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Personal Luxury Cars 101

Personal Luxury Cars 101

'64 Buick RivieraCaught between a luxury car and a sport sedan, the personal luxury car was a favorite in the post-war era. The personal luxury car is typically a two-door sedan loaded with gadgets and goodies. It’s less expensive than the luxury cars typically made by manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, and Bentley. Most of the personal luxury cars were made by American car manufacturers, although the luxurious Lincolns and Cadillacs were considered luxury cars.

Studebaker: Some History

Studebaker: When you examine the history of automobile manufacturing in the United States it is very interesting to consider the impact that the motor vehicle had on society.

Imagine a time when there were no automobiles. It can seem like those were the caveman days, but it is all relative. Cars did not start to appear until the end of the 19th century which in a way wasn’t all that long ago.

You might think that this innovation would put a lot of people out of business as motorized vehicles replaced horse-drawn carriages.

The 1962 Studebaker Lark

As America began a new era in the early 1960s, the Studebaker Corporation was desperately tweaking a model which was losing steam. The Studebaker Lark was first introduced in 1959, but by 1961, its sales were already declining. The compact car was missing an iconic American car feature of the time: tail fins. Its design lent itself more to European style, making it difficult for the car to continue competing against other car companies such as the Big 3, which had better adapted to the fickle preferences of the American consumers.

The Studebaker National Museum

When you examine the evolution of the automotive industry in the United States, you typically think about the “Big Three” and their various respective divisions in and around the Motor City of Detroit, Michigan. These companies, and the automotive epicenter of Detroit have indeed played a major role in the history of American automaking (and the very field of automotive engineering itself), but they do not stand along in the annals of history.

A Fitting Farewell: The Studebaker Avanti

The Studebaker Corporation has been long defunct, but it was indeed a major force in American automaking for a long time. The company started making electric cars in 1902, and by 1904 they were producing gasoline powered models. From those early days of the automotive industry in the United States through the advent of the Great Depression, Studebaker was one of the major manufacturers of quality motor vehicles in the country.

The Studebaker Rockne

The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, is one of the finest academic institutions in the country. Generations of our nation’s best and brightest have matriculated in the shadow of the famed Golden Dome on the beautiful Notre Dame campus, and the school has produced countless highly accomplished professionals encompassing virtually every academic discipline. A Notre Dame education is the foundation of a successful career and a prosperous future.