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DEEPNHOCK
02-26-2007, 07:36 PM
http://www.dangerousmeta.com/?p=12340
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« SF New Mexican/AP:NY Times Opinion: »NY Times Collectible Cars:
Coming or Going, Studebaker Sold Style to a Postwar Generation.
Now here’s a slice of history.
The first of our family cars I remember is the ‘59 Studebaker Lark wagon. A slightly desaturated shade of puke green.
Our neighbor had a twin, so there was no respite from the color. There are quite a few Studies around here.
There’s a white Avanti parked in the “V” between Old Santa Fe Trail and Old Pecos. There’s what I believe is a Golden Hawk parked at the old roadhouse at the corner of 285 and Old Las Vegas Highway, just west of the blinking light. They used to have a cover over it, but the canvas rotted away. I hope they get this beauty under cover again soon. And there are at least two Studebaker pickups that have been restored to driveability that you’ll see around town in better weather … though one looks like it was re-aesthetized with house paint. White for the grill, blue for the body. Oversize tires, looks and sounds like a Road Warrior second. At one point there was a turquoise blue bullet-nose driving about, but I haven’t seen it in ages. Not sure if it hadn’t been upgraded to a Chevy drivetrain.

65cruiser
02-26-2007, 09:08 PM
More here--interesting reading:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/25/automobiles/collectibles/25STUDE.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

"With capricious management, a disastrous merger and an overly ambitious appetite for acquiring other companies, it seems something of a miracle that Studebaker managed to survive into the 1960s as an automobile producer. Unable to compete on cost with the so-called low-price three — Chevrolet, Ford and Plymouth — the company stayed afloat building cars that were among the most beautiful and functional of their day. It also, before its demise in 1966, made some of the most ungainly and controversial automobiles of the mid-20th century..."



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Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/SIG.JPG

65cruiser
02-26-2007, 09:08 PM
More here--interesting reading:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/25/automobiles/collectibles/25STUDE.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

"With capricious management, a disastrous merger and an overly ambitious appetite for acquiring other companies, it seems something of a miracle that Studebaker managed to survive into the 1960s as an automobile producer. Unable to compete on cost with the so-called low-price three — Chevrolet, Ford and Plymouth — the company stayed afloat building cars that were among the most beautiful and functional of their day. It also, before its demise in 1966, made some of the most ungainly and controversial automobiles of the mid-20th century..."



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Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/SIG.JPG

studeclunker
02-27-2007, 12:37 AM
Yes, well, an apt if uncomplementary description of the company.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
02-27-2007, 12:37 AM
Yes, well, an apt if uncomplementary description of the company.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Roscomacaw
02-27-2007, 01:03 PM
" made some of the most ungainly " That's not fact - that's opinion. Some folks LOVE orange sherbert and some swear vanilla ice cream is best. SOME folks like the two intermingled but none of them have the absolute answer.[:p]

"Ungainly": clumsy; awkward; unprofitable; vain; unfit.

"unprofitable" MAYBE - with some proviso as to why.[}:)]



Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
02-27-2007, 01:03 PM
" made some of the most ungainly " That's not fact - that's opinion. Some folks LOVE orange sherbert and some swear vanilla ice cream is best. SOME folks like the two intermingled but none of them have the absolute answer.[:p]

"Ungainly": clumsy; awkward; unprofitable; vain; unfit.

"unprofitable" MAYBE - with some proviso as to why.[}:)]



Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

StudeRich
02-27-2007, 01:26 PM
UNGAINLY...? '66's were UNGAINLY? The '66's were very little different than '65. And '64 and '65's were one of the most "on target" cars styling wise, of any car Studebaker ever built. They were not ahead of their time like 1947-1951 (which worked well at the time) nor like the Avanti. They were very "current" styled cars, even had the "flow through ventilation system" that was the big rage at the time. While I prefer the original '64 Design, I would not call them UNGAINLY !

If you wanted to call something "UNGAINLY" you would have to mention the last 1956 Hudsons and Nashes! Or those garish 1961 Chrysler Corp. cars!




StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
02-27-2007, 01:26 PM
UNGAINLY...? '66's were UNGAINLY? The '66's were very little different than '65. And '64 and '65's were one of the most "on target" cars styling wise, of any car Studebaker ever built. They were not ahead of their time like 1947-1951 (which worked well at the time) nor like the Avanti. They were very "current" styled cars, even had the "flow through ventilation system" that was the big rage at the time. While I prefer the original '64 Design, I would not call them UNGAINLY !

If you wanted to call something "UNGAINLY" you would have to mention the last 1956 Hudsons and Nashes! Or those garish 1961 Chrysler Corp. cars!




StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
02-27-2007, 01:39 PM
Wait just a minute...how did we get so off topic? Remember it's about New Mexico Studes.! Let's go get that Avanti, the Golden Hawk, and the pickups!!! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
02-27-2007, 01:39 PM
Wait just a minute...how did we get so off topic? Remember it's about New Mexico Studes.! Let's go get that Avanti, the Golden Hawk, and the pickups!!! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

studegary
02-27-2007, 03:20 PM
That referenced article in the NY Times is good in that it gives exposure to Studebaker, but I would have thought that the author had more Studebaker knowledge, or at least had his material checked by someone that does. Perhaps the Times edited the errors in. Some examples of errors:
1) The Speedster came standard with leather seats, not "vinyl."
2) Hawks were made in nine model years, not "eight."
3) The M-B connection with Studebaker ended before the end of Studebaker production in 1966.
4) It is erroneous to state that only Cruiser models were made in Canada.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
02-27-2007, 03:20 PM
That referenced article in the NY Times is good in that it gives exposure to Studebaker, but I would have thought that the author had more Studebaker knowledge, or at least had his material checked by someone that does. Perhaps the Times edited the errors in. Some examples of errors:
1) The Speedster came standard with leather seats, not "vinyl."
2) Hawks were made in nine model years, not "eight."
3) The M-B connection with Studebaker ended before the end of Studebaker production in 1966.
4) It is erroneous to state that only Cruiser models were made in Canada.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)