I’m a wagon freak, and when my Grandpa decided to rebuild a Studebaker truck in the early 2000’s I followed him around to some Studebaker wrecking yards in search of parts. While at one in Dallas, I first saw a Studebaker station wagon that had a retractable roof. I was blown away and loved it. Well, now Tommy Lee Byrd is in love with one, and for good reason. These things are awesome.
Tommy’s is rare, so he may not hot rod it much, but overall these wagons are just cool because of the lines and the way the roof works. It was intended to offer more cargo-carrying room for tall stuff if you were hauling things home from the appliance store or hardware store. Regardless of how you use it, having a sliding roof is rad and we think this thing would make an awesome cruising machine for hot rod events. Check it out.
Is this ABANDONED V8 floor shifted station wagon too rough? This 1964 Studebaker Daytona Wagonaire is definitely the rarest vehicle I’ve ever owned. A floor shifted 4 speed with a 289ci V8 under the hood. This thing is extremely rare. We’re so excited to have found this car, and we got a bonus parts car with it (wait for a future video). Let’s dig deep into the history on this car, as I research it and get all the legit info from the Studebaker National Museum. This thing is so ugly and so rusty and so rough, but I think I’m in love.