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Dick Steinkamp
12-21-2008, 11:42 AM
My good friends Tom and Larry picked the Ute up at Howdy's yesterday and brought it to my son's house in San Jose. I'll go down before the show and finish the car there.

Here's a few quick pics...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/NewImage-5.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/NewImage2.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/NewImage1.jpg

Howdy saw a little ding in the stainless strip on the left rear quarter and couldn't stand it. He took off the strip and sent it to his stainless guy to be made perfect. The strip is not back on in that last picture.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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JGK 940
12-21-2008, 12:19 PM
This has gotten to the point where superlatives are superfluous.

Wow.

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ClaymoreWW
12-21-2008, 12:21 PM
just perfect. i see vinyl in the bed and sides, too. why's the turn signal lever wrapped up?

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
53-54 C/Ks, 55 Speedsters, 63 Daytonas, Wagonaires Registries (http://www.teamwetworks.com/stregs/)

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Dick Steinkamp
12-21-2008, 12:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by ClaymoreWW

just perfect. i see vinyl in the bed and sides, too. why's the turn signal lever wrapped up?



Vinyl on the bed sides, but the Mercedes wool carpet on the bed floor (same carpet as in the interior). I'll put some wood strips on the bed floor like an early station wagon.

I think the turn signal stalk is wrapped up for the same reason Dave wraps the hood catch on Sheba...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Omaha/81de.jpg

Howdy was probably tired of knocking his head on it :(.

Note the carpet on the carpet. Howdy made a full size carpet mat out of the same carpet to cover the glued down carpet when the car was being used.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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tbredehoft
12-21-2008, 12:34 PM
why's the turn signal lever wrapped up?

So its as big as the shift knob?

So you can tell it from the headlight switch?

Its all sticky?

Its hiding the horn button?

I give up.

Beautiful car, Dick, Wish I had your perseverance. and budget.

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'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
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'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

sweetolbob
12-21-2008, 12:36 PM
Dick

I am glad you were the one to bring the Ute to this level. You may not agree because you had to fund and sweat the rebuild but it is a quality presentation.

I believe there are a few other's in the forum that would fund a project of this magnitude but hard to believe that there is a forum member that could surpass this level of quality and creativity.

Most of we CASO's would be hard pressed to even get started.

Well done, Bob [:p][:p]

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tbredehoft
12-21-2008, 12:36 PM
I've never been bothered by that J hook and I've been playing with Studes as long as Dave has. It just knocks my hat off.

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'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 571 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

Dick Steinkamp
12-21-2008, 12:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by Tom B
Wish I had your perseverance. and budget.



I wish I did too :(

Budget was gone several months ago. Perseverance was that close to being gone. It is good I have a month or so break from the car. It was starting to seem like work and not like fun. It will be fun again by the time I get back to the car to finish it up for the show.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Dick Steinkamp
12-21-2008, 12:53 PM
quote:Originally posted by sweetolbob


I believe there are a few other's in the forum that would fund a project of this magnitude but hard to believe that there is a forum member that could surpass this level of quality and creativity.


Thanks, Bob, but the creativity was all Lee Talbot and Sam Chakries 50 years ago. The quality is from guys like Jon Falcon and Howdy Ledbetter.

I think it is great that this car was brought back and I'm glad I did it, but right now I can't see doing another to this level in my lifetime...but I'll bet I'll change my mind if I ever sell this one :D

IMHO, the real neat thing about this car is that it is one of the rare 50's customs that STILL looks good by today's standards. That says a lot for Lee and Sam's skills AND for the original design of the 53 Studes. Most 50's customs are cool BECAUSE they are 50's customs, but haven't stood the test of time from a design standpoint. This is one of the few that held up (IMHO).

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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r1lark
12-21-2008, 12:55 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

My good friends Tom and Larry picked the Ute up at Howdy's yesterday and brought it to my son's house in San Jose. I'll go down before the show and finish the car there.

Here's a few quick pics...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/NewImage-5.jpg


Looks good, Dick.

What's the deal on the driver's side window? It looks like it rolls down at an angle.

Paul
Winston-Salem, NC
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studemaker
12-21-2008, 12:57 PM
Absolutely Beautiful! Glad you went with the two tone interior Dick, it is period pefect, and the white upholstery was the touch to bring it all together. I must also acknowledge the idea of chroming the interior rear window moulding, and the stainless on the exterior, another very nice touch to emphasize what makes the "Ute" well... so unique! [8D] Howdy does very fine work, and deserves a huge "Atta Boy", as do you for your vision on this one! :D

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4961Studebaker
12-21-2008, 01:27 PM
Nice.

I like the fact the Kart gets the red errr WHITE carpet treatment.

