The Studebaker Sceptre is a concept car built in 1966.
The Sceptre prototype was built in metal by Sibona-Bassano of Torino, Italy. It was a 2-door, 5-seater coupe and destined to be the pattern for a 4-door family sedan and a 8-passenger station wagon.
The Sceptre pioneered body lines and introduced innovations in grill and headlight treatments, bumpers, siderub rails, warning lights, hood openings, rear deck openings, and "C" pillar design. It also represented a total departure in instrument panel function and esthetics. The first approach to the astronaut couch bucket seat and/or bench was pioneered here, as well as upholstery treatments using mylar and vinyl combinations and new system of cushion breathing.
The car was designed with the total concept in mind and every detail carried out in keeping with the over-all theme. It was the ultimate in Studebakers vain attempt to raise the money to tool all new cars, the basis of which could last for five years.
Today the Sceptre resides at the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana.