Of The Rarest

August 27th, 2011

1928 Erskine Model 50 Two Door Sedan©2011antiquecarnut.com

The Erskine was built from 1926 until 1930 in South Bend, Indiana as a subsidiary of the Studebaker Corporation. It was named after Albert R. Erskine who ran Studebaker from 1915 until 1933. As a footnote, Mr. Erskine took his own life in 1933 due to financial problems of the corporation. The Erskine was originally intended to run in the low priced field at an average price of $975.00, competing with the new Ford Model A at $500.00 and a full size Oldsmobile at $1195.00. Production of the 1928 Erskines totaled 22,275 including all models. It featured a 3 speed transmission and a six cylinder engine developing 18.15 horsepower.