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Transtar56
04-21-2006, 12:45 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1951-Champion-Regal-Deluxe-Conv-Body-Off-Restoration_W0QQitemZ4633538752

Roscomacaw
04-21-2006, 12:03 PM
Neat car! You can tell the write-up's done by a non-Stude sort.

"The appraiser said this - the appraiser said that....." Bunch of floo-fla to justify his appraisal fees!:(

I should print up some business cards, make up a resume of my years involved with the old car realm and start giving appraisals.[}:)]

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

ladysilverhawk
04-21-2006, 01:01 PM
I was wondering if that car was still around.

A fun ride in a Hawk of unknown vintage when I was about 10 was the thing that got me interested in Studebakers in the first place but it was probably that very movie car that restored my interest many years later. I know it had a hand in getting Studebakers added to my "life Gee-I-Always-Wanted-One-Of-Those list". :)


LadySilverHawk
55 President, BUGSPRT
58 Silver Hawk, DRGNHWK
62 Champ Longbox - OldAndInTheWay

mbstude
04-21-2006, 07:49 PM
They should have left it the bright red like it was in the movie. Looks good dark though. I thought that Mr. Magoo's car was a Commander though. Guess not.

Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut. South Georgia Chapter
http://www.stude.com/phpgallery/albums/userpics/0001matthew%7E0.jpghttp://www.stude.com/phpgallery/albums/userpics/avatat.jpghttp://www.stude.com/phpgallery/albums/userpics/basketcase2.jpg
63 Daytona HT (project)
51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101
And here: http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstudepagetwo

Studedude
04-21-2006, 09:16 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

They should have left it the bright red like it was in the movie. Looks good dark though. Memory is a funny thing. I remember it being as-is in the movie.

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DilloCrafter
04-21-2006, 11:08 PM
quote:quote:
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Originally posted by mbstude

They should have left it the bright red like it was in the movie. Looks good dark though.
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Memory is a funny thing. I remember it being as-is in the movie.


... and the movie camera makes it look ten pounds heavier :D

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1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon

imported_n/a
04-22-2006, 04:29 PM
It is a cute car! I would love to have it. But, the Packebaker is taking everything I've got, right now. Why don't we take up a collection here, and buy it so it won't end up being used in the horror movie sequel: "Preston Tucker Meets Christine" [:0]

mbstude
04-22-2006, 05:13 PM
If 'we' buy it, we can store it at my shop, next to our 51 coupe. Althoug it would make the coupe look bad. Sure would be cool to have a bulletvertible around. ;)

Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut. South Georgia Chapter
http://www.stude.com/phpgallery/albums/userpics/0001matthew%7E0.jpghttp://www.stude.com/phpgallery/albums/userpics/avatat.jpghttp://www.stude.com/phpgallery/albums/userpics/basketcase2.jpg
63 Daytona HT (project)
51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101
And here: http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstudepagetwo

gordr
04-23-2006, 01:21 AM
quote:Originally posted by Transtar56

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1951-Champion-Regal-Deluxe-Conv-Body-Off-Restoration_W0QQitemZ4633538752


That car was restored by Morris Robichaud in Bashaw, Alberta, just about 60 miles up the road from my place. He had the car to a number of Stude events around here, before selling it to the Disney organization to make the movie. He had a deal to buy it back, once the filming was done, and did so, and then subsequently resold it.

I hadn't heard of him selling the car, and it surprised the heck out of me one day, when I was in Vancouver, and saw it parked on the road in front of one of the mega-mansions on Southwest Marine Drive (district comparable to Beverly Hills, market-wise). Later, I learned about the sale and use of the car for the Mr. Magoo movie.

If anybody here is interested in the car, be assured it is indeed a VERY nice, correctly-restored Champion. No way is it an old beater just gussied up for the movie, at least as long as it is in fact THE movie car, and not an impostor.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands