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Anne F. Goodman
04-13-2009, 07:21 PM
Well I always thought that the Studebaker thing was just because of my Husband David. His Family came out west in a 2 Ton Red Studebaker Truck Vintage 1951. He had a 1959 Silverhawk Black & White when he was about 19 he always regretted selling it. We got our first Studebaker a 1957 SilverHawk in October of 2000. Well today I was going through my late Aunts old Albums and low and behold here is my Great Aunt Jessie in Cordell Oklahoma with a 1954 two Door Studebaker.
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/studebaker079.jpg
And then I find My Cousins that live here in Fresno Christmas picture.
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/studebaker080.jpg
So apparently there were Studebakers on My side of the family too. Now that explains the addiction.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
1957 Golden Hawk
Fresno,Ca
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Roscomacaw
04-13-2009, 07:25 PM
Literally "in the blood"![:0]

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

StudeRich
04-13-2009, 07:31 PM
Real nice "period" photos, Anne! Not that that we're counting, but the 2 dr. Sedan is an Early 1953 probably a Champion, that part is hard to tell from that distance.

Looks like the Cook family had a '61 Lark 4 dr. Wagon, great family car! [^]

Remember when families took their Easter Sunday and other significant days photos by their trusty car? In those days we were PROUD of them, who today would do that? They would never know 10 years from now, if that thing was a Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan or Hyundai, so why bother certainly nothing to be proud of! [xx(]

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StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

Anne F. Goodman
04-13-2009, 07:48 PM
Now David and I went back and forth on that one I said early 53 he said he could see grill bars so therefore it was a 54.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
1957 Golden Hawk
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpghttp://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/GusMater.jpghttp://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/th_DSCN17232008-01-01.jpg

alanmende
04-13-2009, 08:07 PM
Hi Anne,

It's a '54. It has the large bumper guards.

Kindest regards,

Alan Mende
Hummelstown, PA

I'm not a mechanic; I don't even play one on TV.

jclary
04-13-2009, 08:30 PM
Great find. Reminds me of the one I found of my wife when she was about 4 or 5 years old standing in her Dad's R series truck door!

John Clary
Greer, SC
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I have only two limitations ...BRAINS & ENERGY
SDC member since 1975

Anne F. Goodman
04-13-2009, 09:08 PM
Sure is I have an Aunt that still lives back there Bonnie Matsen or Matthesen most relatives out here have passed on so not anyone to ask. I'll have to dig to find out

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
1957 Golden Hawk
Fresno,Ca
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/Mabel.jpg?t=1165475035http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/xmasannecopy.jpghttp://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/GusMater.jpghttp://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/nw3anne/th_DSCN17232008-01-01.jpg

53k
04-13-2009, 09:26 PM
quote:Originally posted by Anne F. Goodman

Now David and I went back and forth on that one I said early 53 he said he could see grill bars so therefore it was a 54.

You win. Blowing up the picture shows it clearly as a '53. First '53 or later I ever saw with a visor.




Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

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rockne10
04-13-2009, 09:58 PM
quote:Blowing up the picture shows it clearly as a '53.So, why the large bumper guards?

A horse walks in to a bar. The bartender says, "So, why the long face?"

Sorry! It was a free association thing.

I would love to find a picture of my Grandad with his Studebaker; the one that became my first Studebaker, of which I have no pictures.[V]

A bear walks in to a bar, says,"Give me a shot.............................................and a beer."
The bartender says, "Why the big paws?"

StudeRich
04-13-2009, 11:44 PM
As I said before, not that it REALLY matters, but I think there is more chance of a '53 having '54 bumper guards added in late '53 or '54 than a fairly new car having it's hood ornament changed BACK to an obsolete discontinued early '53 one. [:0]

Until you enlarge it, this car appears to POSSIBLY have teeth on the grille bars, but after enlarging it, is clear that there are none.
Mystery solved. [^] If some of you choose to believe that it's a '54, that's OK too! :D
It would be cool if that car showed up somewhere in the area!:)

studegary
04-14-2009, 07:53 PM
quote:Originally posted by alanmende
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It's a '54. It has the large bumper guards.

Alan Mende


It appears to be a sedan. All 1953-1954 sedans had the tall bumper guards. Only the 1953 C/K models had the short bumper guards.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

StudeRich
04-14-2009, 09:47 PM
The '53 Sedan only guards look like '62-'66 guards, tall yes but thin and rounded not flat and wide like these '54's. Just a few days ago someone posted that beautiful Maui Blue '53 Land Cruiser with the correct '53 Sedan guards.

Yeah, here it is Thursday's Eye Candy! http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=27910&SearchTerms=maui+blue

Gary1953
04-14-2009, 10:03 PM
Nice pictures. Thanks for posting.

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

klifton1
04-15-2009, 07:18 AM
Those 1953 long wheel base sedans are sure pretty. My Dad had a maroon one.
Klif

55 Speedster
63 Avanti R2

JRoberts
04-15-2009, 10:14 AM
Ann, what great pictures. I have seen somewhere of my grand dad and me next to his '52 Studebaker. I'll have to try and track that down. I also have one of my Dad and Me with his early 2R. Now where are those things? Gee I wish I could keep up with stuff like Leonard does.....

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

StudeRich
04-19-2009, 08:46 PM
Wow, they were lucky, they probably LIVED, only because the tree hit the rear part of the car! [:0]

Maybe they wished they hadn't, when you were done with them! [B)] [}:)]

Too bad, that looks like it was a nice Regal Commander Starlight. [^]

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa221/studerich/My64Daytona.jpg
StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA