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    I came across a 1941 Champion business coupe in a book today. It was really just a picture. I thought it was very cool. Does anybody have personal experience with one? Production figures? How were they to drive? Good road car? Just general info. I might want to look for one, but need more info first... thanks for any help.

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    A good person to ask is Richard Quinn. He has owned several. He is also the editor of the Antique Studebaker Club's magazine.

    His email address is: rtq11@aol.com

    Leonard Shepherd
    http://leonardshepherd.com/

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    • #3
      A good person to ask is Richard Quinn. He has owned several. He is also the editor of the Antique Studebaker Club's magazine.

      His email address is: rtq11@aol.com

      Leonard Shepherd
      http://leonardshepherd.com/

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by wagonairedriver

        I came across a 1941 Champion business coupe in a book today. It was really just a picture. I thought it was very cool. Does anybody have personal experience with one? Production figures? How were they to drive? Good road car? Just general info. I might want to look for one, but need more info first... thanks for any help.
        Heres a pic of one that was in South Bend in 2002.



        And in a 'Group setting'



        Craig

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by wagonairedriver

          I came across a 1941 Champion business coupe in a book today. It was really just a picture. I thought it was very cool. Does anybody have personal experience with one? Production figures? How were they to drive? Good road car? Just general info. I might want to look for one, but need more info first... thanks for any help.
          Heres a pic of one that was in South Bend in 2002.



          And in a 'Group setting'



          Craig

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          • #6
            Hey Craig, I know that red coupe quite well! I judged it at a meet last year, and it was the only car to score a perfect 400 points. A really beautiful car.

            Matthew Burnette
            '59 Scotsman
            '63 Daytona
            Hazlehurst, GA

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            • #7
              Hey Craig, I know that red coupe quite well! I judged it at a meet last year, and it was the only car to score a perfect 400 points. A really beautiful car.

              Matthew Burnette
              '59 Scotsman
              '63 Daytona
              Hazlehurst, GA

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              • #8
                I have a 42 two door sedan, so same basic car, but the coupes are great lookers! Mine drives nicely, steers easily, and runs like a top. Those flathead sixes are indestructible, easy to maintain, and pull like a tractor. Make no mistake, these cars were created before interstate systems, so they shine best on 2 lane highways, but if needed will cruise at 65 without issue. Brakes are what you'd expect for a vintage of that year, again, think 60+ year old designs.

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                • #9
                  I have a 42 two door sedan, so same basic car, but the coupes are great lookers! Mine drives nicely, steers easily, and runs like a top. Those flathead sixes are indestructible, easy to maintain, and pull like a tractor. Make no mistake, these cars were created before interstate systems, so they shine best on 2 lane highways, but if needed will cruise at 65 without issue. Brakes are what you'd expect for a vintage of that year, again, think 60+ year old designs.

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                  • #10
                    Yes, the '39 to '42 coupes were real lookers. I believe these cars came out of the Loewy design studios. Beautiful cars.
                    My first car was a '40 Champion business coupe. That's how I got the Studebaker sickness. There's no cure.
                    Rog

                    '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                    '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                    Smithtown,NY
                    Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                    • #11
                      Yes, the '39 to '42 coupes were real lookers. I believe these cars came out of the Loewy design studios. Beautiful cars.
                      My first car was a '40 Champion business coupe. That's how I got the Studebaker sickness. There's no cure.
                      Rog

                      '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                      '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                      Smithtown,NY
                      Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                      • #12


                        A significant factor to consider on these cars is the taillights. Lenses and housings (or bezels). Seriously. If you don't know why, check out some current prices for them.[:0][:0][:0]

                        KURTRUK
                        (read it backwards)
                        KURTRUK
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                        Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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                        • #13


                          A significant factor to consider on these cars is the taillights. Lenses and housings (or bezels). Seriously. If you don't know why, check out some current prices for them.[:0][:0][:0]

                          KURTRUK
                          (read it backwards)
                          KURTRUK
                          (read it backwards)




                          Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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                          • #14
                            thanks for the info, guys. I really like the looks. Will keep my eyes open and do some more research!

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                            • #15
                              thanks for the info, guys. I really like the looks. Will keep my eyes open and do some more research!

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