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  • 1937 Studebaker Dictator1937 Studebaker Dictator1937 Studebaker Dictator

    1937 Studebaker Dictator1937 was the last year for the Dictator nameplate. With Hitler and Mussolini gathering power in Europe, 'Dictator' became politically incorrect and so the name was dropped. 1937 was however the first year Studebaker saw the influence of master stylist Raymond Loewy, who did a beautiful facelift of the existing 1936 models. With the Great Depression still somewhat at hand, pricing for the Dictator was quite low this year.

    Except for a re-paint, this Studebaker is completely original. It was purchased new in Lancaster, Ohio. The second owner purchased it at an estate auction and placed the car on blocks, where it remained for years, until acquired by the current owner.

    For 1937, Studebaker models featured a new front end design. A new feature was built-in dual window defrosters. The Dictator models were powered by an in-line Studebaker-built six-cylinder motor that developed 90 horsepower.

    This was the last year Studebaker marketed the Dictator model - it was no longer politically correct. For 1938, the model became the Commander.