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Randy_G
10-06-2006, 10:39 PM
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.

http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg Randy_G
www.automotivehistoryonline.com/dealerpackard.htm

Guido
10-06-2006, 11:06 PM
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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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.

Orestudeguy
10-07-2006, 12:20 AM
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

Randy_G
10-07-2006, 04:52 AM
This is great keep them coming!

http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg Randy_G
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

BShaw
10-07-2006, 08:05 AM
Unruh Motors, Alexandria, MN (the first home of my 60 Hawk)

BShaw,Webmaster
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h53/StudeRobert/StudeWebService-small.gif
60 Hawk. 49 2R5, 39 Champion
Woodbury, Minnesota

tomnoller
10-07-2006, 09:00 AM
My dad and his brother had a Packard dealership:
http://www.tomnoller.com/Avanti.html


Western Washington, USA

53k
10-07-2006, 09:05 AM
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

ROADRACELARK
10-07-2006, 10:03 AM
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.:)
Dan Miller

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Road Racers turn left AND right.

Guido
10-07-2006, 10:12 AM
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.

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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.

BobPalma
10-07-2006, 11:11 AM
:) 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 :):D[8D][:I];):D[8D]:)[:p][: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. :(

BP

studegary
10-07-2006, 03:34 PM
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.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

Scott
10-07-2006, 03:44 PM
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.

gaboy
10-07-2006, 03:50 PM
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!
Louis

studegary
10-07-2006, 03:58 PM
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.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

53k
10-07-2006, 07:17 PM
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.
Wappinger, NY

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).

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

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

wayne
10-07-2006, 08:33 PM
Jake Rose Laporte Indiana. My family got several from there.

rockne10
10-07-2006, 09:22 PM
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/sdc_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1007&SearchTerms=dealerships,recalled


Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

arkiejazz
10-08-2006, 12:26 AM
Amarillo, Texas:
Bob Crudginton Motors
and later on, Economy Motors

steve blake

Roscomacaw
10-08-2006, 02:35 PM
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.



Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Randy_G
10-08-2006, 04:51 PM
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.



www.automotivehistoryonline.com/dealerpackard.htm



http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/studerustII.jpg Randy_G
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

53k
10-08-2006, 06:48 PM
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.

www.automotivehistoryonline.com/dealerpackard.htm
Randy_G
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

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.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

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

N8N
10-08-2006, 06:54 PM
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.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

Blue 15G
10-08-2006, 07:23 PM
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.:)
Dan Miller

[img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
Road Racers turn left AND right.
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.

Roscomacaw
10-08-2006, 07:28 PM
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

Blue 15G
10-08-2006, 07:30 PM
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

bradnree
10-08-2006, 07:56 PM
See..........."Dealership List".......... elsewhere on this site....Brad

8E45E
10-08-2006, 08:07 PM
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.

Craig

Guido
10-08-2006, 09:11 PM
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.

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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.

Swifster
10-08-2006, 09:42 PM
Davis Studebaker
606 N Main St
Rochester, MI

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Dealer_sign.jpg

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.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

Michigan Speed - www.michiganspeed.com
Club Hot Rod - www.clubhotrod.com
LS1 Tech - www.ls1tech.com

Randy_G
10-08-2006, 10:05 PM
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!

http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/studerustII.jpg Randy_G
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Green53
10-09-2006, 12:48 AM
Morton Motors-Omaha, NE
Logan Motors-Beatrice, NE
Fairway-Norfolk, NE
Wiysel Motors-Plattsmouth, NE

Denny L

8E45E
10-09-2006, 04:10 AM
Clive Sales & Service, Ltd. taken in 1981 with Laurance Williams, the proprietier.
http://static.flickr.com/117/264807312_27802efb56_m.jpg

65cruiser
10-09-2006, 05:47 AM
Here's a picture of a Louisville, KY dealership although I'm not sure which one. I don't believe it was Warren-Proctor:

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/dealer/web1.JPG

If anyone knows, please post here.

________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/smstude.jpg

bradnree
10-09-2006, 06:03 PM
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.

DilloCrafter
10-09-2006, 06:13 PM
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.

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

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

Randy_G
10-09-2006, 07:34 PM
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!


http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/studerustII.jpg Randy_G
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Dick Steinkamp
10-09-2006, 08:26 PM
Ben A. Begier in San Leandro, CA

http://static.flickr.com/92/265584042_665eefe659_o.jpg

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

http://www.begierbuick.com/

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Avantiguy
10-09-2006, 08:49 PM
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

Randy_G
10-09-2006, 09:49 PM
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[:p] 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.

http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/studerustII.jpg Randy_G
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

56H-Y6
10-10-2006, 06:31 AM
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

mapman
10-10-2006, 02:30 PM
In 1994 I bought a 1964 cruiser from the Neeley and Son dealership here in Moscow Idaho. It was the last car in and they kept it to drive. Mr. Neeley had died several years before and Mrs. Neeley was moving closer to her son in western Washington. It was still titled to the dealership and they both signed the title. The car had around 80k on it and had been driven by Mrs. Neeley to the school where she was principle 2 blocks from home. It had been restored a few years before but it has rust in the floors that has now come through the paint. We drove it regularly for ten years and it is now waiting its turn for repairs and return to service.
After 64 they tried to sell plymouth but didn't like the management system as they had regular clientiel and new what cars they liked while Plymouth had cars they just wanted sold. After that they closed the business semi retired helping maintain local studebakers for years.
Rob

StudeRich
10-10-2006, 04:04 PM
OK Randy; here is a partial list of my known Studebaker Packard and or Mercedes Dealerships mostly in Calif. where I am from, the local Washington ones from our Chapters up here (from my sons StudeDave and hotwheels63r2 and I) will follow when complete.

Frank H. Afton Co. (Studebaker, Packard Mercedes)
240 N.Market St.
Inglewood, CA (Where my Dad and I worked)

G&M Studebaker (Studebaker)
15637 S. Hawthorne Blvd.
Lawndale, CA

Village Studebaker (Studebaker)
3029 W.48th.St.
Los Angeles 8, CA

Beach Cities Motor Co. (Studebaker)
234 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Redondo Beach, CA

Caldwells, Inc. (Studebaker, Simca by Chrysler, Jeep)
736 E. Compton Blvd.
Compton, CA

Palmer Motors (Studebaker, Fiat)
3300 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach 7, CA

Probably the most unusual, interesting and possibly the only Parts & Service Only, Authorized Dealership AND Authorized AFTER the closing of the South Bend Plant was a friend and former Truck & Transmission Specialist at Frank Afton Co. Inglewood,CA a good friend also of the famous Los Angeles Area rep. Roy Bender.
John Puskas (Studebaker Packard Parts & Service)
A-A Automotive
14310 Mansel Ave.
Lawndale, CA

This is where my 7E13-131 '62 Transtar 289 V-8 1 ton dually cab & chassis (E13-4284) line #6344 built 6/25/62 was custom ordered and sold by T.Callahan to: William K.D. Shenkel 39-35 213th. St. Bayside, NY on July 9.'62:

Helms Bros. Inc.
90-02 43rd. Ave.
Elmhurst, NY
HAvermeyer 4-3460

Helms Bros.Inc.
159-02 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY
FLushing 3-6600

Helms Bros. Inc.
208-24 Northern Blvd
Bayside, NY
BAyside 5-8181

Probably the Bayside Store considering where he lived, sold my truck. They are now one of the worlds largest Mercedes Dealerships with 2 of the 3 original dealerships still there, and their own "build your own Mercedes" website. -Pretty cool phone #'s eh?

Rich.Gahlbeck
StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

wayne
10-10-2006, 10:21 PM
Jacob Rose Studebaker Laporte Indiana . My family bought several from there

bradnree
10-11-2006, 05:21 PM
C.E. Daniels Garage 831-35 Commercial Street Phone 487 Atchison Kansas. Prices effective June 1, 1921: Special Six 5 Pass. Touring $1,810.; Light Six 5 Pass. Touring $1,475. ; Big Six 7 Pass. Touring $2175. The building in still standing and there was A Mopar dealer for many many years in the building. Today it is a motorcycle repair shop............Brad

CHAMP
10-12-2006, 02:52 PM
Edger McMullin Motors,Perryville Md. A&L Motors, Joppa,Md. And the last one Where My 48 Studebaker was purchaced on 12-6-48. J. Scott Porter Motors, Pocomoke City, Md. I Have this information from Dealer service policy for Studebaker owners that was in the glove box along with owners manual and other papers from that time period.

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

imported_n/a
10-12-2006, 03:49 PM
Here's two that I can remember that were Studebaker dealers in the 60's: Madren Brothers--Spokane, Washington. Also sold Toyota. Freeburg Motors--Hwy 3 Pocahontas, Iowa. Became a Chrysler-Plymouth Dealer. No longer in the car business. Building is still there, though.

Jeff_H
10-12-2006, 06:24 PM
The Sept '06 issue of the "Northstar Wheel" newsletter for the twin cities area chapter of SDC has a small article about some Studebaker dealers in Minneapolis. I'll quote from the newsletter:

"As I recall, in addition to Randolph Light Studebaker dealership
there were at least two other Studebaker dealerships in
Minneapolis; Steenerson Studebaker on Lyndale Avenue North
between Plymouth Avenue and West Broadway, and Jim Angeles
Studebaker in the Hennepin-Harmon area near downtown."

It so happens that my '53 was sold from Steenerson's. I still have the barely legible aluminum plate saying "Steenerson Motor Co Minneapolis" that was mounted just about the trunk handle.

Some time back TW had a article about the Baker Brother's dealer in Redwood Falls, MN too.

Jeff in ND

'53 Champion Hardtop

StudebakerGeorge
10-12-2006, 06:33 PM
Had to add my .02cents here...sent it to Matthew but I don't see the info.
The "infamous/famous" Clayton Motors Lakewood New Jersey (Studebaker and Packard)
Nemeth Bros. Irvington New Jersey (Studebaker and Fiat...I can hear the snickers..)
Stoudt Equipment Co. Tallahassee Florida (last dealer)


StudebakerGeorge

studegary
10-13-2006, 03:52 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudebakerGeorge

Had to add my .02cents here...sent it to Matthew but I don't see the info.
The "infamous/famous" Clayton Motors Lakewood New Jersey (Studebaker and Packard)
Nemeth Bros. Irvington New Jersey (Studebaker and Fiat...I can hear the snickers..)
Stoudt Equipment Co. Tallahassee Florida (last dealer)


StudebakerGeorge


I remember going to Clayton Motors. They had more wagons with a third row seat on their lot than I have seen in total since.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studecruiser
10-14-2006, 11:33 AM
There was a dealership named Archer and LaCrosse in Wyandotte, Mi. This is where the 64' Cruiser I recently bought was purchased new by Art Castle. I have in my possession the window sticker that Art kept.

Ron Dame
10-14-2006, 05:10 PM
Sawyer Motor Company, Asheville, NC. Sold numerous makes, City Directory only shows Studebaker sales from 1945 to 1951. Building is now condominiums.



Ron Dame
'63 Champ

Ron Dame
10-14-2006, 05:15 PM
My truck still sport's it's Pierotti Motors - Fremont license plate frames. I'd love to get them replated, but they are pot metal, and thin.

Ron Dame
'63 Champ

53k
10-14-2006, 06:40 PM
quote:Originally posted by Ron Dame

My truck still sport's it's Pierotti Motors - Fremont license plate frames. I'd love to get them replated, but they are pot metal, and thin.

Ron Dame
'63 Champ

Small world. I looked seriosuly at a very nice 64 (transition model) Avanti there in 69 or 70. They were buying Avantis and refurbishing them. I think there franchise by then was Datsun.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

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

8E45E
10-14-2006, 07:29 PM
For those who attended the Pacific Can-Am Zone Meet in The Dalles, Oregon in 2000 will remember the orange 2R pickup hauling around a restored dealer sign from C.H, Urness Motors. It is now a Chrysler dealer and the sign was found in the basement of the premesis. From what I understand, the Northwest Chapter in Portland funded its restoration including the neon tubing on the one side.

http://static.flickr.com/106/269692148_23b56ec0cb_m.jpg

Craig

wayne
10-24-2006, 04:12 PM
I found a Studebaker wagens and vehicles General southwestern Agents it was at 200 Los Angeles St. from 1886. I found it on the front page of the Los Angeles Times dated November 6 1911.

Randy_G
11-05-2006, 10:08 AM
I am kicking this post to the top to remind to let everyone know that I am offically caught up on this topic and need more names!:D Also IF by chance you have some little tidbit of the Studebaker dealer that sold you your car. Example: window sticker, license plate holder, name tag off the back of car, key chain. A photo of this would be great to share on the list. Any one with dealer photos, photos of dealer signage that would be great to add as well. Thanks to all of you for helping in to perserve a small part of Studebaker History.

Randy_G
1959 Lark (project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Guido
11-05-2006, 10:16 AM
Randy,

When I was at the Reedsville swap meet I bought several pieces of Letterhead paper for another former dealer here in Richmomd. Their name was Lauritzen Motors Incorporated and they were located at 1611 West Broad Street.

Gary


http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
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.

garyash
11-05-2006, 10:41 AM
Some dealers I know of:
Schwing Motor Company, 3326 Keswick Rd, Baltimore, MD. I think they are still in business, sell Mercedes. Fred Schwing, current owner of the dealership started by his father, was a few years ahead of me in high school, dated my sister when he drove a '53 Starliner in the late 1950's. That car hooked me on Studes. I think the dealership building got landmark status.

Fox Buick, 650 North Antrim Way, Greencastle, PA. May now be Hicks Chevrolet/Buick/etc. but still there according to Google. My '65 Wagonaire was delivered there after assembly on June 23, 1965, according to the build record.

Dietz & Meekins, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Mass. A tiny dealership. Building still there but now houses a pizza shop and convenience store. Grandson of original car dealer now owns a motel about 200 yards away, also owns a restored '63 Avanti. My '63 Wagonaire Standard was delivered new here in the spring of 1963, never the left the 25-mile long island until I bought it in 2005.

[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

lstude
11-05-2006, 10:46 AM
quote:When I was at the Reedsville swap meet I bought several pieces of Letterhead paper for another former dealer here in Richmomd. Their name was Lauritzen Motors Incorporated and they were located at 1611 West Broad Street.

Gary

Here are pictures of the Lauritzen Studebaker dealership building (Richmond, VA) in 1941 and what the building looks like today.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/LauritzenStudebakerbuilding1941.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/LauritzenStudebakerbuilding2005-1.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

showbizkid
11-05-2006, 11:14 AM
My Lark has a rear license plate frame that reads:

BARNEY'S
Lark/Hawk
Escondido

Apparently from a dealer in Escondido, CA. - but I've talked to has ever heard of them or knows anything about them :(


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

mbstude
11-05-2006, 02:59 PM
Here's my dealership. [:o)]

It just got a renovation. Here's the dealership with it's new look. ;)
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/dealership_speedster2-1.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

StudeRich
11-05-2006, 03:16 PM
WOW Matt; that really IS cool! That's some pretty good artwork. I wanna go there and buy a NEW 1964 Daytona Hardtop with R2 and 4 speed, [:p][:p][^] forget those old Speedsters![}:)]:D
Hey, what's their phone number?

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

mbstude
11-05-2006, 03:18 PM
Thanks! :)

You're special order Daytona will be in a few weeks. What color and interior combo would you like? :D

BTW, that's a Stude powered B17 in flight. [^]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

StudeRich
11-05-2006, 03:18 PM
Strato Blue with Blue Vinyl Interior, and don't forget the "R" Series full performance package! [^]Yeah I saw the B-17, pretty neat! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

mbstude
11-05-2006, 03:20 PM
quote:Strato Blue with Blue Vinyl Interior, and don't forget the "R" Series full performance package! Yeah I saw the B-17, pretty neat!

OK, I'll call in the order today. ;)

(Man, if only if only...[:p])

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

lstude
11-05-2006, 04:52 PM
That is a neat dealership, Matt. It sure beats the one I did when I was 9 years old.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/MyStudebakerDealershipdrawing1954.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

mbstude
11-05-2006, 04:59 PM
quote:It sure beats the one I did when I was 9 years old.


I thought I had the disease at a young age. ;)

Found this on the net.

http://www.walkerton.org/photos/048.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

Scott
11-05-2006, 05:36 PM
Has anyone mentioned Baer Studebaker in Palo Alto, California? I was fortunate to get to visit with the dealer's widow a few times in the early 1990s. She was a very sweet and spritely woman still driving her white 1965 Cruiser. I was amazed when I visited her one time to see her climbing stairs ahead of me up to her floor skipping one or two at a time! Anyone know if she is still alive or if the car was sold?

mbstude
11-05-2006, 06:47 PM
My grandad knows of these. He knows of 1 or 2 more but can't recall them right off.



Williams Brother's Garage in Winder, GA (Our '51 Starlight coupe was bought new there)

55 truck Griggers Motors in Lions, GA (my grandad's '55 truck was bought there)

William Catlin & Sons in Jacksonville, FL on Main Street

Hodge Motors in Milledgeville, GA

Boykin Garage in Lugoff, SC


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-05-2006, 07:50 PM
One of our chapter members sent these to my granddad who sent them to me.

Victoy Motors in Savannah, GA (Where our '65 Daytona Two door came from)

Brown Motor Co. in Brunswick, GA

Vining Brothers Motor, Co. in Waycross, GA on Albany AVE.

Salter-Carswell in Jesup, GA

Carswell in Homerville, GA



http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

60studehawk
11-05-2006, 07:57 PM
My '60 Hawk was originally delivered to St Joseph Mo. according to the build sheet. I don't know the name of the dealer though.

stude53
11-06-2006, 01:27 PM
Hey, Randy

Jim Maxey emailed me the followinng dealer Information:

Hi Bob. Over on the SDC sight, there is a person putting together a list of dealers. I don’t know how to post. Can you post these dealers for me. Freeman-Spicer, and Newman and Altman, South Bend In., Brooks Motors, Mishawaka and Elkhart In. Williams Supply Co. Walkerton, In. Also Matthew posted a picture of the Studebaker sign. Walkerton In..is about 20 miles south west of South Bend. 19 days left until retirement. Plans are to leave about the middle of Dec. for Az. And getting back in time for York. Thanks for the help. Jim

Randy, We appreciate what you are doing, compiling the Dealer List. I also think you have a good Lark project going. Remember to update us frequently.

Regards,
Bob Feaganes


[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

studelark
11-06-2006, 07:05 PM
Two more dealerships, if not already posted:

PARKIN Motors, Earlville, Iowa
established in late '30s as a Chrysler-Plymouth dealer, took on the Studebaker franchise in 1940. Gave up Studebaker in 1963, closed doors on dealership in 1973. Gary Hearn's 1946 M16-52 fire truck chassis sold from this dealership.

RICHTER'S Studebaker Co., Bloomington, Wisconsin
established in about 1939, remained as a one-make dealer until about 1965. My 1948 M16-52 fire truck chassis was sold from this dealership in Dec. 1947.

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
'60 Lark Regal VI 4 dr. sedan
'48 M16-52 Studebaker/Boyer fire truck

Guido
11-06-2006, 08:29 PM
quote:Originally posted by studelark

Two more dealerships, if not already posted:

PARTIN Motors, Earlville, Iowa
Frank,
PARTIN was the name of our next door neighbors in Ruckersville, PARKIN (with a K) is the name of the dealership in Earlville. I just checked the nameplate to be sure.

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
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.

jpiatchek
11-06-2006, 10:03 PM
Bill Westcoat Motors on S Broadway in Cape Girardeau, Mo. where we bought our 64 Daytona Convertible 4 speed new in late 1965, and then a 64 Daytona 4speed used in 1966.
Ben Lindenbush Studebaker on S Kingshiway in S St louis, Mo, where we had them serviced.

mbstude
11-07-2006, 07:14 AM
A chapter member sent me a link to these.

Info is there. Cool pics!

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/cgi-bin/meta.cgi (and type in Studebaker)

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/vanga/photos/wtf/jpg/wtf307.jpg
Click here to view the item (new window)
Type: Photographs
Creator: Finley's
Title: [Photograph of men and a Studebaker, Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, ca. 192-]
Date: 1920-1929
Description: Dalton, ca. 1920s. Men standing around a Studebaker that has three bales of cotton on its roof. The sign on the automobile, which was parked on King Street, indicates that John A. Shope & Son was the dealer for the Studebaker. Left to right: Booker, Charlie Deck, unidentified boy, Varner, Herman Shope, Harvey Britton (front seat), Charlie Dupree, unidentified boy (back seat), John A. Shope.


http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/vanga/photos/mnr/jpg/mnr067.jpg
Type: Photographs
Title: [Photograph of Studebaker dealership, Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia, ca. 1955]
Date: 1955
Description: Forsyth, ca. 1955. Zellner & Howard, Incorporated, a Studebaker dealership, located at the corner of East Main and Kimble Streets.


http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/vanga/photos/lau/jpg/lau095.jpg
Type: Photographs
Title: [Photograph of Tom Daniel and son behind garage, Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia, ca. 1919]
Date: 1919
Description: Dublin, ca. 1919. Tom Daniel and his son, G. T., standing beside the garage owned by Mr. Daniel. A Studebaker dealership seen in the background.



http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/latestsig.jpg


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http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

studelark
11-07-2006, 08:11 AM
Gary; Thanks for correcting me. It is PARKIN- I had the name in front of me and still misspelled it. Can't proof my own work anymore. Ahh, so many serior moments these days!!!

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
-60 Lark Regal VI 4 dr.
-48 M16-52 Studebaker/Boyer fire truck
-collection of dying Larks

george o
11-08-2006, 12:40 PM
I have a thermometer from A.C. Pulliam on 28th Street in Newport News, VA. Will try to post picture when I can get camera away from my wife. George

3rdGenStude
11-09-2006, 08:35 PM
quote: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!

Jensen Motors was in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, next to my Grandparents' home on West Grand Avenue. I don't know if they sold Packard or not. My dad bought his new '55 Commander 4 DR with 4BBL and dual exhoust from Jensen's.

That's about all I can tell you though.



1950 Land Cruiser project

52hawk
11-10-2006, 08:29 AM
Lambert Jones Motors in LaSalle,Il. sold Cadillac,Olds,and Studebaker. His 'Stude dealership was in a 'White Castle' building on rt 6.My dad bought a new '62 Lark wagon there.
Rolando Bros Garage in Ladd,Il. after John Rolando died,the Dealership sat untouched for years and years.I remember a lot of used cars rusting away on the lot,mostly Larks.Rumor had it that there was one new,unsold Studebaker inside the building,when the place was finally auctioned off.
Rolandos name came up in a TW story about the '41 coupe with pickup box kit-

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk
60Lark

raprice
11-10-2006, 05:18 PM
Here's a couple of dealerships from Long Island:

F.E.H. Motors on Main St., Hempstead, NY

Lakeview Motors on Lakeview Ave, Lynbrook, NY

Lakeview Motors took on the Mercedes line when Studebaker became the Mercedes distributor in the '50s.
Lakeview is now a Mercedes Benz dealer on Sunrise H'way, Lynbrook, NY.

Rog


'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

rocinante
11-13-2006, 02:12 PM
Samuels Studebaker, Vauxhall NJ (part of Union). Saw this dealer decal on a nice clean original robins egg blue 62 Lark 2-door sedan in Livingston NJ about 2002. I left a note on the car expressing interest to buy but the owner never called me.

I have another dealer name in Kearney, Nebraska, from the decal on the trunk of my 53 Champion Coupe, but the name escapes me. Will check and post the name later.

Charles Schneider

'53 Champion Starlight Coupe
'60 Lark VIII
'50 2R5

bob40
11-13-2006, 05:20 PM
Wherley Motors in International Falls Minnesota was a Studebaker dealer from 1946 until 1964.The dealership is still in business at the same location and sells Ford and Chrysler products.Up until about a month ago they still had a extensive amount(over 1200) of NOS Stude parts all stored in nice tidy boxes in dry storage.Those parts now reside in a hidden location somewhere near Delano,Minnesota(BOSEG)

Bob40

53k
11-13-2006, 07:09 PM
Thought of another dealer. I bought the 4WD wrecker that George Hamlin has now (5E14D) from Myers Auto Service in Winooski, Vermont. Arch Myers, a Studebaker dealer, had ordered the truck as a cab and chassis to use as the dealership wrecker (he built his own wrecker body- Yankee frugality).

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

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

garyash
11-15-2006, 10:15 AM
Two Baltimore, MD dealers:
Bob Fleigh Inc., 242 West 29th Street and Fulker Motors.

My previous comments about Schwing Motor Co. in Baltimore need to be amended. Schwing sold used cars, wasn't a Stude dealership, but serviced Studebakers.

Here's an interesting link to old dealerships in Baltimore:
http://www.kilduffs.com/BaltimoreDealershipsIndex.html

[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

speed_machine
11-16-2006, 12:00 PM
Randy

The following Studebaker Dealers were listed under new cars in the 1960 phone book for Sheridan, WY:
B&B Auro Repair Shop, 66 N> Burritt, Buffalo, WY:
Skaar Motor Co., 316 N. Main, Sheridan, WY: and
Shaffer Auto Court, 1409 W. Main, Newcastle, WY.

There is a sticker on my wife's 1960 Lark. It is from North Park Sales & Service, Inc., 1640 N La Salle Street, Chicago 14, ILL. This was a Studebaker/Packard Dealership.

I also remember a Studebaker dealer in Sparta, WI by the name of Grant Osenbach. I can't find any other information on the dealership.

Jim


28 Cottonwood Dr.
Sheridan, WY 82801

JBOYLE
11-19-2006, 01:34 PM
quote:Originally posted by garyash

Two Baltimore, MD dealers:
Bob Fleigh Inc., 242 West 29th Street and Fulker Motors.



According to the invoice, my Avanti was delivered in February 1963 to:

Michaelson Motors
5801 Reisterstown Road,
Baltimore, Maryland

Oddly, it's not listed on the database mentioned by Gary.
How many Studebaker dealerships did Baltimore have?

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

don samborski
11-19-2006, 07:58 PM
Berke Studebaker,, Anoka, Minnesota...My dad bought 53 hardtop and 58 golden Hawk. I am currently restoring the 58 hawk...
Any way of finding out if any old "dealer records" still exist?

Don

Studedude1961
11-20-2006, 11:19 PM
According to the 1960 phone book the following dealers handled Studebakers in the Denver area 46 years ago!
* Carl Bartz Motor Co. (3198 N. Speer Blvd.)
* Bell Motors (2415 S. Broadway)
* Bill Eger's Jeep & Lark Center(5401 W. Colfax)
* Buckley Bros. Motors Inc. (6605 S. Broadway)
* Bill Dreiling Motor Co. (2111 W. Alameda)
* Federal Valley Motors (3075 W. 72nd St)
* Kurland Motors (1134 Broadway)
* Roth Motor Co. (353 W. Main Littleton)

Bill Eger's had a big display ad in the Yellow Pages as did Kurland Motors, who advertised their big "Lark Center."

Studebakers were evidently quite popular in Denver given the number of dealers in 1960.

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

mbstude
11-21-2006, 08:23 AM
I'll have a look when I get home, but I have a newspaper ad for the all new 85 HP 1916 Studebaker 4 cylinder touring. :) The dealer is on there, but I can't remember what it is right now.

NOTE: It has Brown-Rowan-Buck Auto Sales Co.
313 North Pennsylvania Street
Unfortnately, there's no town name anywhere on the paper...:(


Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

stude freak
11-21-2006, 09:19 AM
Man those old studes were built stout.Theres approximatly 1500 lbs on that roof.A bale weights between 450 n 600 lbs.

David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

fifthave
11-21-2006, 10:31 AM
In Clay Center Kansas there was Eisenhamer Motor Company. from the mid 1940's up thru 1952.

david w. davis
11-21-2006, 04:22 PM
In response to JBOYLE, Michaelson Motors in Baltimore was a Chevy and Reneault dealer in the early 60's. I traded a 48 Stude Commander for a 1960 Renault 4CV at Michaelson's. Still kicking myself in the rear for that. When you are young and foolish we do stupid things.
Another dealer in the Baltimore area was Georgio (spelling) in the Dundalk area. On Dundalk Avenue near Eastern Blvd. Brought three Studes from them. A 1950 Starlight, the aforementioned 1948 Commander
and finally a 1958 Commander, 4 door. Currently have a 55 President HT.

