The Studebaker Transtar was a pick-up model, the Studebaker Corporation in South Bend (Indiana) produced from 1956 to 1958 and from 1960 to 1963.
The name Transtar was the model year t 1956 (Model 2E) for vehicles with a load capacity of 1/2, t 3/4, 1 t, t 2 and t 2 heavy duty introduced. Were the three smaller models are available with factory-made pickup assemblies to buy. The basic styling of the truck goes back to 1949, but in 1954 and 1955 because changes were made. The Transtar name was also used for the 3E-models from 1957 and 1958, with the end of 1958 a stripped Studebaker Scotsman was introduced without the name of Transtar. The Transtar of 1957/1958 were given an aggressive grill of fiberglass-reinforced plastic , the Studebakers in the years gekommenes design of cabs made it look much fresher. For unknown reasons, it was left for the 1959 Studebaker truck (model 4E) off the name Transtar.
1960 Studebaker introduced a new line of 1/2-t- and 3/4-t-LKW under the name Champ one. This had the snout and the cab car of Lark , which was built on the chassis of the light trucks. The champ was seen as a competitor to the (1957/1959 introduced) Ford Ranchero and Chevrolet El Camino , which also joined the styling of cars at the base of light trucks. The name appeared Transtar (t 1 and t 2) in 1960 Studebakers medium and heavy trucks on again and was used further to the 1964 models. In December 1963 Studebaker closed its factories in the United States and was therefore also the entire truck production