The Studebaker Six was a car , which the Studebaker Corporation in South Bend (Indiana) produced from 1930 to 1933. It was also the Studebaker Model 53 and was named the successor to the model produced by mid-1930 53 of the Studebaker brand Cheap Erskine .
Six Model 53 had a wheelbase of 2,896 mm and was powered by a six-cylinder in-line engine with 3363 cc capacity (bore x stroke = 82.6 mm x 104.8 mm), the. 70 bhp (51 kW) at 3.200/min developed. The engine power is transmitted via a multi-plate dry clutch and a three-speed gearbox with gear lever in the middle of the vehicle to the rear wheels. The foot brake acted on external band brakes on all four wheels.
In the middle of 1931, it was revised and appeared as the Model 54 with V-shaped radiator grille.
In the year 1932, the car was then Model 55 and had a wheelbase of 2,972 mm. It had. Also a bigger engine with 3769 cc (bore x stroke = 82.6 mm x 117.5 mm), the 80 bhp (59 kW) at 3.200/mincontributed. The multi-plate clutch had given a copy to a disc, and the three-speed transmission was synchronized. The outer band brakes were replaced with drum brakes.
In 1933, the power of the rose model 56 to 85 bhp (62.5 kW). The body has not yet streamlined. It was the last year for the Six. The Dictator Six took over in the model year 1934 again the role of the cheapest Studebaker model.