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    New to me 52 Champion Starliner

    Picked this up from an ad in September's Turning Wheels. The seller sent photos (in the mail) and drove 1200 miles to see and subsequently buy. This car may be a contender as a survivor. It is an unrestored original with a few minor bumps and bruises. At 65 years, 69,000 miles, and now the fourth owner, it runs, drives, stops, and turns. The radio sadly doesn't work and I need a key for the trunk and clove box, neither are currently locked. There are a pair of fender skirts which have never been install too. Makes for a fairly short list compared to the 52 Starliner Commander which needs everything.......................that shares the garage with this one.
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    Nice I real like that body style.

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    Looks like a very nice driver. I like the two tone, with the dark on the roof. At 69,000, it should have plenty more miles to go. Hope you enjoy it.

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    Very nice! Too nice to restore!
    Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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    Superb! That must be Spartan Rust over Sahara Sand combo.
    Have a great time driving, polishing and otherwise caretaking that fine car.
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    52's are my favorite model to have even with the chrome situation. Enjoy the car, the ride, and never losing it in any store parking lot.

    Bob Miles
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    20171017_133021.jpg Dan, paper tag behind the glove box confirms it.

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    Nice! Hope to see it in person soon!

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    AWESOME looking car you found a gem !
    1952 Studebaker Champion Regal * 1954 Studebaker Commander Regal Starlight * 1967 Thunderbird Hdtp * 1969 Continental Mark III * 1969 Mercury Marquis convertible * 1972 Buick Riviera * 1973 Continental Mark IV * 1978 Glass Top Lincoln Town Car * 1983 Mercedes 300SD * 1986 Dodge RAM 4WD * 1999 Infiniti Q45

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    Thumbs up

    You will enjoy that one. A bit slower than a Commander, but a fine ride. If the overdrive works you are good to go.


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    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.

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    That's a good-looking car. If I didn't need to sell a couple of cars before I bought another, I would have been your competitor in buying it. Congratulations. I know you will enjoy it.

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