Studebaker – Italia

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As an alternative to the Studebaker Lark, designed by Duncan MacRae, Torino based designer, Pietro Frua, on behalf of the Italian Importer, Renato Bornigia, created two styling exercises during 1960. The cars were buit by the coach works Carrozzeria Frua, in Torino( 1960 two door, V8) and Carrozzeria Francis Lombardi (1960 Studebaker Italia – four…

Studebaker – Lark Cruiser

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In 1963 and 1964, Sibona-Basano worked intensively with the American designer Brooks Stevens and the American car manufacturer Studebaker.  Stevens had designed several passenger cars for the financially troubled US company as a look ahead to the model years 1964 to 1966. With a comparatively small budget of $ 50,000, Sibona-Basano produced three prototypes on…

Studebaker – Lark Wagonaire

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The 1960s Studebaker concept cars, a collection of intriguing prototypes, represented one of the few bright spots for the proud but failing Studebaker company. In 1960 the company, with a new management and designer tried to relaunch the brand with a handfull of new concept cars. Studebaker was then so short of cash that all…

Studebaker – Sceptre

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Sherwood Egbert, the President of the Studebaker Corporation, retained Brooks Stevens in 1960 as a consultant on current and future automotive design and styling. The Sceptre prototype was built in metal by Sibona-Bassano of Torino, Italy. It was a 2-door, 5- place coupe and destined to be the pattern for a 4 door family sedan…