1932 Studebaker 91 President St. Regis BroughamSOLD
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Estimate: $120,000-$160,000 US

Sold: $90,000

122hp 337 cu. in. L-head inline eight-cylinder, three-speed synchromesh transmission, semi-floating rear axle and four-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 135"

By far, one of the most desirable closed cars of the Classic Era is the stylish Brougham. “Luxury has attained new heights in the Brougham,” proclaimed the John B. Judkins & Co. catalog when the body style was first unveiled. Designed by Studebaker’s Chief Body Engineer Jim Hughes, the Brougham model was very limited in production. Studebaker’s subsidiary at the time, Pierce-Arrow, used similar Brougham coachwork with subtle changes. Like all the closed 1932 Presidents the A-pillars were swept-back, eliminating the visor and adding to its aerodynamic looks. Standard equipment included a Stromberg carburetor, Delco-Remy ignition, Bendix brakes, freewheeling, ride control, a synchromesh transmission, vacuum distributor, hydraulic shock absorbers, metal spring covers, dual ashtrays, an inside sun visor and an airplane-style instrument panel.

The superb Brougham offered here was treated to an older no-expense-spared restoration by LaVine Restorations and was formerly part of the noted collection of S. Ray Miller, who purchased it from a gentleman in Alberta, Canada in 1986. It features dual side-mounted spares and a rear-mounted trunk. Finished in dark burgundy with gray accents and burgundy pinstriping it has a gray cloth interior and beautiful chrome-plated Budd wheels – an extraordinarily expensive addition. In 1991 it won the prestigious AACA “Outstanding Vehicle in the Show Year” award as well as National Firsts at both the AACA and CCCA events. In 1993 it won the AACA Preservation Award, a Studebaker National Museum Design Award as well as a class award at the Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance. It has been maintained to the highest levels since restoration and could still win its class at most any concours event.

From its raked radiator and winged bird mascot to its added trunk, the St. Regis Brougham’s classic lines are comparable to traditional upmarket rivals. In performance the President is in the same class as the best the automobile industry had to offer in the early 1930s. They have been described by fellow owners as responsive in handling, and on par with many more expensive Full Classics in steering and acceleration. The Brougham is built on the standard 132-inch President wheelbase and with its Startix function the engine fires at the turn of the key and immediately restarts if stalled. The St. Regis Brougham offered here is one of only a handful in existence and is eligible for all the great CCCA events and tours nationwide.

Reference Number 38598

as of 2/10/2009

Car 1932 Studebaker 91 President St. Regis Brougham
VIN P10389 
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