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STUDEMAC
04-10-2018, 12:48 AM
I bought my 64 Studebaker Daytona time capsule last summer and i really want to track down pictures or some memorabilia from the dealership. the address is 211 south Broadway Knoxville Tenn. last October i took a 7 hour one way day trip to see the dealership on the anniversary of my cars sale. If you have a photo of the dealer in its prime please contact me
thank you corey.

64V-K7
04-10-2018, 05:44 AM
There are 5 listed in Knoxville, none have a Broadway address. The address you give in Knoxville is a bit hard to track down, as "211" is shown on the North side of Broadway...

http://www.studebaker-info.org/Dealers/TNdealers.html

There are a few listed on Broadway in Nashville

trnstrtrk
04-10-2018, 06:42 AM
I bought my 64 Studebaker Daytona time capsule last summer and i really want to track down pictures or some memorabilia from the dealership. the address is 211 south Broadway Knoxville Tenn. last October i took a 7 hour one way day trip to see the dealership on the anniversary of my cars sale. If you have a photo of the dealer in its prime please contact me
thank you corey.

My father and I stopped in the see the Studebaker 1963 model showings at Cherokee Motor Co., in Knoxville, Tennessee in the fall of 1962. The dealership at that time was located near the Knoxville City Hall and the L & N Railroad Station. The street in front of the building was likely named Henley.
I visited the location about three years ago and the building was no longer standing. I had hoped to take a photo of it. The nearby University of Tennessee Library maintains copies of the old Knoxville newspapers, I have been told. Good luck hunting, Corey.

r1lark
04-10-2018, 11:21 AM
Wow Bob, you have an amazing memory!! I can't remember that well back to 2012 much less 1962!!

trnstrtrk
04-10-2018, 12:37 PM
Wow Bob, you have an amazing memory!! I can't remember that well back to 2012 much less 1962!!

Knoxville was very familiar to me. My first passenger train ride was out of the L & N station in Knoxville in the earlier 1950's.

j.byrd
04-10-2018, 12:55 PM
trnstrtrk, that is one of the ones my Dad worked at ! I got to go to "work" with him a lot as a kid, and have lots of good memories from there. Three of the best are seeing the 1st Avanti get unloaded, a "jet boat" in the showroom ( ???? still can't remember why ), and going down around back and watching an Indy 500 race on a large screen of some kind that a "rep" brought in... Dad was the Parts guy there.

wwogg
04-10-2018, 01:07 PM
7166271663My 1961 Lark was originally sold at Cherokee Motors in Knoxville.

tennessee_anomaly
04-10-2018, 04:10 PM
I have a 1950s era photo that shows a partial view of what was at that time called Spiers Studebaker Sales. Subsequent to this photo, the name was changed to Cherokee Studebaker Sales. The address in the 1962 Knoxville City Directory is indeed listed as 211 South Broadway. This is an aerial photo looking north on Henley Street toward the intersection with Western Avenue, which runs east-west. Henley Street ended at Western Avenue, but continued as Broadway on the north side of the intersection.

Regarding the post that listed all of the Studebaker dealers in Tennessee, Cherokee Studebaker Sales was indeed quartered on State Street in the 1930s. I'm not quite sure when it moved from that address, but, at least by the early 1960s, the dealership was at home on 211 South Broadway.

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Bill Pressler
04-10-2018, 07:49 PM
The video for dealers called "Different..By Design" shows a silver '64 convertible being sold at Studebaker of Knoxville. The video is available at the SNM.

r1lark
04-11-2018, 05:20 AM
The video for dealers called "Different..By Design" shows a silver '64 convertible being sold at Studebaker of Knoxville. The video is available at the SNM.

Trying to remember, wasn't our fourth SDC President, John Brichetto, involved with (or owner of?) Studebaker of Knoxville? John later went on to start Autosport Specialties who made, among other things, all kinds of reproduction Studebaker decals.

jackb
04-11-2018, 10:29 AM
Anybody see more than 1-2 Studes in that street pic ??

trnstrtrk
04-11-2018, 01:00 PM
I have a 1950s era photo that shows a partial view of what was at that time called Spiers Studebaker Sales. Subsequent to this photo, the name was changed to Cherokee Studebaker Sales. The address in the 1962 Knoxville City Directory is indeed listed as 211 South Broadway. This is an aerial photo looking north on Henley Street toward the intersection with Western Avenue, which runs east-west. Henley Street ended at Western Avenue, but continued as Broadway on the north side of the intersection.

Regarding the post that listed all of the Studebaker dealers in Tennessee, Cherokee Studebaker Sales was indeed quartered on State Street in the 1930s. I'm not quite sure when it moved from that address, but, at least by the early 1960s, the dealership was at home on 211 South Broadway.

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Great photo. Thank you for posting it. Henley likely overlapped at that point with South Broadway. I think we are recalling the same location. The Cherokee Motors name was used earlier and later in Studebaker sales in Knoxville. When my dad and I went it was the showing of the new 1963 Avanti.

tennessee_anomaly
04-11-2018, 07:51 PM
Here is another photo showing the Cherokee Studebaker Dealership on Broadway in Knoxville, TN referred to earlier. This photo is dated 1963. The event depicted is a parade of Confederate re-enactors.

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WinM1895
04-11-2018, 10:40 PM
Here is another photo showing the Cherokee Studebaker Dealership on Broadway in Knoxville, TN referred to earlier. This photo is dated 1963.

The event depicted is a parade of Confederate re-enactors.

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I'd be willing to bet that they are not singing "When We Went Marching Thru Georgia!"

When I was at the Flagler Museum in St Augustine FL, they had a band organ playing this tune.

I told the docent this was not tune that Southerners would like, since it refers to General William Tecumseh Sherman!