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BobPalma
10-15-2014, 06:47 AM
:) Of course, it couldn't be coming in 1910 to participate in The Indianapolis 500 Mile Race; the first one wasn't held until 1911.

But Studebaker did come to Indianapolis in 1910, per the Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Historic Indianapolis OB (Occasional Blog). Scroll down; the item starts about halfway down the opening page:

http://historicindianapolis.com/sunday-adverts-1910-southbend-comes-to-indy/

Interesting. :D :cool: BP

ivorydan
10-15-2014, 08:04 AM
Yeah, Bob, Studebaker at that time was in the same building on north Pennsylvania a daily newspaper you may be familiar with, the Indianapolis Star, just vacated.
Dan

BobPalma
10-15-2014, 10:34 AM
Yeah, Bob, Studebaker at that time was in the same building on north Pennsylvania a daily newspaper you may be familiar with, the Indianapolis Star, just vacated. Dan

Good point, Dan; I hadn't noticed that.

The Indianapolis Star just vacated 307 N. Pennsylvania, whereas the cited new Studebaker dealership is said to have been at 311-315 North Pennsylvania.

Cool. :cool: BP

ivorydan
10-15-2014, 10:03 PM
The Star over the years expanded into, heavily remodeled using a continuing brick facade, and consolidated into one address several buildings. The tallest part, to the north, is the old Studebaker Building. My father worked for the Star there on the 4th floor from 1959 to 1964.
Dan

clonelark
10-17-2014, 11:38 AM
$975 was a lot of money back then, it's no wonder Ford did so well with the model T in 1913. Here is something i found.

In 1914, Ford produced 308,162 cars, more than all other automakers combined. It was also in 1914 that the Model T, in the interest of streamlining production, was no longer available in red, blue, green or gray; it was now available in "any color so long as it is black." Mass production did, however, allow for flexibility in the price tag. Introduced at $825 (for the Runabout), the Model T's price dipped as low as $260 in October 1924.

dictator27
10-17-2014, 07:56 PM
$975 was a lot of money back then, it's no wonder Ford did so well with the model T in 1913. Here is something i found.

In 1914, Ford produced 308,162 cars, more than all other automakers combined. It was also in 1914 that the Model T, in the interest of streamlining production, was no longer available in red, blue, green or gray; it was now available in "any color so long as it is black." Mass production did, however, allow for flexibility in the price tag. Introduced at $825 (for the Runabout), the Model T's price dipped as low as $260 in October 1924.

For $260 you got a touring car with no top, no starter, no tire on the spare tire rim, high pressure tires (80-100 psi) and no colour choice.

Terry