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Studebaker Wheel
03-24-2010, 04:44 PM
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1931 Studebaker Model 80 Sport Roadster</center>

Note the 1931 Kentucky plate. This car was new when the accident occurred. The truck was a total loss and valued at $1400. The car had a bent frame and front suspension but was rebuilt. No one was hurt.

Richard Quinn
Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

BobGlasscock
03-24-2010, 04:46 PM
Looks like someone forgot to bolt the front end of the body to the chassis of that truck. :)

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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silverhawk
03-24-2010, 04:58 PM
Wow! Impressive! Still trying to figure out how he managed that, but impressive non the less! Thanks for posting!

Dylan Wills
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'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

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03-24-2010, 05:54 PM
That Studebaker did give a good representation of its strength.

Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
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Lark Hunter
03-26-2010, 10:12 PM
Can anyone identify that truck (I sure can't)? That looks awful old to be valued at $1400 in 1931 dollars...[:0] Those look like gas headlamps on the cowl, though the rest of the rig appears to be from the early to mid 1920's. Thoughts? LH

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Maynard
03-27-2010, 12:53 AM
I was thinking the same thing about the value. I wonder if it included the value of the freight.

5859
03-27-2010, 02:14 AM
Maybe I am seeing things, but the back "wall" of the cab of the truck appears to have letters or words on it. I have seen old trailers where steel signs have been used for repair panels, or to fabricate one hwere there was none in the first place, I wonder if that's what this is.

Starlight
03-27-2010, 09:08 AM
Can't tell, but it sure for all the world looks like a Mack.....Ha, if it is, whats that say for the "Bull Dog" toughness of the Studebaker.....LOL......Keep on Studebakering