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  • #31
    What I wonder about is the Excalibur trim on the side of body. The prototype said Studebaker SS on the side.
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    • #32
      Wasn't Stevens asked to remove the Studebaker logos when He asked for (and got) the separate display area at the New York show?

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      • #33
        I wonder if that radiator shell was borrowed from a then current Mercedes sedan production car?....Looks to Me like I've seen that on one of those big four door sedans. (Stevens may have purchased it off of a wreck)

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        • #34
          http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1966-...#ht_8022wt_883

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          • #35
            Originally posted by wcarroll@outrageous.net View Post
            The vin plate bothers me on this car, otherwise it looks like a very nice Series One Roadster.

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            • #36
              I wonder if that radiator shell was borrowed from a then current Mercedes sedan production car?....Looks to Me like I've seen that on one of those big four door sedans. (Stevens may have purchased it off of a wreck)
              Not exactly. Per the Excalibur website, yes, the design was Mercedes-influenced. No, it was not a Mercedes part. The original was hand-made from brass and then chromed. The production cars had cast aluminum grille shells.

              jack vines
              PackardV8

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              • #37
                Here's a shot of the Series 1 being assembled.
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                Scott Rodgers
                Los Angeles
                SDC Member since 1989
                \'60 Lark HT
                \'63 Wagonaire
                \'66 Frankenbaker

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                • #38
                  To: scott.rodgers,----- That's a great photo. Never saw it before. It amazes Me when rare photos like this are posted....Thanks!

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                  • #39
                    Look at the amount of 'setback' on that Chevy engine compared to where it would be normally located in a Studebaker..... No need for power steering in this baby! (post#37)

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                    • #40
                      Sorry this post is sooooo outdated, but I just joined the site and stumbled upon this thread and feel a need to comment, as a Series 1 "X" owner.

                      No Jack (Vines), riding a motorcycle is NOT a good analogy, in my opinion, for driving a Series 1 Excalibur SS or SSK (no doors). I liken mine more to an overgrown go-kart--the early racing ones from the mid-60s (which I also had). The X is more constricting, physically, than a bike and if one gets the stick version X and not the automatic even more so. You gotta figure since they mounted Avanti pedals vertically because of lack of room and put a dish in the floor in front and under them, there is nearly zero wiggle-room. And, you'd be correct. However, that said, I've never found driving in traffic a problem at all, except for gawkers--always plenty. Excaliburs are quick and agile, but small, even by today's standards.

                      As for driving an X in less than perfect weather... well, I doubt anyone, especially today, actually drives one as "transportation." I tell anyone who asks that a Series 1 X has very little to do with automobiles as most construe such. The early Excaliburs are toys, pure and simple, but such neat and fun toys!!!
                      Last edited by Xcalibur; 06-18-2013, 10:31 PM.

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                      • #41
                        How much do they weigh?
                        Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by scott.rodgers View Post
                          Here's a shot of the Series 1 being assembled.
                          Where was this factory?
                          Mike - Assistant Editor, Turning Wheels
                          Fort Worth, TX


                          1964 Avanti R2 #R-4986

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Silverplate View Post
                            Where was this factory?
                            Milwaukee

                            Craig

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                            • #44
                              Would you please post a picture of your car Xcalibur?

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                              • #45
                                Here's another Series 1 assembly shot. Note the flipped steering pivot and other modified steering pieces:
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                                Last edited by scott.rodgers; 06-19-2013, 12:07 PM.
                                Scott Rodgers
                                Los Angeles
                                SDC Member since 1989
                                \'60 Lark HT
                                \'63 Wagonaire
                                \'66 Frankenbaker

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