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  • Let's name all the one-off Studes still existing

    I'll start. I guess we could include prototypes, too. Here are the ones I can think of:

    1. The Frua Lark(s)
    2. Mademoiselle convertible
    3. 1953 convertible
    4. 1947 (?) woodie

    Can anyone think of others?
    "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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    Originally posted by Scott View Post
    I'll start. I guess we could include prototypes, too. Here are the ones I can think of:

    1. The Frua Lark(s)
    2. Mademoiselle convertible
    3. 1953 convertible
    4. 1947 (?) woodie

    Can anyone think of others?
    The Frua Larks are not one-offs as there were four of them~ two sedans and two hardtops.
    The two sedans survive, and are currently in storage within about five miles of 'here'.

    But adding to your list-- the '55 panel/delivery van prototype comes to mind.
    It survives, and last I heard is/was being restored by/for StoneBaker Pizza in Indiana.
    It'd be an even better story if it still had it's original powerplant.
    I best not go there...
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    • #3
      How about the 2 Avanti styling prototypes and the cab forward pickup.
      Rob

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      • #4
        The late 1950s Hurley Hawk. I was lucky enough to actually see it in 1986, in a shed in Hastings NE.

        Also, the Joe Granatelli Avanti with Caddy 429 is close enough to, "factory job" for me.

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        • #5
          Sherwood Egbert's Avanti Red '64 Avanti R3 was a "One Off" Car, with many "Personal Special requests" accomplished on it, just not a radical variation from the run of the mill Production Cars.

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          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            The "Doctor's Car"!

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            • #7
              The Brooks Stevens styling studies;
              Sceptre, Skyview wagon, and Lark sedan version.

              Craig

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              • #8
                Scott, i sent you a pm, email me if you can on this dannyo.

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                • #9
                  The 1963 prototype cabover truck, now in the Studebaker National Museum.
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                  Gary Ash
                  Dartmouth, Mass.

                  '32 Indy car replica (in progress)
                  ’41 Commander Land Cruiser
                  '48 M5
                  '65 Wagonaire Commander
                  '63 Wagonaire Standard
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                  • #10
                    Jim Maloney's '54 Commander convertible. It was featured a few years ago in TW.
                    Chip
                    '63 Cruiser
                    '57 Packard wagon
                    '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
                    '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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                    • #11
                      The one off Vince Gardner built 1947 'Studebaker Special'.

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                      • #12
                        There are probably many "one offs" if you count certain color combinations and optional equipment. Also, the 1951 Commander business coupe may still survive, somewhere.

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                        • #13
                          Then there were all of those 'prototypes' and crudely reworked factory wack & hack jobs that rusted into flakes in the oblivion of the Proving Ground, recorded in old photographs.
                          Sad that that full wrap-around glass Starlight coupe was not rescued, or at least the one-off rear glass, which adapted to a solider example, could have been preserved for posterity.

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                          • #14
                            Asa Hall's diesel powered Zip Van, the 2 R powered Champ pickups.
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                            • #15
                              This has branched out to post-Studebaker customs, like Maloney's and Gardner's. Including them would be like including all Studebakers that have been customized (I have owned at least three - depending on how you categorize them.). I think that there were enough one-offs by and/or for Studebaker to limit it to that.
                              Gary L.
                              Wappinger, NY

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