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Sagandaga
04-23-2018, 12:15 PM
Not mine....

https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/d/1953-studebaker-composite/6561990264.html

gordr
04-23-2018, 01:00 PM
It's actually not bad looking for what it is. Sort of reminds me of a TVR sports car from the early '70's.

8E45E
04-23-2018, 01:02 PM
Reminds me of a Gremlin.

Craig

Noxnabaker
04-23-2018, 03:02 PM
That for sure would've sold in the days!

S2Deluxe
04-23-2018, 03:05 PM
The original styling, Certainly wasn't improved on!

Mark

dleroux
04-23-2018, 03:39 PM
$25,000.00? Is that what they're paying you for taking it of their hands?

S2Deluxe
04-23-2018, 04:14 PM
Does it still have back seat, a spare tire, a bumper jack? Ok, it wouldn't be any use, without bumpers! An 18 gallon gas tank? What chassis is used and what's its wheel base?

Mark

skyway
04-23-2018, 04:51 PM
Shades of Mr. Lowey's many near misses?

Stude Shoo-wop!
04-23-2018, 05:02 PM
I see both MGB-GT and 1959-60 Continental design influences in this kustom, as well as others. Is this simply an alphabet soup of design cues with little in the way of rhyme or reason? At least the workmanship appears to be well done.

bezhawk
04-23-2018, 06:55 PM
I showered, so I can't offer him the BO. :lol:

48skyliner
04-23-2018, 07:08 PM
Whether you like the looks of it or not, it is interesting to compare it with this one - which do you think is more attractive?

71968

S2Deluxe
04-23-2018, 07:53 PM
Whether you like the looks of it or not, it is interesting to compare it with this one - which do you think is more attractive?

Definitely the yellow one! I don't particularly care for the hood scoop, the way it's tacked on, or the styling of the headlights grafted on, even if they are aerodynamicly superior, but it still doesn't seem near as severely mutelated as the one originally referred to in this thread.

Mark

52-fan
04-23-2018, 08:56 PM
It is cute, but I don't care for the front end treatment. It might be fun to drive and would certainly get looks.

70Avanti2
04-23-2018, 09:20 PM
Could be the women in the background holding her noise says it all.

S2Deluxe
04-23-2018, 09:44 PM
Could be the women in the background holding her noise says it all.

I didn't even notice that, interestingly amusing speculation! Maybe she's not just trying to styfull a sneeze?

Mark

GrumpyOne
04-23-2018, 11:27 PM
The concept is nice but the front is hideous!

BobPalma
04-24-2018, 05:45 AM
Reminds me of a Gremlin.Craig

:D That was my first impression, too, Craig. it's either a Gremhawk or a Hawklin. :cool: BP

jclary
04-24-2018, 06:13 AM
Wow!...I think I checked this out as soon as it was posted. I had to use some unusual restraint to keep from commenting first. The forum sure jumped on this one with both feet!

But before you think I'm on my "self-righteous High Horse," most of your remarks cover my thoughts (good & bad). My thoughts are I will be happy to enjoy this car as long as I'm not the one paying property taxes on it. To complete the effect, the owner should always show up in a pastel-colored leisure suit with Sonny & Cher's "The Beat Goes On" & "I Got You Babe" playing in the background!:cool:

t walgamuth
04-24-2018, 06:34 AM
The body work on the purple car looks pretty good. I'd like it better if it had the nose from the yellow car on it.

Of course neither matches the original 53 design for class.

RadioRoy
04-24-2018, 11:45 AM
Two more possibly salvageable C/K models bite the dust. How long until they become as rare as unmolested Henry J cars?

gordr
04-24-2018, 12:07 PM
I'd take the purple car over the yellow one. The former uses C/K parts, but is far enough removed from the C/K profile to be legitimately an unique design. The yellow car is is just a C/K with a bunch of inappropriate latter-day gadgets glommed onto it. I like a nice custom C/K, but that isn't one.

Jeff_H
04-24-2018, 06:00 PM
Is this a recent build or a old custom from the late 50s? That front end with canted headlights looks like something you'd see in late 50s period custom car magazines....

The side view looks quite similar to a mid '00s Chrysler crossfire IMO.

I think something more imaginative for the interior & dash would help it out. Whatever one thinks of the looks, it appears to be well made.

Noxnabaker
04-25-2018, 02:46 PM
I agree with Gord & I'd drive it too! On the roadrace track... ;)
NOT the yellow one.

Steve T
04-25-2018, 06:33 PM
I actually like the view of the purple "bobtail" kustom from dead astern in the ad. Somewhat reminiscent of some early-50s Ferrari designs from that angle. From the side...yep, Gremlin-like proportions, but rounder contours. From head-on...klassic kustom kar styling kues (using all the Ks on purpose). I like the yellow car somewhat better, because of its truer-to-1954 nose...but of course nothing touches the original Bourke Coupe.