ChopStu
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Dick Steinkamp
12-21-2008, 01:43 PM
quote:Originally posted by r1lark

What's the deal on the driver's side window? It looks like it rolls down at an angle.




Yea...that looks goofy. I wonder if the window came out of the regulator.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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barnlark
12-21-2008, 07:29 PM
It's ok looking...;)[^]

StudeRich
12-21-2008, 07:47 PM
Looks like in spite of all of Howdy's excellent work and attention to detail, and being a great guy, he is just like all the rest of the upholstery guys!

...they NEVER have a clue how to install Studebaker inside door and window handles correctly at a slight forward and down angle! [:0] :D

stude53
12-21-2008, 08:27 PM
Dick it's Simply irristable ...Can't nobody tell me where the money went?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3geoXOdnJQ

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53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

StudeRich
12-21-2008, 08:46 PM
Oh my God! Where did they find that many Droids all with the same ugly mean face? Robots would have looked better! Irresistible...yeah right! :(

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Roscomacaw
12-21-2008, 09:13 PM
Dick, that thing looks like crap![xx(]


There, that should help keep your head small enough to fit in the Ute with the rest of you.;) I mean - what are friends for?:D

I like the upholstered bed sides. Made me think of the Packard Hawks exeterior arm rest.

You're gonna let me sit in it when you stop here on your way home, right?[:p]



1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

41 Frank
12-21-2008, 09:16 PM
You done good Dick.:) You're on the home stretch now. Planning to see you at the GNRS in January and see the Ute in person. [:p]

JLasvegas
12-21-2008, 09:25 PM
Screams 50's which is awesome, I would be afraid to wear shoes while driving that

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fastfritz
12-21-2008, 10:00 PM
Sweet-sweet-sweet!!

[:p][:p]

Frank Remlinger
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Dick Steinkamp
12-21-2008, 10:03 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs


You're gonna let me sit in it when you stop here on your way home, right?[:p]




You can DRIVE it Biggs [8D]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Dick Steinkamp
12-21-2008, 10:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich
they NEVER have a clue how to install Studebaker inside door and window handles correctly at a slight forward and down angle!


THERE'S a show stopper ;)

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Dick Steinkamp
12-21-2008, 10:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by 41 Frank

You done good Dick.:) You're on the home stretch now. Planning to see you at the GNRS in January and see the Ute in person. [:p]


Lookin' forward to it, Frank.

I thought you'd be in Arizona by now...getting cold [:0]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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63larkcustom
12-21-2008, 10:11 PM
What a nice color combination. Trully first class Dick!

BobPalma
12-21-2008, 10:15 PM
:) Very nice.

Your comments about the test of time as to it still being attractive are well taken, Dick. Some 1950s customs look so bizarre in retrospect that their appeal is only confirming excess and outright silliness in the original design and execution.

The Ute, of course, and as you properly note, is the polar opposite.

Congratulations again. :DBP

sals54
12-21-2008, 10:19 PM
Dick,
I love the two tone dash. I will definitely steal that idea for my dash when I re-do it. that looks way coooooool, man

sals54
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Dick Steinkamp
12-21-2008, 10:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma


The Ute, of course, and as you properly note, is the polar opposite.



Here it is going on the trailer at Howdy's and coming off at my son's house...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/z2.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/z1.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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gordr
12-21-2008, 10:23 PM
The Ute is looking awesome, Dick. I sure hope I can make the time to come to the GNRS and see it in it's natural habitat.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

Dick Steinkamp
12-21-2008, 10:27 PM
quote:Originally posted by sals54

Dick,
I love the two tone dash. I will definitely steal that idea for my dash when I re-do it. that looks way coooooool, man



I think it really amplifies how the dash flows into the doors. Something you might not otherwise appreciate without the two tone.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Dick Steinkamp
12-21-2008, 10:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by gordr
I sure hope I can make the time to come to the GNRS and see it in it's natural habitat.



I hope you can too, Gord. You REALLY need to be in Southern California at least a FEW days EVERY winter [8D]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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barnlark
12-21-2008, 10:32 PM
I can't stop looking at this thread. Really coming together.

Swifster
12-21-2008, 11:42 PM
So Dick, your going to have that Ute and the Detroit Autorama in March, right? Didn't that Ute leave a Ridler trophy there 50 years ago???

Looks really nice!

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1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

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candbstudebakers
12-21-2008, 11:57 PM
Dick, nice job glad I got a chance to see it before Bob sits in it with his farm overalls, Clayton and I plan on going south for the show....Bob

StudeRich
12-21-2008, 11:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


quote:Originally posted by StudeRich
they NEVER have a clue how to install Studebaker inside door and window handles correctly at a slight forward and down angle!
THERE'S a show stopper ;)

SHOW STOPPER? Are you kidding? It will be next to impossible to even open the door!

Roscomacaw
12-22-2008, 10:27 AM
DRIVE IT??? [:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p]:D

Pay no attention to that scrapper from the Bay area. I'll wear my best attire for my "cruise"![8D]

My Gabardine slacks
Daddy-O shirt
and bopper shoes!

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Dick Steinkamp
12-22-2008, 12:26 PM
quote:Originally posted by candbstudebakers

Dick, nice job glad I got a chance to see it before Bob sits in it with his farm overalls, Clayton and I plan on going south for the show....Bob


Good deal, Bob. I'll be in the Bay Area the middle of January and catch up with you then.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Dick Steinkamp
12-22-2008, 12:29 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

DRIVE IT??? [:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p][:p]:D

Pay no attention to that scrapper from the Bay area. I'll wear my best attire for my "cruise"![8D]

My Gabardine slacks
Daddy-O shirt
and bopper shoes!



I think I just came up with my display for the GNRS. Biggs in his get-up, standing by the car, talkin' Studes to all passerbys! [8D]. Hard to beat [^]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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showbizkid
12-22-2008, 12:58 PM
I would pay good money to see you in those shoes, Bob :)

Dick, that is a gorgeous machine. If you ever let it out of your hands, I suspect we'll all knock you silly!


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Hippie
12-22-2008, 02:28 PM
The original builders nailed the lines but you really hit a Grand Slam with the details. Any chance it will be at Cedar Rapids this year? That would be the only chance I'll ever have of seeing in person.

Analog man in a digital world.

Dick Steinkamp
12-22-2008, 02:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by Hippie
Any chance it will be at Cedar Rapids this year? That would be the only chance I'll ever have of seeing in person.



Probably not (but you never know)

Cedar Rapids is a 2,000 mile (3+ day) tow for me (and just about any other point on the West Coast). It would be fun for sure...they always are...but the expense and time of that kind of trip is a little prohibitive for me.

Although Cedar Rapid APPEARS to be fairly centrally located, it is HALF the distance (1,000 miles) for Studebaker folks on the East coast.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Chris Pile
12-22-2008, 05:03 PM
Dick - the interior is incredi-bubble! The Ute will be beyond awesome when it's complete and I guarantee the coverage it will generate will be a big boost for Studebakers!

Also, I know you'll be a gracious ambassador for the name and club. Good luck hauling home all the hardware once it hits the show circuit!

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

Ron Dame
12-22-2008, 05:10 PM
Wow! When I get one at my local Studebaker dealership?!?!?!

That's the only thing I don't think anyone else has said about it yet, but I agree with it all. Do you have a website with all the pix so far?

Oh, and how's your snow situation?
Ron

Ron Dame
'63 Champ

Dick Steinkamp
12-22-2008, 07:30 PM
quote:Originally posted by Ron Dame
Do you have a website with all the pix so far?

Oh, and how's your snow situation?



Here's a blog which is primarily posts to the forum...

http://www.studeute.com/

Snow not bad. We got a few inches more last night. Still colder than normal. Side streets kind of snowy, but main streets clear and dry. I put chains on the Jetta today just to be sure I got around town and in and out of parking lots OK. The only accidents I've seen are rear enders by 4 wheel drive SUV's believing they can stop as easily as they can go. [V]

Dick Steinkamp
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monomaniac
12-22-2008, 07:42 PM
Dick,

A picture of Mr. Biggs in his getup with those shoes
standing next to the Ute is a MUST!

There's a (MAIN) spot reserved in TW for it.

Dick Steinkamp
12-22-2008, 07:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by monomaniac

A picture of Mr. Biggs in his getup with those shoes
standing next to the Ute is a MUST!

There's a (MAIN) spot reserved in TW for it.



Getting your car on the cover of TW is fantastic...but getting YOURSELF on the cover (Mr. Biggs)...now THAT'S an accomplishment [8D] :D

Are you going to make it to Pomona in January, Art?



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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ClaymoreWW
12-22-2008, 07:49 PM
Hey Dick,

Not to detract from your beautiful car, but I was reading your blog and looking at the photo you have of the '59 show.
http://www.studeute.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/hrds-070033-where-1-hr.jpg
In the very lower right...does that custom have a Hawk grille?

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
53-54 C/Ks, 55 Speedsters, 63 Daytonas, Wagonaires Registries (http://www.teamwetworks.com/stregs/)

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Dick Steinkamp
12-22-2008, 08:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by ClaymoreWW

Hey Dick,

Not to detract from your beautiful car, but I was reading your blog and looking at the photo you have of the '59 show.
http://www.studeute.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/hrds-070033-where-1-hr.jpg
In the very lower right...does that custom have a Hawk grille?




Hawk or maybe Chrysler?



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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BobPalma
12-22-2008, 08:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by ClaymoreWW

Hey Dick,

Not to detract from your beautiful car, but I was reading your blog and looking at the photo you have of the '59 show.
http://www.studeute.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/hrds-070033-where-1-hr.jpg
In the very lower right...does that custom have a Hawk grille?

George



:) Good eye, George! That's definitely a Hawk grille. See if you can enlarge the photo for a better look. I was able to do so and it's a Hawk grille. (Of course, every Hawk produced to date at that time used the same grille, so we need not discuss what year it might be!) :DBP

lstude
12-22-2008, 08:29 PM
quote:Good eye, George! That's definitely a Hawk grille. See if you can enlarge the photo for a better look. I was able to do so and it's a Hawk grille. (Of course, every Hawk produced to date at that time used the same grille, so we need not discuss what year it might be!) BP

I think I remember that car. It was a Corvette with a Hawk grille. It was on the cover of an old magazine, but I can't find it.

Leonard Shepherd
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klifton1
12-22-2008, 08:32 PM
If memory serves my right, it's an early T Bird with the Hawk grill.
Klif

55 Speedster

Sonny
12-22-2008, 09:20 PM
Dick, your Ute is nothing less than one of the finest Studebakers that I've ever laid eyes on. The quality of workmanship is stunning. I know that you personally didn't design and build the car initially, but your "re-manufacture" of this Studebaker is surely something to be VERY proud of. This couldn't have happened without your tenacious devotion. God willin', this car will be around many, many more years as a testament to your love and devotion to Studebakers.

Thanks a million for your sharing this with us, Dick. It's been a joy to observe. If there is to be any awards at this event, I cannot see how this car wouldn't, at a minimum, be considered the epitome of it's class. [^][^][^]

Thanks again Dick!

Sonny
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Andy R.
12-22-2008, 10:03 PM
[:p] Every detail...so perfect, right down to the stitching in the bed panels that matches the angle of the interior door panels.

If this car was a lady, I'd have a restraining order on me by now.;)

Andy
62 GT

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58PackardWagon
12-22-2008, 11:14 PM
I have to admit I am not a custom guy, but this vehicle is absolutely outstanding!

candbstudebakers
12-22-2008, 11:20 PM
Dick I will bet Bob has a pair of 50's bibbed overalls he can ware don't want him to be out of place.....

Dick Steinkamp
12-23-2008, 12:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by Sonny
If there is to be any awards at this event, I cannot see how this car wouldn't, at a minimum, be considered the epitome of it's class.




Thanks, Sonny. I have entered "display only" (like I always do at judged car shows) and here's why.

Judging at the GNRS is similar to judging the custom and modified cars at a SDC meet. It is done as OBJECTIVELY as possible. Primarily to try to avoid squabbling participants.

At a SDC meet, only CONDITION is judged. No points are given for "beauty" or engineering or other subjective areas. You LOOSE points for a scratch, or dirty carpet, or a smudge on a tire. A lime green Lark with an orange velor interior and a Pinto motor can sweep the class IF it has the fewest deductions for condition.

At the GNRS, things are examined like clocked valve stems, matching and clocked fastners, welds finished to the smoothness of molded plastic, nibs removed from tire treads, soot in the exhaust pipes, engine block ground smooth of all casting marks, etc. Then the NUMBER of modifications are noted. You get more points for a chopped and sectioned car than one that hasn't had these mods.

My black Starliner was in the 2000 GNRS and judged. I determined I would have lost fewer points having it in the STOCK class than in a custom class since it had so few mods (even with the Corvette drive line).

So, no judging for me SDC, GNRS, or otherwise. That's not what I want to do to participate in the hobby. But...I marvel at the guys that do and fully enjoy looking at the cars competing at that level.



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Desert Explorer
12-23-2008, 05:43 PM
Wow Dick, That is truly a Beautiful Ute..... So very Tastefully done. Up in Bellingham eh? I am going to have to come and see it in person when you are showing it.

Dick Steinkamp
12-23-2008, 07:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by Desert Explorer
Up in Bellingham eh? I am going to have to come and see it in person when you are showing it.


Anytime, Dee. The car is in California now and will be until the end of January, but anytime after that it will be here.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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studeclunker
12-25-2008, 12:04 AM
Well, there's nothing I can say to add to the superlatives expressed here. Still, this car looks worlds different in person. The exterior look of that back window (in pictures) leaves me cold. However, in person, the car is so very beautiful... what can I say? Her beauty is truely more than skin deep.[:p] I just might make the trip to Washington or So. Cal. to see her once she's finished.

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