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gsx_martin
07-23-2017, 07:11 AM
Hello,
I'm wondering which Truck this is?
Is it a 1955 Transtar?
Is there a possibility to identify, which engine is installed? The 185cu in or 246cu in six?
http://www.stolzeclassiccars.nl/aanbod/352/studebaker-pick-up/

Thanks,
Martin

jclary
07-23-2017, 07:41 AM
It is not a 1955 anything. It is an earlier year, no newer than a '53. Perhaps a cobbled together mongrel. I don't think the "Transtar" designation appeared on the scene until 1956.

gsx_martin
07-23-2017, 07:49 AM
Yes, I also think it is an earlier truck.
But on the other hand, I found following photo: https://www.google.de/search?q=studebaker+transtar+1955&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwiYvbLyt5_VAhUjK8AKHYKYDXIQ_AUIBigB&biw=1440&bih=775#imgrc=fIxiTTDSM9gcyM: which is mentioned as a 1955 Transtar?

Skip Lackie
07-23-2017, 07:54 AM
What John said. Based on the serial number, it's a 1950 2R5 with the 169 cu in Champion 6. there's nothing visible in the pictures to indicate that it's anything other than a 2R5. The Calif plate number indicates it was first registered in Calif in 1971 or 72.

jackb
07-23-2017, 08:06 AM
245 in the bed ?

jclary
07-23-2017, 08:26 AM
Yes, I also think it is an earlier truck.
But on the other hand, I found following photo: https://www.google.de/search?q=studebaker+transtar+1955&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwiYvbLyt5_VAhUjK8AKHYKYDXIQ_AUIBigB&biw=1440&bih=775#imgrc=fIxiTTDSM9gcyM: which is mentioned as a 1955 Transtar?

Hey Martin...I notice that you are in Hamburg, Germany.:!: So, I certainly don't want to create an "international incident," between the two of us.;) You know what they say about the reliability of stuff found on the internet.:yeahright:
Out of curiosity, I did a "1955 Studebaker Truck" search...and this popped up...:rolleyes::oops:https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/18/36/e1/1836e1fc613f28719d19ef59bdab3d9f.jpg

Skip Lackie
07-23-2017, 08:33 AM
Hey Martin...I notice that you are in Hamburg, Germany.:!: So, I certainly don't want to create an "international incident," between the two of us.;) You know what they say about the reliability of stuff found on the internet.:yeahright:
Out of curiosity, I did a "1955 Studebaker Truck" search...and this popped up...:rolleyes::oops:

Has a 37 LaSalle grille.

gsx_martin
07-23-2017, 10:08 AM
Out of curiosity, I did a "1955 Studebaker Truck" search...and this popped up...:rolleyes::oops:https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/18/36/e1/1836e1fc613f28719d19ef59bdab3d9f.jpg

Nice "truck" :!!::lol:

Alan
07-23-2017, 11:07 AM
That is a Stilleto fiberglass body on a Stude frame.

gsx_martin
07-23-2017, 11:55 AM
.... Based on the serial number, it's a 1950 2R5 with the 169 cu in Champion 6. there's nothing visible in the pictures to indicate that it's anything other than a 2R5. The Calif plate number indicates it was first registered in Calif in 1971 or 72.

Thanks for these informations.
Now I'm waiting for additional photos and next weekend I will drive to the dealer and have a look for the truck :)