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The first floor of the Studebaker National Museum displays vehicles from the company’s early days, starting in the 1850s with horse drawn carriages and wagons. In the early 20th century, the company embraced the automobile age, selling both gasoline and electrically powered cars. There are two Studebaker Electrics on display as well as a number of prewar Studebaker cars, including 1904 and 1913 models, at least a couple of Big Sixes as well as President and Commander models. There’s a Light Six with a custom aluminum body fabricated in China. Flanders and EMF cars represent the Detroit based automaker that Studebaker absorbed and whose factories produced many Studebaker cars. Studebaker was big on endurance runs and records. There’s a 1927 model that set a coast to coast record of just less than 78 hours. If you think of what the national highway system was like in 1927, that’s quite an accomplishment. Next to that car is a Commander that racked up 25,000 miles in 23,000 minutes and nearby is a Big Six with 475,000 miles on the odometer.