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ST2DE5
06-11-2016, 07:52 PM
Taken at UMV Zone meet
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/DSC01540_zpsohyekvln.jpg (http://s220.photobucket.com/user/51stude/media/DSC01540_zpsohyekvln.jpg.html)

Scott
06-11-2016, 08:28 PM
Very pretty! Maybe it's "expressi"?

Chris Pile
06-11-2016, 08:52 PM
Great shot!

BobPalma
06-11-2016, 09:09 PM
Very pretty! Maybe it's "expressi"?

:) Actually, Scott; the correct plural is Coupes Express because Express describes Coupes.

'Sort of like having two married sisters, in which case you'd have two brothers-in-law, not two brother-in-laws. ;) :cool: BP

289stude
06-11-2016, 10:01 PM
37 38 38 39 nice. Didn't know they made CE with cathedral headlight. But... I like it.

Scott
06-11-2016, 10:24 PM
:) Actually, Scott; the correct plural is Coupes Express because Express describes Coupes.

'Sort of like having two married sisters, in which case you'd have two brothers-in-law, not two brother-in-laws. ;) :cool: BP
Thanks, Bob! I'm glad you set us all straight on that one. Must be derived from French grammar.

kurtruk
06-11-2016, 10:49 PM
Bob,
Isn't it a proper noun? The model name is Studebaker Coupe Express.

Wouldn't it be 4 1949 Buick Roadmaster Rivieras, not 4 1949 Buick Roadmasters Riviera?

I know three guys named Doug Smith. That's three Doug Smiths, not three Dougs Smith.

8E45E
06-11-2016, 11:42 PM
Total value of all four together??

Craig

studeclunker
06-12-2016, 12:35 AM
:) Actually, Scott; the correct plural is Coupes Express because Express describes Coupes.

'Sort of like having two married sisters, in which case you'd have two brothers-in-law, not two brother-in-laws. ;) :cool: BP


Thanks, Bob! I'm glad you set us all straight on that one. Must be derived from French grammar.


Bob,
Isn't it a proper noun? The model name is Studebaker Coupe Express.

Wouldn't it be 4 1949 Buick Roadmaster Rivieras, not 4 1949 Buick Roadmasters Riviera?

I know three guys named Doug Smith. That's three Doug Smiths, not three Dougs Smith.


Gosh, you fellas sound like my dear old Mum. She had a degree in English and never let us forget it.

Beautiful trucks, every one of them!

Studebaker Wheel
06-12-2016, 03:15 AM
No one bothered to mentioned (because they likely did not know) that the first truck (the yellow '39), is on the longer wheelbase President Eight chassis. Not a factory product but nonetheless neat! There is also one 1938 on a President chassis in Calif. It was first shown at the Sacramento meet in 2003.

By the way I vote for Coupes Expresses! Or how about Express Coupes?

Here's mine. I have a meet in my driveway every few days. No travel expenses, no motel bills and I always win best of show.

55267

Skip Lackie
06-12-2016, 07:04 AM
I think Bob is right. Coupe Express, as noted above, is really sorta based on romantic languages, where the adjective follows the noun, like attorney general (the plural is attorneys general). So only the noun, coupe, gets the plural "s". Riviera may have started out as an adjective, but was used as a noun (originally to mean 2-door hardtop) by Buick and the rest of us.

BobPalma
06-12-2016, 07:48 AM
Bob,
Isn't it a proper noun? The model name is Studebaker Coupe Express.

Wouldn't it be 4 1949 Buick Roadmaster Rivieras, not 4 1949 Buick Roadmasters Riviera?

I know three guys named Doug Smith. That's three Doug Smiths, not three Dougs Smith.

:) The Buicks are a good example, Kurt, and it would indeed be four Buick Roadmaster Rivieras, because Roadmaster describes Riviera, just like Express "sort of" describes Coupes.

(I.e., you could also have Super Rivieras, if you remember). :cool: BP

Coupe Express
06-12-2016, 07:56 AM
Two more photos if I did the upload correctly

studeclunker
06-12-2016, 01:09 PM
Though I really detest red, the yellow and red ones are my personal picks. LOVE the styling on them. Could never afford them and I have been told the leg/headroom are tight for someone my height, so wouldn't likely want one anyway. Doesn't stop me from admiring a beautiful vehicle though! I think these beat the El Camino any day!

BShaw
06-12-2016, 01:37 PM
Couple of questions: Were the sealed beam headlamps on the yellow '39 correct or are those 1940? Also, enlighten me on the different designations for the two '38s...President and Commander? I drooled over these at the Zone meet.. all are fabulous examples.

Dwain G.
06-12-2016, 02:55 PM
So if I had a Coupe Express painted dark brown, could I call it a coupe expresso?:lol:

plwindish
06-12-2016, 03:12 PM
The interesting part of the story is they are all owned by the same person.

Scott
06-12-2016, 04:48 PM
No one bothered to mentioned (because they likely did not know) that the first truck (the yellow '39), is on the longer wheelbase President Eight chassis. Not a factory product but nonetheless neat! There is also one 1938 on a President chassis in Calif. It was first shown at the Sacramento meet in 2003.

By the way I vote for Coupes Expresses! Or how about Express Coupes?

Here's mine. I have a meet in my driveway every few days. No travel expenses, no motel bills and I always win best of show.

55267

Great shot, Richard. :)

tomlewis
06-12-2016, 05:15 PM
What?? No wide white walls on the '37 YET ? Tom

63t-cab
06-12-2016, 05:19 PM
The style of the 39s really does some thing for Me.

raprice
06-12-2016, 05:27 PM
:) Actually, Scott; the correct plural is Coupes Express because Express describes Coupes.

'Sort of like having two married sisters, in which case you'd have two brothers-in-law, not two brother-in-laws. ;) :cool: BP

Bob gets a gold star.

Studebaker Wheel
06-12-2016, 08:18 PM
Couple of questions: Were the sealed beam headlamps on the yellow '39 correct or are those 1940? Also, enlighten me on the different designations for the two '38s...President and Commander? I drooled over these at the Zone meet.. all are fabulous examples.

Seal beams were not offered in '39. The 1940 model seal beams were retrofitted to both my green truck and the yellow one shown in the first image. Studebaker never offered a Coupe Express on the President chassis. In 1937 it was on the Dictator chassis and in 1938-39 on the Commander chassis. All that is required however to make a President Coupe Express is a President chassis and front clip to which the regular CE cab and box are mounted. That's what was done on the yellow truck and the '38 I mentioned in California. A straight eight pick up in the 30s would have been the ultimate truck especially with the handsome styling. However most truck buyers would have shunned such extravagance as they were looking for economy.