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pdrnec
07-16-2013, 03:54 PM
Anybody get one of these?

25698

pdrnec
07-16-2013, 03:59 PM
If anybody here wants this, send me your address. First request gets it.

starliner62
07-16-2013, 04:11 PM
MeMeMeMe. I want it!!!

pdrnec
07-16-2013, 04:15 PM
You're the winner!

r1lark
07-16-2013, 05:04 PM
Hey Jamie, when you get this, can you scan it at a high resolution and post it on the forum. Next best thing for us who were not as quick on the draw as you! :D

pdrnec
07-16-2013, 06:47 PM
How's this?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pdrnec/9304741994/

Hawklover
07-16-2013, 06:49 PM
I do! I do I do!
Anybody get one of these?

25698

8E45E
07-16-2013, 06:51 PM
A similar letter to that effect (without a header and a signature) appeared as a magazine ad after March, 1966, reassuring buyers they could still obtain parts and service for their cars.

Craig

r1lark
07-16-2013, 08:48 PM
How's this?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pdrnec/9304741994/


Yep, that works! Thanks Pat...........:)

Mike Van Veghten
07-17-2013, 07:51 AM
I think I may have the same letter in my stacks of Stude stuff..!
Cool part of history.

Mike

Bob Andrews
07-17-2013, 09:13 AM
Wonder what it says? I tried saving it and expanding it, but the res is too low.

Bob Langer
07-17-2013, 09:21 AM
Wonder what it says? I tried saving it and expanding it, but the res is too low.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pdrnec/9304741994/sizes/h/in/photostream/

fpstude
07-17-2013, 09:51 AM
Thanks, Bob, for the flickr.com post.

supersix
07-17-2013, 11:58 AM
Did these "service dealers", in fact, ever exist? I don't recall any Studebaker dealers post-1966 in my area. Or were they designated service garages under other names that were authorized to perform warranty work for Studebakers?

ddub
07-17-2013, 12:31 PM
I bet E.J. had no thought that we would still be using those parts almost 50 years later.

Skip Lackie
07-17-2013, 04:54 PM
Did these "service dealers", in fact, ever exist? I don't recall any Studebaker dealers post-1966 in my area. Or were they designated service garages under other names that were authorized to perform warranty work for Studebakers?
He was referring to the network of remaining authorized Stude dealers, some of whom were left with no new cars to sell. Some hung on as general repair garages that continued to do warranty work on Studes. But others had already picked up another brand to sell, and continued to service Studes as well as whatever other make they were selling. American Service Center was an long-time Stude dealer in Arlington, VA, and had added Mercedes-Benz in the late 50s when S-P was handling sales for Benz. They remain in business today as a Benz dealer, and continued to service Studes until the last one they had sold had been turned into razor blades. They told me once that they felt it important to remain loyal to their past customers, even though most of them were never gonna buy a Benz from them.

Bob Andrews
07-17-2013, 05:40 PM
Thank you sir!

BRUCESTUDE
07-17-2013, 09:05 PM
THAT is a cool letter, although a little sad. It's most likely this type of pride of ownership that helped SDC get started.....

BobPalma
07-17-2013, 09:15 PM
Intersting, his promising that warranty service and parts would continue to be available from your selling dealer for the 2-year / 24,000-mile period of the warranty.

How could they expect all those dealers to be solvent for a full two years after this announcement was made? Some of them had to go under; they couldn't all have pockets that deep. :eek: BP

Bob Caser
07-17-2013, 09:23 PM
I should have received this letter from Studebaker in 1966, we bought an in 1963 Avanti from a dealer in New Jersey and moved to California in 1965 . There was no abiliity for the factory to track owners as they moved . It is not any better today with factory technical service bulletins (TSB's) for current car companies.

Bob caser

PlainBrownR2
07-17-2013, 09:49 PM
I have the exact same letter. We received the letter in a pile of literature(parts manuals, full sets of service bulletines, etc) that came from a Brand X vendor, where we bought their stash of pile Studebaker parts, that originally came from a dealer in Minnesota, I believe. So there are 2 letters present and accounted for! :D