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BobPalma
05-11-2015, 03:51 PM
:) http://auction.repocast.com/details.cfm?ID=2151344 :cool: BP

studegary
05-11-2015, 04:19 PM
What they list as a VIN is a Serial Number for a 1949 Commander (or is it an engine number?). They probably call it a 1948 so it qualifies as a street rod.

DEEPNHOCK
05-11-2015, 04:22 PM
Like his reverse thruster....:p

http://img2.orbitbid.com/2015/05/07/30683%20(39).JPG

DEEPNHOCK
05-11-2015, 04:25 PM
NSRA dropped that requirement years ago...


What they list as a VIN is a Serial Number for a 1949 Commander (or is it an engine number?). They probably call it a 1948 so it qualifies as a street rod.

studegary
05-11-2015, 04:31 PM
NSRA dropped that requirement years ago...

Thanks, but I do not know when this Studebaker custom was built/titled.

handworn
05-11-2015, 08:00 PM
It's a turbine!


Like his reverse thruster....:p

http://img2.orbitbid.com/2015/05/07/30683%20(39).JPG

kurtruk
05-12-2015, 12:30 AM
Gary, isn't this a roadster, since there are no side windows?

studegary
05-12-2015, 02:07 PM
Gary, isn't this a roadster, since there are no side windows?

I called it a "custom", not a convertible as the original poster did.
Yes, it would be a roadster if it has no side windows.

unclemiltie
05-13-2015, 08:18 AM
Cars auctioned at sites not known for selling cars normally means a good buy for someone

RadioRoy
05-14-2015, 02:34 PM
This car looks like it started out life as a two door sedan, rather than a convertible. That could easily explain the lack of side windows, wing windows, and the unusual convertible top configuration.

dean pearson
05-14-2015, 03:42 PM
Looks like home made grille's too. Not bad looking but not factory either.
It will be interesting to see what it goes for.

Dean.

RadioRoy
05-14-2015, 08:00 PM
Looks like home made grille's too. Not bad looking but not factory either.
It will be interesting to see what it goes for.

Dean.

The grills look stock to me, just bolted in with the wrong hardware.

TWChamp
05-14-2015, 11:36 PM
That's a strange looking car, and I'd have far prefered it as an original.

I agree that the grill does look homemade or modifed from original. It appears to have some kind of twist on the front edges, rather than a smooth edge.

dean pearson
05-15-2015, 12:33 AM
I'll have to pull mine out and look at them but something just doesn't seem right with them.
Could they just be in backwards? The squares seem kinda big to me.

I could be wrong.

Dean.

TWChamp
05-15-2015, 08:31 AM
Here is a grill on ebay to compare.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-1950-Champion-Studebaker-Left-Grill-Grille-Convertible-Inventory-Sharon-/121456910342?hash=item1c47656006&vxp=mtr#ht_412wt_1238

unclemiltie
05-15-2015, 10:33 AM
Those grills are from a 50 champion, you can tell by looking at the bottom and seeing they are narrower there