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  • Another GT Bites The Dust!

    Anyone else see this? Posted by our local Cruise News Editor. Too bad for the rare Continental GT, OUCH! I hope the driver is ok.
    JS
    http://kpq.com/classic-car-rolls-off-truck/
    I was STUDEBAKER, when STUDEBAKER wasn't "KOOL".

  • #2
    I don't think that will buff out.
    Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

    40 Champion 4 door*
    50 Champion 2 door*
    53 Commander K Auto*
    53 Commander K overdrive*
    55 President Speedster
    62 GT 4Speed*
    63 Avanti R1*
    64 Champ 1/2 ton

    * Formerly owned

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    • #3
      Perhaps the driver did not pay enough attention to the unusual/unfamiliar shift pattern (assuming that it was AT).
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #4
        Studebakers are tough..........just ads to the patina. Plenty of those old square T-Birds to rip a roof off of to fix this GT.
        sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
        1950 Champion Convertible
        1950 Champion 4Dr
        1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
        1957 Thunderbird

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        • #5
          "Tis only a flesh wound!"
          The Dark Knight, Monty Python's "The Holy Grail"

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          • #6
            ............YUP........That's how you save on shipping charges......Just go for the cheapest one out there.............

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            • #7
              This story says the brakes 'failed'~

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              Either way~ Oooops.


              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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              • #8
                IF this is how it happened, he must have been going at a pretty good "clip" for this to happen, rather than just have the car nose over the end of the ramps and get stuck there.

                I wonder who in NY was to receive the GT?
                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                SDC member since 1968
                Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                • #9
                  Shiny side up, rubber side down.
                  sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
                  1950 Champion Convertible
                  1950 Champion 4Dr
                  1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
                  1957 Thunderbird

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                  • #10
                    Looks like the "Cascade" Auto Center lived up to it's name.

                    Hope the driver is okay.
                    Dan Peterson
                    Montpelier, VT
                    1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
                    1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by StudeDave57 View Post
                      This story says the brakes 'failed'~

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                      Either way~ Oooops.


                      The story says the car was "partially restored." The brakes apparently hadn't been that part. 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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                      • #12
                        Shame to have a good car damaged, looks as if this one would still be a good candidate for a convertible conversion since it will need significant body repair.

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                        • #13
                          As I commented on Facebook, I would have expected the ramp to have some kind of stop built in.
                          sigpic

                          "In the heart of Arkansas."
                          Searcy, Arkansas
                          1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                          1952 2R pickup

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                          • #14
                            Whether the brakes failed or not - what would you expect the driver to say? "The brakes failed." or "It was my fault.

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                            • #15
                              Lets hope for the sake of preserving another GT that the carrier had adequate insurance to right this wrong. There must be someone on this forum capable of resurrecting this unfortunate event. I agree with post# 13 that surely some sort of back up device should have been present to prevent this from occurring.
                              Bill

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