1951 Studebaker Champion
The Price Family, Altoona
The children of Gregory and Rose Price of Altoona are shown with the family’s 1951 Studebaker Champion. They are Patrick, Eric and Kathleen.
The following information was written by Rose Price, Altoona: Description: “My 1951 Studebaker Champion coupe was purchased from its second owner in Northeast, Pa., in 2006. “The original color of the vehicle was lime/mint green. It is now a plum-crazy purple with silver metallic flecks.
“Studebaker dramatically restyled their vehicles in 1950 with the now-famous ‘bullet nose’ design, intended to invoke imagery of the rapidly evolving airplane industry. The ‘bullet nose’ design was only offered in 1950 and 1951, and 1950 was the first year that Studebaker offered an automatic transmission, and 1951 was the first time that Studebaker offered a V-8 option.
“My car has been customized by Dick “The Heartbreaker” Goodman of Altoona with a V-8 350cc Chevy engine, Powerglide automatic transmission and Camaro sub-frame.
“My son, husband and I are all members of the Blair County Antique Auto Club and take great pride in showing and driving our classics. Nothing is more fun than to see a child smiling and asking questions about these vehicles, many of which were built long before their parents and grandparents were born.”