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    Yep, a story & depending on interest I might tell it... Click image for larger version

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    It goes from about 1976 until this day that just passed;
    7/2-2017.
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    Josephine
    -55
    Champion V8
    4d sedan

  • #2
    Hey Nox...most of us tell stories without regard to "interest"...so why shouldn't you?! Really, that looks like a beautiful car. Even with the collection of various "other year" trim, it looks well done and I like it. Tell us the story.
    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    SDC member since 1975

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    • #3
      Story!-------Story!--------Story!!!!!!!!!

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      • #4
        You are naughty Nox, teasing us like this.

        Come on, tell us a bedtime story, eh?

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        • #5
          If he doesn't wanna tell it.... Let it be.
          sals54

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          • #6
            Ofcourse I wanna tell!

            It begins in the 60-70's when there was a gas station across the street from where I grew up & they had a garage on the back & the "greaser-guy" who greased the cars was a pal of my dad.
            Rolf was his name & nicknamed Roffe, in Swedish you even say the "e".
            My dad said "Roffe has a Mustang" & I didn't think much about it cuz my dad knew about cars... But I didn't get to see the Mustang 'cause we only went to the garage to leave & get our grease-needing or greased cars & Roffe walked to work as he lived nearby.
            But one day later in my teens we passed his own garage & there was the car & I saw it & said "But it's a Shelby!" "yep" said Roffe & I thought my dad was quite a fool since then... (It was a GT500 too.)
            You didn't think it was gonna be the Studebaker did you? (snigger... )
            Anyway, my good pal Thomas (who by the way bought a -31 Ford to Hot Rod as his 1:st car) was ofcourse also a car-maniac & his mum took care of Roffes daughter in daytime when the parents was working & one day Thomas tells me that Roffe's daughter told him Roffe's got a Studebaker...
            So I told dad who said he didn't have a clue.
            & a few days later dad said "no, Roffe aint got no Studebaker, he didn't know what I was talking about"!
            THAT kinda stayed in my mind over the years... I soon after that moved away from home & by time lost contact with the people there.
            (This all took place in Jakobsberg, 20 km north of Stockholm.)
            My life has been interesting & in circa -98 I spotted a Danish-registered Golden Hawk (yep, the one on the picture, but this picture I didn't take, I googled it) in Varberg That I took 2 photos of, but can't find now...
            Then yesterday on the facebook-group Studebakers of Scandinavia a guy posted a pic of the car from Hot Rod Show in the 70's where it was stated that the guy who owned the car was working in a gas-stations garage... So I wrote that I bet the guys name was Rolf...
            A while later a woman writes that it's HER car & that she bought it -97 from Roffe's whife & daughter 'cause Roffe just died!
            Now then: this was yesterday, 7/2-2017 & 6/2 as in the day before I came to think about why Roffe denied to my dad he had a Studebaker & when his daughter said so & why I never saw any Studebaker at all...?

            As I reckon you understand: Studebakers has always been rare & exclusive in Europe, even thou we've had a few they were exactly that here: a few.
            So when a Studebaker-maniac like me misses one it eats me a bit... but I found it yesterday, exported to Denmark, & that's ok cuz they have even fewer Studebakers & US cars.

            Hope I didn't bore the XXXX out of you...
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            Josephine
            -55
            Champion V8
            4d sedan

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            • #7
              Nox, you bored me not one bit! In fact, what a great way to start my day. A great read to go with my breakfast, it helped get my mood in the right place for the start of the day. Thanks!

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              • #8
                Nice when some one enjoys it!
                I was kinda stressed when I wrote it because I was short of time but looking at it now I think I got most of it right.
                Yesterday I was like a 1:st time teenager in love, I just couldn't wait to tell anyone interested, that's how naive I am...
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                Josephine
                -55
                Champion V8
                4d sedan

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                • #9
                  Hey Noxnabaker, chances are, if it includes cars, youth, girls, or anything mechanical, we'll like it ! I got a bunch of stories too, but I usually wait until another person starts something I'm familiar with, ha ! Good story sir.

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                  • #10
                    Great story but he needs to be a bit more politically correct like we are here in the USA. We don't call them "greasers" or "grease monkeys" like they called me when I worked in the garages...they are now "lubrication technicians".

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                    • #11
                      Thanx for a good laugh Mr Davis!
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                      Josephine
                      -55
                      Champion V8
                      4d sedan

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