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ClaymoreWW
02-26-2010, 03:15 PM
Well, I've been curious since last week. It was reported that a copy of the first Superman comic - Action Comics, actually - was sold for $1,000,000.00. I saw the image and wondered - is the car on the cover a Studebaker?

http://megatrafficnow.info/images/superman1.jpg

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
53-54 C/Ks, 55 Speedsters, 63 Daytonas, Wagonaires Registries (http://www.teamwetworks.com/stregs/)

http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

sweetolbob
02-26-2010, 03:22 PM
George

Personally the fender shape and hood side trim remind me more of a 37 Ford. As does the grill and general body.

Bob

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh263/sweetolbob/P1000416.jpg?t=1227109182, http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh263/sweetolbob/031-1.jpg?t=1254424814

Chris_Dresbach
02-26-2010, 03:59 PM
Sure does look like a stude to me.

Chris Dresbach
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/ModelN-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/40champion-1-1.jpghttp://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/Studebaker%201/N10-1-1.jpg
1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N

BobGlasscock
02-26-2010, 04:04 PM
There's no oil on the ground under it. BUT, Superman is saving it from those criminal types, so it must be a Studebaker.

'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

55 prez
02-26-2010, 04:45 PM
Could be a Lincoln Zephyr.

Jim Caldwell
"The view don't change if you ain't the lead dog"
http://ozarktrails.tripod.com

Jeff_H
02-26-2010, 05:04 PM
I am thinking '36 ford. It was the last year ford had pod headlights and there are clearly those on the cover art (including the driver side one flying off!). Clues I base my opinion:

Pod headlights
rear suicide doors
no center post in the windshield
trunk "bustle"
grill in side of hood

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/1936_Ford_Model_68_730_De_Luxe_Fordor_Touring_Sedan_GEF887.jpg

That said, 30s cars are not my area and I could well be wrong. I've not seen too many pictures of non-ford or chevys from that era.

Wow though, $1M for a rather ratty looking old comic... I don't get it, but to each their own!

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

ClaymoreWW
02-26-2010, 05:28 PM
I had also thought Ford, but knew the 37 had integrated headlights in the fenders. I had decided not to post anything until I saw today's eyecandy (reposted here):

http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz230/3dudestowing/IMG_3272_resize.jpg

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
53-54 C/Ks, 55 Speedsters, 63 Daytonas, Wagonaires Registries (http://www.teamwetworks.com/stregs/)

http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

Eugene
02-26-2010, 09:15 PM
Are you sure that is not Studebaker man he has an [S] on his suit.