The 1928 Studebaker Dictator featured an all-steel body. The car actually came out in July, 1927; a little earlier than the normal fall period when new cars
are introduced. Standard features included integral sun visors, a new radiator design, spare rim, a speedometer, and a wind shield cleaner. The Dictator also used
spring shackles with ball bearings. This model had a new axle which meant wood spoked wheels could be used. The car also used a new mechanical fuel pump in place
of the previous vaccuum pump and it also had a new braking system using three-shoe brakes on all four wheels.
The seats were normally finished in lush velvet except for the open models which used leather in their upholstery. The car retained its distinguishing bullet type
headlights that had been previously introduced by Studebaker. In unusual fashion, Studebaker made slight changes to the exterior appearance of the car as the year
prgressed. Changes to the fenders, bumper, and body belt line during the same model year caused a bit of confusion to both the dealers and the public.