AUTOS: Low-Slung Beauty

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On an oval test track outside South Bend, Ind., a red-and-cream Studebaker hard top whisked along the straightaway. It swept into a steeply banked curve, worked up to the outer edge and hung there as it rounded the turn with hardly any slackening of speed. Then, like a dive bomber peeling off for attack, it whipped out of the turn and shot into the straightaway again. Around & around the three-mile track the car whirled, hour after hour. Average speed for eight hours: 75 m.p.h.

After the speed tests came the stability...

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