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mbstude
11-04-2009, 07:57 PM
What "special" Studes were made that are now long gone? This can be cars that were one-offs, built for famous people, raced at Bonneville, etc.

The '51 Commander business coupe comes to mind.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

8E45E
11-04-2009, 08:00 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

What "special" Studes were made that are now long gone? This can be cars that were one-offs, built for famous people, raced at Bonneville, etc.


My mom's! A 1950 Champion 4 door sedan last seen in Winnipeg in 1965.
It's "special" in that it got me interested in Studebakers at a very early age.[8D]

Craig

Milaca
11-04-2009, 08:03 PM
Is that Avanti with the twin-supercharged, Bendix fuel injected (aka R5) still in existance? I'll take an R5 with fries to go, please.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3939471781_afa477b3ae_t.jpg
Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.

Bullet
11-04-2009, 08:06 PM
I love the Woody's M5 and Coupe Express versions! Now if we could just get the Museum one going.....



http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss93/mwarmann/scan0019-1.jpg

ceecab
11-04-2009, 08:27 PM
<<Is that Avanti with the twin-supercharged, Bendix fuel injected (aka R5) still in existance?>>

the Due Cento?
Yep- very much in existence
I was putting my dirty fingerprints all over it's bare glass body last night as a matter of fact
It's restoration is coming along quite nicely

Swifster
11-04-2009, 08:34 PM
The two Indy Pace Cars from 1962

The R4 Daytona of magazine fame

That Ute type truck made from a '53 that was at the '59 Oakland Roaster Show with the Go Kart.

S2D



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Tom - Mulberry, FL

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

1964 Studebaker Commander 170-1V, 3-speed w/OD (Cost to Date: $623.67)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/08-06-29.jpg

mbstude
11-04-2009, 08:51 PM
Thanks guys.. Keep 'em coming.

Tom.. Both S2D and the Ute are still around and known...[?] And doesn't Nels own the R4 magazine car?




Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

Steve T
11-04-2009, 08:57 PM
I'd like to find (though it would doubtless be easier to recreate) one of the 1962 ("61-and-a-half") Lark two-door wagons...

silverhawk
11-04-2009, 09:02 PM
The Champ E9's! They were 1961's, built for export. But, they were on the car chassis, so it was more of a ute.

Dylan Wills
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/My%201961%20studebaker%20lark/Watcomcountyminimeet09andJamesBe-1.jpg

'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

52 Ragtop
11-04-2009, 09:56 PM
How about the 1952 Pace Car!

Jim

Milaca
11-04-2009, 10:06 PM
My 1963 Daytona convertible. I still have it in my shed, but the body is LONG GONE! :(

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3939471781_afa477b3ae_t.jpg
Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.

Sdude
11-04-2009, 10:14 PM
How about the giant Studebakers. One was at the proving grounds and one was at the Chicago Worlds Fair. I'm sure you've seen the pictures....

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/2848527836_6f817c03fc_t.jpg

Guido
11-04-2009, 10:17 PM
How about a Packard 4x4 pickup?

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Steve T
11-04-2009, 10:23 PM
...or that Model N body that was comparatively intact in the Proving Grounds graveyard until somebody decided to mash it flat...

Steve T
11-04-2009, 10:38 PM
...or either of my granddad's Champions (49 4dr and 51-52 Starlight). Or, semi-seriously...I'd at least try to acquire it...any Studebaker either completed or signed-off on Thursday, 24 June 1965. That Stude, if it survives, would be exactly the same age as I am...

S.

Chris_Dresbach
11-04-2009, 11:29 PM
quote:Originally posted by Sdude

How about the giant Studebakers. One was at the proving grounds and one was at the Chicago Worlds Fair. I'm sure you've seen the pictures....

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/2848527836_6f817c03fc_t.jpg


No. Studebaker Corp. burned it to the ground when the new models for the next year were introduced.:(

Chris Dresbach

Chris_Dresbach
11-04-2009, 11:31 PM
What happoned to both of the 1952 Centennial cars? The two that were painted up special, etc.[?]

Chris Dresbach

clonelark
11-05-2009, 08:09 AM
The 1st V-8 car, Anyone own it? Anyone know what body style it was?

http://i37.tinypic.com/i1wqc9.jpg

8E45E
11-05-2009, 08:27 AM
Any of the 20 Hamilton-built 1963 R2 powered GT Hawks. They will have an engine number prefix of 'SJTC'. One that would stand out is one that was painted 'Cruiser Maroon', one of two 1963 Spring Colors in Canada

Craig

**Update! Three are known to exist; one in Ontario, one sold new in Winnipeg, Manitoba which is now in Alberta, and one in British Columbia.

Michidan
11-05-2009, 09:03 AM
Lets see...
There are some old TW almanac articles on a "golden chassis". That always intrigued me.
You know about the sand cars already.
Any pace car.
What about the 120 1958 champion hardtops (J body) made for export?

