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  • Best Facelifted Studebaker Award - Postwar Years

    We all know that Studebaker faced almost yearly severe styling budget restraints during the Postwar years. Every independent faced the same challenge: Make the most changes for as little money as possible. In your honest opinions, which ONE facelift (not new design) changed the face of a Studebaker model or models the most?

    Studedude1961
    --1963 Cruiser

  • #2
    1964 from the 1963 models.


    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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    • #3
      1964 from the 1963 models.


      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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      • #4
        Hawk to GT Hawk was the most famous....
        Jeff[8D]
        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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        • #5
          Hawk to GT Hawk was the most famous....
          Jeff[8D]
          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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          • #6
            Jeff,
            I'll have to agree the change from 61 to 62 Hawk was a major change.


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

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            • #7
              Jeff,
              I'll have to agree the change from 61 to 62 Hawk was a major change.


              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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              • #8
                Considering the positive sales impact the 49 to 50 change might have been the most dramatic one.

                Tim-53 Custom Starlight aka The Studebird in Yuma, AZ
                Tim-'53 Starlight Commander Custom and '63 Avanti in Yuma, AZ
                https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/53-resurrection https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/always-ahead

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                • #9
                  Considering the positive sales impact the 49 to 50 change might have been the most dramatic one.

                  Tim-53 Custom Starlight aka The Studebird in Yuma, AZ
                  Tim-'53 Starlight Commander Custom and '63 Avanti in Yuma, AZ
                  https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/53-resurrection https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/always-ahead

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                  • #10
                    Most changed? I guess the '64. You really can't tell its the
                    same car as the larks.

                    Then maybe the GT Hawks.

                    After that I'll vote for the 1950 bullet nose/corn pickers.

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                    • #11
                      Most changed? I guess the '64. You really can't tell its the
                      same car as the larks.

                      Then maybe the GT Hawks.

                      After that I'll vote for the 1950 bullet nose/corn pickers.

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                      • #12
                        I would say the '49 to '50 was the most dramatic. '63 to '64 was near brilliant.

                        Brad Johnson
                        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                        '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
                        "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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                        • #13
                          I would say the '49 to '50 was the most dramatic. '63 to '64 was near brilliant.

                          Brad Johnson
                          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                          '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
                          "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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                          • #14
                            1947 thru 1952, was done on the cheap, and most every piece is interchangable. The changes between 47 to 49 were done for about $9 a car. In fact the 47 had more chrome, like the big box 18 lb. license plate holder.

                            Then the 53 thu 61 was a bit more expensive cosmetically.

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                            • #15
                              1947 thru 1952, was done on the cheap, and most every piece is interchangable. The changes between 47 to 49 were done for about $9 a car. In fact the 47 had more chrome, like the big box 18 lb. license plate holder.

                              Then the 53 thu 61 was a bit more expensive cosmetically.

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