Roscomacaw
11-21-2006, 04:35 PM
I've got a pencil here on my desk that's got written on it: "Heling's Garage - Burnett, Wis. Studebaker - Case Dial MUrdock9-2241

BTW - Welcome Aboard, Dave!


Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

JBOYLE
11-21-2006, 04:41 PM
I have a theory that may...or may not...withstand the light of day...

From looking at the responses in this thread it looks like many cities had many Studebaker dealers....examples: 5 in Baltimore, three in one part of Wyoming.

Is it likely that having too many (small) dealers instead of half that number of larger stronger ones hurt sales?

Likewise, I suppose it's equally possible that given their overall shape, they could only get smaller operations to sign on.

Any thoughts or opinions?

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

Studedude1961
11-21-2006, 05:34 PM
JBoyle I think in some instances the Studebaker dealers may have been somewhat short-lived, or signed on the handle the Lark during its short heyday. I know that was the case in my home area of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. It had a longtime Studebaker (and Packard) dealer and a short-timer who sold Pontiacs and Cadillacs who picked up Studebaker for the Lark in the late 1950s and unceremoniously dropped the brand when Lark sales went south. That could be the story with a lot of dealerships, like the one's I posted above for Denver circa 1960. Once the Big Three introduced their compacts I think Studebaker was dropped by many dual-brand dealerships.

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

lstude
11-21-2006, 06:54 PM
I think this dealership in Richmond, VA was mentioned before, but my family bought 3 Studebakers from them before they switched to Rambler at the end of 1958.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/PenceBriggsStudebakerRamblerads.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

Guido
11-21-2006, 08:30 PM
Hey Leonard, where did you find that? ;) You should also mention that old Mr. Pence just died a couple of months ago and his son is still in business with a couple of locations selling Nissan, Olds, Suburu, Kia, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
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.

lstude
11-21-2006, 08:56 PM
quote: Hey Leonard, where did you find that? You should also mention that old Mr. Pence just died a couple of months ago and his son is still in business with a couple of locations selling Nissan, Olds, Suburu, Kia, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep.

I went to an estate sale about a month ago and they had 3 of the Richmond Directorys like you have. They had a 1954 with the Pence Studebaker ad and a 1960 with the Pence Rambler ad and a 1927 with two dealerships I have never heard of. I did some work on Mac Pence's house several years ago and he gave me a photo of his grandfather buying the dealership from Mr. Baber in the fall of 1949. They were standing by a 50 Land Cruiser. I sent the photo to Fred Fox to use in TW and it was lost in the mail. I saw Mac at Ukrops this summer and asked him if I could get another print of the picture and he said he didn't have any. Here are the 1927 Richmond, VA Studebaker Dealership ads.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Richmonddealerships1927.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

Guido
11-21-2006, 09:07 PM
Interesting that a location that is east of the Boulevard is considered West End!

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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.

lstude
11-22-2006, 05:32 AM
This is an invoice from Parks Motor Company in Parksley, VA (on the Eastern Shore) who sold a 57 Golden Hawk.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/ParksMotorCowindowsticker.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

8E45E
11-22-2006, 08:01 AM
[quote]Originally posted by Studedude1961

JBoyle I think in some instances the Studebaker dealers may have been somewhat short-lived, or signed on the handle the Lark during its short heyday. Once the Big Three introduced their compacts I think Studebaker was dropped by many dual-brand dealerships.

That was one of the main reasons why Harold Churchill got 'the boot' in November of 1960 and replaced by Sherwood Egbert. Many of dealers who took on the Lark in 1959 were the more prominant block-long main artery dealers that handled one of the big-three with a solid reputation. For Studebaker to lose this golden sales opportunity more or less sealed the of the dealer network; something Sherwood Egbert was unsuccessful in revitalizing in his short tenure as President. It has been said many time, the dealer operation was one of the weak links in the Studebaker chain.

Craig

Avantiguy
11-23-2006, 10:22 AM
Just thought of another NC Studebaker Dealership

C.R. Freeman Buick,Studebaker and Rambler (later AMC)
It was located on Hancock Street in Rockingham, NC

Bill Sapp
Hamlet, NC

geojerry
11-23-2006, 10:38 AM
Baltimore in the 60's was:

Michaelson Motors
Reistertown Road

They later became a Volvo dealer after Studebaker.
We use to hang out across St. at Amache's Drivin
and see these Avanti's parked out front. Always wanted one and now own a 1978 II RQB 2772

PS - went to same High School ( Balto. City College) with Steve Blake

485157stude
11-25-2006, 06:32 PM
Two dealers were in Lafayette Indiana during the 40s and 50s that I know of, one was Kelly motors located on Columbia Street, The building is still there, and I own a 48 Commander that was sold there new. I have the bill of sale in the glove box, and I am second owner(was TW cover car May 2000)also I bought a 48 Champion and a 51 Commander from Paul Johnson Motors in Lafayette Indiana back in the 50s, located on US 52 by-pass.
I later in 1993, aquired a 51 Commander that was sold by Alexader Motors in Superior Nebraska(also a TW cover car in Jan.96)they are still in business today with the original brothers still selling Buicks

Randy_G
11-28-2006, 11:38 AM
I am kicking this to the top once again to let all of you guys & girls know I have gotten this list updated with all your submissions. Thanks for all the e-mails and submissions here.

Randy_G
1959 Lark (project)
www.automotivehistoryonline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

dictator27
11-28-2006, 10:50 PM
Hi Randy
Three Studebakeer dealers in Vancouver British Columbia:
White Spot Motors - the last Stude dealer in Vancouver operating until 1978 - now Morrey Nissan
JM Brown Limited
Consolidated Motors - initially Packard dealer - took on Stude when SP Corp formed
Stude dealer in Victoria BC:
Jamieson Motors - my 27 Dictator still has the dash mounted dealer tag from this company

Terry Godkin

Randy_G
12-03-2006, 03:55 PM
I am adding a name from the forum that poped up, this way I can keep up with it. I assume that besides Packard they sold Studebakers??? Anyone???

Colonial Motors in VA.

Randy_G
1959 Lark (project)
Waxahachie, Texas.
www.automotivehistoryonline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

Guido
12-03-2006, 07:11 PM
I was helping my youngest daughter with a school assignment tonight and was looking through the November 2005 edition of Smithsonian magazine. They had an article on the midwestern floods of 1926 - 1927 and a full page picture of Greenville, MS under water. In the middle of the picture is Foster Motor Co., a Studebaker and Nash dealer.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
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.

Stu63
12-05-2006, 09:41 AM
Here are two Dealers from Ohio
Koepke Motor Sales, Lakewood OH (Studebaker & Mercedes dealer)
60 Lark Regal v8 HT
Hach Auto Service, Painesville OH (Studebaker dealer)
62 Lark Daytona v8 ht
I am not sure about Koepke, but Hach closed in the early 70's

DEEPNHOCK
12-05-2006, 10:16 AM
I get a kick out of Statesboro, GA.
They have an East Main Street, a West Main Street, a North Main Street, and a South Main Street.
The other day they had an accident at Main Street and Main Street.
Locked up the whole town;)
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by Guido

Interesting that a location that is east of the Boulevard is considered West End!


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

lstude
12-05-2006, 11:17 AM
quote:Originally posted by Guido

Interesting that a location that is east of the Boulevard is considered West End!


What Gary is refering to is "The" Boulevard in Richmond. It use to be on the west side of town but now is in the center. Richmond likes generic names, like "The" Boulevard, which used to be the "motor mile". On the Boulevard is Richmond's baseball diamond which is called "The Diamond". The Boulevard runs into Broad Street which later becomes Broad Street Road.

Randy, you already have Coggins Motor Co. in Charlottesville, VA listed, but here is a photo. The building has now been demolished.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/CogginsStudebaker-1.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

bige
12-05-2006, 07:45 PM
About 12 years ago Louis De Angelis, owner of De Angelis Studebaker in Verona, NJ gave me a copy of "Studebaker News" dated June 1963. It's a publication sent to dealers and employess only. I took the names from the captions below the pictures of all the various awards and plaques mentiones n the newsletter. I went through it and took every dealer mentioned that I didn't see on your list. Here goes...

De Angelis Studebaker Verona, NJ
Philip Motors, 477 Pine St South Amboy, NJ ( here my Avanti was originally delivered).
AFL Motors, Milwaukee WI
Taconite Motors, Virginia, Minn
Kramer Garage, Wausau, WI
Ruud Motors, Albert Lea, Minn
Selland Motors & Co, Fargo ND
William A Henderson Inc, Philipsburg, NJ
Knoblock Bros, South River, NJ
Rock Road Auto Sales, St Louis, MO
O'Donnel Mackie LTD, Toronto, Ontario
Hebbville Garage, Hebbville, MD
Pool Motors, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
Oritani Motors, Hackensack, NJ
Angelo's Auto Sales, Chicago,IL
H E Clemons, Oswego, NY
TRI-City Motors, Talmadge, OH
Lanham Auto Sales, Massillon, OH
Smith Motor Sales, Port Clinton, OH
Studebaker Sales and Service, Ashland, OH
Roy J Keller INC, Idaho Falls, OH
Anderson Motors, Huron, SD
Karri Garage, Superior, Wisc
Lloyds Motor Sales, Evansville, IN
Nile E Faust Motor Co, Concord, NH
Bryl S Kline, Reading, PA
P.R. Henderson, Easton, PA

Ernie R


R2 R5388

Guido
12-05-2006, 08:26 PM
Leonard,

That picture of Coggins Motors was taken across Preston Avenue in the side yard of the old Lane High School (now the Albemarle County Office Building). Farther down the hill to the left was the former home of Settle Tire. Behind the dealership was an area known as Vinegar Hill. Don't let the stately old houses on 4th street fool you, the area behind Coggins was little more than a slum that was razed in the early '60's.

I attended 6th grade on 4th Street just behind Coggins and used to sneak over and get decals from the showroom when they were a Triumph dealer.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
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.

Randy_G
01-07-2007, 02:09 PM
WOW three pages and over one hundred names I really appreciate all the hard work you guys have gone to to come up with some of these. Just to update this thread once more. I have recorded all the names from this thread and from my e-mail. I'm caught up on this part of the never ending project. Thanks to all that have submited names and to everyone that has gotten some pleasure out of what I am doing here and sent thanks via e-mail just send cash [:o)] THanks for visiting my site. Now send in more names and photos of old dealerships.

Randy_G
South Bend or Bust 2007!
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Guido
01-07-2007, 05:17 PM
Randy,

One easy way that I have found is just to peruse e-Bay ads. It is amazing how many times that a dealer's name will be mentioned in conjunction with Studebaker items. I am just too busy to write them all down. In case I failed to do so, add E.J. Wilson and Son in Torrington, Ct. which is where my '49 fire truck was delivered.

Gary

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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.

2R5
01-08-2007, 02:49 PM
Most Canadians will know this name and maybe some Americans along the border.
Tim Horton was a NHL hockey player back in the '60s and started a donut coffee shop in Hamilton which has become a huge success here in Canada and has filtered down into the states some. Tim was killed in a car accident in the early '70s .
I wonder if Studebaker didn't go out of business if he would have ever started his coffee empire??

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/Tim.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/smallchamp.jpg HOME of THE FRIED GREEN TOMATO

lstude
02-05-2007, 04:37 PM
I just went to see a friend who lives in Floyd County, Virginia, just south of Roanoke and we rode by Reeds garage. Reeds Garage used to be the Studebaker dealer in Bent Mountain, Virginia.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/ReedsGarageBentMtn.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

Studebayker
02-05-2007, 07:33 PM
I'll try this one again. I don't know where the first try went.
Out of my 1956 Rutledge High School Annual.
Nichols Motors
421 West Main Street
Morristown, Tennessee
Studebaker Cars and Trucks
I don't know anything else about the dealer,except they did exist.


James K. Clark
Rutledge Tenn.
'55 Prez.2dr Hdtp.
Don't take yourself too seriously!

James K. Clark

61LaRk4dr
02-05-2007, 07:42 PM
As far as I remember there was a Studebaker Dealership on East main in Klamath Falls, Oregon. It was called Wally Spires Studebaker. Later it became a Suburu Dealer before becomming abandoned. I will have an adress at a later time if this helps. I noticed that there wasn't many dealership entries from oregon, so here is another one:D

Also, I was told that my 61' Lark originally came from a Helton Motors in Auburn, California. I still have the dealer plates. I wrote to the historian there and she had this to say:

I got your request from Bruce at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce and as luck would have it, I found some information from a 1964 phone book.

Studebaker had a dealership in Auburn, Helton Motors at 700 High Street, Avanti, Lark, Cruiser, Hawk and Champ Trucks.

I believe the building is on the corner of Lincoln Way and Harrison Streets. The current owner is Norris Electric at 700 Lincoln Way, and the phone is 530-823-0498. I know he has quite a few old pictures of the building, framed and hanging on the walls.

Perhaps this well help you find a photo. I have seen one, but it is not in the City of Auburn Historian Collection.

Please feel free to contact me if you need more assistance.

Loreley Hodkin

Auburn City Historian

Hope this helps and good luck!

Dick Clemens
02-05-2007, 08:21 PM
This is a list of stude dealers in the Los Angeles that I can remember off the top of my head.
Bob Wondries motors on w. main St. in Alhambra(first place I sold Studes in 1955),later was Mercedes dealer. now I think he owns all the dealerships in Alhambra.
Larry Wright Motors On Foothill Blvd. Monrovia(second dealership I sold for). Very interesting story as to how I became top salesman in SO. Cal., Ariz. And Nevada. if interested let me know. Later was Plymouth dealer.
Bozzani Mtrs. Elmonte At the corner of Garvey and Tyler later was Porsche dealer in West Covina Have more wi do another post.

Dick Clemens
02-05-2007, 08:33 PM
Hoffman Mtrs. Vermont Ave LosAngeles now a Honda dealer in Monrovia run by grand children.
Sanchez Studebaker Long Beach Owned by the father of Belmont sanchez the Bonneville racer 53 coupe.
Shamrock mtrs Fairoaks Ave South Pasadena. later Ford dealer
Danyluk and Renwald Mtrs South Brand Blvd. Glendale Bought a 55 Packard there in 1964 also my mothers 60 lark and her 66 commander coupe

Dick Clemens
02-05-2007, 08:48 PM
Clifford T Nutt Packard & Studebaker in the late the 30's on Foothilland & Magnolia in
Monrovia Gave up Studebaker in war years kept Packard till late 50's then became an English car dealer.
Long Beach studebaker on South Atlantic Ave. Long Beach
And one out of L.A. area Mountain Motors, Placerville (Hangtown)

Randy_G
02-06-2007, 02:03 PM
Thank you all for your posts and keep them coming. The list has been improved with a few touchs I have learned since I started working on it. It's much easier to navigate now, enjoy all your hard work!

Randy_G
South Bend or Bust 2007!
God I miss chrome on cars.
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

61LaRk4dr
02-08-2007, 12:21 AM
Hello again,

I have gotten hooked on this project! I found some other information about a packard dealership called Lee Huff Motor Co. It was located on 603 south 6th street Klamath Falls, Oregon.

I am still on a mission to find other dealerships as to contribute to Oregon and put Klamath Falls on the map!:D

Waydon
02-11-2007, 12:17 PM
Years ago I remember taking a ride with my Dad in a 63 Studebaker Avanti demonstator at H&H Motors in Moline,Illinois Waydon

60ragtop
02-11-2007, 02:51 PM
In Philadelphia, PA we bought our '59 Lark at George M. Brunner Studebaker, which was located on Oxford Ave. Also in Philly were Keenan Motors, which continues as a Mercedes dealership and Packard-Frankford, which originally was a Packard only dealership, then took on Studebaker for several years.

shifter4
02-11-2007, 04:03 PM
In Daytona Beach in the 50's, the Studebaker dealer was Everett Bell , and I think it was called
San Juan Motors. It was on Beach St. just south of the Main St Bridge. After about 1962
a new dealer took over. This was James Motors on US 1 near Madison Ave.. I used to walk
by it on my way to and from School. That dealership was quite active in advertising and also scored
a Fla SRD ( now FDOT ) contract and it was common to see Larks in use by the Dept.
employees. Mr. Bell had something to do with the 2 Larks that ran at Sebring.

gord holden
02-11-2007, 05:25 PM
Dealer Vancouver B.C. Canada. Rotary Motors Est. 1943, 60 west broadway

gh

Radsman
02-11-2007, 05:41 PM
Hello. I've been told in the past that the Fort Worth, Texas dealership was:


Lane & Cooke (Studebaker dealership)
212 S. Main St
Ft. Worth, Texas

Mr Mike
02-15-2007, 11:30 AM
Hi All,
In researching the history of my '60 Hawk, I found the dealer it was originally shipped to: Tripeny Motors in Casper, WY. I was able to track down the owner and we had a nice chat about Studebakers. He has a '64 Avanti but, as far as I know, is not active in any club activities.
Mike

Roscomacaw
02-15-2007, 12:23 PM
Here's a Visalia newspaper ad announcing the NEW home of Studebaker in Visalia. Homer L. Patterson had been working under Eliot Bradley in the dispensation of Studebaker in both Fresno and Visalia. Appearantly, Homer took over the Visalia franchise in 1916. That's when this ad was run.

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2007/2/15/DSC00058.JPG

And here's a photo I found locally of that "New Home" mentioned in the ad. It was known as Central Garage and stood (as it STILL does) on the NW corner of Court and Center streets. About 3 or 4 years later, they moved to a different location maybe 6 or 7 blocks from this one. I don't know if the garage still stayed in operation as such or not.

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2007/2/15/DSC00059.JPG

This building has had a really varied career, the most recent of which is as a Christian lounge/reading room! Before that it was a sports bar/restaurant. In Dec. of 1995, I arranged for our chapter of SDC to have it's annual Christmas dinner in this facility. At that time it was known as Shagnasty's bar & grille. In this pic you can make out the Studes that were parked along the Center St. curb. Said curb is on the left in the preceeding photo.

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2007/2/15/DSC00060.JPG

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

60studehawk
02-15-2007, 02:09 PM
Here are the invoices from my '60 Lark.
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/60studehawk/larkinvoice.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/60studehawk/Larkinvoice2.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/60studehawk/StudebakerLark-3.jpg

58 Hawk
02-16-2007, 09:29 PM
My father had a Studebaker Dealership in East Liverpool , Ohio

PARSONS SALES AND SERVICE from 1955 to 1963
Prior to dad the dealer was Pearce Studebaker
Joe Parsons
58 hawk

Joe Parsons
Editor , Toy Studebaker Collectors Club Newsletter

58 Hawk
02-16-2007, 09:33 PM
Parsons Sales & Service was my father.s Studebaker dealership in East Liverpool, Ohio from 1955 to 1963
Prior to Dad the dealer in East Liverpool, Ohio was Pierce Studebaker
Joe Parsons
58hawk

Joe Parsons
Editor , Toy Studebaker Collectors Club Newsletter

Jeff_H
02-17-2007, 09:59 AM
A few years ago, Brian Millette gave me a photocopy of this picture of Steenerson Motors in Minneapolis, where my '53 was sold. SASCO had some of the original pamphlets at their booth in Omaha the photo was in so I got one and scanned it. In the original, I can make out that there are '63 larks in the showroom window. Its my understanding the building was razed years ago.

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/SteenersonFinalSmallb.jpg

Jeff in ND
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/53byalaketiny.jpg
'53 Champion Hardtop

snowy_buffalo
02-17-2007, 09:11 PM
Small town 50 miles east of Kansas City named Higginsville in Missouri had a dealer. It was Bennette's Motors at the corner of Walnut and 18th streets. Not sure when the dealership started but they were there til the end and kept servicing Studebakers until Mr Bennette decided to retire in the late 70's or early 80's.

My folks bought a '52 4dr there new (I have a picture somewhere of me sitting on the front fender when I was about 3 yrs old) as well as a '56 President 4dr and a '65 Bermuda Brown Cruiser that later became my first car in '69. Uncle Siegmund (nicknamed Speedy since he was slow but methodical), now 91 and still kicking, worked there in the early 50's as a mechanic before defecting to the local International Truck and Tractor dealership for the remainder of his career.

Al Freese

'57 3E6-12 Transtar Deluxe
'64 Daytona HT

keeffer
02-18-2007, 05:19 PM
what does the DKW stand for
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/60studehawk/larkinvoice.jpg

keith kirchhoff
brockport ny 14420

Roscomacaw
02-18-2007, 06:05 PM
What DKW means (literally), I don't know. But THE DKW was a sub-compact import that some dealers carried as an option to a VW or Renault or Simca that were invading our shores at the time.[}:)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Dwain G.
02-18-2007, 06:34 PM
One of the original circles in the Auto Union logo, DKW was the Dampf Kraft Wagen (Steam Powered Vehicle). When these cars were being imported in the US in the '60s it was said to mean Das Kleine Wunder (The Little Wonder). A small [u]3=6</u> emblem on the deck lid was advertised as "3 cylinder economy equals 6 cylinder performance". They actually did scoot right along too!

http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/63.63.jpg
Dwain G.

cabrina
02-18-2007, 07:23 PM
Hi all,

Does anyone know more about Paul Friedman's dealership featured in the February Turning Wheels (Dyersville IA)? My godfather's name was Paul Friedman also (Dubuque IA). Asked mom if he might have been Paul's uncle but she couldn't say for sure. Small world.

Thanks,
Cabrina Dieters
Murfreesboro TN
1950 Starlight Coupe

Jim Beard
02-19-2007, 10:12 AM
Beard Motors
Owners--James Beard (deceased) and Mr James Stanley Beard now age 93(his son)
Market Street
Brenham, Texas
1949 to 1960

Jim Beard
02-19-2007, 10:27 AM
Crenwelge Studebaker (Now Chrysler) Kerrville, Texas

avantilover
03-02-2007, 04:44 AM
Anyone heard of Klyce Motors? There's an original embroidered cloth patch on Ebay with that name.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

gord holden
03-02-2007, 11:24 AM
Has any body heard of a dealer in Tracy California ,my 63 r2 was delivered there in nov.62.

gh

Green53
03-02-2007, 06:04 PM
My 64 Avanti came from Forman Motors in Chicago. They later became a Volvo dealer. Does anyone know who the dealer was in Billings, Montana in 63-64? My 64 Daytona R1 convertible was shipped to Billings.
Denny Lockmon

bondobilly
03-02-2007, 08:52 PM
I keep asking for the insertion of the following:

Brown Motors - White Plains, have pencil and pad from same.

Zari Motors, or aka Shennan- Zari, located in New Rochelle, NY, have two bills of sales from them

Mt. Kisco Motors, Mt Kisco NY, have bill of sale for my fathers 56J from them.

BG

http://www.bondobilly.com/1sdc.jpg SAVE THE STUDEBAKER.....SAVE THE WORLD.

Randy_G
03-02-2007, 09:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by bondobilly

I keep asking for the insertion of the following:

Brown Motors - White Plains, have pencil and pad from same.

Zari Motors, or aka Shennan- Zari, located in New Rochelle, NY, have two bills of sales from them

Mt. Kisco Motors, Mt Kisco NY, have bill of sale for my fathers 56J from them.

BG

http://www.bondobilly.com/1sdc.jpg SAVE THE STUDEBAKER.....SAVE THE WORLD.


Your Dealer names will be listed Bill, any chance I can get you to send me a photo/scan of the bill of sale's and the pad so I can add them to the listing when I do them? I appreciate your patience with me. I have recieved a lot of names in the last month and I will begin to add these new names sometime next week. Thanks again and keep the names coming.

Randy_G
South Bend or Bust 2007!
God I miss chrome on cars.
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

bondobilly
03-02-2007, 09:39 PM
As soon as we get back from the Stuebaker Meet in York, I will scan the Pencil, and the Bills of Sales.

Brown Motors was located across from the NYC RR tracks in downtown White Plains, interestingly their "service department" still stands on Central Ave, about 1.5 miles from where the showroom was. Brown Motors, it's building and street were demolished in the early 70's due to an over zelaous urban development project. It was the seamier side of WP and had old newstands and assorted "magazine" stores.

Zari Motors is a very interesting place. The show room was on the East side of the NYNH & H RR tracks. Their used car lot was once a storage yard for a trolley line and part of the building was a "barn" for trolleys that ran from the Bronx to New Rochelle. In redoing our home I came across an old Kodak 127 print that I shot as a kid of Mr. Zari standing in the window of the show room. Mr. Zari's son still runs an Avanti repair facility in Westchester County. As late as 1961 the ladder yard tracks were stll visible.

Mt. Kisco motors still exists, but I am not sure it is indeed on the origianl site.

Thanks very Much
Bill

http://www.bondobilly.com/1sdc.jpg SAVE THE STUDEBAKER.....SAVE THE WORLD.

Randy_G
03-02-2007, 09:51 PM
Page Four! Keep the names coming along with any old or new photo of a Dealership, bill of sale, letterhead, the way it was or the way it is now. Send them to me and I will add them to the listing with credit going to the person or person's who sent it in. Thank's to all of you that have contributed to this list, without you none of this would have been possible!

Randy_G
South Bend or Bust 2007!
God I miss chrome on cars.
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

Jim Beard
03-20-2007, 07:42 AM
Mosehart and Keller
Houston Tx
I have a 1959 Lark VI 2 door with their sticker still on the rear bumper.

Jim Beard

PalmerGA
04-15-2007, 04:52 PM
My dad bought several of his Studebakers from a dealer in Ilion, NY.

The destination from my car's Production Order sates delivery to a T. A. Burnett in Rapid City, SD. (I presume that was the dealership name).

Jim's pride....
1963 Daytona Convertible

benny_64
04-15-2007, 05:13 PM
hey biggs, electric garage is still in business, i think its buick/pontiac now, last time i checked there was still a sign above the service bay that still says electric garage, one of these days i'll stop in there and see if they have any old pic's on the wall or cool stude stuff, i go to woodland all the time so i will try to remember.:)

notsoslow64
1964 lark daytona
bd_marks@yahoo.com

JRoberts
04-15-2007, 05:25 PM
I have two:

R. & W. Auto Sales Co., Inc -- Fayetteville, North Carolina was the Studebaker dealer here.

North State Motor Co. -- Fayetteville, North Carolina was the Packard dealter here.

Joe Roberts

bondobilly
04-15-2007, 05:31 PM
Going thru my computer I found a few photos of a dealership out on Long Island. I do not remember which dealership it is, but here are two shots. We were on a cruise sponsored by the Long Island Chapter. The date in the computer says 2001.
http://www.bondobilly.com/LIdealer1.jpg
http://www.bondobilly.com/LIdealer2.jpg

Bill

Gary1953
04-15-2007, 08:33 PM
The Studebaker dealer in Ponca City, OK in 1953 was Crawford Equipment Company 312 South First St. Phone 1102. They also sold Case farm equipment.


Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

avantilover
04-16-2007, 06:36 AM
Randy, I'm bidding on a 1960 Studebaker News that says it has a list of dealers, I'll contact you when I win it and get them to post it to you then you can post it down here to me.

Easier than trying to type them into the Computer.

John.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

JRoberts
04-16-2007, 08:25 AM
By-the-way, North State Motor Company, the Packard dealer in Fayetteville, North Carolina, also sold Hillmans in 1951. What a combination!
Joe Roberts

Bill Pressler
04-16-2007, 10:51 AM
Just found three Studebaker News magazines in the closet--April '63, May '63, and Oct. '62. Studebaker dealers mentioned in these mags:

William F. Cooper Agency, Dover, NJ
Myers Auto Service, Winooski, VT
Joy Motor Car Co., Inc., St. Paul, MN (rec'd it's 60 Year Plaque!)
Blue Valley Studebaker, Independence, MO, owner Harry Ek
Si Siler Motor Co., Enid, OK
Mosby-Mack Motor Co., Topeka, KS
Goers Bros., Shawano, WI
Carnes Motor Co., St. Joseph, MO
J.F. Sharp, Ogdensburg, NY
Quantico Auto Sales, Inc., Quantico, VA
Waelen Bros. Co., Duluth, MN
Bodner's Inc., Mt. Carmel, PA
Larson Bros., Inc., Montevideo, MN
Angelo's Auto Sales, Chicago, IL
C.M. Lauer and Son, Swedesburg, IA
C & R Motors, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Belles Garage, Nanticoke, PA
Morris Motor Co., Inc., Bakersfield, CA
Kramer Motors, Inc., Canton, OH
Elmer G. Grenz, Wesleyville, PA
Roy J. Keller Inc., Idaho Falls, ID
Lloyd's Motors Sales, Evansville, IN
J.B. McCorkell, Inc., Paulsboro, NJ
Ray's Motor Sales, Chillicothe, IL
Don Wilson Motor Co., Grand Island, NE
Hart and Welter Motors, Morrilton, Arkansas
Vollum Service, Charles City, IA
Andourel Motor Co., Boulder CO
Paul Motor Co., Thomasville, NC
Sherm's Sales and Service, West Branch, MI
B & H Motors, Inc., Bedford, VA
Dixon Motor Co., Claxton, GA
Harold E. Osborne, Peekskill, NY
Porterfield's Garage, Martinsburg, WV
Pool Motors, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Petersen Motors, Inc., Pierre, SD
Hanshumaker Motor Sales, Delphos, OH
Packard South Orange Corp., S. Orange, NJ
Davis Motors, Inc., Butte, MT
Maffe Motors, Inc., Bellaire, OH
Todd Motor Sales, Staten Island, NY
Arthur Lessard and Sons, Laconia, NH
Louis DeAngelis, Verona, NJ
J.S. Butzer Bros., Ephrata, PA (rec'd 55-year plaque!)
C. Vernon Ragans, Madison, FL
Harrison Motor Sales, Taylorville, IL
Reinauer Bros, Oklahoma City, OK
Murphy Motors, Culver City, CA
Main Motors, Valley City, ND
Publix Studebaker, Kendallville, IN
Wavra Motors, Grand Forks, ND
McKean Studebaker, Sioux Falls, SD

Most of these rec'd anniversary plaques of at least ten years, so were long-standing dealers. The above is only out of the May '63 "News"! More later.

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH

Bill Pressler
04-16-2007, 03:01 PM
Dealers mentioned in the Oct. '62 "Studebaker News"

Jim Taylor Motors, Meadville, PA
Bero Motors, Escanaba, MI
Erma Soypta, Ashland, OH
C. H. Urness, The Dalles, Oregon
Mack Auto Sales, Akron, OH
Marshall's Sales and Service, Oshkosh, WI
Chatlain Motor Center, Wooster, OH (spoke with him about two years ago)
Duncan Motors, Akron, OH
Hamer Motors, San Fernando, CA
Payne Motors Sales, Newark, OH
Donn Stewart, Ontario, CA
Studebaker Truck Sales and Service Company, Pasco, WA (owner John Dietrich)
Buell Gray Motors, Inc., Athens, TN
C and D Motors, Trenton, NJ
Ed Comitz Studebaker, Tucson, AZ

From the April '63 "Studebaker News":

August Craft, Ionia, MI
Keenan Motors, Philadelphia, PA
Valor Motor Sales, Waukegan, IL
Packard Danbury, Inc., CT
Billy Madden Garage, Hyannis, MA
L. P. Steuart, Inc., Washington, D.C.
Sellersburg Motors, Sellersburg, IN (owner LeRoy Andres)
Irv Samuels, Vauxhall, NJ
Walter Schroeder Motors, Berwyn, IL
Grisham Motors, Inc., Springfield, MO
T & S Motor Co., Mesa, AZ
Ray Tanner Motors, Phoenix, AZ
Sunset Motors Imports, San Diego, CA
C & J Motors, Ashland, KY
Brooks Brothers Garage, Pineville, KY
Charles Burdett Studebaker, Hornell, NY (owner Lew Hooker)
Strickland Motor Co., Dunn, NC
East Main St. Motors, Palmyra, NY
Kari Garage, Superior, WI
Provo Studebaker Co., Provo, UT
Lampasas Motor Co., Lampasas, TX
Campbell's Esso Service, Horseheads, NY
Air Ride Automobiles, Wyckoff, NJ


Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1

glen
04-16-2007, 03:18 PM
I took to the streets of Prescott, AZ. this morning to find the
location of Prescott Motor Company....while reading an article
of a former tenant of the building, the former Studebaker Garage
and dealership was right across the street from "Coyote Joe's" a
not so famous Prescott watering hole.... But unfortunately time
has taken its toll as now there is only a dirt lot and a historical
marker dedicated to the original 2 tenants. The Prescott Motor Co
was located on the corner of Goodwin and Montezuma Streets...across
the street from Courthouse Square and on "Whiskey Row"....as I was
taking these 2 photos, this morning...they were begining to take soil
samples and clean up the lot, of that, which was left behind...:(

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/StudebakerGaragelocationPrescottAZ0.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/StudebakerGarageLocationPrescottAZ0.jpg

glen Brose
Between Perkinsville
and Chino Valley AZ.

big jim
04-16-2007, 03:53 PM
OK Here are more from the memphis zone ca 1957:
Robinson Bros., inc Baton Rouge, LA
Barksdale Motors, Bossier City, LA (my first hawk,'57 SH) from here
McLaurin Sales, Jackson, MS
Dunn Motor Co., Lake Charles, LA
Metropolitan Studebaker Corp., Memphis, TN
Lex Chamblin & Sons, Meridian, MS
Central Auto Sales(later Studebaker & Packard of Monroe, Monroe,LA
Maxey & Donnelly, inc., Nashville, TN
Bailey-Roberts Motors, inc, No. Little Rock, Ark.
Myner Motors, Shreveport,LA

Gary1953
04-16-2007, 07:34 PM
In the late fifties there wasCherry Motors in Jonesboro, AR. The owner was later Gov. of AR.

Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

JRoberts
04-16-2007, 08:02 PM
Here are a few more North Carolina dealerships:

Newbern-Williford Motors -- Ahoskie, North Carolina
Pioneer Motor Sales, Inc. -- Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
Reynolds Motor Sales -- Clinton, North Carolina
Walser Motors, Inc. -- Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Joe Roberts

Swifster
05-04-2007, 03:25 PM
OK, I was done with work early today and decided to do some sleuthing . I went to the Hillsborough County Library today and started searching the phone books for the local areas around me for 1963. Why '63? I figuire when the South Bend assembly plant closed, many dealers abandoned the sinking ship. Anyway, I limited my self to Hillsborough County and neighboring Lakeland. I found four dealerships. They are;

Fellows Motor Company Inc.
813 Grand Central Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606

Stewart Jones Motors
925 5th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Clear Motors, Inc.
907 Cleveland St. (FL Hwy 60)
Clearwater, FL 33755

Randall Motor Company, Inc.
245 N. Tennessee Ave. &lt;--------In 1963 & 1964
Lakeland, FL 33801
and
211 E. Bay St. &lt;--------In 1960
Lakeland, FL 33801

The ironic part is that I don't know downtown Tampa that well, and I think I drove past the Fellows site on my way back from the library. There is a mixture of old and new so who knows if it's still there.

I believe both buildings used by Randall are still there, but I can't guarantee it. I think these will be road trip material to document what still exists.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

bubbahawk
05-04-2007, 07:48 PM
I noticed ED Comitz Studebaker in Tucson,AZ.listed on your list.My 62 GT.still has the sticker imprint on the trunk overlay that reads ED comitz Studebaker.Tucson,AZ.

bubbahawk
05-04-2007, 07:54 PM
By the way,I am not in Uzbekistan,where ever that is,I am in Greenwood,SC

lstude
05-04-2007, 08:01 PM
I saw this sticker on the back of a 63 Lark. Mason Studebaker is in Timberville, VA and is now a Dodge Dealer.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/WWMotorCarsBroadwayVAMasonStude.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/TimbervilleVA4.jpg

StudeRich
05-04-2007, 08:21 PM
Bondo Bill; that Long Island Dealership has to be one of the (3): Flushing, Bayside and Elmhurst Long Island Helms Bros. Inc. Dealerships (2) on Northern Ave.(1) on 43rd. where my '62 Transtar was sold!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

53k
05-04-2007, 09:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

I saw this sticker on the back of a 63 Lark. Mason Studebaker is in Timberville, VA and is now a Dodge Dealer.

In about 1974 I went to see Carroll Mason about buying his Studebaker parts. He wasn't interested in selling as he was still servicing a number of Studebakers (had a '50 Commander in the shop then). I went back some time later and Mr. Mason wasn't there and his shop foreman let me look around. Most of the parts had been moved upstairs. While Leonard's picture shows a modern-looking building, it was actually an old-fashioned dealership that used an elevator to move new cars to the second floor for storage. When I walked in to that big space cars stored there included a black Packard Hawk with 10,000 miles on it, a gold '63 Avanti, a pristine '59 Lark and a '62 GT. No, I didn't get the parts. Several years ago Mr. Mason's son called the late Jim Heiple and offered him the parts. Mr Mason's son has the Avanti and (hearsay) the Packard Hawk got moved to a dirt-floored barn and has deteriorated. I don't know what happened to the Lark and Hawk.


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

studegary
05-05-2007, 01:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

Bondo Bill; that Long Island Dealership has to be one of the (3): Flushing, Bayside and Elmhurst Long Island Helms Bros. Inc. Dealerships (2) on Northern Ave.(1) on 43rd. where my '62 Transtar was sold!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA


I would think that the Studebaker dealership that Bill posted would be much further out on Long Island (Nassau or Suffolk Counties), not in New York City (Queens and Kings/Brooklyn Counties). There were many Studebaker dealerships on Long Island. There were also other Studebaker dealerships on the Long Island part of New York City, such as the one where my father-in-law bought his 1949 Champion new (Seneca Avenue [?], Ridgewood, Queens County). He bought his new 1963 Cruiser in Babylon, Suffolk County.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

sumf
05-05-2007, 02:15 PM
Feldmen (Feldman?) was very close to the Boston parts distrubution warehouse. It was there that I saw what a poorly done tow job could do to an avanti. It was also there that I saw a jack-up-in-the-rear Lark. The tiklt was done by a 4x4 jambed between the axle and the frame.

Viskik Bos was in the Milton / Roselindale area, near the home of the greatly-missed SheldonHenderson. Seconf-generation brothers Lenny and Martin (?) did the work. he latter taught be about brass nuts in at exhaust manifolds and when I tld lenny that I needed a certain part, he went,"Hmmm, That's a 1743819, walked along a corridor, reached behind a box on the top shwel and tossed me one. No charge.

Side note Lenny imported a London Bus. When he told a freind, the friend asked, "How much profit did you make on the shipping?"
Lenny had no idea what the frind was talkig about. The friend said, "The bus is a big box. You should have contacted a broker, who would have filled it with small packages for his customers and you and him would have maade a enough to ship the bus and split a small profit."
IOIRC, Lenny did that on the second bus and did make a profit.

All were nice guys

Karl

53k
05-05-2007, 05:09 PM
quote:Originally posted by sumf

Feldmen (Feldman?) was very close to the Boston parts distrubution warehouse. It was there that I saw what a poorly done tow job could do to an avanti. It was also there that I saw a jack-up-in-the-rear Lark. The tiklt was done by a 4x4 jambed between the axle and the frame.

Viskik Bos was in the Milton / Roselindale area, near the home of the greatly-missed SheldonHenderson. Seconf-generation brothers Lenny and Martin (?) did the work. he latter taught be about brass nuts in at exhaust manifolds and when I tld lenny that I needed a certain part, he went,"Hmmm, That's a 1743819, walked along a corridor, reached behind a box on the top shwel and tossed me one. No charge.
Side note Lenny imported a London Bus. When he told a freind, the friend asked, "How much profit did you make on the shipping?"
Lenny had no idea what the frind was talkig about. The friend said, "The bus is a big box. You should have contacted a broker, who would have filled it with small packages for his customers and you and him would have maade a enough to ship the bus and split a small profit."
IOIRC, Lenny did that on the second bus and did make a profit.

Karl, was Feldmen/Feldman the two old brothers north of the river? The one I'm thinking of had one mechanic, an equally old man with a speech impediment and near deafness. They had two '58 Packard hardtops on their lot when I was their in '73. Visnicks replaced the motor mounts in my Wagonaire (had a broken one that could give you a thrill if you floored it in first gear). I liked Lenny. He sold me a new chrome dressup kit (valve covers, caps and dipstick) for $9.95, the same price as Standard Surplus. Lenny also had bought a number of nice cars from customers who came east, got discouraged with Studebakers and dumped them. I remember one time he had just bought a '61 Lark skytop hardtop and a R-1 '64 Daytona convertible. I wonder what ever became of Lenny and his cars (and parts).


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

sumf
05-06-2007, 02:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by 53k


quote:Originally posted by sumf

Feldmen (Feldman?) was very close to the Boston parts distrubution warehouse. It was there that I saw what a poorly done tow job could do to an avanti. It was also there that I saw a jack-up-in-the-rear Lark. The tiklt was done by a 4x4 jambed between the axle and the frame.

Viskik Bos was in the Milton / Roselindale area, near the home of the greatly-missed SheldonHenderson. Seconf-generation brothers Lenny and Martin (?) did the work. he latter taught be about brass nuts in at exhaust manifolds and when I tld lenny that I needed a certain part, he went,"Hmmm, That's a 1743819, walked along a corridor, reached behind a box on the top shwel and tossed me one. No charge.
Side note Lenny imported a London Bus. When he told a freind, the friend asked, "How much profit did you make on the shipping?"
Lenny had no idea what the frind was talkig about. The friend said, "The bus is a big box. You should have contacted a broker, who would have filled it with small packages for his customers and you and him would have maade a enough to ship the bus and split a small profit."
IOIRC, Lenny did that on the second bus and did make a profit.

Karl, was Feldmen/Feldman the two old brothers north of the river? The one I'm thinking of had one mechanic, an equally old man with a speech impediment and near deafness. They had two '58 Packard hardtops on their lot when I was their in '73. Visnicks replaced the motor mounts in my Wagonaire (had a broken one that could give you a thrill if you floored it in first gear). I liked Lenny. He sold me a new chrome dressup kit (valve covers, caps and dipstick) for $9.95, the same price as Standard Surplus. Lenny also had bought a number of nice cars from customers who came east, got discouraged with Studebakers and dumped them. I remember one time he had just bought a '61 Lark skytop hardtop and a R-1 '64 Daytona convertible. I wonder what ever became of Lenny and his cars (and parts).


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


You got them both spot on!

I started using Visnick after I met Sheldon. It was near him and maybe a bit closer to where I lived, too. (Waltham and where you visited me, then in Brighton, in a flat in Ralph Holmes house.)
Lenny also had a model shop - mostly trains and cars. IIRC.
I expect that you or I could find out during a visit to Beantown.

KDH

studegary
05-06-2007, 05:18 PM
I bought that 1961 Lark Skytop hardtop and kept it for MANY years. I sold it to another life SDC member. I do not presently know the whereabouts of the car. Besides the Skytop, it was well equipped with 259 V-8, AT, ps, pb, etc.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

Johnnywiffer
05-08-2007, 12:42 PM
There were 2 Studebaker dealers in Dallas Texas in the ‘50s. Here is an invoice from one of them.

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s311/johnnywiffer/52invoice.jpg

This just happens to be for my father’s Land Cruiser. He was manager of the Checkerboard Feed Store in Dallas (Ralston Purina Company of St. Louis) at the time. As you can see, it was sold AFTER the ‘53s came out and was “loaded”. It was one of the dealer demos.

You’ll notice the “necessities” on this car—

“Make ready” for $26—nearly $200 in 2006 money. That musta been SOOOME job!!

“telecurbs”—curb feelers. What self-respecting guy would NOT have them in 1952? Particularly if they were free!!

“sun visor”—an ad in Life magazine said “a car without a sun visor is like a hat without a brim” Gotta have it!!

8-tube Radio for $95—AM only, of course and equal to over $700 today

“Filterzone”—This was 3 inch wide dark green translucent piece of plastic at the top of the windshield. Why you needed this when you had a sun visor is beyond me!

Cigar lighter—I thot they were standad on the LC. Hmmmmm

Notice he also got a $15 “bird dog” fee (New car prospect) Dunno whether this was for the truck he bought for the business or for the ’53 Champion coupe one of the salesmen bought.

I have only one picture of this car but it’s in black and white and frankly has my DA haircut displayed more than the car, so will leave it out. But if you’ve seen ONE blue LC, you’ve seen ‘em all.

John

Swifster
05-08-2007, 12:51 PM
I wonder what the suggested list prices were for that car. With no window stickers until 1959, I'm curious what kind of 'deal' he got.


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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

Johnnywiffer
05-08-2007, 01:10 PM
Well, he traded in the "old" green '51 LC and got $2100 for it. I remember him HATING that green car because the starter would cut out before the car started. When the '52s came out, they had the new "follow thru" starter that keep on turning until the car started. Actually, he went to the dealer to get on of those starters put on and they gave him what he considered to be such a good trade in, he bought the '52.

John

Guido
05-08-2007, 04:18 PM
There is a fellow here in Richmond that has a '50 Champion 4 door that came from Bogue. I will look tonight to see if I have a picture of the dealer emblem. By the way, the car is for sale.

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 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" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive).

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

Johnnywiffer
05-09-2007, 08:43 AM
As soon as he got the '51 or '52 home, I removed the dealer name. It was an aluminum plate that fit under the trunk lid handle. Now they're worth a jillion dollars. Oh well...

John

studegary
05-09-2007, 02:40 PM
quote:Originally posted by Johnnywiffer

As soon as he got the '51 or '52 home, I removed the dealer name. It was an aluminum plate that fit under the trunk lid handle. Now they're worth a jillion dollars. Oh well...

John


Whenever I have ordered a new car or bought a used car, I have specified, no dealer ID. I only will have dealer IDs on a car if they are willing to pay for them to advertise their dealership. I did have dealer license plate frames on our PT Cruiser for the first couple of weeks. It was the dealer that I had just stopped working for and we went on a trip right away and the frames indicated where in NY we were from (not NYC area). Some dealerships put their plate frames on cars that they service. I have always checked for this when picking a car up.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

bradnree
05-09-2007, 08:55 PM
Ruhnkes's.....Denton Kansas

Brad

Swifster
05-11-2007, 03:57 PM
quote:Originally posted by Swifster

OK, I was done with work early today and decided to do some sleuthing . I went to the Hillsborough County Library today and started searching the phone books for the local areas around me for 1963. Why '63? I figuire when the South Bend assembly plant closed, many dealers abandoned the sinking ship. Anyway, I limited my self to Hillsborough County and neighboring Lakeland. I found four dealerships. They are;

Randall Motor Company, Inc.
245 N. Tennessee Ave. &lt;--------In 1963 & 1964
Lakeland, FL 33801
and
211 E. Bay St. &lt;--------In 1960
Lakeland, FL 33801

The ironic part is that I don't know downtown Tampa that well, and I think I drove past the Fellows site on my way back from the library. There is a mixture of old and new so who knows if it's still there.

I believe both buildings used by Randall are still there, but I can't guarantee it. I think these will be road trip material to document what still exists.


I went to Lakeland today and found both locations for Randall Motor Company, Inc. One had been cleared away some years back for a new covered parking garage. The original location a couple blocks away is there, but not necessarily in it's original configuration. The pictures I took...

245 N. Tennessee, Lakeland, FL - Home of Randall Motor Co in the mid 1960's
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Randall%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0956.jpg

The Studebaker Building
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Randall%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0958.jpg

211 E. Bay St., Lakeland, FL - Studebaker dealer since the 1920's
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Randall%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0959.jpg

Front of the Studebaker Building
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Randall%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0960.jpg

Studebaker Building & Parking Lot
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Randall%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0961.jpg

Trader Alley Building - Studebaker Repair Building?
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Randall%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0962.jpg

Front of Trader Alley Building
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Randall%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0963.jpg

Plaque on the Trader Alley Building
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Randall%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0965.jpg

Studebaker Building & Trader Alley Building
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Randall%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0966.jpg

Another Studebaker Service Building?
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Randall%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0967.jpg

This Building is on N. Tennessee Ave Around the Corner From the Studebaker Building (and Two Blocks From N. Tennessee Ave Dealership)
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Randall%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0968.jpg

The Lakeland Studebaker Dealership in 1925 (Dealer Name Unknown) 215 E. Bay St., Lakeland, FL (Photo from the Savage Collection - Courtesy of the Lakeland Public Library)
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Randall%20Motor%20Company/IMG.jpg

The 'Studebaker Building' has obviously changed since 1925. The outer facing looks like that area may have been the garage area. It's hard to tell by the pictures, but the Trader Alley Building is directly behind the Studebaker Building. The N. Tennessee Ave. location appears to back up against N. Florida Ave., which is the main street running thru downtown Lakeland going north and south. I'm sure there we

raprice
05-12-2007, 11:29 AM
I know that this is a huge, but fascinating thread. Just to add to what Bondobilly posted. I've been to the Riverhead, L.I. building which is still there. It's a building with beautiful stonework and it's still intact. The building has been used by various businesses during the past years, but to my knowledge, not for auto sales or service. I sent photos to Dick Quinn, of Turning Wheels, a couple of months ago. I still haven't been able to determine what the name of this dealership was. Still checking though.
Additionally, F.E.H. Motors was in Hempstead, L.I., Lakeview Motors was in Lakeview, L.I. near Malverne and Lynbrook.
Lakeview Motors still exists, although not in the same place, as a Mercedes-Benz dealer.
I have a plaque from Studebaker recognizing their 20 year association with Walter Flessel Motors in Huntington, L.I.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

Swifster
05-12-2007, 12:16 PM
I hope that if some of these old buildings exist, that some of you will get pictures of what's left. I find it fascinating at how some of this buildings have changed over time. This includes the fact the most of the people who may work in that building now have no clue that 40+ years ago, Joe Mechanic was doing lube jobs and brake jobs where the secretary may be sitting.

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

53k
05-12-2007, 04:52 PM
quote:Originally posted by studegary


quote:Originally posted by Johnnywiffer

As soon as he got the '51 or '52 home, I removed the dealer name. It was an aluminum plate that fit under the trunk lid handle. Now they're worth a jillion dollars. Oh well...
John

Whenever I have ordered a new car or bought a used car, I have specified, no dealer ID. I only will have dealer IDs on a car if they are willing to pay for them to advertise their dealership. I did have dealer license plate frames on our PT Cruiser for the first couple of weeks. It was the dealer that I had just stopped working for and we went on a trip right away and the frames indicated where in NY we were from (not NYC area). Some dealerships put their plate frames on cars that they service. I have always checked for this when picking a car up.

I thought I was the only one that did that. If I buy a car in stock, I make them take off the dealer decal. If I order one, I make them leave it off. When I ordered my '64 Wagonaire the dealer just gave me the decal in case I changed my mind (I still have the decal, but not on the car).


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

Swifster
05-12-2007, 05:35 PM
The only time I've left the dealer nameplate on a new car was in 1989 when I bought my Taurus SHO. The car was brought in as a dealer trade from Mid Ohio Ford and the selling dealer was afraid to pull the decal and possibly ruining the paint. I had to agree. Of course, being a road racing fan, I figuired I could live with the 'Mid Ohio' tie-in.

When I restored my '62 Dodge Lancer, it had the pot metal nameplate for the selling dealer. It was 'Hodges' in Ferdale, MI. Now for those who don't know who 'Hodges' was...

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/63RamchargerWagon.jpg

Like that Studebaker sitting in the farmers field, someday I'll have the pitting fixed and the nameplate rechromed. It might bring big money from a Dodge collector.

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

studesnbldr
05-24-2007, 09:32 PM
Randy-
Here are a few Studebaker Dealers I am aware of to add to your wonderful site. Is there a link to your S-P Dealer list via the SDC site?
Hope too many of these aren't repeats for you.

Ables Motor Co.; 3520 East Colfax Ave.; Denver, CO
Ardourel Brothers; 1109 Walnut St.; Boulder, CO
Barbacovi Motors; 2nd & Mian St.; Walsenburg, CO
Beldt Motor Co., Marysville, KS (ca.1947-55)
Beldt Motor Co., Longmont, CO (ca.1959-64)
Marcus Motors; 1156 Broadway; Denver, CO (Stude dealer 1929-1954; then carried DeSoto, Plymouth, Chrysler, Borgward, International, Ford Cortina & Mercedes Benz.)
Buckley Brothers Motors; 660 So. Broadway; Denver, CO (Stude & Mercedes; then Toyota.)
Mooney Motors; 5555 W. Colfax Ave.; Denver, CO
Carl Bartz Motor Co.; 3198 N. Speer Blvd.; Denver, CO (Stude; then Renault & Puegot.)
Ray Wilson Studebaker Center; 2750 W. Alameda; Denver, CO
Patton Bros. Motor Sales; 404 West Main St.; Cortez, CO
Uptown Motors; 1110 N. College Ave.; Ft. Collins, CO
Osborne Motors; Hwy.6 & 24; Glenwood, CO
Automatic Transmission Co.; 125 Eighth Ave.; Greeley, CO
Roth Motor Co.; 2680 W. Main St.; Littleton, CO
Bob Halloran Motors; 1627 N. Main St.; Longmont, CO
Smith Motor Co.; 139 W. 3rd St.; Salida, CO
Stallsworth Motor Co.; 139 W. 3rd St.; Salida, CO
Federal Valley Motors; 3075 W. 72nd Ave.; Westminster, CO
Petros Motor Sales; Pueblo, CO
Jefferson Motors; 820 Wadsworth Blvd.; Denver, CO
Voris Brothers; Greeley, CO
Snearly Studebaker; Colorado Springs, CO
King's Auto Sales; 7th & Main St.; Delta, CO (Still in business as a Toyota dealer.)
Studebaker Colorado Vehicle Co.; Denver, CO (1910)
P.L. Richardson Auto Garage; 311 Lincoln Ave.; Loveland, CO (1909)
Van Dyke Motor Co.; 1156 Broadway; Denver, CO (1930)
SantaFe Motor Co.; 965 SantaFe Dr.; Denver, CO (1930)
Durdy Brothers; Brighton, CO (1930)
Unger Motor Co.; Longmont, CO (1930)
Jack Faus Jr.; Boulder, CO (1930)
Vassar Garage; Loveland, CO (1930)
Koelling-Vickers Motor Co.; Greeley, CO (1930)
Southwestern Motor Co.; 1910 Main St.; Durango, CO
Pueblo Central Motors; 1130 N. Santa Fe; Pueblo, CO
Glaviano & Garlutzo Motors; Trinidad, CO

B.N. Rider Motors; 407 S. Cameron St.; Harrisburg, PA
Charles B. Rider Motor, Inc.; 415 S. Market St.; Mechanicsburg, PA
Zacharias Motors; 413-15 S. Market St.; Mechanicsburg, PA
Hahn & Sons; Lehighton, PA
Paul Matter Studebaker; Honesdale, PA
Carl E. Filer Motors; Greenville, PA
Waynesburg Motor Co.; Waynesburg, PA

Eiznhamer Motor Co.; Clay Center, KS
Tri-County Motor Co.; Manhattan, KS
Morton Motor Co.; Omaha, NE
Don Wilson Motor Co.; 411 W. 2nd St.; Grand Island, NE (Stude & AMC)
Humes Motor Co.; Concordia, KS
Wittman Motors; Sabetha, KS
Zoglmann Motor Co.; Witchita, KS
Nagels Motor Co.; Topeka, KS
Fischer Motor Co.; Topeka, KS
Nelson Motor Co.; Osborne, KS
Allen Motor & Implement Co.; Atchison, KS
Price Motor & Supply Co.; Harrisonville, MO
Sanders Motor Co.; 9th & Mississippi; Lawrence, KS
Schrey Motors; Leavenworth, KS
Ray Smith Motors; Kansas City, KS
Lee Motors; Olathe, KS
Warta Motor Co.; 720 S. Broadway; Salina, KS
Missouri Valley Motors; Marshall, MO
Union Motor Sales; Des Moines, IA
Green Motors; Oskaloosa, IA
Handler Motor Co.; Attumwa, IA
Sullivan Motors; Overland, MO
Noth Side Motors; St. Louis, MO
Stephens Motor Co.; 8th & Main St.; Goodland, KS
Jim Webb Studebaker Automotive Sales; Reno, NV

Bob Wondries Motors; Alhambra, CA
Frank Afton Motors; Inglewood, CA
Mich Motors; Huntington Park, CA
Marsh & Carlson; Manhattan Beach, CA
Ernie McKay Motors; Evanston, IL
T.N.M. Lathrop; New London, CT
Martin Motors; North Sacramento, CA
Donley Motors; Ashland, OR
West Hills Motors; Cincinnati, OH
Super Motors, Inc.; Dayton, OH
Magnolia Motors; Magnolia, AR
Paoli Brothers; 7th & 'C' St.; Eureka, CA
Simonson-Schactmeyer; Santa Monica, CA
Summit Studebaker; Akron, OH
Howards Motor Sales; Albany, CA

Adwest Motors; 3612 N. Western Ave.; Chicago, IL
Angelo's Auto Sales; 3719 E. 106th St.; Chicago, IL
Carmen Sales & Service; 3000 W. Lawrence Av

Swifster
05-24-2007, 10:34 PM
Christof, any idea if Martin Motors was in business in North Sacramento during the '63/'64 model years? My Daytona was shipped to North Sacramento but a dealers name was not on the Production Order. I'm hoping at some point to narrow the dealer down to at least an area. Nice list!

