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Studebaker 2R/3R

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The Studebaker 2R is a series of light- and medium-duty trucks built by the Studebaker Corporation from April 1948 until the end of 1953. For the 1954 model year, after a light redesign, the line was renamed 3R and built for an additional eight months. Studebaker had worked on a still born post-war design earlier, called the R, and so the new truck was given the 2R designation.[2] The most distinctive characteristic of Studebaker 2R/3R trucks is the cab, which remained in production with minor changes through the 1959 model year. A one-piece windshield arrived in February 1954 (becoming the 3R series) and a larger rear window arrived in 1955 for the succeeding E-series.

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Studebaker 2R/3R
Light-duty Studebaker 2R
AssemblyStudebaker Automotive Plant, South Bend, Indiana, United States
Studebaker Canada, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
DesignerRobert Bourke
Body and chassis
Body style2-door pickup
LayoutFront engine, rear-wheel drive
Front engine, four-wheel drive (3R48 only)
  • 169.6 cu in (2.8 L) Econ-O-Miser L-head I6
  • 226.0 cu in (3.7 L) Power-Plus L-head I6
  • 245.6 cu in (4.0 L) Power-Plus L-head I6
  • 232.6 cu in (3.8 L) Commander OHV V8
Transmission3/4-speed Borg-Warner manual
Wheelbase112–195 in (2,840–4,950 mm)[1]
PredecessorStudebaker M-series
SuccessorStudebaker E-series