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JEWELL
02-26-2017, 08:22 AM
Saw this on Craigslist, but what part of it is Studebaker:confused:http://lynchburg.craigslist.org/cto/5991581287.html

Chris Pile
02-26-2017, 09:42 AM
Dang.... I just saw something about this on Hemmings or some such thing...
This is a well-known sports roadster built in the 50's.....
Can't remember what it's called...

studerex
02-26-2017, 12:26 PM
I don't see anything 29 studebaker there.

Studebaker Wheel
02-26-2017, 01:50 PM
Here is a 1929 Studebaker roadster. You be the judge!

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Jett289
02-26-2017, 02:02 PM
It is a sweet looking little roadster .. I think its a good price as well ..
I'd drive that car ..

rockne10
02-26-2017, 02:09 PM
I suppose, if there's a frame plate behind the left front wheel that matches a 1929 Serial No., or a secret number stamped in the frame rail indicating same, that would validate the claim.

52-fan
02-26-2017, 02:20 PM
It would be easier to believe it started out as a 1939 something. I can't see one Studebaker part. The car is cute in an early 50s way. It looks like something inspired by Popular Mechanics and Rod&Custom.

kurtruk
02-26-2017, 09:49 PM
There's an "S" on the steering wheel. ;)

52-fan
02-27-2017, 11:42 AM
There's an "S" on the steering wheel. ;)

Good one! :)

dpson
02-27-2017, 03:20 PM
Did anyone notice the listing is from "Rustburg", that's got to be the Studebaker connection.

Guido
02-28-2017, 08:35 PM
Avantidon is just down the road if someone needs to have it looked over.

Chris Pile
03-02-2017, 10:35 AM
I KNEW IT!

In the January 2017 Hemmings Classic Car - Page 12, the Lost & Found column....
At the bottom, a small story and picture of this car painted white, relates the story of a Frank Piper of Galesburg, Michigan - who built this car from the frame of a 1931 Studebaker (not a '29) in the late 50's / early 60's.

Obviously, the steering wheel and other interior components, plus the wheels and paint have been changed - but dollars to donuts it's the same car!

If someone has a Hemmings membership (like Bob Palma) will check the online archives, and then pull the complete page - you can see and decide for yourself.

hausdok
03-02-2017, 08:21 PM
Correction, Chris.

The article says that the Piperbaker started with a 1941 Studebaker Frame. I think you are right. I think it's the same car. It's had some mods done to it. The ventilators at the foot wells are gone, they've replaced the original wheels with those oversized spoked abominations with low-profile rubber - what I usually see on Escalades around here - and they've added the faux exhaust ports (ala 50's Buicks) at either side of the hood. Looks like the result of a one night stand between a 1950 Buick Super Convertible and a 1940 Bantam Roadster.

Chris Pile
03-03-2017, 12:22 AM
Sorry about my typo, but thanks for agreeing with me. I wonder what kind of story this car could tell?

hausdok
03-03-2017, 12:50 AM
Oh yeah, and who can forget the change of the engine (If it actually was a change from a Stude) to a 240 ci GMC six cylinder with an auto transmission?

Avantidon
03-03-2017, 09:24 AM
As Guido said, I live less than 20 miles from the home of this car. If anyone is interested in it let me know. Who knows, I may even know the owner as well.

studeclunker
03-03-2017, 04:25 PM
I don't know a lot about the 'antique' Studebaker automobiles, however I do recognise the tail lights as Studebaker. As I recall, the top says STOP and the bottom says Studebaker.

Seems to me to be apropos for succeeding owners to continue modifying the car. After all it is a custom. Once the car is this far past original, there really is no right way to do it except what the owner wants to do. All said and done, this is one of the better customs I've seen. It's a really nice looking car.

Xcalibur
03-03-2017, 07:03 PM
Heap funny seller!!! :lol::lol::lol:

studerex
03-03-2017, 07:19 PM
I don't know a lot about the 'antique' Studebaker automobiles, however I do recognise the tail lights as Studebaker. As I recall, the top says STOP and the bottom says Studebaker.

Seems to me to be apropos for succeeding owners to continue modifying the car. After all it is a custom. Once the car is this far past original, there really is no right way to do it except what the owner wants to do. All said and done, this is one of the better customs I've seen. It's a really nice looking car.

No not even the tail lights are stude.