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Chris_Dresbach
01-05-2010, 07:40 PM
http://www.studebaker-info.org/Magandart/MInov1947/MInov1947.html I think this would be the cooles job other than just building the real cars or testing them at the proving ground! (If you haven't noticed, I have a thing for prototypes.:D

Chris Dresbach

dean pearson
01-05-2010, 08:23 PM
I wonder what happens to those little cars?
I, (like everyone else here) would love to have one.
Especially the same year as my Stude or one of the models I hope to someday own.

Have you ever seen one for sale?

Dean.

j.byrd
01-05-2010, 08:32 PM
Same here, always wanted one. The only one I ever saw anywhere that we went was at a collectible auction, it was a Pierce Arrow and went for TWENTY something THOUSAND. So- -I just keep wishing. John

Chris_Dresbach
01-05-2010, 09:18 PM
Well... Remember, these were clay and being from the '40s, '50s, etc. if they weren't properly stored, or exposed to moisture, they would crack and fall apart. Or, if it was a prototype that was to be kept a secret or something, Studebaker could have destroyed it. There are a few small clay models on display at the SNM, a 1940, and a 1952 Champion, and one other, but I forget what it is of. I really do wish somebody would fix the bumper on the clay of the '40 though, if you have ever seen it, the front bumpers glue on the right side broke off with age, so the bumper is just hanging by the left side! It would only take a few drops of super glue to fix, but who knows...:([V] The ones I would like to know what happoned to are the full size clay models, I've never seen one.[?]:)

Chris Dresbach

Chris_Dresbach
01-05-2010, 09:21 PM
In that one picture of the wind tunnel testing, I wonder if they ever had one of the small models just lift up and blow away?![:o)][:p][:0]

Chris Dresbach

showbizkid
01-05-2010, 10:21 PM
There are a couple on display in the SNM. Here's one of the '52 hardtop, in two-tone green:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q26/clarknovak/2008%20trip%20to%20South%20Bend/DSCN1638.jpg

It was displayed opposite a full-size version of the real thing!

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q26/clarknovak/2008%20trip%20to%20South%20Bend/DSCN1643.jpg

There was also a 1/8-scale Avanti concept clay, part of the Loewy portion of the exhibit:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q26/clarknovak/2008%20trip%20to%20South%20Bend/DSCN1641.jpg

Maybe they've got more stashed somewhere?


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

klifton1
01-05-2010, 10:33 PM
It seems to me there is a 47-49 convertible at the SMN also.
Klif

55 Speedster
63 Avanti R2
63 Lark R2

rockne10
01-05-2010, 10:40 PM
Here's a quiz:

How many people do you recognize in that MI article?[}:)][8D]

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

Chris_Dresbach
01-05-2010, 10:51 PM
quote:Originally posted by klifton1

It seems to me there is a 47-49 convertible at the SMN also.
Klif

55 Speedster
63 Avanti R2
63 Lark R2

That's it! Thank you, that's the clay that I remembered being there, but couldn't picture!:)

Chris Dresbach

clonelark
01-06-2010, 03:52 AM
Saw that Texas 52 Hardtop at Pate and the Austin Tx national meet in 1998. He had it for sale at the National meet for $12,000 beautiful car.

http://i45.tinypic.com/15cnk3b.gif

JRoberts
01-06-2010, 07:45 AM
With all the computerized design programs today, do designers even make such models anymore?

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

Avantidon
01-06-2010, 08:05 AM
Chris this is a fantastic piece for us history nuts.

If you look at the 6th picture down, you will see two men in suits. These are none other than than Raymond Loewy on the right and Virgil Exner on the left. IMHO these two represent 2/3's of the design triumverant of the late 30's to 60's. Missing is Harly Earle. Exner is the only one to have worked for both Loewy and Earle. He came to the Loewy Studios in the late 30's after serving as the chief designer for the Pontiac division under Earle. His first assignment was the design onf the front end of the 39 Studebaker.

See you in the future as I write about our past

Chris_Dresbach
01-06-2010, 10:38 PM
quote:Originally posted by JRoberts

With all the computerized design programs today, do designers even make such models anymore?

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

Actually, yes. Only I'm not sure if they do the small models anymore. I know they still build full size clay models.:)

Chris Dresbach

Chris_Dresbach
01-06-2010, 10:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by JRoberts

With all the computerized design programs today, do designers even make such models anymore?

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

Actually, yes. Only I'm not sure if they do the small models anymore. I know they still build full size clay models.:)

Chris Dresbach