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greyben
10-20-2016, 05:32 PM
Does anyone here own a vehicle sold new by the L E Belcourt CO, 1110 East Pine Seattle, WA?

Studebaker Wheel
10-20-2016, 06:14 PM
Have lots of old photos of Belcourt but no vehicle.

JimK
10-20-2016, 11:04 PM
The production order for my Hawk says destination of Seattle 22 Washington, zone code 61 but no indication of the dealer it went to that I can decode.

Dwain G.
10-21-2016, 12:15 AM
Ralph Novarra of Rochester, WA used to work there, not sure what years though.
When I had my own shop in the '70s I used to order Renault parts from L.E. Belcourt.

Hallabutt
10-21-2016, 04:27 AM
Dad bought at least one of his Studebakers at L.E. Belcourt, but the car disappeared long ago, a long sad story! At one time it was probably the highest volume Studebaker dealership in Seattle. Little doubt that there are plenty of survivors that were originally purchased there. To Jimk, the 12th and Pine address is Zip Code 22 (98122 today) and there is little doubt that would have been where your car was shipped. The dealership was in an area, close to downtown, which was populated by a number of new car dealerships.

Don Kelstrom
10-21-2016, 09:45 AM
I have a license plate frame and other memorobilia from L E Belcourt.

StudeDave57
10-21-2016, 12:44 PM
I also have a license plate frame from that dealer.
Wait. Actually-- I have TWO!!!

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/SDC%20pic%20post/IMG_0667_zps58ee17ac.jpg (http://s175.photobucket.com/user/StudeDave/media/SDC%20pic%20post/IMG_0667_zps58ee17ac.jpg.html)

They were still attached to my '65 Cruiser when I bought it in 1991.
Here is Sweet Pea with Jack's '37 CE that now lives in the SNM~

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/SDC%20pic%20post/2010-02-24-1724-53.jpg (http://s175.photobucket.com/user/StudeDave/media/SDC%20pic%20post/2010-02-24-1724-53.jpg.html)

200K and 20 years later she looks more like~

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/SweetPeaandLibertyBelle08-1.jpg (http://s175.photobucket.com/user/StudeDave/media/My%20Rides/SweetPeaandLibertyBelle08-1.jpg.html)

JimK
10-22-2016, 11:26 PM
To Jimk, the 12th and Pine address is Zip Code 22 (98122 today) and there is little doubt that would have been where your car was shipped. The dealership was in an area, close to downtown, which was populated by a number of new car dealerships.

Hallabut - Thanks for this information. This is one more piece to the puzzle, as the full ownership chain of this car has been lost.

greyben
10-25-2016, 03:04 PM
JimK if you read this I sent you a PM.
Thanks for the interesting responses. Ben

JimK
10-25-2016, 11:14 PM
greyben-

Saw your PM; you should have one in return.

Thanks-
Jim

LarkPhil
11-05-2016, 05:12 PM
My father-in-law, Fred Derosier, worked at Belcourt's for many years and was the General Manager in 1967 when he passed. His son Bob was the parts manager during the late 60's and early 70's. Fred gave my wife a 60' Lark convertible he took in on a trade when she was about 21. We drove it until around 1978.
59711 59712It had been in the garage for over 35 years until I had the engine rebuilt in Renton WA and lots of other things done by the guys in Mt Vernon (eg, front disk brakes, Edelbrock 4 barrel, Aluminum Rad, alternator, new wiring, 27 to 44 rear end, Dual Magnaflows etc.). Painter red. It runs and drives great. Still more to do. I tried to load pictures.

Thanks for all the help on the forum.

Phil