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s1b
11-27-2014, 09:02 PM
Going back about 5/6 years ago (guessing), someone on here built a black 56/57 2dr Commander sleeper. I've been searching for the thread. I also remember it being taken to one of the big hot rod shows in California. Thought it was the LA roadster show, but not certain. I was able to go back through my comments and locate the thread, but I can't anymore.
Anyone remember the thread??

StudeRich
11-27-2014, 09:15 PM
Allan Songer built the Oakland Rod Show Car, a Black '56 Champion Deluxe 2 Door Sedan with a warned up R1 clone 289 and a T-85 H.D. 3 Speed Overdrive. I sold him many of the Parts to restore it.

He later flipped the Car to a New Owner.

39526 39527 39528

8E45E
11-27-2014, 09:18 PM
Why not look for a '57 President in F2 trim? http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?10100-1957-President-2-door-aplenty&highlight=president+police

Craig

s1b
11-27-2014, 09:36 PM
StudeRich, that's the one..... See if I can find the thread.

8E45E
11-27-2014, 09:40 PM
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?29482-Grand-National-Roadster-Show-who-s-going&highlight=songer

Craig

s1b
11-27-2014, 09:42 PM
Thanks Craig!!!! Absolutely love that car

PackardV8
11-27-2014, 10:10 PM
IIRC, Allen's car was a '56 Champion. I furnished and rebuilt the T85 3-speed overdrive he used.

jack vines

s1b
11-27-2014, 10:13 PM
For some reason I thought it was a Commander. Hadn't seen it for a while. I had a 56 Champion also. It was my dream to build something similar, but had moved on.

StudeRich
11-27-2014, 10:39 PM
So are we looking for a post containing s1b, or were you someone else then?
I did find these:

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/search.php?searchid=2165794

Here is your Post from 4 of '09:
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?20969-Need-56-57-Commander-President-parts-car-in-FLA

s1b
11-28-2014, 07:15 AM
StudeRich, I was basically looking for the threads on the car. I just always liked the car and a buddy of mine was needing some inspiration.

Has this car been around since Allan sold it? Or has it been "locked away "?

BobPalma
11-28-2014, 08:04 AM
A favorite little 1956 Commander Custom cheapie sold new at my father's dealership. 'Sure wish I knew where it was today:

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/56comm2dr001_zps1b11e84d.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/56comm2dr001_zps1b11e84d.jpg.html)

A genuine sleeper with cheap F2 Custom trim, blackwall tires and sold Cambridge Grey paint. ;) :cool: BP

s1b
11-28-2014, 08:17 AM
Bob, that's really cool.

BobPalma
11-28-2014, 08:27 AM
Bob, that's really cool.

Yeah, Sean; I've always thought that was a real cool little car with stick overdrive and Power Kit, but I don't remember seeing it at the dealership. :(

It may have been ordered and came and went in a day or two when I didn't stop by. (I turned ten years old two weeks before that car was delivered and spent a lot of time hanging around the dealership.) ;) :cool: BP

8E45E
11-28-2014, 08:41 AM
I wonder if one of those 62 1957 President Custom-trim two door ex-police cars still exist. It would be an interesting find today.

Craig

s1b
11-28-2014, 08:58 AM
That would be a great find

StudeRich
11-29-2014, 04:24 PM
I wonder if one of those 62 1957 President Custom-trim two door ex-police cars still exist. It would be an interesting find today.Craig

Sure they are Craig, they are right here:


39568 :D

8E45E
11-29-2014, 04:28 PM
Thanks Rich!

I just knew they would all end up at the "House of Gahlbeck" eventually!! :)

Craig

StudeRich
11-29-2014, 06:24 PM
If I could afford those TWO E40 Stude. Tractors and Vintage Auto Transport Trailers and (7) '57 President Custom 2 doors, you know Craig I WOULD certainly have at least ONE E40, Trailer and a '57 President. :!:

That makes me wonder, where the Paxton/Bonneville E40 Auto Transport that Lionel Stone had and sold might be? :confused:

SN-60
11-29-2014, 07:41 PM
Allan Songer built the Oakland Rod Show Car, a Black '56 Champion Deluxe 2 Door Sedan with a warned up R1 clone 289 and a T-85 H.D. 3 Speed Overdrive. I sold him many of the Parts to restore it.

He later flipped the Car to a New Owner.

39526 39527 39528

Now this car I LIKE!!!:!!:

Nox
11-30-2014, 05:52 PM
I don't remember if it was a 2- or 4-door they used in "Moonshine highway"?

StudeDave57
11-30-2014, 10:10 PM
Allan's '56 build is bittersweet for me. On the one hand it turned out to be an A W E S O M E ride, but on the other- I'm sad that I wasn't able to sell him my '57 Champion for this build. I still have it, and have yet to turn a single wrench on my car. :ohmy: :rolleyes: :(
He built pretty much what I have planned for mine, so I guess at least now I know what it might look like when it's done. :!:


Say, while we're on the subject of this sweet ride--
Years ago Bob Andrews rounded up quite a few of Allan's posts about the build as can be seen here~
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?30867-Allan-Songer-s-56-a-retrospective&highlight=songer

My question has to do with the links in said thread.
Most (if not all) appear to not work anymore.
Is there anything that can be done to fix that?
Thanks in advance. :cheers:




StudeDave '57 :cool:

Swifster
11-30-2014, 10:20 PM
In going thru all that work, it's a shame it didn't get a Golden Hawk supercharged engine. THAT would be awesome...

StudeDave57
12-01-2014, 01:28 AM
In going thru all that work, it's a shame it didn't get a Golden Hawk supercharged engine.

All you have to do is wait a little while.
Besides the project in my head- I know of at least one more that is going in that direction... ;) :D



StudeDave '57 :cool: