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    paintim613's Custom 53 Studebird

    Tim recently had his car at a special Route 66 car show in Flagstaff AZ. These pictures were taken by an amateur photographer and shared with Tim, who shared them with me via email. I think they show how stunning his car is. His car was picked as #8 out of 400 at the show, congratulations!

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    Pat Dilling
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    Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


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    The grill sure makes me think strongly of late 50's Hillman's & Sunbeam's & such.

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    Looks fantastic. Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nox View Post
    The grill sure makes me think strongly of late 50's Hillman's & Sunbeam's & such.
    Some may recognize the grill as being from a '55 Ford Fairlane. Our car is often mistaken for a '56 TBird but we have picture proof that it was finished well before the '56 TBirds came out. Click on my signature link below for the restoration pictures.
    Last edited by paintim613; 10-17-2013 at 12:44 PM.

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    Every time I see that car I like it more.

    As I've said before, it has to be one of the most unique customs going.

    And, the family history connected to it is priceless.

    Dave Lester

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    I have received several PMs asking for larger pics than are in my signature link of our '53 custom that was done by my wife's father and uncle in 1954-5 in their Custer, SD body shop. Since I still haven't figured out how to post pictures, I am posting this reply to get these excellent shots more accessible. Car still has original 232 V8 and 3 speed with OD tranny with 21K miles. Thanks again to Pat for posting these originally. If anyone wants more about the car history please send me a PM.

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    Tim, any time you would like pictures of your car posted I am happy to do it. Just email them to me like you did these. The car definitely deserves to be seen!

    Pat
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    Still shaking my head after our car was called a Corvair. Need some help in seeing similarities.

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    This is our car featured on page 70 of January issue of Hemmings Motor News.

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