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texbodemer
10-19-2010, 07:27 PM
Does anybody have any information on L.E. Belcourt Co., at 12th and Pine, Seattle? Also, could you send me a private message if you have photos of the dealership?

(S)
10-19-2010, 07:36 PM
Lots of license plate frames floating around from this dealer. Several puget sound SDC members have cars from there, and Lic plate frames too. I have had 3 parts cars from there.

You should look up a few long time seattle/ NPS and Whatcom members because I know they have already collected pictures and have lists of all the WA dealers they could find. Seattle SDC has a book of pictures, I have seen it.

StudeDave57
10-19-2010, 07:42 PM
I have no 'information' other then this~

My '65 Cruiser's PO shows she was delivered there new. When I got her in 1991, she was still sportin' BOTH of her L.E. Belcourt frames!!! I took them off the car quite awhile ago-- and she has traveled very far and wide since-- but I have kept them around.
I'll can get a pic of one for ya if you'd like...
THat's the best I can do.

texbodemer
10-19-2010, 07:46 PM
Do you have a list of members?

texbodemer
10-19-2010, 07:51 PM
If you could post a pic of the frame, that would be great.

StudeDave57
06-22-2011, 12:48 PM
If you could post a pic of the frame, that would be great.
I'll have to see about getting one of it alone, but it's in this pic~



Note that there is also one from Yakima for you too!!!

texbodemer
06-22-2011, 01:22 PM
Many thanks
Also, can I put these on my new blog: studebakerdealers.blogspot.com ?

StudeDave57
06-22-2011, 01:25 PM
Many thanks Also, can I put these on my new blog: studebakerdealers.blogspot.com ?
Wouldn't you rather have individual shots instead... ;)

Dig the TWO different ones from Morrow-Cahoon. One is from my old '58 Scotsman wagon, and the other is on the back of Dad's '57 Broadmoor. Also (maybe?) of interest- the Frank E. Rhodes decal on the decklid of my '57 Commander Custom 4door. I have NO idea if that was a Stude dealer or not. :confused:






StudeDave '57 :cool:

Dwain G.
06-22-2011, 04:57 PM
Ralph Novaria in the Tacoma Chapter used to work there. It's possible he would have a pic or know where to find one. I won't be home for about a week or I would give you contact information now.
I the late 60s-early 70s I used to call there for Renault parts for my shop.

christophe
06-23-2011, 02:44 AM
I the late 60s-early 70s I used to call there for Renault parts for my shop.

Hi Dwain,

I'm a little bit curious. On what Renault did you work? 4CV, Dauphine, R8, R16 ?

Dwain G.
06-23-2011, 07:52 AM
Hi Dwain,

I'm a little bit curious. On what Renault did you work? 4CV, Dauphine, R8, R16 ?

All of the above, but mostly Dauphine and R8. Thankfully there were almost no R16s in this area!
Most of our parts were bought at BAP, but we bought dealer-only items from Belcourt, I guess because they kept a good inventory.

christophe
06-23-2011, 10:11 AM
Thankfully there were almost no R16s in this area!
.

Do you mean there were maintenance problems with this model? In France they were (and still are) considered as very good cars. The main problem was rust. As you knew the Dauphine and the R8, you surely know what I mean!

texbodemer
06-23-2011, 10:57 AM
Frank E Rhodes sold both Studebakers and Ramblers at 330 Main Avenue South, in Renton WA. For a picture go to studebakerdealers.blogspot.com

StudeDave57
06-23-2011, 11:27 AM
For a picture go to studebakerdealers.blogspot.com
Very nice!!! Glad I could help out.

http://studebakerdealers.blogspot.com/2011/06/frank-e-rhodes-renton.html

texbodemer
06-23-2011, 05:13 PM
Sure thing

Dwain G.
06-23-2011, 10:39 PM
Do you mean there were maintenance problems with this model? In France they were (and still are) considered as very good cars. The main problem was rust. As you knew the Dauphine and the R8, you surely know what I mean!

I just found them difficult to work on. I wasn't real fond of any Renaults. The Caravelle was cute, but just a Dauphine in a party dress. In the U.S. we got Simca Aronde and the rear engined 1000 models, they were okay. I really liked the Peugeot 403 and 404.

stude-54
06-23-2011, 10:42 PM
Here's an interesting Dealer ID Plate from my 54 Champion. Stuck right above the trunk handle. It's aluminum, not sure how to restore it, but it'll go back on the old girl at the proper time....9746

christophe
06-24-2011, 02:29 AM
In the U.S. we got Simca Aronde and the rear engined 1000 models, they were okay. I really liked the Peugeot 403 and 404.

I have an Aronde (1951) and a 1000 (1962). You also got the Simca 1204 (Remember Peggy, the secretary in Mannix. I'm fond of old US movies and series. Once in awhile, I spot french cars in them.) called 1100 in its birthplace. 403 and 404 were extremely reliable. Many friends still enjoy them.

texbodemer
06-24-2011, 05:02 PM
Could you post pictures of them?