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Dany Alvarez
09-26-2009, 07:08 PM
Hello Studebaker Drivers!
I just logged in to make a question about an old picture of my granddad posing with his Studebaker back in the late 50s
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/8944/merchi203.jpg
I did some investigation on the web without too much success, I think it is a 1934-35 Dictator? President?
My Grandad, who passed away some years ago, told me it had an L6 engine, could someone please help me identify this car? any info?
Thank you very much!
Dany

mbstude
09-26-2009, 07:19 PM
I'm not sure what that is, but it's not a Studebaker.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

studefan
09-26-2009, 07:49 PM
Looks like a 34 Stude to me. The grille is altered slightly I believe.

Roscomacaw
09-26-2009, 07:57 PM
Referring to Maloney's book, Studebaker cars, that grille looks alot like 35 Dictator, but the V bumper says '34. The fact that the car's overseas somewheres means you hafta consider custom coachworks applied to a Stude chassis.

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/58_Avatar.jpg
1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

mbstude
09-26-2009, 08:00 PM
Grille looks way off to me. But I can see Studebaker resemblence in the windshield surround.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

barnlark
09-26-2009, 08:11 PM
I'm with Biggs, the foreign builders did many things differently. I'm going with a '34, but the dark center of the grill is certainly unique. This is a '34 Dictator. Not many other makes had the swoop like that with that grill. RQ should have a take on this one...?

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/10Stude.jpg

Dany Alvarez
09-26-2009, 08:26 PM
Thank you for your answers!
The grille and bumper leaded me to confusion in my searching, considering it passed through a Civil War when the pic was taken, it could be custom made. Anyway, at least the body, do you think itīs a 34? Dictator or President?

Studebaker Wheel
09-26-2009, 09:48 PM
Yes, The car is a '34 Studebaker and if it had a six cylinder engine, as you mention, then it has to be a Dictator. The Commander and President in '34 were both eight cylinder cars. The grille shell has been modified or replaced and the headlights are non standard.

Richard Quinn
past editor: Antique Studebaker Review

8E45E
09-26-2009, 11:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel

Yes, The car is a '34 Studebaker and if it had a six cylinder engine, as you mention, then it has to be a Dictator. The Commander and President in '34 were both eight cylinder cars. The grille shell has been modified or replaced and the headlights are non standard.


I see Dany Alvarez is from Spain, and looking at the licence plate, so is the car. I wonder if there was a local assembler/coachbuilder in that part of Europe that personalized it with a grille of their own design. It appears too professional to be done by a backyarder.

Craig

sals54
09-27-2009, 01:22 AM
Dany, Thanks for sharing your Grandad's picture. Thats some nice family history. Beautiful car too.

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg