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clonelark
09-21-2010, 05:36 AM
Are all the Studebaker model names used up now, probably Dictator will never be used again for obvious reasons.
Commander--- Jeep
Challenger---Dodge
Daytona---Dodge
Skyhawk ---Buick
LandCruiser---Toyota
Speedster---Rouch Mustang


http://mustangs.about.com/od/mustangphotogalleries/ig/2008-ROUSH-Speedster-Photos/


names not used yet that i recall

Champion
Standard
Scotsman
Transtar
Any others i missed? ( Quinn will probably beat me to death on this one)

M15 Trucker
09-21-2010, 06:49 AM
How about President

8E45E
09-21-2010, 06:51 AM
International has used the Transtar name for years, as has Nissan been using the President name for its topline model.

Craig

rockinhawk
09-21-2010, 07:28 AM
Plumouth made a little car called the CHAMP for awhile. Honda had a Motorcycle named Hawk. NT

65cruiser
09-21-2010, 07:36 AM
PT Cruiser?

8E45E
09-21-2010, 07:40 AM
Plumouth made a little car called the CHAMP for awhile.

I kind of forgot about that one. It was the Plymouth version of the Colt; seems to me it had an odd transmission. Besides having standard 4-speed gears, it also had a 'hi-low' shift for city and highway speeds.

Craig

r1lark
09-21-2010, 08:30 AM
Let's see, the following names are still available.........
Pelham
Broadmoor
Patrician (I know, a Packard.......)
Clipper (ditto)
Conestoga (the station wagon and the horse-drawn wagon.....<G>)
Izzer (horse drawn buggy)

Alan
09-21-2010, 10:28 AM
Thunderbird 1947-54 Never used in a production car but was registered to Stude by the AMA.

studegary
09-21-2010, 12:53 PM
Starliner (1952-1954) was picked up by Ford so Studebaker couldn't use it for the 1958 hardtops.

garyash
09-21-2010, 07:50 PM
How about Coupe Express as one that has not been picked up by others? Four Seasons may be another.

Johnnywiffer
09-22-2010, 08:55 PM
Starliner (1952-1954) was picked up by Ford so Studebaker couldn't use it for the 1958 hardtops.Did Ford use that name prior to 1960? I remember seeing it on the front fender of the 2-door hardtop when I sold them in that year. Sunliner was the convertible.

John

Johnnywiffer
09-23-2010, 08:03 AM
My point to the question was: If Ford didn't use the name Starliner until '60, did they have dibs on it in '57, since the '58 Starlight came out in '57? That was only 3 years since the last time Studebaker used it.

Just as they asked Studebaker about using the name Thunderbird, I'm wondering, did they ask to use Starliner, too? And if so, why was Studebaker so stupid they let 'em?

Interesting idea for some research.

John

studegary
09-23-2010, 01:37 PM
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=blue][B]Did Ford use that name prior to 1960? I remember seeing it on the front fender of the 2-door hardtop when I sold them in that year. Sunliner was the convertible

I do not believe that Ford used the name earlier than the 1960 model, but they had the name "locked-up" prior to that. There is some registration system where manufacturers hold rights to names.

Johnnywiffer
09-23-2010, 02:08 PM
...There is some registration system where manufacturers hold rights to names.

That make sense. But it seems strange that having used that name only 3 years previously, Studebaker wouldn't have the 'right' to call the '58 HT a Starliner UNLESS they had a deal with Ford as they did concerning Thunderbird.

AMC, the marriage of Nash and Hudson, used 'Hornet', a Hudson name, many years after the demise of Hudson.

I'll bet Dick Quinn knows the answer...:)

John