Photograph of 1931 Studebaker, owned by Luigi Pancaro, 1930 - solo in inglese

Photograph of 1931 Studebaker Dictator Model 60 Coupe, owned by Luigi Pancaro, 1930. The several photographs of this car, suggest his pride and appreciation of it.

Luigi Pancaro was a surgeon, trained in Italy. He was a supporter of fascism -- believing it had improved the socioeconomic status of most Italians. On June 10, 1940 he was arrested as a threat to the Canadian state.

The Studebaker Dictator was an automobile produced by the Studebaker Corporation in the USA from 1927-1937. Ironically, at the time of its production, the name Dictator caused some concern -- mainly in Europe, where the car appears to have been marketed as "Director". The name Dictator was discontinued in 1937, and is attributed in part to public perception of the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany.