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  • HAWK64
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    Earlier this month on facebook I helped an enquiry whose grand father was a Studebaker Dealer here in Sydney Australia back in the twenties. I identified the 5 year plaque & frame awarded to the SPIES BROS & advised the award period as the late twenties due to the images of both Studebaker & Erskine. The owner was delighted.
    I was also delighted as this was my first knowledge of one of these plaques being awarded to an Australian Dealer & also it still survives. Do any of the Forum members know if there is any data listing of early Studebaker Dealers so I can check out this Dealer or other Australian Dealers that received such plaques from the Studebaker Corporation?

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  • Hawklover
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    The actual name of this dealership was Ideal Auto Sales and Service which was located on Lakeview Avenue in Rockville Center, NY They sold Studebaker vehicles from the 1930's forward, only taking on MB when Studebaker made that deal to distribute MB in the USA
    Originally posted by raprice View Post
    Here's a couple of dealerships from Long Island:

    F.E.H. Motors on Main St., Hempstead, NY

    Lakeview Motors on Lakeview Ave, Lynbrook, NY

    Lakeview Motors took on the Mercedes line when Studebaker became the Mercedes distributor in the '50s.
    Lakeview is now a Mercedes Benz dealer on Sunrise H'way, Lynbrook, NY.

    Rog


    '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

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  • PlainBrownR2
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    Not a problem! The Yorkville dealership or the Studebaker Auto Agency, came from Kendall County's historical archives. They saved the owners and the deed transfers over the years, and the Studebaker franchise came up. There's some additional information to the place in that it was an old saloon from the 1850's, before they knocked it down in the 1930's, and put up that modern big brick building, which would have a full service and sales station. The Studebaker dealership was then combined with an implement dealership in the other half of the building, and renamed the Homer G. Dickson Implement and Heating and Cooling building. The empty spot next to the building was the Nading Hotel, which was there up until a couple years ago when they widened Illinois Rt. 47 to four lanes, and had been there probably since the 1880's.

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  • 64V-K7
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    Originally posted by PlainBrownR2 View Post
    Update on a previous post

    Maier's Garage Studebaker Sales and Service
    105 S. Bridge St, Yorkville, IL
    Phone 100
    Est 1936-1951
    William C. Maier, proprietor

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    Many Thanks/ great photo

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  • Bill Pressler
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    Originally posted by Bill Pressler View Post
    You have his dealership information already, but my friend and former Studebaker-Packard-Mercedes dealer Ed Filer passed away this week at age 89 in central Ohio. He and his parents owned the Carl E. Filer Co. in my hometown of Greenville, PA and were affiliated with Studebaker for 42 years (1926-68). When they closed, they were Greenville's oldest auto dealer. Ed was a modest guy with a dry sense of humor and was a Greenville guy even after having moved a few hours away with work almost 40 years ago.

    For a small-town dealer, they did well. In fact, I attribute my interest in Studebakers to seeing them around town when I was a kid. They sold a new '56 Packard Caribbean convertible, an R2 '64 full-Super-package Cruiser to their head mechanic, and also sold a new '64 Daytona convertible, 4-speed. Some nice merchandise for a small dealer.

    RIP, Ed.
    Ed's family sent me some of Ed's personal Studebaker stuff, including the 1952 "A Century On Wheels" book with Ed's youthful signature in front. I love all these things.

    Although the family had lived in central OH for about 40 years, their hearts remained in the Greenville area, and Ed's wishes were that his ashes be spread over Conneaut Lake, about 18 miles north of Greenville. I was invited to go out on the "Barbara J" tour boat while the family spread Ed's ashes. It was a beautiful sunny day and we were on the boat about two hours in total, touring the lake as well.

    I was reminded that Ed sold two (!) '64 R2 Cruisers, about a month or so apart. Astonishingly, only nine R2 '64 Cruisers were built and my hometown's small dealer sold two of them and they were both black! One was a HD Flightomatic with blue split reclining bench seats; the other a complete "Super" car with red cloth buckets and Powershift. Both were ordered units (of course).

    A little research online, and the fellow who bought the HD Flightomatic one was born in 1888 (!) and traded in a '59 Mercedes-Benz. The other one was sold to a dealership mechanic.
    Last edited by Bill Pressler; 10-18-2018, 10:31 AM.

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  • Bordeaux Daytona
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    Originally posted by Bordeaux Daytona View Post
    This picture was hanging up with some others in the back of a retirement home in South Holland , IL where my parents were staying for about a month.
    It's Kickert Auto Sales when they were a Willys Knight dealer. Later they were Packard, then Studebaker, and then used cars.
    Sorry it's not very good quality. They probably got it from the historical society in town.

    My Mom found this in the centennial book they had for our town in 1994.
    Attached Files

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  • 64V-K7
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    Originally posted by mch View Post
    I have a 63 GT Hawk that was bought new in 1962 in Red Bank, N.J., I have a photo of Lees Garage in Long Branch NJ with my 64 Avanti R2 and a previous 1973 Avanti II in front of Lees Garage with faded paint showing sales/services.
    The Studebaker 3 story building in Asbury Park N.J. just sold for $1.2M and has a large concrete sign up top of the Studebaker S
    Here's a pic of a promo... http://www.studebaker-info.org/Deale...genj1960e1.jpg Trade ya for your pic?

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  • rknight89
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  • rodnutrandy
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  • mch
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    I have a 63 GT Hawk that was bought new in 1962 in Red Bank, N.J., I have a photo of Lees Garage in Long Branch NJ with my 64 Avanti R2 and a previous 1973 Avanti II in front of Lees Garage with faded paint showing sales/services.
    The Studebaker 3 story building in Asbury Park N.J. just sold for $1.2M and has a large concrete sign up top of the Studebaker S

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  • PlainBrownR2
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    Update on a previous post

    Maier's Garage Studebaker Sales and Service
    105 S. Bridge St, Yorkville, IL
    Phone 100
    Est 1936-1951
    William C. Maier, proprietor

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  • Bill Pressler
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    You have his dealership information already, but my friend and former Studebaker-Packard-Mercedes dealer Ed Filer passed away this week at age 89 in central Ohio. He and his parents owned the Carl E. Filer Co. in my hometown of Greenville, PA and were affiliated with Studebaker for 42 years (1926-68). When they closed, they were Greenville's oldest auto dealer. Ed was a modest guy with a dry sense of humor and was a Greenville guy even after having moved a few hours away with work almost 40 years ago.

    For a small-town dealer, they did well. In fact, I attribute my interest in Studebakers to seeing them around town when I was a kid. They sold a new '56 Packard Caribbean convertible, an R2 '64 full-Super-package Cruiser to their head mechanic, and also sold a new '64 Daytona convertible, 4-speed. Some nice merchandise for a small dealer.

    RIP, Ed.

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  • 58 Hawk
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    My father was a Studebaker dealer in East Liverpool, Ohio from 1955 to 1963

    the leadership was PARSONS SALES AND SERVICE

    Joe Parsons

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  • PlainBrownR2
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    Charles Shoger & Oliver A. Burkhart Studebaker dealership (Est. 1911-1917 as a Studebaker dealership, EMF dealership before that)
    100 W. Main St., Oswego, IL

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  • TWChamp
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    That's a nice looking wrecker truck. Appears to be custom made from a car body. They even left a rear door hinge in place.

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