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  • #61


    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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    • #62
      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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      • #63
        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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        • #64
          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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          • #65
            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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            • #66
              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
              63 Avanti R1 2788
              1914 Stutz Bearcat
              (George Barris replica)

              Washington State

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              • #67
                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
                63 Avanti R1 2788
                1914 Stutz Bearcat
                (George Barris replica)

                Washington State

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                • #68
                  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."


                  [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
                  '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
                  '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
                  '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
                  Museum R-4 engine
                  Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                  '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                  • #69
                    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."


                    [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
                    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
                    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
                    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
                    Museum R-4 engine
                    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                    • #70
                      Some of those questions and statements are on the rather dull witted side to be kind. At least people are talking about these vehicles and not ignoring them completely. What would be worse to never hear another question or statement we can all laugh at later or to never hear another comment of any kind on your car? I know most own their vehicles because you like your own car or truck but you have to admit it's nice when someone pays attention you your hardwork and investment. The "nice car" or "nice truck" usually makes all the other comments worth it.

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                      • #71
                        Some of those questions and statements are on the rather dull witted side to be kind. At least people are talking about these vehicles and not ignoring them completely. What would be worse to never hear another question or statement we can all laugh at later or to never hear another comment of any kind on your car? I know most own their vehicles because you like your own car or truck but you have to admit it's nice when someone pays attention you your hardwork and investment. The "nice car" or "nice truck" usually makes all the other comments worth it.

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                        • #72
                          Tom, I love the deal about the cows hanging upside down. However, I know for a fact it wasn't cows that Studebaker used, but actually it was possums. They'd corral them up and at night they'd naturally hang themelves by the tails and looked much like a bunch of hams being smoked. The mohair seat coverings was actually possum fur and the leather was known far and wide for the ability of old leather to look dead but be revived with just a touch of neatsfoot oil. The skin off of their tails was used for windlacing and if you look closely you can see the exterior is identical to all the modern immitations. Studebakers record auto production in the late '40s and early '50s severly depleted the supply of possums and that's actually what led to the demise of Studebaker. Management was old school and refused to consider using synthetic fabrics and they had great concern as to whether American farmers would take to raising Naugas for their hide. Cows and pigs yes, Naugas? Well they didn't know and that was their fatal mistake. Their only other option would have been to grow possums in factory farms but that was a new concept.

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                          • #73
                            Tom, I love the deal about the cows hanging upside down. However, I know for a fact it wasn't cows that Studebaker used, but actually it was possums. They'd corral them up and at night they'd naturally hang themelves by the tails and looked much like a bunch of hams being smoked. The mohair seat coverings was actually possum fur and the leather was known far and wide for the ability of old leather to look dead but be revived with just a touch of neatsfoot oil. The skin off of their tails was used for windlacing and if you look closely you can see the exterior is identical to all the modern immitations. Studebakers record auto production in the late '40s and early '50s severly depleted the supply of possums and that's actually what led to the demise of Studebaker. Management was old school and refused to consider using synthetic fabrics and they had great concern as to whether American farmers would take to raising Naugas for their hide. Cows and pigs yes, Naugas? Well they didn't know and that was their fatal mistake. Their only other option would have been to grow possums in factory farms but that was a new concept.

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                            • #74
                              There's a Nauga farm near my house.really high security though,we call it Illinois' 'area 51'
                              According to one 20 year old,my 61 Hawk is a Cadillac-[I know the fins may look caddy-ish,to some people]It was one of those days when I just didn't feel like saying 'Studebaker'in front of younguns..

                              LaSalle,Il
                              61Hawk
                              Oglesby,Il.

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                              • #75
                                There's a Nauga farm near my house.really high security though,we call it Illinois' 'area 51'
                                According to one 20 year old,my 61 Hawk is a Cadillac-[I know the fins may look caddy-ish,to some people]It was one of those days when I just didn't feel like saying 'Studebaker'in front of younguns..

                                LaSalle,Il
                                61Hawk
                                Oglesby,Il.

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