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  • Accessory Luggage Carrier Roof Rack for Studebaker Sedans?

    I recently purchased some Studebaker literature including 1957 and 1958 Accessories Brochures.

    These are 9" by 12" brochures both have 14 pages -- the 1957 is for Studebaker and the 1958 is for Studebaker and Packard. They are larger than the later Accessories brochures.

    The 1957 brochure states that the roof top luggage carrier is "Just the right complement to give your Studebaker Station Wagon or Sedan more capacity, convenience . . . and added distinction. Spacious, yet designed to integrate harmoniously into the exterior lines." Included are a large picture of the roof rack and two small pictures -- one of a station wagon and one of a long wheelbase President Sedan -- both with roof racks installed. The 1958 brochure has similar wording but only has the larger picture of the rack on what appears to be on a station wagon roof.

    So . . . has anyone ever owned -- or even seen -- a Studebaker Sedan or South Bend made Packard Sedan with the accessory roof rack installed?

    Kinda cool looking in a European way -- air cooled VW Beetle Sedans are commonly seen with accessory roof racks -- but a Studebaker?
    Bill Jackameit
    1964 Challenger Wagonaire
    1964 Daytona Sedan
    Total of 10 Studebakers owned since 1961
    Bill Jackameit's Studebaker Page online since October 1995
    https://billstudepage.homestead.com/files/studpg.htm

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    Yes I knew of a '62 Lark 2 Door Sedan owned by a former Orange County, CA SDC Member WITH a Factory Roof Rack, they existed, just not many. Probably the SAME Rack as on more Wagons.

    At an Auction we went to in Wyoming, there was a Lark same model: Lark Deluxe 2 Door Sedan with a Factory Skytop, both would be I would think, the LEAST likely Model to have these rare options.

    Just still another Proof that if you wanted a Car "Your Way", you didn't go to GM, Ford or Chrysler Corp.
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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    • #3
      Now, if you could just get the roof rack with a skytop. You could access your cargo while driving.
      sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
      1950 Champion Convertible
      1950 Champion 4Dr
      1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
      1957 Thunderbird

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      • #4
        You could with the Avanti......if you had a really long arm.....
        Originally posted by thunderations View Post
        Now, if you could just get the roof rack with a skytop. You could access your cargo while driving.
        Lou Van Anne
        62 Champ
        64 R2 GT Hawk
        79 Avanti II

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        • #5
          Just today I had a conversation with a SDC member about this. In the early 1980s he bought a Lark sedan with a roof rack at an auto auction.
          Mark L

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          • #6
            Anybody have a picture of this on a sedan
            1961 Lark Regal VIII 259/auto -- Lucy

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            • #7
              Originally posted by what huh View Post
              Anybody have a picture of this on a sedan
              Bill Jackameit does.

              Originally Posted by bjackameit
              I recently purchased some Studebaker literature including 1957 and 1958 Accessories Brochures.... Included are a large picture of the roof rack and two small pictures -- one of a station wagon and one of a long wheelbase President Sedan -- both with roof racks installed."
              "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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              • #8
                President Sedan with Roof Rack

                Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
                Bill Jackameit does.
                It is a really small picture in the brochure -- as mentioned in my post above -- but here it is --
                Attached Files
                Bill Jackameit
                1964 Challenger Wagonaire
                1964 Daytona Sedan
                Total of 10 Studebakers owned since 1961
                Bill Jackameit's Studebaker Page online since October 1995
                https://billstudepage.homestead.com/files/studpg.htm

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bjackameit View Post
                  It is a really small picture in the brochure -- as mentioned in my post above -- but here it is --
                  Interesting, I have one of those floating about! I didn't know it was Studebaker optional equipment!
                  Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                  K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                  Ron Smith
                  Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by studeclunker View Post
                    Interesting, I have one of those floating about! I didn't know it was Studebaker optional equipment!
                    So, now, it'll get allot better treatment. Won't it?

                    Mark
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                    S2Deluxe = (5H - C3).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by S2Deluxe View Post
                      So, now, it'll get allot better treatment. Won't it?

                      Mark
                      Well, currently it's sitting on top of my '57 Broodmore shell. Best I can do to keep it out of the reach of the goats. However, I have new and improved storage options in Fawn Lodge, so it just might head inside.emo3.gif Provided of course, there's room.

                      Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                      Ron Smith
                      Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                      • #12
                        I just hang the stainless protector strips right behind the Rack on the Wall, takes 0 Floor Space!
                        StudeRich
                        Second Generation Stude Driver,
                        Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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                        • #13
                          Best I can do to keep it out of the reach of the goats.
                          I didn't think that was possible.
                          Jerry Forrester
                          Forrester's Chrome
                          Douglasville, Georgia

                          See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                          • #14
                            I had a '61 Lark wagon with a roof rack. Voxnut, on here has it now.
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                            The roof rack on my VW is easilly removeable unlike the Stude's.
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                            • #15
                              You do not find a '60 to '62 4 Dr. Lark Wagon in Regal Trim like that very often.

                              The Stainless Steel upper tailgate window Frame and Drip Rail Mouldings are the clue to the beautiful Top of the line, Regal Interior inside not visible in most exterior Pics.
                              StudeRich
                              Second Generation Stude Driver,
                              Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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