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    I noted a while back some discussion re the relative scarcity of the 1957 President 2 door. I thought some readers might like to see the above photo. Comments welcome. Yes, they are all Presidents.

    Richard Quinn
    editor: Antique Studebaker Review
    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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    Close up for the skeptics.

    Richard Quinn
    editor: Antique Studebaker Review
    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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    • #3


      Close up for the skeptics.

      Richard Quinn
      editor: Antique Studebaker Review
      Richard Quinn
      Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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      • #4
        Boy, I never would have thought that they were Presidents. They are too sparsely trimmed. No bright metal trim around the windshield and very little trim along the side.
        Rog

        '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
        '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
        Smithtown,NY
        Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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        • #5
          Boy, I never would have thought that they were Presidents. They are too sparsely trimmed. No bright metal trim around the windshield and very little trim along the side.
          Rog

          '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
          '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
          Smithtown,NY
          Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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          • #6
            Wow that is a rare photo Richard! Obviously a fleet order, and all Police cars I would guess, with the "Custom" 57H-F2 trim level, black tires and paint and no wheelcovers that would make sense!

            It looks like 7 of them, I wonder if they built that many of the Police specials with the 275 HP Golden Hawk Engine? If they did, that could be them!

            I can't remember if they were 2 or 4dr. Presidents now.

            StudeRich
            Studebakers Northwest
            Ferndale, WA
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              Wow that is a rare photo Richard! Obviously a fleet order, and all Police cars I would guess, with the "Custom" 57H-F2 trim level, black tires and paint and no wheelcovers that would make sense!

              It looks like 7 of them, I wonder if they built that many of the Police specials with the 275 HP Golden Hawk Engine? If they did, that could be them!

              I can't remember if they were 2 or 4dr. Presidents now.

              StudeRich
              Studebakers Northwest
              Ferndale, WA
              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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              • #8
                Be fun to have one of those judged today.

                JDP/Maryland
                63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
                spent to date $54664,75
                64 R2 GT (Sid)
                spent to date $62,839.60
                63 Lark 2 door
                51 Commander
                39 Coupe express
                39 Coupe express (rod)

                JDP Maryland

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                • #9
                  Be fun to have one of those judged today.

                  JDP/Maryland
                  63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
                  spent to date $54664,75
                  64 R2 GT (Sid)
                  spent to date $62,839.60
                  63 Lark 2 door
                  51 Commander
                  39 Coupe express
                  39 Coupe express (rod)

                  JDP Maryland

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by StudeRich
                    and all Police cars I would guess
                    Not being old enough to remember, would there have been 2 door police cars? Seems that even back then you would have wanted to separate yourself from the bad guys.

                    Personally, I would like to find one of the tractor trailer rigs to bring my vehicles to a show.


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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by StudeRich
                      and all Police cars I would guess
                      Not being old enough to remember, would there have been 2 door police cars? Seems that even back then you would have wanted to separate yourself from the bad guys.

                      Personally, I would like to find one of the tractor trailer rigs to bring my vehicles to a show.


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                      • #12
                        Rog; if you compare a President '57 "W" Body 4 dr. Sedan to a Commander or Champion (most are trim level 4 (Deluxe) with the full length mouldings or a 2dr. you will see that the only difference is the crossed flags and the Nameplate! The model "B" Commander or "H" President really referred to the Engine, which did include other MECHANICAL only upgrades! Nothing else changed inside or out!

                        These are F2 cheapies, available in Champion & Commander also.

                        quote:Originally posted by raprice

                        Boy, I never would have thought that they were Presidents.
                        StudeRich
                        Studebakers Northwest
                        Ferndale, WA
                        StudeRich
                        Second Generation Stude Driver,
                        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                        • #13
                          Rog; if you compare a President '57 "W" Body 4 dr. Sedan to a Commander or Champion (most are trim level 4 (Deluxe) with the full length mouldings or a 2dr. you will see that the only difference is the crossed flags and the Nameplate! The model "B" Commander or "H" President really referred to the Engine, which did include other MECHANICAL only upgrades! Nothing else changed inside or out!

                          These are F2 cheapies, available in Champion & Commander also.

                          quote:Originally posted by raprice

                          Boy, I never would have thought that they were Presidents.
                          StudeRich
                          Studebakers Northwest
                          Ferndale, WA
                          StudeRich
                          Second Generation Stude Driver,
                          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                          • #14
                            Beautiful looking cars.
                            Mono mind in a stereo world

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                            • #15
                              Beautiful looking cars.
                              Mono mind in a stereo world

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