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  • This is a photo of Langer Brothers in West View,PA. Not sure of date but there are two 1964 Studebakers and one Jeep in the showroom.On the left side you can barely make out the reflection of 50 or 51 Studebaker in the window. It belonged to Earl King. He operated the gas station across the street.He had worked for Reed Studebaker as a mechanic before going into business for himself.




    This photo was taken before Langer Brothers was a Studebaker dealer.



    Back left is my uncle Ed,next to him is my dad Frank,fourth is my uncle Al and next to him is my uncle Red.Front row left is my Grandfather, and the young lady is my cousin Marion.

    Bob Langer
    63 Avanti
    Glenshaw,PA


    Bob Langer
    Glenshaw,PA

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    • Great photo, Bob, thanks for sharing it!

      I'm thinking that photo may actually be from '65, as I think the kite in the window was a '65 promotional item ("The Common Sense Car"). Can anybody confirm or deny?

      Bill Pressler
      Kent, OH
      '63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1
      Bill Pressler
      Kent, OH
      (formerly Greenville, PA)
      Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
      Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
      1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
      1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
      All are in Australia now

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      • quote:Originally posted by Bill Pressler

        I'm thinking that photo may actually be from '65, as I think the kite in the window was a '65 promotional item ("The Common Sense Car"). Can anybody confirm or deny?

        Bill Pressler
        Kent, OH
        '63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1
        Bill, you may be right. I remembered the kite but for some reason thought it was 1964.Thats what happens when old age sets in and the memory goes.

        Bob Langer
        63 Avanti
        Glenshaw,PA



        Bob Langer
        Glenshaw,PA

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        • What Bill Pressler said: Thanks to all posters for including either period or current photos of documented dealerships. A real treat no matter what decade! 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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          • I now have information to verify a Studebaker dealer in Glasgow, Kentucky. Hall Motor Sales 206 N. Race Glasgow, Kentucky. The years I am sure of are 1949-1955. If I get pictures or more info I will share.

            1953 Starlight Commander
            In Alabama

            Tex E. Grier

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            • Here are a couple more I have found and did not see on the list:

              Baker Studebaker, Baker, Oregon

              Peninsula Motor Company, St.Petersburg, Florida. (According to the link this was the fourth largest Studebaker dealer, by volume, in 1925.)
              http://www.stpete.org/Studebaker.htm

              Joe Roberts
              '61 R1 Champ
              '65 Cruiser
              Editor of "The Down Easterner"
              Eastern North Carolina Chapter
              Joe Roberts
              '61 R1 Champ
              '65 Cruiser
              Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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              • Okay, now you'll all know that about all I've done today is sit on my behind and play on the computer!

                Here are some more Stude dealers along with some links:

                Kliment Brothers Garage -- Forest Hills, PA.
                http://www.tubecityonline.com/photos/kliment.html

                Fidler Studebaker -- Elkins, West Virginia
                http://www.angelfire.com/me5/pfid/ge...yal_Fidler.htm

                Clarence Martin's Studebaker -- Ascutneyville, Vermont
                http://www.weathersfield.org/pages/histarchive.htm

                Sconten-Holcombe Studebaker -- Birmingham, Alabama
                http://bplonline.cdmhost.com/cdm4/it...ISOBOX=1&REC=2

                Armacost Automobile Co.:Studebaker Distributors -- Indianapolis, Indiana

                DeWitt Implement Company (later Nantz, Inc.) DeWitt, Iowa
                http://ux1.cts.eiu.edu/~csjdn/




                Joe Roberts
                '61 R1 Champ
                '65 Cruiser
                Editor of "The Down Easterner"
                Eastern North Carolina Chapter
                Joe Roberts
                '61 R1 Champ
                '65 Cruiser
                Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                • So does anybody know of dealers in the Seattle area, other than Seattle Studebaker and L>E> Belcourt, the downtown dealers? There must have been some local dealers in the various neighborhoods, but I don't remember any. I think there was one in the University District. There was a Kaiser-Frazer dealer on a side street of my old neighborhpood, Columbia City.


                  Frank Starr
                  Seattle

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                  • McCannel Motors Studebaker, Victoria St., Kamloops, B.C. (burned down in the late 1950's)
                    Bill McCauliff Motors, Trans Canada HWY, Kamloops, B.C. (drove my first GT there in '63)
                    Bridge Motors Studebaker, Tranquille Rd., Kamloops, B.C. (last couple of years, the end)

                    Brian K. Curtis,
                    1925 Duplex-Phaeton ER
                    1949 1/2 ton pickup
                    1963 GT Hawk custom
                    1966 Daytona 2dr

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                    • Bornes Motot Sales, Morris & Wilmington, Illinois

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                      • Some more North Carolina Studebaker, Packard and Nash Dealerships.

                        West-Boone Nash Motors -- Fayetteville NC
                        owned by Red West & Cecil O. Boone
                        http://docsouth.unc.edu/wwi/bragg/ill58.html
                        Joe Roberts
                        '61 R1 Champ
                        '65 Cruiser
                        Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                        • quote:Originally posted by alanmende

                          Hello Randy,

                          Did you get my photos of Covert's Garage in Neshanic Station, NJ for your list?

                          Alan Mende
                          Hummelstown, PA
                          Could you please resend them, I've looked and I can not find them in my system. Thanks!

                          Randy_G
                          1959 Lark Sedan
                          www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com

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                          • Randy:
                            I recall a Greco Motors or Greco Studebaker in Gary, IN on 39th Avenue and I think they sold new cars.

                            Another one would be Bruce Williams Studebaker in Fort Wayne, IN.
                            Emil Sitko, a Fort Wayne native, was a famous Notre Dame Football player and he later was in sales with Bruce Williams and left his business card under the windshield wiper on my parked car promoting a sale.

                            I believe you already have Publix Studebaker or Motors in Kendallville, IN.

                            It has been a long time so I hope my memory is correct on the first two dealerships.

                            Naples, FL
                            1963 Avanti R2524
                            "Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional." author unknown

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                            • Mr Biggs already mentioned the Electric Garage in Woodland, CA
                              I believe there was also a Palmer Motors in Roseville, CA. It became Palmer Nissan.
                              sals54

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                              • Randy,
                                Thank you so much for doing this list. I think you are doing a great job. I'm always looking out for new names for you.

                                Thank you,


                                Gary Sanders
                                Nixa, MO
                                President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
                                Gary Sanders
                                Nixa, MO

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