1932 Rockne Model 65 Four-Door Sedan
May 5-7, 2016
The Studebaker Rockne 65 had a very limited production run. Initially introduced by Studebaker to compete with the lower priced Fords, production lasted just over a year with 23,201 total units being built. The Rockne plant in Detroit closed Easter weekend of 1933.
About 170 “whole” Rocknes remain in existence today. The Rockne Coach (2-door sedan) is a relatively rare body style with only about a dozen listed in the Rockne Registry today. Whether it is a 2-door or 4-door like this one, it is pretty rare!
The Rockne was available in five different body styles, two inline six-cylinder engine sizes, as well as two different chassis lengths; these were called Model 65 and Model 75. The Model 65 runs with a 66-hp unit with a 110-inch wheelbase and the Model 75 pulled 75-hp on a 114-inch wheelbase chassis.
Very clean styling is signified throughout this Model 65 sedan that is immediately recognizable by the two angled radiator shell trim moldings. The roof appears to have a slight sloop to it. This Rockne 65 has all the makings of a very cool street rod! It will probably not be very expensive to purchase. The street rod conversion could cost plenty! Or just drive it like it is!