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04-05-2009, 12:04 PM
From the October, 1950 Popular Mechanics Listening Post column:

Studebaker is on schedule to come out with its 1951 models. It is expected to go into production on the new cars early this month.

There will be few changes outwardly, mainly a face-lifting job with most of the differences being found in the grille and trim. Maintaining its pioneering in the so-called postwar design, present Studebaker styling is considered good enough to keep the South Bend firm in an enviable position in the automotive field. Use of its automatic transmission will be extended.

Oh, gee, I wish they wouldn't go and change my bullet-nose!

'50 Champion, 1 family owner

04-05-2009, 12:14 PM
Bob, for '51, they had no intention of changing your's or your Studbaker's Bullet-Nose. And while design didn't have much to do with it, it was mostly downhill after the '50 models.[V]

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