Dinky Toys 172; Studebaker Land Cruiser

Dinky Toys France

The 1947 Studebaker models were so revolutionary that it had other car builders scurrying back to their drawing boards. While other manufacturers settled for re-chroming their pre-war models, the 1947 Studebaker, touted as "First by Far with a Postwar Car", had a completely new body. The new Land Cruiser exclusively rode the company's longest wheelbase (124 in (3,100 mm)), which provided additional legroom for rear seat passengers. It featured centre-opening, rear-hinged rear doors (called "suicide doors" by some) and was powered by the larger of Studebaker's two straight-6 engines.

Dinky made the car from 1954 to 1959. From 1954 to 1956 they were a single colour with toning or contrasting hubs. After 1956 they were all two tone, Lowline (1956-1958) with the upper body colour extending down to the side trim line or Highline (1958-1959 where the upper body colour covered only the roof and upper surfaces of the boot and bonnet.

Dinky Toys 172; Studebaker Land Cruiser; Tan & Beige, Beige Hubs, Lowline Dinky Toys 172; Studebaker Land Cruiser; Blue, Beige Hubs

Dinky Toys 172; Studebaker Land Cruiser; Tan & Beige, Beige Hubs, Lowline

Dinky Toys 172; Studebaker Land Cruiser; Blue, Beige Hubs
   
   

Site Home   Dinky Home
Last Edit: 31/01/2021   Page Added 31/01/2021