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    One Of One Hundred Specially Built 'Presidential' Studebakers?

    http://www.dupontregistry.com/autos/...?itemid=448389
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

  • #2
    Hi
    What a fine example of BS hype, consistent with all other advertising copy Volo staff writes for the cars they sell. The implication that it is exclusively rare is just to suck in a rube with too much money.

    No where in all the articles I have, including Fred Fox's thorough treatments, covering those '56-'57 President Classics is any limited edition President ever mentioned.

    I'll bet that when we finally see the photos of it, that it turns out to be that extremely fine air conditioned, azure and wedgewood blue '57 President Classic offered at Hershey this year for $20K. Check out Leonard Shepard's photos of Hershey elsewhere to see it.

    Steve

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    • #3
      Hi
      What a fine example of BS hype, consistent with all other advertising copy Volo staff writes for the cars they sell. The implication that it is exclusively rare is just to suck in a rube with too much money.

      No where in all the articles I have, including Fred Fox's thorough treatments, covering those '56-'57 President Classics is any limited edition President ever mentioned.

      I'll bet that when we finally see the photos of it, that it turns out to be that extremely fine air conditioned, azure and wedgewood blue '57 President Classic offered at Hershey this year for $20K. Check out Leonard Shepard's photos of Hershey elsewhere to see it.

      Steve

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      • #4
        Jeff, this interesting and probably Dick Quinn or someone else really familiar with production can answer this. Cannon and Fox don't address it. Like you I have never heard of this. Thanks for posting

        See you in the future as I write about our past
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        • #5
          Jeff, this interesting and probably Dick Quinn or someone else really familiar with production can answer this. Cannon and Fox don't address it. Like you I have never heard of this. Thanks for posting

          See you in the future as I write about our past
          sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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          • #6
            That's odd since I got a very nice deal on a GT Hawk from that museum. They were asking 10K, bought it for 9K, no hype, honest ad and the car was stunning.



            JDP/Maryland
            63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
            spent to date $54664,75
            64 R2 GT (Sid)
            spent to date $62,439.30
            63 Lark 2 door
            51 Commander
            39 Coupe express
            39 Coupe express (rod)

            JDP Maryland

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            • #7
              That's odd since I got a very nice deal on a GT Hawk from that museum. They were asking 10K, bought it for 9K, no hype, honest ad and the car was stunning.



              JDP/Maryland
              63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
              spent to date $54664,75
              64 R2 GT (Sid)
              spent to date $62,439.30
              63 Lark 2 door
              51 Commander
              39 Coupe express
              39 Coupe express (rod)

              JDP Maryland

              Comment


              • #8
                Good point, JP. I'm wondering, having just looked at their website, about the fact that the enterprise is now in "the third generation of same-family ownership." That's all well and good, but sometimes succeeding generations tend to overplay, taking advantage of, the reputation garnered by earlier ones. Just a thought, referencing their $32,000 [:0] R-1/Air 1963 Avanti also in their inventory! BP
                We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                Ayn Rand:
                "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                • #9
                  Good point, JP. I'm wondering, having just looked at their website, about the fact that the enterprise is now in "the third generation of same-family ownership." That's all well and good, but sometimes succeeding generations tend to overplay, taking advantage of, the reputation garnered by earlier ones. Just a thought, referencing their $32,000 [:0] R-1/Air 1963 Avanti also in their inventory! BP
                  We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                  Ayn Rand:
                  "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                  G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                  • #10
                    "Exterior: ICE BLUE"

                    I'm surprized they didn't fudge "IKE BLUE" in this instance!

                    "Presidential" laughable![)]

                    Miscreant adrift in
                    the BerStuda Triangle


                    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                    1960 Larkvertible V8
                    1958 Provincial wagon
                    1953 Commander coupe

                    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                    • #11
                      "Exterior: ICE BLUE"

                      I'm surprized they didn't fudge "IKE BLUE" in this instance!

                      "Presidential" laughable![)]

                      Miscreant adrift in
                      the BerStuda Triangle


                      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                      1960 Larkvertible V8
                      1958 Provincial wagon
                      1953 Commander coupe

                      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Maybe I ought to start noting these 'special' models in my Registry [?] [?] [?]
                        This would be the first one...



                        StudeDave [8D]
                        V/P San Diego County SDC
                        San Diego, Ca

                        www.studebakersandiego.com

                        '54 Commander Regal 4dr 'Ruby'
                        '57 Commander DeLuxe 2dr 'Baby'
                        '57 Champion Custom 2dr 'Jewel'
                        '57 Parkview (she's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
                        '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
                        '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'
                        StudeDave '57
                        US Navy (retired)

                        3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                        SDC Member since 1985

                        past President
                        Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                        San Diego Chapter SDC

                        past Vice President
                        San Diego Chapter SDC
                        North Florida Chapter SDC

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                        • #13
                          Maybe I ought to start noting these 'special' models in my Registry [?] [?] [?]
                          This would be the first one...



                          StudeDave [8D]
                          V/P San Diego County SDC
                          San Diego, Ca

                          www.studebakersandiego.com

                          '54 Commander Regal 4dr 'Ruby'
                          '57 Commander DeLuxe 2dr 'Baby'
                          '57 Champion Custom 2dr 'Jewel'
                          '57 Parkview (she's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
                          '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
                          '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'
                          StudeDave '57
                          US Navy (retired)

                          3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                          SDC Member since 1985

                          past President
                          Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                          San Diego Chapter SDC

                          past Vice President
                          San Diego Chapter SDC
                          North Florida Chapter SDC

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                          • #14
                            You may have hit it Bob, the ad I bought from was hype free.

                            JDP/Maryland
                            63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
                            spent to date $54664,75
                            64 R2 GT (Sid)
                            spent to date $62,439.30
                            63 Lark 2 door
                            51 Commander
                            39 Coupe express
                            39 Coupe express (rod)

                            JDP Maryland

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              You may have hit it Bob, the ad I bought from was hype free.

                              JDP/Maryland
                              63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
                              spent to date $54664,75
                              64 R2 GT (Sid)
                              spent to date $62,439.30
                              63 Lark 2 door
                              51 Commander
                              39 Coupe express
                              39 Coupe express (rod)

                              JDP Maryland

                              Comment

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