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

studesnbldr
05-25-2007, 12:16 AM
Tom- I can only confirm that Martin Motors was in business through the summer of 1959, but it is very possible they remained a dealer into '63/'64. Have your tried contacting the libraries in the North Sacramento area for any possible business listings from that time period?? Old phone directories are an excellent resource. Good luck.

Christof Kheim
---studesnbldr
christof@rockymountainstudebaker.net

studesnbldr
05-25-2007, 12:21 AM
quote:Originally posted by Bill Pressler

Andourel Motor Co., Boulder CO

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH


Bill & Randy- This was A[u]R</u>DOUREL Bros. Motor Co. here in Boulder, not A[u]n</u>dourel. Watch those spellings folks! [8)] Thanks.

Christof Kheim
---studesnbldr
christof@rockymountainstudebaker.net

Randy_G
05-25-2007, 09:18 AM
I just wanted to drop a quick note to say THANKS for all the names and photo's of Studebaker Dealer's. I am working on this listing so for some of you that have not seen your name or photo listed please be patient with me. I will get to all of them and please keep them coming.

Randy_G
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
Over 400 pages of Content and Growing
Including the Studebaker Dealer Listing!
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

studelark
05-25-2007, 11:41 AM
Randy; Here's another one- Hillcrest Motors, Fishersville, VA. Sold only Studebakers for approximately 2 years before going out of business. A very small dealership. Head mechanic was the owner and salesman, the one employee was a an off-and-on mechanic. If memories serves me, he had the franchise in 1957-58. The owner's name was Chandler.

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
'60 Lark Regal VI 4 door
'48 Studebaker/Boyer M16-52 fire truck

Gary1953
05-25-2007, 07:34 PM
I just came across a pot holder I have in my collection with the following printed on it:
the Lark emblem / "Love That Lark" / compliments of / Joe Raya Studebaker, INC. / 100 S. Jefferson Peoria, ILL.

Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

gezn2
07-04-2007, 10:33 PM
I'll add the primary cause of my Studebaker madness:D
Stitzer Garage in Stitzer Wisconsin.
In 1937 a Mr Gratz,who ran a small Chevrolet dealership, had a falling-out with GM and signed on with the Pride of South Bend:)
The dealership had a successful run, eventually transitioning to the management of the Stich brothers in the late 50s until winding up the dealership in the late 60s.
As a five year old in 1970 I have vivid memories of the lovely bullet-noses that were lurking all over that little town, Mrs Gratz '63 Commander, the Transtar wrecker at the gas station, and the Gorgeous 2R5 always parked at Verl Stichs' repair shop.
My most cherished memory from that time is a visit with my father to the new tenant in the service building one evening, while the adults were 'discussing' I was looking out the window fascinated with the old 'wing' style sign still in place. 'Lorney" Addison saw where I was looking, walked over to the switch, and *lit* the sign! The memory of looking up at that red neon shining "Studebaker" in the early evening has never left me :)

Swifster
07-04-2007, 11:34 PM
quote:Originally posted by Swifster

OK, I was done with work early today and decided to do some sleuthing . I went to the Hillsborough County Library today and started searching the phone books for the local areas around me for 1963. Why '63? I figuire when the South Bend assembly plant closed, many dealers abandoned the sinking ship. Anyway, I limited my self to Hillsborough County and neighboring Lakeland. I found four dealerships. They are;

Fellows Motor Company Inc.
813 Grand Central Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606

The ironic part is that I don't know downtown Tampa that well, and I think I drove past the Fellows site on my way back from the library. There is a mixture of old and new so who knows if it's still there.

I think these will be road trip material to document what still exists.

About a month ago I was in Tampa and decided to check on what was left of Fellows Motor Company. Here's what I found;

The main dealership was at 813 Grand Central Ave. This is now Kennedy Blvd. The building has been changed over time.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Fellows%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0973.jpg

This is the back side of the building. While not guaranteed, I'd bet the back lot was were the new cars were stored along with additional customer parking.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Fellows%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0976.jpg

The used car department was at 1417 Grand Central Ave. Again this is now Kennedy Blvd. This is a good example of urban renewal. No signs of the original lot, but this was recently a Chrysler dealer that's just been torn down.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Fellows%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0969.jpg

Another angle of the used car lot. It'd doubtful that all of this belonged to fellows. This is probably a double lot.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Fellows%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0972.jpg

The sign showing the demise of the Chrysler dealer
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Fellows%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0971.jpg

The service department was at 114 N. Brevard Ave. at the corner of Grand Central Ave. (kennedy Blvd). This building is newer construction along with the medical office building next to it on N. Brevard.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Fellows%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0984.jpg

I would almost bet my house that this sign was put up for the Studebaker service department. Can't you just see the "AUTHORIZED STUDEBAKER SERVICE" sign looking down at the passing motorists?
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Fellows%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0986.jpg

This is looking back down N. Brevard Ave. towards Grand Central Ave. You can see the medical office behind the AMSCOT building. This approximately where 114 N. Brevard should be.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Fellows%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0981.jpg

This is the sign for the office that appears to belong to the University of Tampa. If you look past the sign at the building behind it, you can see that the dorm(?) is relatively new contruction and most likely would have interferred with the service department and it's parking lot.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/Studebaker%20Stuff/Fellows%20Motor%20Company/IMG_0980.jpg

I wasn't raised in this area, but it is rather interesting to see some of the former history as well as seeing what changes have occured and knowing what has been lost to time. This is two dealerships down and two to go :D.



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Tom - Valric

MikeWay
07-06-2007, 09:05 AM
There was Fellows Motors in Clearwater, FL. That was where I drove the Avanti when they did the 61 road tour. Now it is a empty sire awaiting redevelopment.

Mike

PS. 1st post




Stiil looking

Swifster
07-06-2007, 09:33 AM
quote:Originally posted by MikeWay

There was Fellows Motors in Clearwater, FL. That was where I drove the Avanti when they did the 61 road tour. Now it is a empty sire awaiting redevelopment.

Mike

PS. 1st post

Mike, just going through the old phone books (and this was the 1963 issue), I had that it was Clear Motors on Cleveland St. Is this the same area cleared for developement? Is it possible that the ownership changed in 1963 or 1964?

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

Roscomacaw
07-06-2007, 09:37 AM
Tom, I'd bet you're right on that sign starting out as a Studebaker one. Funny thing is, as soon as I saw your pic, what came to mind is Studebaker's one 2-seater proposal that had the name "Ascot" tied to it!;):D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Guido
07-06-2007, 11:38 AM
I was in Orlando for a business meeting in February and must have seen a half dozen of these Amscot buildings on the way downtown from the airport. It turns out they are "financial services" company that seems to specialize in check cashing and money wiring. Must be a lot of folks running around that can't open an account at a bank.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 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" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

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

Swifster
07-06-2007, 12:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by Guido

I was in Orlando for a business meeting in February and must have seen a half dozen of these Amscot buildings on the way downtown from the airport. It turns out they are "financial services" company that seems to specialize in check cashing and money wiring. Must be a lot of folks running around that can't open an account at a bank.


You would be correct about the services, but their big claim to fame is free money orders. When I first moved down here, that was what I used them for. Until I had a place to stay, it was the best way to handle stuff because a lot of places hate to see out-of-state checks.

They also do tax preperation, sell stamps, small loans as well as the already mentioned check cashing and wire transfers. I actually buy my stamps there because there is almost no lines compared to the post office.

As for the Clearwater Studebaker store, I'm still going to try to stop and get a picture of the lot. Sometimes the footprint of the lot can tell you what kind of business it was. I hope Mike adds more to his earlier post about what kind of place it was.

I don't hold out much hope for the St. Pete store either. The Devil Rays ballpark (Tropicana Field) isn't to far from there so I'm sure a lot has changed.

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

Bob Hutchins
07-06-2007, 03:24 PM
The Studebaker Store
Coldwater, Mi.
Circa 1961

Robert L. Hutchins

lstude
07-06-2007, 06:47 PM
Here is an old post card of Koplin-Hopping Studebaker in Bloomfield, NJ


http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Koplin-HoppingStudebaker.jpg

What's wrong with this picture? Why are there 1949 Studebakers in the showroom and a 51 Studebaker outside?

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Mein64DaytonaatBradfieldssm2.jpghttp://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/AlmostreadyforSB6-4.jpg

studegary
07-06-2007, 08:53 PM
Leonard - That is what I was wondering. It could be just the side of the showroom that they used for late model used Studebakers or they had a lot of leftovers in the showroom that they were trying to push out.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

lstude
07-08-2007, 07:33 AM
Here is another. Not sure where Lawndale is.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/NorfleetUsedCars7-4.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Mein64DaytonaatBradfieldssm2.jpghttp://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/AlmostreadyforSB6-4.jpg

Laemmle
07-08-2007, 08:31 PM
California



quote:Originally posted by lstude

Here is another. Not sure where Lawndale is.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/NorfleetUsedCars7-4.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Mein64DaytonaatBradfieldssm2.jpghttp://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/AlmostreadyforSB6-4.jpg

sumf
07-09-2007, 02:50 AM
quote:Originally posted by Randy_G

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.

http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg Randy_G
www.automotivehistoryonline.com/dealerpackard.htm


Amazing co-incidence!
Friday I made a copy of a page from the May 1933 Automotive Trade Journal in which an ad listed a few of the "scores of enterprising dealers have been signing up with Studebaker since March 21."

Wilcox and Malm Grand Forks ND

Graulich Autp sales Evansvile IND

Robert Y Burns Erie PA

Phil Payne Motor Co Lynchburg PA

Piedmont Motor Co Winston-Salem NC

Meridian Garage Yankton SD

J S Terman Mansfuield OH

John R Mattson Inc Brookline, MA

Slater Motor Sales Greenwich, CT

ADT Motor Comnpany Kansas City, KS

Pasquini Motor Co Wilkes-Barre, PA

Arthur R Lindburg Co San Francisco. CA

I wonder how many of these actually gt off the ground.

I bet few, if any, were around at the end, with same name and city.

Lots of other info in those old mags. Some cars (listed) had glass only in the windshield, some throughout, some with none!

Studebaker (W P-A and, ROCKNE, sold 7000+ in Feb & March 1932, under 5K in same months in 1933.
Auburn listed 6 body styles. Caddy V-16 sedan was $16K+ Plymouth had 4 body trim levels in Standard, ix in deLuxe.

Marmon ranged from $4825 to $5480. (I bet they would dicker.)

Essex had valve clearance of only .006"HOT, whereas Ford had .013" cold. I wonder if that gave Ford more sales in itself. &lt;g&gt;

Yes, it was a slow day in the library. I'm getting bored there.

sumf
07-09-2007, 02:59 AM
I guess I should mention Frost Motors in Newton, MA. They had one el-stripo Lark "glued to the floor" and MB signs and demos all over the place.

Karl H. (40 years SDC)

JBOYLE
07-09-2007, 11:40 AM
quote:Originally posted by lstude
What's wrong with this picture? Why are there 1949 Studebakers in the showroom and a 51 Studebaker outside?
Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/


Probably an altered photo..since the color is hand tinted, why not?

My guess is the exterior was taken in 49 and to show off the new bulletnose cars they added one outside...by the old "cut and paste" method. It would have been fairly easy since the detail of the parking lot and street surface is gone.
It would have saved money over having new exterior shot taken by the postcard company.


63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

Guido
07-09-2007, 04:15 PM
I also noticed that there is a dealer plate on the '50.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 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" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

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

StudeRich
07-09-2007, 04:51 PM
OHMYGOSH!! that's where I lived up until 1998, and that's the local dealer on Hawthorne Blvd. that I bought out the parts dept. of!! :)
Also known later as G&M Studebaker.

I have not seen one of their lic. frames in 30 years. And it appears to be attached to a South Bay area of So. Calif. Lark bumper, is that in Chuck Collins' South Gate, CA Stude. yard sale?



quote:Originally posted by lstude

Here is another. Not sure where Lawndale is.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/NorfleetUsedCars7-4.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Mein64DaytonaatBradfieldssm2.jpghttp://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/AlmostreadyforSB6-4.jpg


StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
07-09-2007, 05:09 PM
Just click on "my profile" and change it!

Several people are shown living there, someone must have figured out some of our passwords & messed with us!


quote:Originally posted by bubbahawk

By the way,I am not in Uzbekistan,where ever that is,I am in Greenwood,SC


StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

cabrina
07-09-2007, 06:03 PM
http://ux1.cts.eiu.edu/~csjdn/farm/histdwi.htm

Studebaker dealership plus others in Dewitt IA

lstude
07-09-2007, 06:05 PM
quote:I have not seen one of their lic. frames in 30 years. And it appears to be attached to a South Bay area of So. Calif. Lark bumper, is that in Chuck Collins' South Gate, CA Stude. yard sale?

That license plate frame is on a Lark that is on a used car lot in Richmond, VA that I posted pictures of. I think the dealer got most of the cars from Southern California.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Mein64DaytonaatBradfieldssm2.jpghttp://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/AlmostreadyforSB6-4.jpg

cabrina
07-09-2007, 06:19 PM
http://tinyurl.com/yu6mwr

Hopefully this link will work. Nice photos of a Studebaker dealership in New Jersey on the historic registrar.

cabrina
07-09-2007, 06:32 PM
This is cool!!! This old Studebaker dealership in Milwaukee is now an upscale residence. Man, I'd love to live there.

