Video: 1963 Studebaker Wagonaire

By: Unique Cars magazine, Video by: Aiden Taylor, Street Machine magazine

Richard Salter's 1963 Wagonaire is something very special

Video: 1963 Studebaker Wagonaire
Happy owner with Studebaker - it's a good-looking set-up.

Studebaker may not be the highest-profile maker out there, but it built some very stylish cars in its heyday, such as the Hawk or this exceptional Wagonair.

At first glance it looks like a humble medium-size (for America) wagon, but look closer and see the rear roof slides away top reveal a giant open-top cargo space.

Very practical, as it virtually converts it into a ute, and we can't help wondering why the idea hasn't made a comeback.

Richard did a restoration on this one: doing the paint, tidying up the interior and engine bay. He has however left it in largely original spec, other than choosing a period colour scheme that was a bit more interesting than the standard grey.

It runs a 4.2 litre V8 in the snout, matched to a three-speed auto.

Look for a fullo story on this, and a fleet of other classic wagons, in an upcoming edition of Unique Cars magazine.

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