It's possible that you aren't old enough to remember Studebakers. And possibly if you are old enough to remember Studebakers, you might not be old enough to remember they started out making wagons and buggies. We may be retired, but we're definitely not that old!
The Main Level Gallery holds the largest collection of Presidential Carriages in the US. Think of them as the Presidential Limos of the 19th century. Studebaker made President Harrison's Brougham and President McKinley's Phaeton. (I have no direct knowledge of what broughams and phaetons are. I know the difference between a carriage and a wagon: Cinderella had a carriage; people traveled west in Conestoga wagons.)
They didn't make President Grant's Landau, but it's in the National Treasures Collection, and I think it's really cool! I love the big back wheels. It's almost enough to make me want to run for President. I can't think of any other reason.
The Studebaker Brothers figured their experience with carriages would fare them well in the 20th century so they started making horseless carriages too. Isn't this 1911 Electric Coupe the cutest little thing? I'd choose this over a Smart Car any day!
I like this spiffy two-tone job. It's a 1931 Studebaker Six Roadster.
Downstairs in the basement is a Studebaker and Humvee military exhibit on the right and double-rack storage for cars they rotate through the upstairs museums on the left. They call it "Visible Vehicle Storage". Works for me.
Want to see more Studebakers? Click the link: Studebaker Natl Museum