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57 Silver Hawk
10-15-2010, 09:39 PM
While I was in waiting room at the clinic and found interesting article from Reminisce magazine. Here's attached article and enjoy reading it!


10-15-2010, 11:09 PM
That was a good little article. Sounds like they had a great time. Thanks for posting.


10-15-2010, 11:13 PM
Nice article and nice story. Too bad they didn't use a '53 in the photo.

10-16-2010, 01:25 AM
Great story, I wish we could travel that cheap today!

I find it annoying that Publishers will find something like that modified '56 Hawk or whatever it is, and show it to represent a '53 Champion thinking it is correct or correct enough, it very well may have been a 4 Dr. Sedan.

That is the strangest looking mild custom I think I have ever seen, J.C. Whitney bumper over-riders, some kind of Parking Lights that resemble '53-'54 stuck in the side Grilles, the fender top Parking lights removed, and '53-'54 corner guards somehow attached to the '55-'64 Bumpers that they should not fit, what the heck is it supposed to be?

Bill Pressler
10-16-2010, 06:15 AM
Good article; thanks for posting.

I've seen "Reminisce" in a few waiting rooms, etc., and have always enjoyed it. I think I belong to another generation in all reality (I'm only 52!).

10-16-2010, 08:14 AM
My mom used to get the "Reminisce" magazine before she passed away. I read it on a pretty regular basis. There were often articles that included Studebakers one way or another. I remember one picture of a '55 Studebaker (sedan I believe) that had been converted to a motorhome.

10-16-2010, 08:23 AM
Isn't that the car and owners that had a small piece in Turning Wheels recently? I think it is a 53 but the owners changed the hood and grille area.

10-16-2010, 09:33 AM
It's nice to reminisce about prices in 1955 so here they are ....

House: $22,000
Average income: $4,137
Ford car: $1606-$2944
Milk: $.92
Gas: $.23
Bread $.18
Postage stamp: $.03
Sirloin chops: $ .69 lb.
Pot Roast: $.43 lb.
Eggs, doz.: $.61
Coffee: $.93 lb.
Milk, gal. $.43
Potatoes, 10 lb. bag: $.53
Starkist Tuna, 6 oz. can: $.25 lb.
Oreo cookies, 11 .oz pkg: $.39
Potato Salad, pint: $.29
Cracker Jack, 24 pac: $1.49
Apple cider, gal.: $.49
Gum Drops, 1 lb. pkg: $.29
Ivory Soap, 2 bars: $.29
Mickey Mouse lunchbox: $.88
Slinky: $.88
Nylons, pair: $1.00
Home permanent: $1.50
Baseball Glove: $9.95

The Average US income is now between $40,000 & $46,000 unless you are a Federal employee in which case it is about 20% higher (LOL). So if you take the salary above and multiply it by 10 you are in the right range for the average, so if you multiply all of the above prices by 10 you will see its not too far off. It doesn't look like milk has gone up as much though and a few other things.