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  • Champion powered Glaspar Ascot

    I know some of you have seen this, but I couldn't find another post on his forum. Clifton Hill from Oklahoma had this car at the MOTAA show and swap on Petit Jean mountain last weekend. Built in 1954 with a body by Glaspar on a 1949 or earlier Champion chassis. This one was called an Ascot and apparently Glaspar only made 5 of these bodies.
    I have some video of it in motion on Facebook if you are interested.
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    "In the heart of Arkansas."
    Searcy, Arkansas
    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
    1952 2R pickup

  • #2
    Neat! Thanks for posting.

    The engine looks like it's offset quite a bit to the passenger side.........or is that just an optical illusion?
    Paul
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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    • #3
      Originally posted by r1lark View Post
      Neat! Thanks for posting.

      The engine looks like it's offset quite a bit to the passenger side.........or is that just an optical illusion?
      I think it is an illusion, but I couldn't say for sure. The car was raced at one some so some "adjustments" could have been made. I wish he could have pushed it a little harder for my video clip, but on the show field it was not a good idea.
      I don't know if the proud owner is ever on this page, but here he is.
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      "In the heart of Arkansas."
      Searcy, Arkansas
      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
      1952 2R pickup

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      • #4
        The engine seems to be off-center to accommodate for the steering column.

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        • #5
          I love the web site forgotten fiberglass. I’ve spent hours looking around there. http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/

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          • #6
            It has a '61 Lark & '62 Lark Deluxe Speedometer along with the '62 Hawk Wheelcover on the Spare.
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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            • #7
              Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
              It has a '61 Lark & '62 Lark Deluxe Speedometer along with the '62 Hawk Wheelcover on the Spare.
              Yes, the owner pointed out that it had been changed a little over the years.

              Some of our chapter members arrived at our cookout that afternoon on motorcycles. If I wanted wind in my hair, I would rather be in something like this little car.
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              "In the heart of Arkansas."
              Searcy, Arkansas
              1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
              1952 2R pickup

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              • #8
                There were a couple of designs from Glaspar: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ter-circa-1953

                Craig

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                • #9
                  Interesting that before I made my post, I searched the forum for both Glaspar and Ascot and came up empty. I'm not sure what I missed.
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                  "In the heart of Arkansas."
                  Searcy, Arkansas
                  1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                  1952 2R pickup

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                  • #10
                    I often have to use Google search to find what I'm looking for when the site search won't turn up anything.

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                    • #11
                      52-fan
                      http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/search/Ascot+/
                      Check this site out.

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                      • #12
                        Ron Strapel, a member of our Chapter, is restoring a Glaspar Roadster; but I believe it has a Cadillac V-8 engine.
                        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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