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  • Interesting comparisons...maybe a little late .

    This might be in the wrong forum, and if it is, my apologies.
    I was stitting in traffic the other day in my Lark, and I had two cars pass me going the opposite way. They both gave me funny looks. Of course, I gave them funny looks too. I had seen cars like theirs before on the road, but not until that day did I notice the similarities of their cars to mine. So I thought it would be interesting to have pictures of each type of car posted side by side to compare. It is more than a little obvious where some of these styling ideas came from. (Oh, and who can't see through the whole "AMANTI" nameplate.) I am sure you have all noticed this before, but I thought it would be interesting to see them right next to each other.





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  • #2
    Now I know what a '63 Cruiser would look like with a chopped top. [)]

    Nice pic of Nelson's R2 Standard. [^]

    Matthew Burnette
    '59 Scotsman
    '63 Daytona
    Hazlehurst, GA

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    • #3
      Now I know what a '63 Cruiser would look like with a chopped top. [)]

      Nice pic of Nelson's R2 Standard. [^]

      Matthew Burnette
      '59 Scotsman
      '63 Daytona
      Hazlehurst, GA

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      • #4
        Just proves you can't improve on a perfect design.

        Skip Lackie
        Washington DC
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        • #5
          Just proves you can't improve on a perfect design.

          Skip Lackie
          Washington DC
          Skip Lackie

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          • #6
            I have a book called [u]Making Money Owning Your Car</u>, and th eauthor compares the 53 Starliner to a 70 Camaro.



            Leonard Shepherd
            http://leonardshepherd.com/

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            • #7
              That is cool, Leonard! Amazing how far ahead of their time Studebaker was. In every decade! It never ceases to amaze me. (the big three are nothing but thiefs!!)



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              • #8
                I can see how you might have thought the Chrysler styling came from the lark, but in reality it is derived from the original 300 series cars when they started in 55 or6 can't remember. Who knows where the (kia?) came from.

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by 5859
                  Who knows where the (kia?) came from.
                  South Korea?


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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by 5859

                    I can see how you might have thought the Chrysler styling came from the lark, but in reality it is derived from the original 300 series cars when they started in 55 or6 can't remember. Who knows where the (kia?) came from.
                    In the Kia's case, a name like "Amanti" makes me feel it is obvious where they wanted to give a "shout out" to.


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                    • #11
                      I really like the Amantis. If I had to buy a new car I'd look at one. They actually stand out from the crowd.
                      "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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                      • #12
                        Before we get too carried away...
                        Most auto guys think the 70 Camaro was inspired by the Ferrari, not a Studebaker.
                        However, the 1953 model does look a lot like some Italian cars of the early 50s...Ferraris, Alfas, some specials and concept cars...

                        63 Avanti R1 2788
                        1914 Stutz Bearcat
                        (George Barris replica)

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                        63 Avanti R1 2788
                        1914 Stutz Bearcat
                        (George Barris replica)

                        Washington State

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by 5859

                          I can see how you might have thought the Chrysler styling came from the lark, but in reality it is derived from the original 300 series cars when they started in 55 or6 can't remember. Who knows where the (kia?) came from.
                          A poor attempt at imitating the look of a Mercedes.

                          Joe Roberts
                          '61 R1 Champ
                          '65 Cruiser
                          Editor of "The Down Easterner"
                          Eastern North Carolina Chapter
                          Joe Roberts
                          '61 R1 Champ
                          '65 Cruiser
                          Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                          • #14
                            I bought the make "Money owning your own car" book some 30 plus years ago. The values are no longer current, but the advice is still good. He makes the point that by buying the right car, you can drive it for many years and it won't cost you a dime.

                            JDP/Maryland
                            JDP Maryland

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                            • #15
                              Leonard:
                              If the '53 hardtop is lined up with a '75 or later Camaro, the match is even better because the rear window on the Camaro was changed to a wrap-around design. Some years ago, I saw some pictures of a '75-ish Camaro shell that had a front and rear clip from a '53 Stude hardtop fitted to it (or the fiberglass equivalent). It looked pretty good and had "modern" running gear. Anyone have a photo of that car?

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                              Dartmouth, Mass.
                              '48 M5
                              '65 Wagonaire Commander
                              '63 Wagonaire Standard
                              web site at http://www.studegarage.com
                              Gary Ash
                              Dartmouth, Mass.

                              '32 Indy car replica (in progress)
                              ’41 Commander Land Cruiser
                              '48 M5
                              '65 Wagonaire Commander
                              '63 Wagonaire Standard
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