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kurtruk
05-11-2016, 12:01 AM
Reading Andrew Beckman's column Off The Records in the May TW, it got me to thinking: Which model Studebaker has the highest number of model identifying instances on the vehicle? (Trying to word this to cut down on the technicalities, but I know there will be many) Wheelcovers, trunk emblems, etc. all count. However, a logo (hawk, etc.) doesn't count. The name must be spelled out.

A '50 Champion could have six, right?

Can you top that?

Warren Webb
05-11-2016, 03:09 AM
66 has 7- hood emblem, l&r front fenders, radio face plate, glove box door & rear body panel (2) and if it doesn't have a clock 8 with the clock blank out bezel.

jclary
05-11-2016, 06:28 AM
Until this thread, this is a topic that has never crossed my mind. If it turns out that the '50/'51 bullet nosed cars have the most...that would be ironic. Probably the design that would be the most recognized as a "Studebaker" with zero name badges!;)

The funny thing about that, is that the car's main silhouette emerged in 1947 and cast about the same shadow through 1952.:) In fact, I have met many (Non-Car folks) who only think of Studebaker as making those odd Bullet Nosed cars.:confused: Completely ignorant and discounting altogether the corporation's long rich history and legacy.:(

Even my frumpy '48 Business Coupe, sporting its distinctive Studebaker "First By Far With A Postwar Car," design,:!: is often miss-identified, as a mid-fifties car, than the late forties edition it really represents. That is, despite the fact that, I have a tag bolted to the front bumper boldly announcing it is a 1948.:rolleyes:

8E45E
05-11-2016, 06:48 AM
66 has 7- hood emblem, l&r front fenders, radio face plate, glove box door & rear body panel (2) and if it doesn't have a clock 8 with the clock blank out bezel.

Add the Air Conditioner if it has one.

Not to mention, many 1966 models had one windshield sticker, and a rear window sticker with 'Another '66 Studebaker' on them when new.

Craig

Skybolt
05-11-2016, 07:40 AM
I guess the 59 Lark would have the least as it has only one name script on the rear spelling out Lark. The rest say Studebaker and none inside. Even the badges have a Hawk and not the Lark of 1960 onwards. Do any have less?

That is if you meant "Model" as opposed to "Make".

Len

8E45E
05-11-2016, 07:42 AM
Do any have less?

The '58 Scotsman.

One on the driver's side only, next to the gas filler door.

Craig

kurtruk
05-11-2016, 09:14 AM
That is if you meant "Model" as opposed to "Make".

Yes, as I stated "model."

GWCagle
05-11-2016, 11:59 AM
My 1937 Dictator has none.

Lothar
05-11-2016, 12:41 PM
A 1950 Champion will have the model name on the dash ("instrument board" in Stude-speak), on each fender and, possibly on the wheel covers. I THINK that a 1951 Champion has the model name on the hood ONLY.

RadioRoy
05-11-2016, 01:31 PM
A 1950 Champion will have the model name on the dash ("instrument board" in Stude-speak), on each fender and, possibly on the wheel covers.

Plus on the bullet nose surround and the trunk handle.

qsanford
05-11-2016, 08:02 PM
I wish they would have designed a nameplate to proclaim the "Starliner" in 1952. What a great name for their first postwar hardtop!

8E45E
05-11-2016, 09:51 PM
Plus on the bullet nose surround and the trunk handle.

Then you can count the Accessory items which has it spelled, if it is so equipped: Two I can think of right now which have 'Studebaker' on them are the Kleenex dispenser and the licence plate frames.

Craig

Warren Webb
05-11-2016, 11:50 PM
Add the Air Conditioner if it has one.

Not to mention, many 1966 models had one windshield sticker, and a rear window sticker with 'Another '66 Studebaker' on them when new.

Craig

Craig, you & I both forgot the most important one.....the serial # plate!!

kurtruk
05-12-2016, 12:06 AM
What you have both forgotten is I said "model" name, but have fun with what you're doing anyway.

clonelark
05-12-2016, 05:35 AM
The '58 Scotsman.

One on the driver's side only, next to the gas filler door.


My 58 Scotsman has 3 Scotsman decals, but it's a truck

8E45E
05-12-2016, 06:23 AM
Craig, you & I both forgot the most important one.....the serial # plate!!

The plate is not visible unless they open the door. I presume we are discussing only where its visible to a bystanders, passengers, or other drivers.

Craig

57pack
05-12-2016, 07:20 AM
Always thought the 1963
Studebaker- Lark -Daytona -Wagonaire was a mouthful to say.

studerex
05-12-2016, 03:47 PM
1935 President had "The President" on each hubcap, the horn button and the dash. If you have dual side mounts the total would be 8.