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1906 Studebaker Model G

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With gas headlights and sidelights, an optional canopy, a horn, an engine design to be reckoned with, and possibly the first-ever factory direct dual exhaust, the 1906 Studebaker Model G roared onto the automobile scene as Studebaker’s flagship auto.

This unique Model G is also the oldest existing four-cylinder Studebaker around. It has won top honors in its class at Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance and Best in Class at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2006.

The Model G cost $4,000 in 1906 which squarely put the car in the upper echelon in terms of cost. It offered riding room for five passengers in a Roi des Belges touring car body. While similar to the Model F, the G had a more powerful engine, upgraded upholstery, and different front fenders.

Overall, the Model G was ahead of its time and is quite possibly the ultimate Brass Era vehicle to be made by Studebaker.

1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection

Studebaker’s Electric Beginning

The South Bend, Indiana, owned carriage company began by making electric cars in 1902. Its first foray into gas-powered vehicles was in 1904, meaning this vehicle hails from only two years into their gas era.

An Engine of Change

The 1906 Model G featured a T-head, dual cam, four-cylinder engine that could produce 36 HP. Its exhaust system was one of the first if not the first factory-produced dual exhaust. This particular exhaust was not just for aesthetics either as with some modern vehicles. It featured four individual headers. The Model G reached cruising speed at 40-45 mph

Exterior Details

1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection

1906 Studebaker Model G Specs

  • 36 BHP
  • 280.6 Cubic-Inch T-head 4-Cylinder Engine
  • Three-Speed Progressive Manual Transmission
  • 104 Inch Wheelbase
  • Factory Dual Exhaust
  • Rear-Mechanical Drum Brakes
  • Leaf Spring Suspension
  • Formerly owned by Henry Austin Clark Jr., Bill Harrah, and Bob Valpey
  • Best in Class at Meadow Brook and Amelia Island

Interior Details

1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection
1906 Studebaker Model G - The JBS Collection