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    Studebaker Dealers

    I have been convinced to keep the Studebaker-Packard Dealer listing I have on my site. If you wish to add to it simply post what you know as a Studebaker-Packard dealer or any other orphaned make of automobile on this thread or you can e-mail me. I appreciate any help you can give! And as always thank you for visitng my site and for checking out my sponser.

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    Randy,

    These are the Studebaker dealers that I remember in Virginia:

    Charlottesville - Coggins Motors
    Powhatan - Koop Motors
    Richmond - Blanton Motors
    Richmond - David McGeorge
    Richmond - Pence-Briggs
    Timberville - Mason Motors
    Winchester - Kern Motor Co.

    And others:

    Dallas, TX - Harry Bogue Motors

    Goodland, KS - Stephens Motor Co.

    Pomona, CA - Pomona Car Imports

    Torrington, CT - E. J. Wilson & Sons

    Gary




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    Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

    Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

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    A couple more for you that I remember..

    Lloyd Pearson Studebaker & Mercedes-Benz
    Pasadena, CA.

    Carnahan & Norton Studebaker
    Claremont, CA.



    George
    65 Commander 2door
    64 Wagonaire
    63 Champ
    63 GT Hawk
    51 Champion Starlight Coupe

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    This is great keep them coming!

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    Unruh Motors, Alexandria, MN (the first home of my 60 Hawk)

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    My dad and his brother had a Packard dealership:
    http://www.tomnoller.com/Avanti.html


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    I bought my first new car and first Studebaker from Don Schmidt Motors in Wichita, KS. Then I bought my '64 Daytona Wagonaire from Joe Egle Motor Imports in Olathe, KS.
    My first dealer buyout was the Pontiac-Studebaker dealer in Fredonia, KS (don't remember the name, was 1974). About the same time I bought out Habiger Motors in Iola, KS (unpicked, much gold). I passed on a factory Packard V-8 long block and a bunch of truck rims (who would want boat anchors like those?). I found an old Studebaker-Allis Chalmers dealership a few miles east in Bronson, KS. There were no parts there, but I got a couple BIG showroom banners from '60 and '61 and I passed on a BIG outside neon sign for $50 (who would want something like that?)
    I dealt with Anderson Motors in Garnett, KS (they were a single family dealership from the wagon days through the end). I tried to buy their parts, but they were still servicing Studebakers so they would only sell me their accessories (at $1.50 per box- Speedster exhaust extensions, 53-55 backups, Hill Holders, etc.).
    I drove my first Lark at the Lincoln-Mercury-Studebaker dealership in Manhattan, KS.
    I remember a large dealer in Topeka, KS, but don't remember the name. He sold a bunch of Larks to the State.
    There were at least three dealers in Kansas City, MO and one in Kansas City, KS. One KCMO dealer was a factory dealership- stocked some neat cars (R-2 Cruiser, etc.). A local distillery ordered seven Avantis for their salesmen to drive, but the dealership couldn't deliver due to the early production delays. The same dealership also took a Mercedes 300 gull-wing in trade on one and a new Corvair convertible from a Catholic priest on another.
    When I was in the SF Bay Area I bought parts from the Zone Depot in Burlingame and a good dealer in San Leandro was Ben Begier which still operates as a Buick-Saab dealer.
    Several times I drove various Studebakers to Frost and French in Los Angeles for service. When Studebaker shut down in '66 Mr French went around to all the West Coast dealers he could find and bought their new Studebakers. He sold new Studebakers for several years, all at MSRP.
    I bought my first Avanti from the former dealer in Hayward and there was a former dealer in Oakland, owned by a little old couple. They only sold parts- no longer had a service department.
    There were a number of dealers in the Boston Area. I had my '64 Champ serviced at one in the northern suburbs (don't remember the name). It was owned by two old brothers who had one equally old, deaf mechanic. They had two '58 Packard hardtops sitting on their used car lot. I bought some parts and had new motor mounts put in my '64 Wagonaire at a dealer in the Southeast part (name is on the tip of my tongue, but I just can't spit it out). Their parts guy, Lennie, was buying Studebakers from customers who wanted to get rid of their Studebakers. He had quite a collection including a '64 R-2 Daytona convertible and a fully-equipped '61 Skytop hardtop.
    In the DC area the famous one was American Service Center, now a big Mercedes dealer. There was also Metropolitan Motors, later a Subaru dealer.
    In the mid-70s I bought out the Heishman Garage in Mt. Jackson, VA and tried to buy Mason Motors in Timberville, VA. Mr Mason wouldn't sell because they were still servicing too many Studebakers. In his upstairs storage I found a 10,000-mile Packard Hawk, a GT Hawk, a '63 Avanti and a low-miles Lark. I found later that Jim Heiple got his parts a few years ago.
    I also tried to buy out the dealer at Harrisonburg, VA, but they too would only sell the accessories (radio antennas, floor mats, etc.).
    I tried to buy Burr Garage in White Sulphur Springs, WV, but was told they didn't have anything any more. However, several years later a man showed up at Reedsville with all kinds of gold from there that he had just bought.
    Guido (Gary) mentioned Kern Motors in Winchester, VA. They had also been a Kaiser, Hudson, American Motors and Mack Truck dealership over the years. Last summer they had a 50th anni

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    I'm sure there is a very knowledgable person associated with the Studebaker archives that might very well be able to locate the "Dealership Directory". As stated before, there were always changes being made with names, locations, etc. but the directories had to be up-dated periodically ...there's bound to be one, or more, there somewhere. I know, this would take all the fun out of members posting dealerships they remember. but this might keep some of us from having an memory "melt-down"[:0] Just a thought.
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    Paul and I will be a a joint chapter meet tomorrow and will try to get some more dealers. I think that Valley Motors in Staunton, VA was a dealer, but I will need to check. Stay tuned.


    Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

    Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

    Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

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    From Memory (well, OK, not entirely), just a few:

    Snider Auto Service; Indianapolis IN

    Roy Gale Motors; Indianapolis IN
    Childers Studebaker; Indianapolis IN
    (The above two were the same facility; Childers bought out Roy Gale.)

    Charlie Stuart Studebaker; Indianapolis IN
    Studebaker Indianapolis; Indianapolis IN
    Meridian Motors; Indianapolis IN
    (The above three were in the same facility at different times.)

    Bob Phillips Studebaker; Indianapolis IN

    Johnny Moore Auto Sales; Terre Haute IN

    Paris Auto Sales; Paris IL
    Palma-Rhoads Motors; Paris IL [8D][:I][8D][][:I]
    Harry Rhoads Motors; Paris IL
    (The above three were in the same facility at different times.)

    Wilson Motors; Attica IN

    Jack Summers Auto Sales; Bedford IN

    Phyne Motor Company; Brazil IN

    Art Smith Motors; Frankfort IN

    Keeling Motors Inc; Franklin IN

    Greenfield Motors; Greenfield IN

    Ramseyer Motor Sales; Kokomo IN

    B & V Motor Sales; Lafayette IN

    Kramer Oldsmobile Sales; Linton IN

    Albright Auto Sales; Noblesville IN

    Cummings Auto Sales; Seymour IN

    Cottingham Auto Sales; Windfall IN

    Lenox Motors in Lebanon IN may have been a Studebaker dealer briefly,
    but I cannot confirm that now.

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    Paul J. - That "fully-equipped '61 Skytop hardtop" that you remember in the Boston area is probably the same one that I owned for about nine years. I bought mine sight unseen from the Boston area and had it delivered to me. It was red, AT, ps, pb, etc.,etc. My '61 Skytop was one of only a couple of cars that I have ever bought back. I sold it to a friend that sold it to another mutual friend. When he died, I bought the car back from his widow. In fact, both of those Studebaker friends are now deceased. I sold the car to another life member of SDC. I do not know his current status.

    Gary L.
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    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

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    Eich Motor Company, St. Cloud, MN

    This company is still family owned and a fourth generation firm. They are still in business and sell Volkswagens, Mazdas and other brands.

    They have carried brands as diverse as Studebaker, Borgward and Austin-Healey.

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    I am going to look and see if I might have an old official regional list for the Atlanta & then the Burlingame Calif zone while I was mgr of those respective areas.

