1957 Studebaker Transtar Vehicle name: Transtar

Name Lawrence A. Tholen Username ltholen Country USA City Wichita, Kansas (KS)

About this Studebaker Transtar

  • Date added: 06 May, 2007
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  • Vehicle type: Pick-up
  • Exterior color: Arctic White over Apache Red
  • Interior color / upholstery: red cloth & vinyl
  • Engine: Gasoline (Petrol) Engine, V 8, 259 ci (4244 cc)
  • Engine horsepower (hp): 195 @ 4500 rpm
  • Transmission: 3-speed manual transmission, w/overdrive

1957 Studebaker 3E7 Transtar Deluxe Cab 1/2-ton short-bed pickup truck; 259 V8, 3-speed w/overdrive, 4-bbl carburetor, dual exhausts—all stock equipment. This is not a restored truck, but was built over 15 years by the previous owner to the specs of a Studebaker 3E7 from parts obtained from numerous sources and completed in the late 1990s. Engine is the correct optional Studebaker 259 V-8, but is a 1964 version with evolved improvements, such as full flow oil filter not on the original '57 engine. A heavy steel plate attached over the frame under the rear bed (obviating need for sandbags, hay bales, etc., for extra weight for highway driving), coupled with V-8 and overdrive allow truck to cruise easily at 70 mph highway speeds.


  1. chaz
    Added: 20 March, 2011

    Love these. Had one same year and all except 3/4 ton with a four speed/granny low. it was Salmon red and white. Worked for me for years. I tell ya, one of the best trucks ever made.

  2. berlinrahjah
    Added: 20 March, 2011

    My father had one same color. Brings back memories. This was the first truck I learned how to shift on the colom. If you ever want to sell I would like a chance to buy it. Great truck. Take good care of her. Tom

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