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Aussie Hawk
09-15-2010, 04:37 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/1953-Studebaker-Champion-S-Silver-3sp-M-Sedan-/140452857210?pt=AU_Cars&hash=item20b3a4857a

StudeRich
09-15-2010, 06:41 PM
"S" Yeah right, it's a Champion SIX (6), like all of them.

Interesting thing they did with the Amber front and rear Turn signals though, those front lenses must be custom made for export or made in Country, can't tell what they did to the rears, poor pic.

Jim B PEI
09-15-2010, 07:00 PM
Couldn't make out if it had overdrive or not. Still, if they are going to ask $20k AU ($19.2K Can, $18.75K US) I think they should at least have vacuumed the floor.

Bob Andrews
09-15-2010, 07:19 PM
Is that the Varsity? Oh wait, that's a Packard Lark model.

Aussie Hawk
09-15-2010, 08:42 PM
"S" Yeah right, it's a Champion SIX (6), like all of them.

Interesting thing they did with the Amber front and rear Turn signals though, those front lenses must be custom made for export or made in Country, can't tell what they did to the rears, poor pic.

Down here it's normal for the turn signals to be seperate from the brake lights, and amber lenses, the front ones can be clear. I remember the first time I saw a turn signal on an imported US car - it was such a novelty seeing the brake light flashing - Ok, Ok, I was 10 alright, sheeesh.
My '54 Champion had been modified by the previous owner, I assume, it wasn't a factory job, but pretty good.
http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/Aussie_Hawk/ruby3.jpg
http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/Aussie_Hawk/ruby1-3.jpg

Bob Andrews
09-15-2010, 09:16 PM
I remember the first time I saw a turn signal on an imported US car - it was such a novelty seeing the brake light flashing - Ok, Ok, I was 10 alright, sheeesh.


Wow, they had cars way back then??

Aussie Hawk
09-15-2010, 11:05 PM
Wow, they had cars way back then??

I can't work out how to insert Icons in the new Forum format, so....... A BIG FAT RASPBERRY TO YOU MR. ANDREWS ;-)

Bob Andrews
09-16-2010, 04:25 AM
Did you mean something like http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-taunt004.gif

or maybe http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-taunt008.gif

Just be careful- there might be consequences like http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-taunt015.gif

Jim B PEI
09-16-2010, 07:06 AM
I remember Cadillac about 35 years ago or more using clear/white lenses on the rear, and under the same (longish) lens having both amber bulbs for turns and white bulbs for reverse, similar in effect to what the new Toyota Prius and lots of tuner cars have, which is white, amber and red bulbs under clear/white. I suppose that sort of fix wasn't acceptable in Australia, where the rear lens for turn signals had to be amber, whereas the front lens (like the 62-63-64 GT Hawk) could be either?

8E45E
09-16-2010, 07:20 AM
I remember Cadillac about 35 years ago or more using clear/white lenses on the rear, and under the same (longish) lens having both amber bulbs for turns and white bulbs for reverse, similar in effect to what the new Toyota Prius and lots of tuner cars have, which is white, amber and red bulbs under clear/white. I suppose that sort of fix wasn't acceptable in Australia, where the rear lens for turn signals had to be amber, whereas the front lens (like the 62-63-64 GT Hawk) could be either?

That appeared on Cadillac for 1962.

Scroll to page 72 for more info:

http://books.google.ca/books?id=XCEDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA228&lpg=PA228&dq=popular+science+october+1961&source=bl&ots=WpAi0xew6T&sig=yjDzhs5ZlIcdKyzuI_BDPdBxATE&hl=en&ei=7wqSTJmMEJPCsAOS_4HACg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=popular%20science%20october%201961&f=false

Craig

studeclunker
09-16-2010, 12:15 PM
LOL, really gentlemen, what do you expect for a car jockey? They all seem to be the same no matter where they are.;) It does look like a nice car though. A tri-star at that!:D

studegary
09-16-2010, 01:08 PM
He also calls it a "146---" instead of the correct 14G---.
I e-mailed him with this correction and the "S".
He probably just doesn't know.

studegary
09-17-2010, 02:46 PM
He also calls it a "146---" instead of the correct 14G---.
I e-mailed him with this correction and the "S".
He probably just doesn't know.

He didn't respond to me or note it in his listing, but I see that he did correct the number, in two places, from 146 to 14G.