    If I can find them I will copy & MAIL you one to compile!
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    Studebaker dealerships in the Mid-Hudson area of New York State;

    Poughkeepsie - Pitcher Motors on Main Street (a couple of different locations), they also sold Mercedes Benz when Studebaker handled the distribution/sales (1958-1965)

    Wappingers Falls - Knight's Garage on South Avenue, handled Dodges near and after the end, recently torn down to build a new Chamber of Commerce office

    Beacon - DiNapoli-Sallico Motors on Henry Street, became a Dodge dealer near the end and stayed with Dodge for awhile. I bought my new 1966 Charger there, my neighbor bought a new 1973 Dodge there and my father bought a new 1975 Coronet there. I don't think that they were a Dodge dealer for long after that. There is now a general auto repair shop in the building. Besides one new car, I bought many slightly used Studebakers and Dodges there.

    Pawling - can't recall the dealer name, it was on NYS Route 22

    Cold Spring - can't recall the dealer name, it was on NYS Route 9D

    Newburgh - Can't remember the dealer name, the building is still there on upper Broadway and an intersecting street (which was the dealership front and probably the address)

    Gary L.
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    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

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    quote:Originally posted by studegary

    Paul J. - That "fully-equipped '61 Skytop hardtop" that you remember in the Boston area is probably the same one that I owned for about nine years. I bought mine sight unseen from the Boston area and had it delivered to me. It was red, AT, ps, pb, etc.,etc. My '61 Skytop was one of only a couple of cars that I have ever bought back. I sold it to a friend that sold it to another mutual friend. When he died, I bought the car back from his widow. In fact, both of those Studebaker friends are now deceased. I sold the car to another life member of SDC. I do not know his current status.

    Gary L.
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    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
    Certainly a possibility. I saw the car in '71 or '72 and I do now remember the dealer's name- Visnicks (very near Sheldon Henderson).

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    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
    Museum R-4 engine

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    Jake Rose Laporte Indiana. My family got several from there.

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    McClellend Motors-Studebaker, Mercedes Benz
    Owned by Deik McClelland
    80 E. Wylie Ave.
    Washington, Pa

    Randy,
    If you want to read through this earlier thread you'll find some more.
    http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...ships,recalled


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    previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

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    Amarillo, Texas:
    Bob Crudginton Motors
    and later on, Economy Motors

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    Here in central California:

    Switzer & Jordan which eventually bacame Switzer motors 1937 to 1965

    Porterville sales and service.- Porterville CA

    Reedly Studebaker - Reedly CA

    Slavich Bros Studebaker - Fresno CA

    Ricker Motors - Whittier CA (Was primarily an AMC dealer for many, many years and picked up Studebaker when the Lark debuted. Even was an outlet for Avanti IIs for years afterwards.



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    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
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    I have gotten alot of e-mails and have searched old posts ( thanks to Brad) I think I have got all of the dealers up that I have recieved in the last week, Check it out and let me know if anything comes to mind. All photos are credited as promised. Click and see.



    http://www.automotivehistoryonline.c...lerpackard.htm



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    quote:Originally posted by Randy_G

    I have gotten alot of e-mails and have searched old posts ( thanks to Brad) I think I have got all of the dealers up that I have recieved in the last week, Check it out and let me know if anything comes to mind. All photos are credited as promised. Click and see.

    http://www.automotivehistoryonline.c...lerpackard.htm
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    American Service Center, listed as Washington, DC, is actually in Arlington, VA. A DC dealer was McNey Motors. In Greencastle, PA there was Fox Studebaker (now Fox Buick, Chevrolet, Volvo).
    Somewhere I have a packet that I picked up at the Zone Depot in Burlingame, CA in 1967 listing all dealers in the western US. I'll try to find it and see if I can scan it to email.

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    FWIW (I'm sure you know this, Paul) ASC is still in business as a Mercedes-Benz dealership, and apparently is one of the largest in the area.

