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silverhawk
09-15-2008, 10:09 PM
Hi everybody,

Does anyone know anything about this car?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-Trucks___Studebaker-2-Seater-Speedster-Unknown-Year_W0QQitemZ260287510167QQddnZCarsQ20Q26Q20TrucksQQddiZ2282QQcmdZViewItem?hash =item260287510167&_trkparms=72%3A727%7C39%3A1%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245

Thanks,


Dylan

davepink53
09-15-2008, 11:28 PM
I'm not an expert on anything, but it looks like a standard six engine and three speed gearbox from around 1925/26 to me.

Dave Pink
Victoria, Australia

1916 SF Roadster
1925 ER Tourer
1925 Panel Delivery
1953 Champion Sedan
1957 Golden Hawk
http://www.studebakercarclub.net/concours200732a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/concours200724a http://www.studebakercarclub.net/concours200733a

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JBOYLE
09-15-2008, 11:45 PM
The dog house hood, bucket seats, cylindar fuel tank and exposed trunk suggest that somebody's trying to duplicate an early sportscar similar to that you'd find on circa 1911-16 cars like the Mercer, Overland, Stutz, Olds, Hudson, etc.
That look was later adapted in kit or jury-rigged form for countless Model T speedsters when "Ts" became cheap enough for young men to buy used(the original "hot rods").

I agree that this car is much later than 1919...look at the wheels & tires, awfully wide.
The bigger give away is the front wheel brakes which didn't come along until later...early 1920s IIRC on the Rickenbacker and a GM product (Buick?).

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

Washington State

Jerry Forrester
09-16-2008, 05:57 AM
Looks like '35 Ford wheels (or from that era anyhoo).

Jerry Forrester
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BobGlasscock
09-16-2008, 08:17 PM
It's a naked drivetrain. Needs minor body work.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff019.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff018.jpg

52-fan
09-16-2008, 10:54 PM
It would make a cute little period type speedster, but I doubt it is an original from the "day".
The radiator obviously is much newer and does not fit the shell.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

101sd
09-17-2008, 06:38 PM
the engine is like 27 light six i know of work on it

bridgegaurd
09-20-2008, 08:22 AM
after matching it up with many pictures of the early speedsters, and studying the e-bay pictures. I think everyone is right. It a mixed breed, but then thats what many of them were.

Since i've been planning on having one to pull behind Ol Snort to car shows and cruise in (kind of a memeory lane thing from my 50s) i think i'll bid on it. Of course the rear is not complete not quite right. But if i get it i'm sure i can find a read half to make it look right.

Of course the way things are on e-bay right now. No telling what it will go for. Over $300 for 49 truck hood badge. Yipes i hope that guy ain't bidding this one.

52-fan
09-20-2008, 08:32 AM
Regarding the rear portion of the speedster. There are a number of ways to build the rear of the body, but some of the model T and model A speedsters around here use the hood off a late 40s to early 50s pickup. The pickup hood has the correct shape and there are lots of choices.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

bridgegaurd
09-21-2008, 01:35 PM
That sounds like a good idea, if i get it i may not do anything other than put it on an old two wheel trailer and take it to car meets behind my 53 C-cab.But then you never know what stude fever will drive you to doing.



quote:Originally posted by 52-fan

Regarding the rear portion of the speedster. There are a number of ways to build the rear of the body, but some of the model T and model A speedsters around here use the hood off a late 40s to early 50s pickup. The pickup hood has the correct shape and there are lots of choices.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."