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ST2DE5
06-03-2009, 09:25 AM
Per Turning Wheels Vol. 17 No. 12
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/1951Hardtop.jpg

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/StudebakerPlant.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2

silverhawk
06-03-2009, 10:20 AM
That is interesting, has it survived?

Dylan Wills

'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

52-fan
06-03-2009, 10:41 AM
The 51 Starliner is a nice looking car. It's too bad they weren't produced that year. The four door in the other picture has an interesting bullet and headlight treatment.

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."

289stude
06-03-2009, 10:50 AM
No kidding, I wonder what ever happened to that chrome nose peice!



John

63' R1 Wagonaire

63' 8E45 Detroit

53' 2R5 R1 Powershift TT Under Construction

57' Transtar 304 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction (in Picture)

58' 3E6D Stock Sale Pending

61' 6E7 122 Factory Auto

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p99/289stude/transtar3-1-2.jpg

showbizkid
06-03-2009, 10:59 AM
It's in someone's basement wrapped in oilcloth.


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
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JBOYLE
06-03-2009, 11:14 AM
quote:Originally posted by 289stude

No kidding, I wonder what ever happened to that chrome nose peice!


It may not be real....perhaps plastic or clay covered with foil?
I hear that's how some stlying studies were done...

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

Washington State

clonelark
06-03-2009, 11:50 AM
I can see one of those nose pieces going for $1000+ on e-bay if they were produced, i really like the outer part, with a production inner bullet would be sweet. I also like the lower rear fenders. Don't care for the shark fin on the hood.
How many 52 Hardtops were produced? I bet several more 51 Hardtops would have sold.
While i'm wishing add a 289 and R options to a 51 Hardtop as well.

http://i41.tinypic.com/5cmkz.jpg

Michidan
06-03-2009, 12:51 PM
14,548 Commander hardtops
12,119 Champion hardtops

The styling study is related to the model N stuff being tossed about for 1952 year production. I would not be surprised if the passenger side of the car was a 2 door. The rear window looks wrap-aroundy.
Even the nose piece does not look symmetrical left to right.

I've seen that factory bullet nose picture before. It sure would be interesting to see the body tub number on it.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/loraxdan66/signature3.jpg
www.studebakerhardtop.com

studegary
06-03-2009, 01:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by Michidan

I've seen that factory bullet nose picture before. It sure would be interesting to see the body tub number on it.



It most likely does not have a body number plate. Factory prototypes, like the '53 convertible, had neither a body tag nor a serial number plate.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

rockne10
06-03-2009, 08:20 PM
Obviously a studio mock-up; probably clay model with foil on the proposed chrome; never even made it to the graveyard.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight