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  • Found a "PASSENGER CAR PRODUCTION ORDER - BODY SET" , INSTRUMENT PANEL COPY under the dash of the '64 Daytona HT, crumpled but in good condition. Line 99 indicates 9111 OLIN RENT A CAR INC and underneath SOLD RUSH. Was this firm a dealer? The sales order no. is 51169 and factory order no. is 53977 - dated 10-23-63. Destination SCARSDALE N Y.

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    • It likely means the car was sold to Olin Rent A Car and should be rushed there. The company were needing all the sales they could get so quick service was essential. In any case, by this time it was obvious to the board that Auto production was a losing proposition without spending cash they didn't want to spend on a new factory and likely a good boot up the butt of the lousy dealers.
      It probably wouldn't have helped anyway, by the time your potential customer loses faith in your survival as an Automaker, you're stuffed.
      John Clements
      Christchurch, New Zealand

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      • Hmm, "Sold Rush" usually meant that the car was ordered by someone and to get it done and out the door. Since Olin probably had a dealer license to acquire rental cars, they probably ordered it. They may have gotten a good deal too...
        64 GT Hawk (K7)
        1970 Avanti (R3)

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        • From the state of OKLAHOMA, history library,
          Tulsa Quality Motor Co. 1012 S. Main, 1956
          Ada Dotson & Son Motor Co. 229 E. Main 1956-1948
          Emo "Si" Siler Motor Co. 202-204 E. Broadway 1950
          Miami, OK., and Nesho, MO. Macy Motor Co. 1956

          Lark VIII and I were visiting Oklahoma City when it was 105 F and the library was a place to cool off from the Hudson Club national Meet!

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          • Originally posted by N8N View Post
            FWIW (I'm sure you know this, Paul) ASC is still in business as a Mercedes-Benz dealership, and apparently is one of the largest in the area.

            nate

            --
            55 Commander Starlight
            http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel
            Is that the big M-B dealership on N Glebe Rd near Wilson Blvd in Arlington? I was born/raised in the DC area then left for Calif in 1978.
            Last edited by 1962larksedan; 07-25-2011, 08:24 PM.
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            Sold my 1962; Studeless at the moment

            Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

            "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

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            • ASC is still on Glebe Road...
              64 GT Hawk (K7)
              1970 Avanti (R3)

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              • Anyone have any idea where Haas Motors was?

                http://tinyurl.com/3j2ojek
                64 GT Hawk (K7)
                1970 Avanti (R3)

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                • J.B. Holloway Studebaker, mid 1930's, North Main.

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                  Holloway
                  HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                  Jeff


                  Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                  Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                  • Excellent, thanks!!!
                    64 GT Hawk (K7)
                    1970 Avanti (R3)

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                    • What dealerships were in Peoria, Ill.?

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                      • http://www.studebaker-info.org/Deale...dealersrj.html
                        64 GT Hawk (K7)
                        1970 Avanti (R3)

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                        • Illinois Dealers

                          WOW! that is one really huge list of Illinois Dealers!
                          StudeRich
                          Second Generation Stude Driver,
                          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                          • There are still many more to be accounted for (in total) ... I have a couple accomplices helping with the search, along with the returns from the forum. Just today, I scored info on Kircher Motors in Detroit. Never heard anyone mention this name since we started, but doing a google search, his name popped up in a Ski Magazine !!??!!...
                            64 GT Hawk (K7)
                            1970 Avanti (R3)

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                            • Arizona Daily Star or Tucson Citizen archives.
                              Aug. 8, 1912
                              Between 30 and 40 automobiles have been sold in Tucson during July and to this date in August.
                              There are also a number of deals not yet completed which, if they are consummated, will swell the number to about 60 before the end of August.
                              The auto habit has struck Tucson and those who a year ago had not thought of purchasing are now the owners of some of the latest makes of machines.
                              Ronstadt & Co., who have the agency for the E.M.F. and Flanders, both Studebaker machines, also the Case car, have sold 32 cars since the first of January.
                              The Miller Auto. Co., agents for the Mitchell machine, reports six sales.
                              The newspaper also reported sales of Ford, Cadillac, Stoddard-Dayton, Stutz, Hudson and Packard vehicles.


                              Read more: http://azstarnet.com/special-section...#ixzz1UX8qJLqW
                              HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                              Jeff


                              Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                              Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                              • Thanks for the update....
                                A bit more sleuthing shows that Fred Ronstadt of the above mentioned Company was a competitor of Studebaker in wagon making...
                                see
                                http://parentseyes.arizona.edu/ronst.../ss31note.html
                                64 GT Hawk (K7)
                                1970 Avanti (R3)

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