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JRoberts
11-12-2015, 08:46 PM
I am familiar with the Press on Regardless Rally from my sports car days, but I never knew about this.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRi2BlVL6ewt-eP_DUn9Y-a1rWPI3BG2O2FB-B-c2BoazO48L5l

http://detroit-scca.org/e107/e107_files/downloads/por_fact_sheet_-_final.pdf

rockinhawk
11-12-2015, 09:15 PM
Never heard of it! But I sure do like that car.

StudeRich
11-12-2015, 09:49 PM
It looks like a stretched here and shortened there, '49 Commander Roadster, definitely different.

STEWDI
11-12-2015, 09:56 PM
Isn't that the "Vince Gardner Special"? He was a gifted man. He also designed the "fully competitive" face-lift on the '56 sedans and wagons at a VERY low price for the corporation.

I saw it at the '92 zone meet in South Bend. Don't know who owns it now, but they are very lucky!

55 56 PREZ 4D
11-13-2015, 01:00 AM
Isn't that the "Vince Gardner Special"? He was a gifted man. He also designed the "fully competitive" face-lift on the '56 sedans and wagons at a VERY low price for the corporation.

I saw it at the '92 zone meet in South Bend. Don't know who owns it now, but they are very lucky!

The picture was taken at a much later date than 1949. It looks like the Special. The Vince Gardner Special was based on a 47 Stude.

64V-K7
11-13-2015, 07:30 AM
Has similarities to this one too,

http://www.studebaker-info.org/uniq/uniq1111/50Indy/50indy.html

56H-Y6
11-13-2015, 09:04 AM
Hi

It's the Vince Gardner Special built by him based on a Champion when he was in Loewy's design group at the time. There is a good detailed article in a back issue of Turning Wheels on its creation. This photo was taken before its recent restoration. It was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours in 2012.

Steve

rkapteyn
11-13-2015, 09:26 AM
This is an other Vince Gardner roadster.
One was restored by Roxas in Bridgeview Illinois and shown at Amelia Island.
http://www.chubbcollectorcar.com/classic-car-photo-gallery/amelia-island-concours-2012/1947-studebaker-vince-gardner-prototype
Robert Kapteyn

8E45E
11-13-2015, 09:54 AM
More here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?60608-A-significant-Studebaker-that-you-may-not-know-even-existed

Craig