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=383051

Hazard KY Studebaker dealership underwater during the Flood of 57

http://www.hazardkentucky.com/hazard/fld_57.jpg

556063
07-14-2007, 01:23 PM
Haven't seen it mentioned, so: The Studebaker Dealer in my hometown of Rochester, IN was Barkman Motors. The dealership went on to carry Lincoln-Mercury into the late 1970's when it was then purchased and merged with the local Ford Store.

We purchased a used Cub Cadet tractor from the Barkman family when I was in High School (1977-81). We went to their farm to pick it up, and the elder Mr. Barkman took me into his garage to see the last Studebaker he kept. It was a black 60 Lark Sedan with less than 10,000 miles on the odometer. I had recently bought my 55 at the time, so we talked for about a half hour about his dealer days. Since then, both he and his son have passed on. His son was a local elementary school principal, and his daughter in law was my third grade teacher. Mr. Barkman's only remark that I remember is that he dropped Studebaker immediately after South Bend closed. Being 40 miles from the closed plant, he felt he'd never sell anyone in Rochester a car from Canada.

Kevin Wolford
Plymouth, IN

55 Champion
60 Lark VI Conv.
63 Avanti R1

556063
07-14-2007, 03:02 PM
Here are some more dealers with their names on items I've purchased through the years. Sorry for any duplications:

Myrick Motors, Inc.
1715 N. Akard St.
Dallas 1, TX
Phone ST-2104 (Stamped on 1955 brochure)

Buck Motor Co.
North Dixie
Troy, Ohio (Stamped on 1963 brochure)

Swampscott Standard Garage
Swampscott, Mass. (1955 Warranty form)

All the following were mentioned in the Dec. 1959 Spotlight:

Frank H Afton Co., Inc. - Inglewood California
Post Motor Co. - Marshall, Texas.
Piedmont Motor Sales - Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Ed Lane's Auto Sales, Inc. - Miami Springs, Fla.
Dixie Motor Co. - Collinsville, Virginia
L.W. Hooker - Hornell, NY (39 years association)
Murphy Motor Sales - Detroit, MI
Northwestern Motor Bus Co. - 123-125 West Aurora St, Ironwood, Michigan
Parkins Motors, Inc. - Charleston, W. Va.
Marks Motors - Portland, Oregon (10 years)
Schneider Auto Co. - McCook, Nebraska (20 yrs.)
McNeer Motor Co. - Portsmouth, Ohio (25 yrs.)
Gulf Coast Co. - Mobile, Alabama (20 yrs.)
Phyne Motor Co. - Brazil, Indiana (30 years)
A.C. Motors - Cincinatti, Ohio (20 yrs.)
Campbell Motors - Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Back page article dediacated to 70th year of operation for oldest continuous dealer of Highway Transportation - Atran's Garage - Arbuckle, Calif - which began representing Studebaker as a wagon dealer in 1889.



New Franchises 12/59 -

Richards Buick - M-B - Studebaker Sales - Augusta, GA
Bennett Motor Sales - Cincinatti, Ohio









Kevin Wolford
Plymouth, IN

55 Champion
60 Lark VI Conv.
63 Avanti R1

556063
07-14-2007, 05:06 PM
OK, I'm tapped out after this:

Swampscott Standard Garage was located at 460 Humphrey St. in Swampscott, Mass.

The ship to dealer for my Avanti:

Randy's Auto Sales
3165 S. Main St.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Stamped on a 1960 Brochure:

Frank K. Bradford
143 State St.
Newburyport, Mass.
Phone HO 5-3261

Kevin Wolford
Plymouth, IN

55 Champion
60 Lark VI Conv.
63 Avanti R1

blackhawk61
07-25-2007, 08:54 AM
Studebaker-Packard dealer in Winston Salem,NC (check out the phone number)
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/matches1.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/matches2.jpg

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/61HawkChevypartsmanreduce.jpg
Lewisville,NC
(formerly chevpartsman)

57 Classic
07-25-2007, 05:29 PM
My love for Studebaker started when I was three years old. The first car I remember was our 41 Champion 2 door and we had eight others until the company went out of business.

I was a car read Stude nut as a kid and went to any dealer I could find to see the new Studebakers. One of the largest dealers in Minnesota was Central Motors, 225 University Ave in St. Paul MN. It was advertised as covering an entire block and it did plus another block for used cars. They were in business from 1947 until mid fifties. I remember waiting in long lines to see the 53 models. The building was a Ford dealer until two years ago and other than a new facade was the same building.

Brian Millette

Our 51 Commander Starlight came from Al Mergen's Motor Co on Grand Ave in St. Paul. He was in business until the late 50's.

One of my Studebakers a 63 2 door hardtop was bought at Joy Bros. Motor Car Co which is listed as a Packard dealer but did dual up and sell Studebakers starting in 58.

57 Classic
07-27-2007, 12:26 PM
Here is another long time dealer in Minnesota.

Elmer Lueck Motor Sales in Danube Minnesota.

He was the only auto dealer in this small town. He was in business from 1936 till the end and then serviced Studebakers after that. The vast majority of vehicles in the town were Studebakers. My 57 President Classic came from this dealer.

B Millette

Clem64
07-27-2007, 07:41 PM
Randy: You can ad the following two Washingtion State Studebaker Dealerships to your listing:

The Studebaker Center, Seattle WA (Probably the largest in Washingtion State)

Doxon & Sons Motors, Auburn WA

Dean Croft
Roseburg,OR

CLEM
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x56/Clem64/Clem64Forum1A.jpg

57 Classic
07-28-2007, 10:11 AM
In the late fifties many dealers in St. Paul and Minneapolis changed makes of autos or went out of business. Two of the large Minneapolis dealers went with Edsel and eventually came back with Studebaker. Here are some of the late smaller Studebaker dealers in the Twin Cities that, with one exception lasted for just a couple of years.

Rauschnot's Studebaker in St. Paul MN. 1956 until the end and he serviced and sold used Studebakers well into the 80s. I lived two miles from the dealership and often had my dad stop there for gas so I could see the cars he had in stock.

F.C Gamalgard Motors Inc. Minneapolis Studebaker from 59-61

River Lake Motors Minneapolis Studebaker from 60-62

Downtown Studebaker St. Paul MN 56-58 Another Studebaker dealer I would have my Dad drive by. They had a great showroom.



B Millette

57 Classic
07-31-2007, 10:34 PM
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb261/57classic/JohnsonMotors.jpg

Here is a picture of Johnson Motors in Owatanna MN. They also sold Mercedes for years after I966.

B Millette

Rick Albertson
07-31-2007, 10:49 PM
I ran across this Studebaker site and wondered if anyone could help me. I'm trying to track down information on the Phil Stambaugh Inc. Studebaker dealership that was at one time in Los Angeles on S. Atlantic Blvd.

I'm actually trying to locate someone who can tell me about Jack A. Mauck, who was probably a salesman.

Any help you can offer will be very appreciated! Thanks.

Rick

hayward
08-01-2007, 06:24 AM
KKNOWN KENTUCKY DEALERS

GRAY & KIDD MOTORS:LORAINE STREET:PIKEVILLE, KENTUCKY
BIG SANDY MOTORS:COLLEGE STREET:PIKEVILLE, KENTUCKY
HART MOTOR COMPANY:FIRST STREET:HARLAN, KENTUCKY

HAYWARD/60 LARK
PIKEVILLE,KY.
US COAL CAPITAL

HookedonStudies
08-01-2007, 10:39 AM
Watt & Dorsey Motors, Ogden Avenue,Downers Grove IL (listed on the build sheet for my 62 Hawk)

55 Commander
58 Transtar
62 GT Hawk
66 Cruiser

Lincoln77
08-14-2007, 04:19 PM
I just bought a 1963 Wagonaire project, from a guy in Grants Pass Oregon, and the license frames have the Studebaker insignia in the corners and they say G.A. Baker Palo Alta, Ca.

1963 Cruiser, 1963 Wagonaire, 1952 Champion. Based in Oregon.
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s273/Lincoln77/63LARK14.jpg

alexander
08-15-2007, 10:39 PM
GRAY & KIDD MOTORS
PIKEVILLE, KY

MikeWay
08-15-2007, 11:29 PM
Regarding an earlier post.

Yes, it was on Cleveland St (south side). The dealership was between Greenwood and Myrtle. When the Studebakers moved on Dimmit Chevrolet had their used cars on that spot for a while. Across Cleveland was a Ford dealership ( corner of Myrtle and Cleveland). Last name I remember for it was Kennedy-Strickland Ford. I haven't been in Clearwater for a year, but I remember most of the 2 blocks along Cleveland being "redeveloped".

I am pretty sure the name was Fellows as in the Tampa store.

I just found on the web, the Studebaker Building on 4th St South in St. Petersburg. It may now be leased by a government agency. According to the blurb, it was called Peninsular Motors in the 20s.

We will be in the area For December, any thing Stude happening then?

Mike


got my '59 Lark

poppopstude
08-16-2007, 01:17 AM
In Lexington ky the Studebaker, Mercedes dealer was Rust motors

Blue 15G
08-16-2007, 05:56 AM
quote:Originally posted by poppopstude

In Lexington ky the Studebaker, Mercedes dealer was Rust motors
A Studebaker dealer named "Rust Motors"? That's just too perfect! :D[:p]

Bill Pressler
08-16-2007, 08:08 AM
Man, I thought the same thing! Rust Motors!

Bill Pressler

hayward
08-20-2007, 12:55 PM
i have noticed that lots of dealers have been sent in as requested but none have been added to list of dealers

HAYWARD/60 LARK
PIKEVILLE,KY.
US COAL CAPITAL

showbizkid
08-22-2007, 12:11 AM
Just found this whilst Googling:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q26/clarknovak/misc/vandyke_nw_corner_10mile_grissom_st.jpg

Identified as Center Line Motor Sales, Center Line, Michigan, corner of Van Dyke and Qualmann. Love those bulletnoses!


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

Swifster
08-22-2007, 12:41 AM
Clark, I believe that the building is now the main showroom for Rinke Chevrolet. There is no longer a Qualmann Ave. in Centerline. I'll check it out in November when I head home for Thanksgiving.

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/08-12-07LKQEngine.jpg

Randy_G
08-22-2007, 09:00 PM
quote:Originally posted by hayward

i have noticed that lots of dealers have been sent in as requested but none have been added to list of dealers

HAYWARD/60 LARK
PIKEVILLE,KY.
US COAL CAPITAL


Just wanted to let everyone know I've not abandoned the listing I'm working on it I have not updated the site but the list is being updated. Hang in there update coming soon!

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

Guido
08-22-2007, 09:03 PM
Surprising that I do not see any trucks among the bulletnoses.:(

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 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" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

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

57 Classic
08-27-2007, 03:10 PM
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb261/57classic/48StudeErickson.jpg
Erickson Studebaker, a long time dealer in Bloomer Wisconsin. In business from 39 to the end and serviced cars long after. Before Studebaker was a Oakland Pontiac dealer and after sold Chrysler products. According to the son who bought his Dad out, they often outsold Ford and Chev. Note the Tydol truck delivering gas. One of the trucks sold by that dealer.

57 Classic
08-27-2007, 04:16 PM
Worthington MN dealer Swenson and Rayle. They were around quite some time and dualed with Rambler in the sixties.
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb261/57classic/JensenRayle.jpg
B. Millette

tstar57
08-27-2007, 05:03 PM
OK guys here are a couple more dealers,one that I was intimately involved in! As in reconditioning cars and my Dad "Charlie" worked there in the 50s&60s in sales. Bradford Auto Sales State Street,Newburyport Ma.Where we both worked at different times. The other one is Smith Motor Sales River Street,Haverhill Ma.Smith Motors also sold Mercedes Benz. My good friend Dennis Dupont Tourmaster of the Tri-Spokes club, his Dad owned Dupont motors in Methuen Ma. I had to throw this one in because Dennis doesn't own a computer,cell phone,or answering machine!

57 Classic
08-27-2007, 05:48 PM
In 1957 Lawrence Burke owned Main Motors in Anoka MN. This was basically a one car showroom and note the Golden Hawk with Lawrence standing next to it. Later the dealership moved to the highway and was renamed Burke's Studebaker. The dealership was listed already in the thread but misspelled.
He sold some 75-100+ cars and trucks a year.http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb261/57classic/2007-08-27-1534-18.jpg
B. Millette

JRoberts
08-27-2007, 07:22 PM
I posted these before but did not see them on the list:
R. & W. Auto Sales Co., Inc -- Fayetteville, North Carolina was the Studebaker dealer here.

North State Motor Co. -- Fayetteville, North Carolina was the Packard dealter here.

Joe Roberts

57 Classic
08-28-2007, 11:32 AM
Here is another picture of Swenson and Rayle in Worthington MN. This is their used car lot. Picture came from the family and was taken in late 55.http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb261/57classic/2007-08-28-0923-47_edited.jpg

I would like the 55 coupe or the 54 Conestoga.
B. Millette

Guido
08-28-2007, 12:02 PM
That appears to be a '55 pickup on the far right.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 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" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

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

57 Classic
08-28-2007, 01:19 PM
Here is a picture of Jim Angelus Studebaker in downtown Minneapolis. He is already on the list but the dealership goes back to the 1800s. The building down the street on the left was originally Grey Motors, then it became Studebaker Sales of Mpls, then Jim Angelus. When they were selling wagons there were over 100 horse drawn Studebaker street sprinklers in Mpls. One perfectly restored example shows up at the State Fair each year. All of the buildings are now gone. The picture was taken in 1960 and you can see that the Mercedes was highlighted. On the second floor inventory can be seen behind the windows. I was able to get this picture from Jim's son who still owns his dad's 39 Champ and has an Avanti.
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb261/57classic/2007-08-28-1058-53_edited.jpg
B. Millette

gord holden
08-28-2007, 01:52 PM
Mid City Motors Tracy California,my 63 avanti R 2 was sold there nov 1962.

gh

57 Classic
08-28-2007, 02:52 PM
Here is another dealer:
Dalton Motors in Mankato MN
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb261/57classic/2007-08-28-1242-57_edited.jpg
B. Millette

Bill Pressler
08-28-2007, 06:11 PM
Brian, I've had that postcard-sized photo for years and never knew where it was from. Thanks!

Bill Pressler
P.S. When I hear "Mankato, MN" it always reminds me of that ad you always used to see in Hemmings with the old fellow saying "Overdrive Saved My Cars!". Can't remember his name, but he was from Mankato.