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glen
06-20-2006, 03:43 PM
Hi all, I thought I would send along a picture of "Charlene"
my 1953 Tudoor sedan. Manufactured at the Vernon, CA plant
and then spent her life in Sunny California. 56,560 original
miles under her belt. 1 change, as she originally sported a
"Coral Red" top, she is now 100% "Ivory Mist". Best of all, she
still likes her 2sp DG250 auto tranny. While not as flashly as
the coupes and hardtops of her era, though she sports a
rare inverted tri star, with an "S" on the front and backsides.
Charlene does have a certain flair that causes quite a number
stares while out and about or while stopping at the Sonic. She
is my daily driver here in "Nowhere", AZ., where cows and horses
out number us humans...... Sorry for the extra large sizing,
still getting use to photobucket.

http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/stude.jpg

Glen Brose
53 Champion 2 dr Sedan

DEEPNHOCK
06-20-2006, 04:28 PM
Sweet ride!
Jeff[8D]

Dick Steinkamp
06-20-2006, 04:47 PM
Beautiful car, Glen.

Did you buy that from David Carter in San Jose?



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

glen
06-20-2006, 04:52 PM
Yes sir.....3 years ago this week....David
was beside himself after getting it completed
that it just wasn't the car for him...
I believe he got his 50 or 51 Business
Coupe restored, the last time I heard
from him, which was really the ride he
wanted. Quite the gentleman.....

Thanks



Glen Brose
53 Champion 2 dr Sedan

tomnoller
06-20-2006, 04:56 PM
It really IS a beaut, Glen! Especially if you got it from David. He overlooks nothing.

glen
06-20-2006, 05:16 PM
You're right...the only thing he didn't
do, was to recreate the 1953 pinstriped
upholstery, which I have the material for.
But everything else is pretty "dead on"
matched. There was a lot of talk time and
stories. Charlene also took 1st place in
class at the PSW section show at Barona
in September 03 (TW April 04)

Thanks




Glen Brose
53 Champion 2 dr Sedan

Dick Steinkamp
06-20-2006, 06:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by glen

Yes sir.....3 years ago this week

I watched David restore this car (helped a little bit :)). He started with a very nice original. He is an absolute craftsman. Did everything PERFECT [:p]. It is a beautiful car in every way. You are a lucky man to own it. I know of no other person that would have gone through that much work (and $$$) to restore a low end Champion 2 door, but I'm glad he did. The car is unique and stunning [8D]



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

glen
06-20-2006, 07:01 PM
Thanks Dick!!!

What also attracted me, in addition to the quality
in his work, he also took the time to document the
entire process, step by step, and had it on his site,
with pictures, for you to see how he did the work and
what materials he used....which after downloading it,
it has become an excellent source material and reference.


Glen Brose
53 Champion 2 dr Sedan

bams50
06-20-2006, 10:13 PM
What a beauty; LOVE the wide whites!!

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

glen
06-20-2006, 10:42 PM
Thanks Bams,

There is something about the "Plain Jane"
look....Not pretentious...Just right!!!
The white's do make a statement!!!

Glen Brose
53 Champion 2 dr Sedan

stude freak
06-21-2006, 01:53 PM
Beautiful Stude another background pic for me.While not flashy , but classy,just check out the spacing on the door n hood ,even all around and that takes time and patience, a very good restoration.

glen
06-21-2006, 06:42 PM
Thanks Stude Freak...yeah not as flashy as the
hrdtop and coupes but still a classly lady....




Glen Brose
53 Champion 2 dr Sedan

showbizkid
06-21-2006, 09:05 PM
That's truly gorgeous. Congratulations!

---------------------------
Clark in San Diego:

Proud new owner of a '63 Lark!

glen
06-21-2006, 09:38 PM
Thanks Clark,
Hope you enjoy your "New" Lark.
Up until a year ago, you would find "Charlene"
and I crusing the streets of Ramona daily...
Now we are doing it in the "Northern Zone" of AZ.




Glen Brose
53 Champion 2 dr Sedan