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autotronic
12-31-2008, 01:39 PM
Hi, new here. My name is Rich Truesdell and I contribute to a number of auto magazines. I'm currently doing some research for a Studebaker feature and wanted to know if anyone knows the name and address of any Studebaker dealerships in the Palm Springs, California area, circa 1955-1966. If anyone has a photos or post cards available, that you could scan and send to me, that would be great. Any materials can be sent to me direct (mailto:richt@automotivetraveler.com)

Thanks for any help and have a happy and safe New Year.

Richard Truesdell
Editorial Director, Automotive Traveler
West Coast Contributing Editor, Cars and Parts
West Coast Contributing Editor, Musclecar Enthusiast

StudeDave57
12-31-2008, 01:44 PM
Welcome to the Forum!!! This has been a long-running thread with TONS of info~

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6286&SearchTerms=dealer

You may find what you're looking for there...

Good luck!!!



StudeDave '57 [8D]
San Diego, Ca. (for now...)
San Diego County SDC
www.studebakersandiego.com

'54 Commander Regal 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview 'Betsy' (she's a 2dr wagon)
'57 Commander DeLuxe 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion Custom 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

Part owner of the one and only
'55 PROTOTYPE panel van

BobPalma
12-31-2008, 03:44 PM
:) Welcome aboard, Richard. As Dave said, if the information isn't in the thread to which he linked you above, it probably doesn't exist. Enjoy!

:D Bob Palma, Technical Editor, SDC's Turning Wheels monthly magazine.

Studebaker Wheel
12-31-2008, 09:23 PM
There was a dealer in Banning and one in Indio, towns on either side of Palm Springs but none I am aware of in Palm Springs at the time you mention. If you need names or addresses of these two let me know.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

autotronic
01-01-2009, 08:21 AM
quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel

There was a dealer in Banning and one in Indio, towns on either side of Palm Springs but none I am aware of in Palm Springs at the time you mention. If you need names or addresses of these two let me know.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review


Richard,

In looking through the thread suggested by Dave it would seem to indicate that there was a dealer in Palm Springs at one time and the owner of the President has license plate frames on several of his cars with "Palm Springs Studebaker."

Yes, I would love the addresses of the Banning and Indio dealers. Please write me back direct (mailto:richt@automotivetraveler.com.)

Best wishes,

Richard Truesdell
Editorial Director, Automotive Traveler
West Coast Contributing Editor, Cars and Parts
West Coast Contributing Editor, Musclecar Enthusiast

Swifster
01-01-2009, 10:28 PM
Richard, the magazine looks great. If no one else has checked it out, http://www.automotivetraveler.com .


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

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Spannerbird
02-24-2014, 12:56 AM
I'm trying to find to which dealer mine was delivered. The only thing on the build sheet that says anything that I think is valuable is "22 Stock" for destination. I know it was made in LA, and probably sold there as well.

StudeRich
02-24-2014, 02:43 AM
A Factory storage Lot 22 or space #22 in the Storage Lot. A non-ordered or sold Car for stock.

Why didn't you just make a new post, this is a strange place to post this question on a closed 4 years ago String.

Spannerbird
02-24-2014, 02:44 AM
I could, but I read a while back about how people become slightly annoyed with people whom post things when they should've simply searched for a thread.

Dwain G.
02-24-2014, 11:50 PM
I've seen the "Palm Springs Avanti" license plate frames. I believe they are a contemporary item made to commemorate the "birth place" of the Avanti.

WinM1895
02-25-2014, 08:07 AM
I have a pair of new, never installed Palm Springs Studebaker license plate frames in their brown paper envelope.

Steve D.
11-08-2017, 11:54 AM
I have recently found a pair of these frames I have had in storage for many years. Don't recall where I got them.

Steve D.

rockne10
11-08-2017, 07:22 PM
"What a long strange trip" this thread has been! :rolleyes:

StudeRich
11-08-2017, 08:11 PM
The "Studebaker" Format/Text is exactly the SAME as the StuV Products Co. (high performance Parts Co.) Frames had.

Either they or their supplier Sold these, likely as a Commemorative of the Avanti's origin City. :)
Also for the Exclusivity of that town. Meca for the Rich & Famous $$$$.