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    quote:Originally posted by ROADRACELARK

    I'm sure there is a very knowledgable person associated with the Studebaker archives that might very well be able to locate the "Dealership Directory". As stated before, there were always changes being made with names, locations, etc. but the directories had to be up-dated periodically ...there's bound to be one, or more, there somewhere. I know, this would take all the fun out of members posting dealerships they remember. but this might keep some of us from having an memory "melt-down"[:0] Just a thought.
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    I agree with Dan. I enjoy reading these posts, and will add what I can. But surely there was a master list used by Studebaker (even if it did have to be updated often), and perhaps it still exists somewhere in the archives? Sure would make things a lot simpler.

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    The Electric Garage - Woodland CA (est. 1909)

    Killough Motors - Pittsburgh CA (near Sacramento - as was the
    Electric Garage - which might still be in business)

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle!!

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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    OK, in the Western PA area, a few dealers I can recall were:

    Eaton Motors, Allegheny Avenue, Oakmont
    Langer Brothers, Route 19, West View (Pittsburgh)
    Catanese Brothers, Russellton, PA
    Zellsmann Motor Company, 128 South Bluff St., Butler, PA
    A.R. Boarts, Butler and Kittanning, PA
    Mervis Motors, Oakland (Pittsburgh)

    And in Central Pennsylvania:

    Meachum Motor Company, Lewisburg
    Hassinger Brothers, Milton, PA
    Zimmerman's, Sunbury, PA

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    See..........."Dealership List".......... elsewhere on this site....Brad

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    In Edmonton, Mills Motors on the corner of Jasper Avenue & 109 Str until 1964. (Also sold Rootes Group cars and light commercial vehicles). The head mechanic, Albert DeBleik, bought up all the parts and then set up shop on his own on 112 Street and 103 Ave until 1980 when he retired. Ray-Val Motors, 8504-109 Street (at that location until 1973), handled Studebaker up until 1966, and then carried Renault until mid-1979 when the stronger AMC dealer a couple of blocks away carried both AMC and Renault. In Calgary, Harry Forrester was the Studebaker and Mercedes-Benz dealer until 'the end'. He still sold Mercedes-Benz for a few years after Studebaker stopped making new cars to sell. Later they took on the Datsun franchise. Today, Marlborough Nissan is the successor to Harry Forrester Motors. In Clive, Alberta, Clive Sales & Service sold Studebakers from 1946 until 1966 and still continued to provide parts and service until 1986 when Laurence Williams, the proprietier passed away. Up until that time, the old 'Studebaker' dealer sign still hung on the front of his building. In Lethbridge, Mechanics Sales & Service (now Lethbridge Nissan) was the Stude dealer. Two of my Studebakers were sold new there. In Olds, Alberta, I believe the Stude dealer's name was Latimer & Yule Ltd.

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    I saw Frank Drumheller today at out chapter meet. For those that are not aware, Frank and I comprise the Studebaker fire service in Central Virginia. Frank has a 1948 M-16 that came from Bloomington, WI and I have a 1946 M-16 from Earlville, IA and a 1949 2R17A from Litchfield, CT.

    Following the Omaha meet Frank headed out to Bloomington to meet the folks at the fire department. In looking at the map he noticed that he would pass within 25 miles of Earlville, so he made a detour. To make a long story short he found the fire house and when no one was there he stopped at a bar just down the street. It was noon on Saturday and they were open with one customer. Turns out the customer knew a couple of folks in the department and they came down.

    They in turn called a fellow that had worked at the Studebaker dealership as a mechanic when my truck was delivered new. The department kept it until 1956 when it was sold to a local auctioneer for $1500 after they bought a '51 Ford. The auctioneer kept it until the early '70's when it went to West Virginia and then to me.

    To get back on track the dealer's name in Earlville was Parkin Motor Company. The were also the Chrysler-Plymouth dealer and Frank gave me a picture of the building. Nice to get a little history on a vehicle that you own. As an added surprise, the former mechanic sent me an old dealer nametag that he had.


    Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

    Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

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    Davis Studebaker
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    Just a small thing to point out on the dealer listings. On the website, it doesn't tell you what type of dealership it was. All those dealerships didn't sell Packards and not all sold Studebakers.

