Before manufacturing some great America automobiles, Studebaker was busy making wheelbarrows and wagons for the Civil War Union Army and the Gold Rush miners. They probably never would have guessed that they would create an iconic American coupe almost 60 years later.
An Unfortunate History of the 1937 Studebaker Dictator Coupe
The Dictator Coupe appeared in 1927, as the company needed a low-price model for working-class Americans. Unfortunately, 1937 marked the final year of the Dictator, as Mussolini and Hitler were gaining power in Europe, and the word “Dictator” was not selling so well.
The Ancient Technology of the 1937 Studebaker Dictator Coupe
The 1937 Dictator Coupe ran on a 221-CID inline eight-cylinder engine and came with leather interior, overdrive transmission, dual defrosters, whitewall tires, and of course, a clock and radio.
A Timeline of the 1937 Studebaker Dictator Coupe
Prior to 1937, the Dictator Coupe ran on a 90 horsepower six-cylinder engine The first Business Coupe model was only available in a two-door design. Once 1937 rolled around, the Dictator nameplate was replaced with Commander, which had been discontinued only two years earlier.
The 1937 Studebaker Dictator Coupe in the News
In recent news, a 1937 Studebaker Dictator is fueling a new limousine business in Chenango, New York. Get some more information on this awesome company below!
Celebrity Endorsements of the 1937 Studebaker Dictator Coupe
Unfortunately, we have been unable to locate any celebrities who own a 1937 Studebaker Dictator Coupe.
Best 1937 Studebaker Dictator Coupe Groups
While there are not any large groups dedicated to the Dictator, there is a Studebaker Drivers Club that is filled with Studebaker news and local event postings.
The 1937 Studebaker Dictator Coupe
Sorry Hitler, the Studebaker is the only Dictator that will ever win our hearts over. Though this vehicle didn’t have such a happy ending, it has shed its infamous character and has become one of the highlights in classic car-dom.