View Full Version : Chris' other Eye Candy 12/21 clay prototype

12-20-2009, 11:16 PM
Clay model. This was proposed for the '50-'51 champion.

Chris Dresbach

dean pearson
12-20-2009, 11:27 PM
I like it!
The only drawback I see is those little round windows.
Don't ask me why but those make me think "PIMP" mobile.
The body style kinda reminds me of the old GTO "judge"
Wish I had the front bumper off of it to fit onto my 51 fender / 50 center piece combo I'm useing on my 52 2 door hard top.


Thanks Chris.


12-20-2009, 11:30 PM
Wow, that is cool! I agree with Mr.Pearson, that window has to go. Thanks for posting!

Dylan Wills
'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

12-20-2009, 11:37 PM
Looks like a 1950 Champion on steroids. It almost looks cartoonish also. If Superman drove a car back then, this would have been his ride for sure. [8D]

Lark ala mode
In the middle of Minnesota

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12-21-2009, 04:27 AM
Now we know where Ford got the idea for the port hole windows on the early Thunderbird. ;)

Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1

12-21-2009, 05:35 AM
http://i47.tinypic.com/207vll2.gif Never seen this one before, They did have the're best sales in 1950, surely they could have afforded to produce this car as a first american sports car. We could have had a Studette to tear up the drag strips with the new V-8.

If it wasn't for the last minute i'd never get anything done.

12-21-2009, 08:50 AM
I like it. I wonder what a more developed design would have looked like after the engineers got through modifying it. Vent windows would have broken the nice line of the door glass and even a different glass for that port hole would change the look. Sure would have been a sporty car if done right.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg"In the heart of Arkansas."
1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas

12-21-2009, 09:08 AM
Superman rode around in Lois Lane's Nash Rambler

If it wasn't for the last minute i'd never get anything done.

12-21-2009, 11:58 AM
That's awesome. Would've been a killer in the mid 50s, don't know about 50. Maybe too dramatic.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner

12-21-2009, 08:16 PM
Check out how far back those wheel whells go!

Chris Dresbach

Steve T
12-21-2009, 08:31 PM
That reminds me of a circa-1947 Delahaye or similar, the postwar iteration of the French prewar art-deco coachbuilt bodies (look up Delage, Bugatti, Talbot-Lago et al). Also makes me think more than a little of a Kaiser-Darrin roadster...Neat piece.


12-21-2009, 08:40 PM
When I first looked at that picture, it brought to mind a '73 Monte Carlo like this one:


From this angle, the swoop of the tops of the F and R fenders looks similar. Those porthole windows also forshadow the landau roofs of the 70s.

Jeff in ND
'53 Champion Hardtop