Looks like it might have some good swtiches or a wheel or two...
By the looks of the steering wheel, no one was in the car - thank God...
It's for sale here. https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds...tml?refer=blog
I think that's the nice, unrestored, low mileage '58 that John Poulos had about 10 years ago. It went to Oregon when he sold it so that part fits.
Sure am curious to know how it ended up like that.
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I didn't think that any styling could be worse that the '58 Studebaker sedans, but these pictures prove that it can be worse.
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How on earth is there $2000 worth of anything left on that car?
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Unfortunately it looks like the car pictured on the right side of the photos. It shows up about once a year at a club event, so I don't know the story.
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What a shame. I'd like to know what happened to it. The amount of damage, front and rear is incredible, hopefully no one was hurt.
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)
That'll buff out.
Looks like the back end was wrapped around a pole, perhaps it was hit by a large truck while parked. Perhaps the owner paid too much attention to the wife of a jealous heavy equipment operator.
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I would guess an encounter at a level crossing with a train.
Gosh, you do wonder how that happened.
Take a look at that LF fender from the side. It appears to have never been rusty along the back edge; repaired or otherwise.
So sad to see that fate for what was apparently a nice car and rare Studebaker model, although, surprisingly, it was the 4th most popular 1958 V8 car:
1. Commander sedan: 6,771 units
2. Silver Hawk coupe: 4,485
3. President sedan: 3,570
4. Commander hardtop: 2,555
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Sad. I was going to say it reminds me of the Christine Fury at the end but it's not going to fix its self like in the movie. I didn't know this Commander was nicknamed Christine.
Sad to see such a rare car destroyed. Hope no one was injured or killed. Like on Monty Python, looking at that poor Studebaker, makes "my brain hurts" .
I also would like to know what happened? Due to the extent of damage , I'd would agree that it looks like it was hit by a locomotive and pushed down the tracks for a thousand feet or so.
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There's got to be a very sad story there....
Hope the Insurance Company didn't give anyone the run-around. Without even reading the 'story,' I doubt the owner was driving the car... and if parked in legal circumstances, should not be held to account. Looks like a very sad story, and having had a car incinerated by someone else's stupidity, I know of all the aggravation that can come from something like this happening.