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Johnnywiffer
05-30-2010, 08:11 PM
I'm dealing with a guy in WI concerning a Fiero GT. Mentioned I'm on my way to the Stude thing. Today he wrote:

I had a buddy in Houston whose dad collected Studebakers. They had an Avanti and found a Golden Hawk that had been parked in a barn since Korea by a solider killed there. It still had the plastic on the seats. It was a fun car to take to high school in 76. The family's name was Blackstone, he was a professor at the Univ of Houston at that time.

Only 1 prob, the Korean war was 1950-1953. And the 1st GH was...well, you know!:cool:

John

silverhawk
05-30-2010, 08:16 PM
Maybe it was a prototype! LOL!

Chris_Dresbach
05-30-2010, 10:57 PM
maybe it was a prototype! Lol!

hahahahahahahaha!!!!

bams50
05-30-2010, 11:05 PM
Or maybe he misspoke and meant Viet Nam. Not being perfect, sometimes people misspeak.

I'd hate to find out the car is there and you missed out picking on the guy.....

silverhawk
05-31-2010, 12:30 AM
Or maybe he misspoke and meant Viet Nam. Not being perfect, sometimes people misspeak.

I'd hate to find out the car is there and you missed out picking on the guy.....

I'm sorry, I shouldn't start teasing like that. I personally thought it was funny, thinking of that '57 I'm chasing. My bad, and thanks for pointing it out. :D

doug
05-31-2010, 12:39 AM
The first time I heard that story it was a '53 Corvette.

woodysrods
05-31-2010, 02:25 AM
Did Studebakers come with plastic on the seats?
Brian

Johnnywiffer
05-31-2010, 09:21 AM
When I pointed out the discrepency in the dates, he wrote back...

Maybe he was killed later and had served in Korea. His parents had just moved the car into a barn, where it sat until my friend's family answered an ad and were shocked when they looked under the tarp. That car had the greatest front end grill - looked like a rolls :) He had purchased the car before he left for duty and never came home. It was an awesome car... loved the sound of the turbo charger kicking in.

So it probably was a proto. Especially with that turbo.:cool:

John

bams50
05-31-2010, 09:25 AM
John, you GOTTA go and see just what actually is there... or at least callhis bluff!

Maybe it's my Super Lark convertible <drool>

Johnnywiffer
05-31-2010, 10:14 AM
:cool: Hey, I'll be in Phoenix for a week. YOU go see it!

Besides, I rarely try to change their minds. I just say, "Uh-huh?" "Is that so?" "Sure didn't know that." Saves a lot of time.

John

bams50
05-31-2010, 10:56 AM
Johnny, if I was able to go to TX from NY on a wild goose chase, I'd be in Glendale too:o

PeterHawk
05-31-2010, 06:01 PM
Barry Hackney, Stude vendor, lives in Houston. Maybe he would look at it for us? His contact is barry@studebakersite.com or his cell is: (281) 787-6230.