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BobPalma
12-22-2012, 06:30 PM
Way cool!

My wife's older brother is a bit of a car nut, ever so gradually restoring his 1969 Impala convertible. He was at a general auction earlier this year and bought a box of literature that contained this Studebaker Brochure, dated 12/27.

He saved it for my Christmas present, which was received today when we were in Ohio for wife's side of the family Christmas:

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/28presidentbrochure_zpsa7431da7.jpg

It's thoroughly complete but a little soiled, but I figure in doggone good shape for being 85 years old!

I was surprised at two items in the brochure:

1. The crankshaft, "is very rigid, owing to the short-stroke design." (Which happens to be 4 3/8"!) :eek:

2.Only four models were offered; all sedans of either 5 or 7 passengers, "regular" or State. No open cars!

(Now I suppose Dick Quinn is going to tell me there are thousands of these out there and they rarely go for more than a dollar on e-bay!) :cool: BP

jclary
12-22-2012, 07:01 PM
Well...this one is yours! It was presented to you by someone who thought enough of you to save it and present it to you.

That alone gives this one a special value all its own. Cherish and enjoy.:):):)

Studebaker Wheel
12-22-2012, 07:35 PM
I have two, one U.S. and a second Canadian version. Both of course in much better condition than yours :D....but I agree with the previous post! This was the first catalog for the Eight cylinder President (model FA). At first they were all closed cars. Later a shorter 121" w.b. version of the President designated the FB was introduced and it came in a roadster and Victoria bodies.

Bill Pressler
12-22-2012, 07:50 PM
Very nice Bob, and very thoughtful of your B-I-L.

This reminds me..my dealer friend loaned me the March 1932 issue of "The Wheel". I just love looking through it and it is in good shape, minor soiling on the front (white) cover. His daughter in Oregon got it somewhere from somebody who found it in the attic of a house. The dealer's name on the back is "John K. Leander, Incorporated, Broadway 5566, Broadway at Everett, Portland, Oregon".

Richard Q., I imagine you have this but is it comparatively rare, or not?

Thanks.

Studebaker Wheel
12-22-2012, 09:05 PM
Very nice Bob, and very thoughtful of your B-I-L.

This reminds me..my dealer friend loaned me the March 1932 issue of "The Wheel". I just love looking through it and it is in good shape, minor soiling on the front (white) cover. His daughter in Oregon got it somewhere from somebody who found it in the attic of a house. The dealer's name on the back is "John K. Leander, Incorporated, Broadway 5566, Broadway at Everett, Portland, Oregon". Richard Q., I imagine you have this but is it comparatively rare, or not?

Thanks.

Bill; Check my web site at:http://www.thestudebakerwheel.com/studebaker_wheel/studebaker_wheel.htm The 1932 and 1933 issues are the most colorful but also the most plentiful since by that time they were printing a million copies of each issue. You will see my complete set on the aforementioned site. A complete set of 117 issues just sold a few weeks ago for $1800. I sell them on ebay for prices averaging $20 to $40 each though some will bring more. I have one or two running now. Leander was the 2nd biggest dealer in the NW at that time (behind Sands in Seattle).

avantilover
12-22-2012, 09:33 PM
Great website Richard, love that 1931 President Sedan (and the others) it's a really classy vehicle.

Studebaker Wheel
12-23-2012, 12:21 AM
Great website Richard, love that 1931 President Sedan (and the others) it's a really classy vehicle.

Actually my '31 President is a coupe as will be noted below.

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avantilover
12-23-2012, 03:06 AM
My humble apologies Richard, I had closed your site and guessed wrong. Still a lovely vehicle.

Bill Pressler
12-23-2012, 01:42 PM
Bill; Check my web site at:http://www.thestudebakerwheel.com/studebaker_wheel/studebaker_wheel.htm The 1932 and 1933 issues are the most colorful but also the most plentiful since by that time they were printing a million copies of each issue. You will see my complete set on the aforementioned site. A complete set of 117 issues just sold a few weeks ago for $1800. I sell them on ebay for prices averaging $20 to $40 each though some will bring more. I have one or two running now. Leander was the 2nd biggest dealer in the NW at that time (behind Sands in Seattle).

Thanks for the info, Richard. I'll pass the info onto my dealer friend, Ed Filer. BTW, your website is amazing and I thank you, too, for informing us here about it!