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56H-Y6
08-05-2017, 01:55 PM
“Introducing the luxurious Studebaker President Salon for 1964: elegant, spacious, capable, finely crafted; a motorcar for the truly discriminating.”

This design was among the sketched concepts I did about thirty years ago. A few years ago, after development of my watercolor/acrylic skills, I decided to render this design since it still appeals to me.

The layout is basically a Hawk 120.5 inch wheelbase chassis with a Y-Body Cruiser shell mounted to align with the rear wheel wells to rear axle. An additional seven inches is added to the front fenders and hood. Details include hidden quad headlights, die-cast grille, rear-hinged rear doors, 1947-’49 inspired license plate frame and winguards, door handle escutcheons, original 1953 Bourke concept design-inspired fender end inset taillights, Hawk and Lincoln Continental-inspired decklid/bumper unit.
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Upholstery and trim would have been in the Cadillac Brougham/Lincoln Continental/Imperial LeBaron level: broadcloth, plush carpets, genuine walnut friezes, folding armrests front and rear, courtesy/reading lights, AM-FM stereo radio, complete power conveniences and air conditioning standard, of course.

Powertrain: 304 fuel injected V8, automatic transmission, power steering and power four wheel disk brakes, load-leveling independent rear suspension, radial tires.

Nice fantasy, isn’t it?

Steve

Lou Van Anne
08-05-2017, 02:04 PM
If it weren't for "fantasies".....I wouldn't have any fun anymore.....oh well. Where can I place my order? :confused:

“Introducing the luxurious Studebaker President Salon for 1964: elegant, spacious, capable, finely crafted; a motorcar for the truly discriminating.”

This design was among the sketched concepts I did about thirty years ago. A few years ago, after development of my watercolor/acrylic skills, I decided to render this design since it still appeals to me.

The layout is basically a Hawk 120.5 inch wheelbase chassis with a Y-Body Cruiser shell mounted to align with the rear wheel wells to rear axle. An additional seven inches is added to the front fenders and hood. Details include hidden quad headlights, die-cast grille, rear-hinged rear doors, 1947-’49 inspired license plate frame and winguards, door handle escutcheons, original 1953 Bourke concept design-inspired fender end inset taillights, Hawk and Lincoln Continental-inspired decklid/bumper unit.
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Upholstery and trim would have been in the Cadillac Brougham/Lincoln Continental/Imperial LeBaron level: broadcloth, plush carpets, genuine walnut friezes, folding armrests front and rear, courtesy/reading lights, AM-FM stereo radio, complete power conveniences and air conditioning standard, of course.

Powertrain: 304 fuel injected V8, automatic transmission, power steering and power four wheel disk brakes, load-leveling independent rear suspension, radial tires.

Nice fantasy, isn’t it?

Steve

Mark L
08-05-2017, 03:00 PM
It looks good. I'd buy one.

junior
08-05-2017, 03:09 PM
The font end is very striking! Cool concepts for sure. Thanks for sharing. cheers, junior

StudeRich
08-07-2017, 12:56 AM
I like it, looks Great! I am just not sure about the Cadillac look Rear, and Tail Lights, it needs some Lark or Hawk cues in the rear.

This could have been a 1967 Model from Canada, and shares some concepts with the actual '67 Prototypes Studebaker of Canada did.

wlfrench
08-07-2017, 08:17 AM
As long as its a fantasy car I'll use my fantasy money to place an order in black cherry with matching leather interior, super charger, dual exhaust and wire wheels.

55s
08-07-2017, 09:44 AM
Very nice. Thank you for sharing. I like the "Cadillac" taillights - but if your rendering was made 30 years ago and Studebaker adopted them, they would now be known as Studebaker taillights. The 1953 concept car also had long taillights.

Buzzard
08-07-2017, 10:30 AM
I see a lot of Rolls Royce in the right front door and right front fender, picture two.
Bill

StudeNewby
08-07-2017, 10:56 AM
Very nice use of the C/K chassis with a 4-door body. If only...!

Devan
08-19-2017, 11:14 AM
I love these renderings! Although many of the lines scream Studebaker, if I was management I would have pushed for (wrongly) a return of Packard. Then it would have failed for just that reason even though Cadillac/Chevrolet, Ford/Lincoln & Plymouth/Imperials at this time all sharing body parts and styling cues with corporate resemblance. It would have been another bad marketing choice. Studebaker President Salon it is! Like the power train choice. "304" would have made a huge marketing advantage over "289". Size mattered back then! Great job. I love "what if" scenarios. Like to see more of this. Very professional looking. I will keep coming back to view.

poweroptions
08-19-2017, 12:12 PM
Being a collector of Lincolns and Studebakers I think your car porn is awesome ! I'd buy it today. Thanks for sharing.

jimmijim8
08-21-2017, 06:32 AM
I'd buy a couple of 'em. jimmijim

56H-Y6
08-22-2017, 07:39 AM
Hi

Thanks for all your kind comments, it's a favorite concept for me as well. I must have been unusually inspired. I have a President convertible sketch somewhere, have to dig it out.

Steve

Devan
08-22-2017, 03:45 PM
I "discovered" this post 8/19 and have been back every day to view these "concept" paintings. I just can't get them out of my head!

58 Hawk
08-22-2017, 03:57 PM
just great paintings it would have made a great Studebaker and design is awesome

JRoberts
08-22-2017, 05:34 PM
Lets see....where have a seen a GT frame and drive train....and a last generation Cruiser....oh, and the money to bring such a great idea to reality......?

T.J. lavallee
08-22-2017, 11:30 PM
It sure looks a lot more appealing than most offerings in the marketplace. I'd buy one but then it looks expensive. Just showed the picture renderings to my wife. She loves it. We're in! Now where's the nearest dealer around here?

52-fan
08-23-2017, 09:34 AM
Being on the Hawk chassis I guess it would have been narrower than the contemporary luxury cars. That could have been a good thing for some people. The main problem would be that Studebaker production was always too low to have a good price break. It would have been a beautiful addition to the line though.

evilhawk
08-23-2017, 11:02 AM
Wow that car is cool! It looks like a Studebaker, but reminds me of Lincoln. It's a great concept and very well drawn. If only Studebaker did make a car like this.. it could have completely changed their image.

Bish
09-01-2017, 06:49 PM
I love these renderings! Although many of the lines scream Studebaker, if I was management I would have pushed for (wrongly) a return of Packard. Then it would have failed for just that reason even though Cadillac/Chevrolet, Ford/Lincoln & Plymouth/Imperials at this time all sharing body parts and styling cues with corporate resemblance. It would have been another bad marketing choice. Studebaker President Salon it is! Like the power train choice. "304" would have made a huge marketing advantage over "289". Size mattered back then! Great job. I love "what if" scenarios. Like to see more of this. Very professional looking. I will keep coming back to view.

Imperials shared no body panels or structure with any other Chrysler Corporation car in 1964, unlike Cadillac. This was a selling point pointed out in brochures and ads.

raprice
09-01-2017, 07:43 PM
Now THAT'S a beautiful design. Nice job. Sign me up.

Rog

StudeRich
09-01-2017, 11:58 PM
The return of the Full Sized Studebaker President! I love it, :cool: we have not had one since 1958. :(

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