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garypotter
12-26-2005, 07:08 PM
Who can tell me about a Studebaker President TT, it has dual headlights, it is a two door hardtop, I'm thinking it is between 1958 and 1959

JDP
12-26-2005, 07:21 PM
58 was the only year for the President hardtop with quad lights. BTW, the "TT" is just the emblem for the Twin Traction rear end.

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garypotter
12-27-2005, 09:42 AM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

58 was the only year for the President hardtop with quad lights. BTW, the "TT" is just the emblem for the Twin Traction rear end.

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garypotter
12-27-2005, 09:46 AM
Thanks for the info, this car has been sitting on a farm since 1983, I drive by it daily and I thought it was one of a kind, I'm not a car rebuilder but I hate to see it rotting away. Food for thought it's in eastern Washington. Thanks again.
quote:Originally posted by garypotter

Who can tell me about a Studebaker President TT, it has dual headlights, it is a two door hardtop, I'm thinking it is between 1958 and 1959

studegary
12-27-2005, 01:26 PM
Not quite "one of a kind." There were 3846 Studebaker hardtops in 1958. I don't have the break-out here, but I imagine that about half of that number were Presidents. As has been stated, TT is for Twin Traction. In case you don't know what that is, TT is a limited slip differential, like GM's Positraction. Studebaker-Packard had it before GM.

Transtar56
12-28-2005, 01:12 PM
Somebody otta save whatevers left of it, even if just for parts.

redvoyager
12-29-2005, 11:46 PM
Studebaker had EVERYTHING before GM, including of course, the sliding roof!

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StudeDave57
01-04-2006, 11:48 PM
Garypotter-
Anymore info on this thing? I know there's an inquiring mind (or two :D) out there wanting more info...
[8D]

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San Diego, Ca

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