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  • Can Anyone Help me with this Blue Convertible?!

    I recently downloaded an old movie from the 50s with the some old Italian rally race as a backdrop to it's drama and among some of the great scenes was one especially where I thought I glimpsed an old '53 or '54 Champion convertible. I was always under the impression that only one or two prototypes were ever built and both were yellow with red interiors? Am I wrong and if so, I questioned my own sanity of what I prehaps saw or not in this movie and went back frame by frame until I was able to catch a screen capture of the Studebaker convertible in question.

    Maybe I'm a complete idiot but in all of 60 years I've been aware of Studes I have never seen this particular one before.

    Would someone please explain what I am seeing here?

    Looks to be a 53 Studebaker convertible in the background of this old British movie filmed in Italy in 1955 or 1956

  • #2
    It is a '53 Studebaker Champion or Commander Starliner 2 Door Hardtop with a darker Color Paint on the Roof, NOT a Convertible.
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      We could argue this till the cows come home but I agree it does look like a convertible. Notice the roof line above the rear drivers side window.
      ed ellis

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      the "SUPER COUPE"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ed ellis View Post
        We could argue this till the cows come home but I agree it does look like a convertible. Notice the roof line above the rear drivers side window.
        Looks like '54 bumper with '53 grills. Is the windshield chopped? Maybe I'm overanalyzing a bad picture.
        Mike M

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        • #5
          It appears to have a panoramic view out the back window, not like a small plastic windowed convertible. I agree that it is not a convertible but an optical illusion and the more you look at it, the more your mind plays tricks and you over analyze it.

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          • #6
            Could it possibly have a padded canvas top like a Carson style top added to it?
            sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
            1950 Champion Convertible
            1950 Champion 4Dr
            1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
            1957 Thunderbird

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            • #7
              What was the movie? Sometimes if you watch frame by frame details are clearer than one screen shot.
              "In the heart of Arkansas."
              Searcy, Arkansas
              1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
              1952 2R pickup

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              • #8
                Too fuzzy to tell...
                Lou Van Anne
                62 Champ
                64 R2 GT Hawk
                79 Avanti II

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