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    I thought about that, I will go back and make a notation which is Packard and which one is Studebaker.
    thanks for visiting the site and posting another dealer for me to add. Keep them coming!

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    Morton Motors-Omaha, NE
    Logan Motors-Beatrice, NE
    Fairway-Norfolk, NE
    Wiysel Motors-Plattsmouth, NE

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    Clive Sales & Service, Ltd. taken in 1981 with Laurance Williams, the proprietier.

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    Here's a picture of a Louisville, KY dealership although I'm not sure which one. I don't believe it was Warren-Proctor:



    If anyone knows, please post here.

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    Carnes Motors, S. 9th St., St. Joseph Missouri and the building is still standing. I may have more history next week...Brad......update:...1876 Peter Studebaker and John S. Welch build wagons for those going west at 205-207 S. 4th Street St. Joseph Missouri (24 miles from my home). Part of the building is still standing because there was a fire in May of 1948. However, they started building wagons in 1865 in St. Joseph. Peter had branches in Kansas City, Portland, Dallas, Minneapolis, Chicago, New York and Denver. In 1870 sales exceeded $500,000.00 Peter Studebaker's daughter's home is still standing at 603 North 5th St. and is one of the grandest in the midwest and includes a two story carriage house the average size of most homes.

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    Guido,
    My grandfather (Morris C. Simpson, Sr.) of Cleveland, Mississippi, would have been proud of you and Frank. Not only was he the Studebaker dealer in Cleveland until the last car sold in 1966, but he was involved with the volunteer fire department. There now is a small civil defense building in town named after him, for his civic participation. I remember, at age 14, when he drove me to the volunteer fire department building, and opened it up to take me in and show me their newest truck. Not a Studebaker, as it was 1975 then, but he was proud of it nonetheless.

    His dealership was called:

    Service Motor Company
    Highway 61
    Cleveland, MS

    After the dealership days ended, he kept the building as a garage by the same name. When he retired, it became an auto parts store (same building) called Valley Parts. I think it may be gone by now.

    [img=left]http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Current_Avacar.gif[/img=left] - DilloCrafter

    1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
    The Red-Headed Amazon
    Deep in the heart of Texas

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    Let me say that this is great all the Dealers Names you guys are coming up with, it is keeping me busy I know that. But I have one thing to ask of you, when you tell us who the dealer is if you could please tell us what city and state they were located in. also if they were a Packard or Mercedes Dealer, or even if they sold another make (ie.AMC) after Studebaker closed its doors that would be great. Thank You for helping out!


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    Ben A. Begier in San Leandro, CA



    Now a Buick dealer in the same location on E. 14th.

    http://www.begierbuick.com/


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    Ok, lets add two from North Carolina

    1. Nance Motors - Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC. Studebaker only I believe and later AMC. Dad bought the fully loaded 55 President Ultra Vista here.

    2. Owen Studebaker Company, Laurinburg, NC Studebaker only and after 66, had a good business selling used cars and servicing Studebakers still in service. Folks around the corner from us bought the last new 66 Mr. Owen had in stock. It was a silver Cruiser with Air Conditioning. Mr. Owen would take a new Studebaker from inventory and never sell it. Instead, it went out back behind the garage and was used strictly for parts. Mr. Owen said it was cheaper for him to do that. I remember a line up of mid 50's sedans and Larks, all weather worn, rusty and picked of parts, but technically, new cars. Dad said Mr. Owen tried for a Tucker franchise but when that didn't materialize, he started the Studebaker Dealership

    Bill Sapp
    Hamlet, NC

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    ok I have gone thru my E-mail and checked all three lists twice now I think I am up to date, I passed on dealers that didnt have names only locations. If the names come to you let me know I want to post them. Ive added a symbol to indicate Studebaker or Packard or even both. I'm going back to my concepts now[] I think I will update the list about once a week as I get more names. Keep them coming! Thanks for all your help on this.

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    Here in Western New York
    C. H. Holmes, Nunda
    Hooker Studebaker, Hornell
    Stevens Studebaker, Wellsville
    Monroe Auto Sales, Rochester
    (unknown name) East Main St. East Aurora
    Steve Kelley
    Dalton, NY

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