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03-17-2018, 07:09 PM
https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29315197_2115848571983167_4382960219433467904_n.jpg?oh=ee5ea26b4c5b6f8648c36f1f6 ba985a7&oe=5B305472

03-17-2018, 08:42 PM
I like stock, but I will say that is one of, or the best looking custom I've seen.

03-17-2018, 08:56 PM
WOW! That represents a lot of work. I like the results, at least from that profile view.

Did you get permission from Bob Palma to use "his" line?:)

Is this a car that you know? Is it for sale?

03-17-2018, 09:30 PM
It's photo shopped, ladies and gents, but I like the concept!

03-17-2018, 10:21 PM
Great concept! Move the front wheels slightly forward ...:!:

03-17-2018, 10:44 PM
The Wheels are located fine, they just need to be straight up and down if it were Real, those Fronts and later the Rears, would be ground to shreds on the inside edge pretty quick. :rolleyes:

Cool Concept though. :!:

03-17-2018, 10:48 PM
I just figured that it was on air suspension and would be raised a bit for driving and thus "straightening" out the wheels.

03-17-2018, 10:53 PM
Someone should build one. I like it.

Denny L

03-17-2018, 11:23 PM
That is a gorgeous car. I would love to see someone take this image and build a car exactly like it. I am not sure if it is a bullet nose or a '52. I would think the '52 front end would be most attractive, but then that is only me dreaming.

03-18-2018, 04:42 AM
I agree with you Loe, a -52 grille &/but with the midle triangle part painted ‚Äčto follow the future lines of the roof!

03-18-2018, 12:00 PM
I have said over and over Studebaker should have built a 66 hardtop and now I can say this car would have fit right in and be a nice seller, I like it.

Stude Shoo-wop!
03-18-2018, 12:54 PM
Remove that gaudy chrome plate by the rear wheel and swap the '51 front end for a '52 and we are good to go! Imagine the looks that people would give you if you were driving this car around "back in the day"!

03-18-2018, 08:06 PM
That is a gorgeous car. I would love to see someone take this image and build a car exactly like it.

I'm sure many others would, as well? Exactly like it, is probably impossible, very similar would likely still be extremely difficult! I'm sure any one of us, would have their own list of changes that they would like to see?

WOW! That represents a lot of work.

Your really hitting that nail squarely on the head, aren't you Gary? I imagine, either a '52 hardtop or convertible, with a good floorpan? Would be the best starting point, for such a project. Then a good roof section and glass from a '53 - '58 K body with '53 - '55 rear window trim corners. Even so I would suspect it would still require an extensive amount of cutting sectioning and welding? It doesn't look to me like this car has a '52 front clip on it. My first choice, from a styling standpoint, would be the '50 front sheetmetal. Although, I suspect it would be the most difficult to aquire, because it would also be the most desirable option? It would also require more modification, than either of the other two options. None of these items, discussed so far, are either Cheap or Abundant! It would be a shame, if any were destroyed in the name of a project that wouldn't be completed! Not that there is anyone who has ever done that?

Remove that gaudy chrome plate by the rear wheel

I think I like the look of this car very much, just as it's pictured! Everything, except the Photoshop butchered bumpers, shaved door handles and non-existent ground clearance, looks as if it was done by the factory. I like the clean look of the shaved door handles! I would have to have a more civilized ride height and, perhaps, some slightly more artistsically abbreviated bumpers. Dual rear mounted antennas would also be Way Cool! It would be the Ultimate if, it was also topped off with supercharged Stude V8 power!!!


03-18-2018, 08:12 PM
Maybe it will give Chris the incentive to start on Proving Ground car. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?83866-1950-Studebaker-Starlight-Prototype-from-Proving-ground-graveyard


03-19-2018, 03:39 PM
1950 convertible-hard to beat the original design.

03-19-2018, 05:04 PM
1950 convertible-hard to beat the original design.

Really Hard, to find Any argument with that!


03-19-2018, 06:35 PM
I think the optional 1952 rear fender ornaments would look good on this dream car, too!