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/loraxdan66/signature3.jpg
www.studebakerhardtop.com

Avantidon
11-05-2009, 09:18 AM
The all original 1948 Studebaker Champion i had while living in Chambersburg, PA. Took it to the 16th annual SDC International Meet in Gettysburg in 1980. A great running little car with overdrive that came with a PA "A" Title as the original owner had run the car with dealer tags from new.

Invalid User Name
11-05-2009, 04:42 PM
Does anyone remember the bright yellow bullet nose Studebaker that used to drag race in West Michigan in the late 1960s? It ate up many super cars of that period. It had no front bumper and was lowered in the front. It was one of the two that started my love afair with Studebakers.

Doug

Venice, Florida
1950 Champion 9G F1

Roscomacaw
11-05-2009, 05:12 PM
The ONE 1958 President 4-door wagon that was built![:0]

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

tutone63
11-05-2009, 05:55 PM
Okay, I may be nuts, but I thought I remembered hearing about a deisel Lark at one time?? Or was that just something some weirdo did in his garage...

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/63larkside-1.jpghttp://www.thelincolnforum.net/phpbb3/images/smilies/035.gif


1963 Lark, 259 V8, two-tone paint, Twin Traction. Driven often, always noticed!

Milaca
11-05-2009, 05:57 PM
Did Studebaker experiment with a Perkins and also a Mercedes diesel?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3939471781_afa477b3ae_t.jpg
Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.

Roscomacaw
11-05-2009, 06:01 PM
At least one Lark Diesel is in the hands of oine Torry Kirby. I believe it's a Perkins.;)

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

JBOYLE
11-05-2009, 06:13 PM
The Israeli convertible limos/parade cars.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

Guido
11-05-2009, 07:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

At least one Lark Diesel is in the hands of oine Torry Kirby. I believe it's a Perkins.;)
Bob is correct, A. Torrey Kirby does own a diesel taxi. I recall seeing this car at one of the first SDC meets that I attended in the mid '70's. Here are a couple of pictures of it at the Atlantic Zone Meet in Martinsburg, WV.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/guidosalvage/sara_vbs020.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/guidosalvage/sara_vbs019.jpg

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

55s
11-05-2009, 08:24 PM
I still have the #2 (of 14) original Speedster showcars. My mom used to drive it to and from the cottage at 120 mph plus.

I didn't identify it until a few years ago, when I looked at the serial numbers.

Paul

8E45E
11-05-2009, 08:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by 55s

I still have the #2 (of 14) original Speedster showcars.


There were 10 1957 Golden Hawk "400" showcars and 41 production models after them. There are a few of them accounted for, but what about the rest?

Craig

Jerry Forrester
11-05-2009, 09:28 PM
quote: at 120 mph plus.


No way.




Jerry Forrester
Douglasville, Georgia
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for your shiny Stude stuff

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/jerrystudebaker/11Sept2007e.jpg
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Mr Speed 53
11-05-2009, 09:40 PM
How about the 59 wagon with the Gold emblems on e-bay a few years ago.Wasnt it the 100000th car? cant remember. Tried to buy it but sold before that happened.Ed

mbstude
11-05-2009, 09:44 PM
The 100,000th Lark is still around. I forget who owns it. Anybody know?

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

Roscomacaw
11-05-2009, 09:56 PM
Last I heard, it was in Arizona.

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

Chris_Dresbach
11-06-2009, 05:12 PM
Watched an old factory film on youtube the other day that featured the sand cars in testing at the proving grounds and noticed something. We all know what happoned to the sand cars, but what happoned to the sand truck? It looked to be an early transtar.[?][?][?]

Chris Dresbach

Bill Pressler
11-06-2009, 06:21 PM
I don't have the serial no. handy right now, but for me it would primarily be the Super Red '63 Super Lark Custom 2-door sedan with white Skytop and solid black vinyl buckets and R2/Powershift that was sold new through Hecker Motors in Hollidaysburg, PA.

Second would be the Bordeaux Red '64 Daytona convertible, white top, black buckets, 289/4-speed that was sold though Carl E. Filer Co. in Greenville, PA. Again, I have the serial no. but not handy right now.

Third, (well maybe second, I don't know) would be the black '64 Super Cruiser, serial 64V-14402, with red cloth buckets, R2/Powershift that was sold to a fellow I know through Carl E. Filer Co. in Greenville, PA. Trail was lost sometime in the early '70's.

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1
'64 Daytona Hardtop

56H-Y6
11-06-2009, 07:02 PM
Extinct:
'39 convertible sedans,
'40 President phaeton by Derham used at the New York World's Fair,
'33 Speedway President St. Regis Brougham,
'36 President convertible coupe prototype,
All LeBaron bodied '25-'26 Big Six models except the Sport Cabriolet.
Probably extinct, my holy grail: '58 Packard 58L-8134, the last Packard built.
Wish all on the list would turn up somewhere

Steve