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50.comm
11-23-2005, 10:56 PM
im considering buying this 2 door wagon. its probably between 1956 and 1962. the chrome letters say 'commander' and 'parkwood' i think. i was searching to find pictures so i could find out what year it was , so if anyone knows or can tellme anything about it i would be grateful, THANKS!

Dwain G.
11-24-2005, 02:06 AM
Go to this site:
http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Studebaker/TheEnd.html
Scroll down to 1956-58. Maybe it says Provincial? I'm sure you will recognize it.

Dwain G.

studegary
11-24-2005, 02:04 PM
There was a Parkview wagon in 1956 and 1957. A Pelham wagon is a six cylinder and Provincial & Parkview are V8 wagons. (There was also a Broadmoor wagon, but that is not a P name.)

Roscomacaw
11-24-2005, 02:06 PM
Pinehurst, Provincial, ParkVIEW (Which WOULD BE a '56 or '56 Commander series wagon!), Pelham and Broadmoor were station wagon names thru 56 to 58. NO Commander wagons after 58.;)

Parkwood.... Wasn't that a 59 er 60 Chevy wagon?

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Transtar60
11-24-2005, 08:08 PM
Yep my Dad a had 59 Chevrolet Parkwood 4 dr stationwagon. We called it "the Batmobile" because of the fins<G>

StudeDave57
11-27-2005, 09:55 PM
If it's a V8 and hasn't been 'messed with' it sounds like a '56 Parkview. If it's a 6 then it's a Pelham. Here's why-

In '56 the wagons had script on the front fenders telling you which series it was (I.E. Champion, Commander, or President) and then had a script on the tailgate telling you which model wagon- I.E. Pelham, Parkview, Pinehurst.

In '57 there was no script on the tailgate- just the fenders- and they would've been any one of the 5 wagon models. There were only two 2 door models in '57, Pelham and Parkview- not counting the Scotsman, which shouldn't have anything on the front fenders at all...

BTW- the '56 &'57 'Parkview' scripts are different for sure, I don't know about the Pelham. If anyone ever sees one of either look me up-- I want them!!! [8D]

StudeDave

'54 Commander 4dr
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...)
'57 Commander 2dr
'57 Champion 2dr
'65 Cruiser

Roscomacaw
11-29-2005, 12:23 AM
OK Dave. HOW are they different???[:0][}:)] I'd never noticed. I see that the same holds true for the Pelham script as well. I've got some Parkview and Pelham scripts and I want to know which ones I've got.;)

No, they're not for sale.:D

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

KGlowacky
11-29-2005, 11:47 AM
I have a 56 pelham 2 dr wagon. The script is on the tailgate, all indications are it is the original one. If someone needs a picture or anything except for the script itself I am willing help. I assume these are no longer available. How about the front fender champion scripts??

StudeDave57
11-29-2005, 09:29 PM
On the Parkview scripts that I have seen- it's all in the 'w', and the way the script continues after it (the 'w'). On the '56 the continuation comes off the top of the 'w', and the '57s it comes off the bottom. I think it has to do with how in '56 all the sedans had Champion/Commander/Pesident scripts on their fenders. Studebaker didn't want to have different fenders drilled for any different scripts just for '57. That's my thought... [?] Any other ideas?
To tell 'em apart- match up a Champion/Commander/President script to them. If all the pegs on the 'Pelham/Parkview' line up- it's a '57. In '56 the 'Pelham/Parkview' scripts were only used on the tailgates, so their pegs won't match up with one of the Champion/Commander/President scripts.

Are you sure you don't need those things? (wink/wink, nudge/nudge...);) :D :(

BTW- I found another wagon, but I don't know which model it is just yet! Based on descriptions of those who have seen it I think it's a '57 Pelham... Time will tell, and then so will I! [8D]

StudeDave

'54 Commander 4dr
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...)
'57 Commander 2dr
'57 Champion 2dr
'65 Cruiser

StudeDave57
12-03-2005, 11:09 AM
So, 50.comm--- what did it turn out to be? Did you buy it? Just trying to follow up in case it's a '57... [8D]

StudeDave

'54 Commander 4dr
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...)
'57 Commander 2dr
'57 Champion 2dr
'65 Cruiser

Roscomacaw
12-03-2005, 01:36 PM
I was digging thru a box of scripts yesterday and found some Parkview, Pelham and Provincial scripts - as well as the common Studebaker, Commander, Champion, President etc, etc.:D

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

StudeDave57
12-03-2005, 05:24 PM
Mr Biggs- I could use those scripts if you don't need 'em. Let me know, eh? :D

50.Comm- Any word on what the car was? Did you buy it?
[8D]

StudeDave

'54 Commander 4dr
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...)
'57 Commander 2dr
'57 Champion 2dr
'65 Cruiser

Roscomacaw
12-14-2005, 11:09 PM
I'm not sure I want to part with them, Dave.:D

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

StudeDave57
12-28-2005, 12:02 AM
BUMMER!!! Guess I'll keep looking...
Anyone else seen any? (besides Mr Biggs, my Dad, or my brother!!!)
[8D]

StudeDave
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...)
'57 Commander 2dr
'57 Champion 2dr
'65 Cruiser