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Studebaker Wheel
05-01-2011, 01:39 PM
While digging around in the garage attic I came across this NOS antenna kit in the original box (AC-2838). Looks to be complete except for the antenna itself. The instruction sheet is included and shows an application for the 1953-57 models. If I am not mistaken this antenna was introduced in the 1957 model year. The Parts Price Book for ’57 shows it for the 1957 “Sports Model.” I suspect they may have included the 1953 thru ‘56 on the sheet since all the bodies were the same and it would allow dealers to retrofit it to previous models in order to increase the coverage and sell more antennas. Anyone ever recall seeing one installed on a 1953-56 coupe or hardtop? I will likely list this on Ebay in the next few days as I have no use for it. (By the way I am aware the kit was also used on the Hawks in subsequent years.)

Studebaker Wheel
05-01-2011, 01:39 PM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/newsgroup/antennaerear.jpg?t=1304275085

Here is a photo of the kit.