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Rob1950
05-12-2013, 12:26 AM
I found this 1953 Studebaker on Craiglist. However it took me by surpise because of it's front end (meanly the grill) The car is in rough shape and needs a lot of work but my questionis, is it a custom job or maybe a concept car studebaker made. I just have never seen anything like it before. Tell me what you think. I'm not looking to buy it so I don't want to conact the seller but I'm just cuirous about the story behind this car. I might be a great find if it is a concept car.
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/3793094748.html

Rob1950
05-12-2013, 12:31 AM
Never mind I answered my question it is a custom good just reread the description. However it was a nice looking car back in her day.

GThawkwind
05-12-2013, 12:38 AM
Would love to resurect her, wouldn't ya'

Rob1950
05-12-2013, 12:44 AM
Not going to lie it would be a fun project but very very hard to do because it is a custom job. It would be almost impossible to find anothere grill for that car and I aleady have 3 old cars I'm working on so I don't need another. :D

SN-60
05-12-2013, 08:45 AM
Not a bad look,.....but these customs can never really surpass the good looks of the original design.

JEWELL
05-12-2013, 09:11 AM
Kaiser grill?

junior
05-12-2013, 09:26 AM
that car was featured in either hotrod or motortrend back in the late 50`s with the title `teacher`s pet`IIRC, I will see if I can dig it up. once again, IIRC, the grill is fabricated, and I think the custom thing came about as the result of a front end accident, and it was a `55. this car was cool in its day and would be cool to save. cheers, junior

Rob1950
05-12-2013, 01:33 PM
Thanks for the info. that is really intrusting i would like to see that article if you can find it

junior
05-12-2013, 01:52 PM
ooopppps, memory slipping, rod & custom, jan `56, title was `favor for a friend`...will try to scan later. regards, junior. this starts the way-back machine, somebody save this car....(just don`t put an LS1 it) lol lol lol. cheers, junior.

junior
05-13-2013, 11:09 PM
ok, I've ripped apart my house and can't find that issue, but I know I had it at one time because I have photos of the magazine with that car in it that I used in the series of 'retrobaker' posts I made a few years back on this forum....at least I'm 99.9% sure that it's the same car, shaved emblems, door handles, custom grill...what are the chances that another custom k stude had the same mods? anyone else have jan '56 rod and custom in their collection that could help out? cheers, junior.