Studebaker was the first major U.S. manufacturer to introduce redesigned cars after World War II. Raymond Loewy and Virgil Exner were the force behind the dramatic streamlined forms that set Studebaker on a path similar to the groundbreaking Chrysler Airflows of the mid-30's. Soundly conceived and competently executed, they were design leaders in the postwar market. This 1948 Champion Regal Deluxe Convertible was restored to trophy-winning standards by a Michigan collector who showed it proudly for years. It is finished in a light yellow which Studebaker called Tulip Cream with a Red interior and has a Black cloth soft top piped in Red and a matching top boot cover. Powered by the 80hp Champion inline six, it has an overdrive 3-speed transmission for relaxed highway cruising, radio, bumper guards, chrome exhaust tip and whitewall tires. It has been carefully used and maintained in show car condition and is ready to be driven and shown with pride.