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  • 53k
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    We were sitting in our Brand O beside Bob Johnstone's '70 Avanti one day near Lancaster, PA. A young couple walked around it several times. She asked "what is it?" His answer- "must be some kind of Ferrari."


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    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
    Museum R-4 engine

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  • JBOYLE
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    While refueling my Avanti a couple of weeks back a guy said that's "a great steel body...not like the fiberglass they used on the later cars."

    I guess we get comments because a lot of average guys owned Studebakers...so we get stories from their relations (grandchildren, nephews, etc)
    Not that many folks owned packards, so I'd guess they get less comments (good and stupid).


    I bet Cadillac guys hear a lot..."My mom/grandmother/aunt had a pink '57 given to her by Elvis..it had a V-12...."

    If you collect enough of them it would make a good article in Hemmings Classic Car...

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

    Washington State

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  • JBOYLE
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    While refueling my Avanti a couple of weeks back a guy said that's "a great steel body...not like the fiberglass they used on the later cars."

    I guess we get comments because a lot of average guys owned Studebakers...so we get stories from their relations (grandchildren, nephews, etc)
    Not that many folks owned packards, so I'd guess they get less comments (good and stupid).


    I bet Cadillac guys hear a lot..."My mom/grandmother/aunt had a pink '57 given to her by Elvis..it had a V-12...."

    If you collect enough of them it would make a good article in Hemmings Classic Car...

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

    Washington State

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  • CKOT
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    what I can't understand is why some people come up to me when I am driving my Hawk, and try to tell me all about Studebakers (which is usually a mix of all the stuff emntioned above). I wouldn't dream of walking up to a Packard guy and start proclaiming all sorts of Packard info, I just don't get why anyone wouldn't think the driver would be knowledgeable of their own make of car.....


    Chris Kot
    '63 GT Hawk
    '37 Dictator Rod Project

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  • CKOT
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    what I can't understand is why some people come up to me when I am driving my Hawk, and try to tell me all about Studebakers (which is usually a mix of all the stuff emntioned above). I wouldn't dream of walking up to a Packard guy and start proclaiming all sorts of Packard info, I just don't get why anyone wouldn't think the driver would be knowledgeable of their own make of car.....


    Chris Kot
    '63 GT Hawk
    '37 Dictator Rod Project

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    awwww thats ok here in little old new zealand we get ppl wondering wat is that car is a ford we just say naaa a studebaker from usa and smile

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    awwww thats ok here in little old new zealand we get ppl wondering wat is that car is a ford we just say naaa a studebaker from usa and smile

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  • 8E45E
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    I know that both of those examples are not real cars, but names can be confusing sometimes. I owned an Imperial that was not a Chrysler Imperial

    Was it an Imperial made by Chrysler Corporation, or a Humber Imperial that was made by Rootes Group; a wholly owned subsidiary of Chrysler Corporation?

    Craig

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  • 8E45E
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    I know that both of those examples are not real cars, but names can be confusing sometimes. I owned an Imperial that was not a Chrysler Imperial

    Was it an Imperial made by Chrysler Corporation, or a Humber Imperial that was made by Rootes Group; a wholly owned subsidiary of Chrysler Corporation?

    Craig

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  • glen
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    These are what "urban legends" are made of..........

    Glen Brose
    East of Chino Valley, AZ
    The Home of "Charlene"
    53 Champion Tudr Sedan

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  • glen
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    These are what "urban legends" are made of..........

    Glen Brose
    East of Chino Valley, AZ
    The Home of "Charlene"
    53 Champion Tudr Sedan

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  • acolds
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    Studebakers attract the "car experts" and people who knew or were related to some one that owned car just like the one you have. If this had been half true Studebaker was the second best selling car in the USA. If ignorance were money car shows and swap meets would be full of millionares. The fact is that a small amount of knowledge or worse wrong information tends to upset people that have a real understanding of the cars they own. My grandfather told me its of no use being stupid unless you can show it, best way to do this open your mouthand prove it.

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  • acolds
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    Studebakers attract the "car experts" and people who knew or were related to some one that owned car just like the one you have. If this had been half true Studebaker was the second best selling car in the USA. If ignorance were money car shows and swap meets would be full of millionares. The fact is that a small amount of knowledge or worse wrong information tends to upset people that have a real understanding of the cars they own. My grandfather told me its of no use being stupid unless you can show it, best way to do this open your mouthand prove it.

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  • kurtruk
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    One other element may feed the "Studebaker always used Chevy engines" belief: Young bucks looking at engine parts catalog listings see at the end of the Chevrolet listings this... (65-66 Studebaker) using the same parts...and we all know the conclusion...

    KURTRUK
    (read it backwards)

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  • kurtruk
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    One other element may feed the "Studebaker always used Chevy engines" belief: Young bucks looking at engine parts catalog listings see at the end of the Chevrolet listings this... (65-66 Studebaker) using the same parts...and we all know the conclusion...

    KURTRUK
    (read it backwards)

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