5E11

¾ ton

118 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

112, 122

q

1960

5E12

¾ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

112, 122

k, q, r

1960

5E13

1 ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131

h, k, r

1960

5E13D

1 ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131

f, h, k, r

1960

5E14

1 ton

118 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131

h

1960

5E14D

1 ton

118 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131

f, h

1960

5E16

1½ ton

118 hp Commander 6, 246-ci

131, 155, 171

h

1960

5E28

1½ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131, 155, 171

h, k, r

1960

5E40

2 ton HD

210 hp Studebaker V8, HD 289-ci

131, 155, 171, 195, 212

h

1961

6E5

½ ton

110 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

112, 122

q

1961

6E7

½ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

112, 122

k, q, r

1961

6E9

½ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

113

s

1961

6E10

¾ ton

110 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

112, 122

q

1961

6E12

¾ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

112, 122

k, q, r

1961

6E13

1 ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131

h, k, r

1961

6E13D

1 ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131

f, h, k, r

1961

6E28

1½ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131, 155, 171

h, k, r

1961

6E40

2 ton HD

210 hp Studebaker V8, HD 289-ci

131, 155, 171, 195, 212

h

1962-64

Various

2½ ton

Various


g

1962

7E5

½ ton

110 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

112, 122

q

1962

7E7

½ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

112, 122

k, q, r

1962

7E9

½ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

113

s

1962

7E10

¾ ton

110 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

112, 122

q

1962

7E12

¾ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

112, 122

k, q, r

1962

7E13

1 ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131

h, k, r

1962

7E13D

1 ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131

h, f, k, r

1962

7E28A

1½ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131, 155, 171

h, k, r

1962

7E28C

1½ t HD

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131, 155, 171

h, k, r

1962

7E35A

1½ ton

130 hp GM diesel, 212-ci

131, 143, 155, 171

c

1962

7E35C

1½ t HD

130 hp GM diesel, 212-ci

131, 143, 155, 171

c

1962

7E40A

2 ton

210 hp Studebaker V8, HD 289-ci

131, 143, 155, 171, 195, 212

h

1962

7E40E

2 ton HD

210 hp Studebaker V8, HD 289-ci

131, 143, 155, 171, 195, 212

h

1962

7E45A

2 ton

130 hp GM diesel, 212-ci

131, 143, 155, 171, 195

c

1962

7E45E

2 ton HD

130 hp GM diesel, 212-ci

131, 143, 155, 171, 195

c

1963-64

8E5

½ ton

110 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

112, 122

q

1963-64

8E7

½ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

112, 122

k, q, r

1963-64

8E10

¾ ton

110 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

112, 122

q

1963-64

8E12

¾ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

112, 122

k, q, r

1963-64

8E13

1 ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131, 155

h, k, r

1963-64

8E13D

1 ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131, 155

f, h, k, r

1963-64

8E15

1 ton

97 hp GM diesel, 159-ci

131, 143, 155

c

1963-64

8E25

1½ ton

97 hp GM diesel, 159-ci

131, 143, 155, 171

c

1963-64

8E28A

1½ ton

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131, 143, 155, 171

h, k, r

1963-64

8E28C

1½ t HD

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

131, 143, 155, 171

h, k, r

1963-64

8E28AX

1½ t HD

180 hp Studebaker V8, 259-ci

84 to 122

h, k, r, t

1963-64

8E35A

1½ ton

130 hp GM diesel, 212-ci

131, 143, 155, 171

c

1963-64

8E35C

1½ t HD

130 hp GM diesel, 212-ci

131, 143, 155, 171

c

1963-64

8E35AX

1½ t HD

130 hp GM diesel, 212-ci

84 to 122

h, t

1963-64

8E40A

2 ton

210 hp Studebaker V8, HD 289-ci

131, 143, 155, 171, 195

h

1963-64

8E40C

2 ton HD

210 hp Studebaker V8, HD 289-ci

131, 143, 155, 171, 195

e, h

1963-64

8E40E

2 ton HD

210 hp Studebaker V8, HD 289-ci

131, 143, 155, 171, 195

h

1963-64

8E45A

2 ton

130 hp GM diesel, 212-ci

131, 143, 155, 171, 195

c

1963-64

8E45E

2 ton HD

130 hp GM diesel, 212-ci

131, 143, 155, 171, 195

c

1964

8E5FC

½ ton

110 hp Champion 6, 170-ci

85

u








Footnotes

a. Cab Forward

b. Bus chassis

c. Diesel

d. Army trucks, both 6x6 and 6x4

e. Export only

f. 4x4

g. Army trucks, 6x6

h. Transtar

i. 160 hp with 4-bbl carb 224-ci optional

j. 175 hp with 4-bbl carb 259-ci optional

k. HD V8 optional

l. 178 hp with 4-bbl carb 259-ci optional

m. 289-ci V8 optional

n. 192 hp with 4-bbl HD 289-ci optional

o. Scotsman

p. 225 hp with 4-bbl carb 289-ci optional

q. Champ

r. 210 hp 289-ci optional

s. Export only, taxi chassis, Lark front sheet metal

t. Trailer Toter, adjustable wheelbase

u. Zip Van



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