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  • Sharing Picture AC2497 Sportster Set 1954-5

    I have always wondered why Studebaker would come up with an accessory like this and sell so few apparently. These are not the same as corvette spinners so were they unique to Studebaker?
    Milt

    1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
    1961 Hawk 4-speed
    1967 Avanti
    1961 Lark 2 door
    1988 Avanti Convertible

    Member of SDC since 1973

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    There are some out there looking for them: https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....tster-Hubcaps=

    https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....his-Studebaker

    Craig

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    • #3
      These are the same diameter as the gold centers on the wheel covers. You have to drill 3 holes in the covers to install them. Basically they replace the gold dished center of the cover.

      They do look good but they are pretty rare I guess. They are cast pot metal and I have seen some used ones for sale in the past that needed a replating.

      Jeff in ND

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      • #4
        So it appears that this set is NOT for Sale?
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          I was under the impression/memory that these are only correct for the 1954 model year. Of course, they will fit on the wheelcovers on 1953s and 1955s.
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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            Sportster spClick image for larger version

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            Richard Quinn
            Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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            • #7
              I believe Wayne Carini's all-original 54 has these attatched to the stock 54 Wheelcovers. Click image for larger version

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              Evan Davis
              Prince Albert, Sk

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel View Post
                Sportster spClick image for larger version

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                Richard and others; Is there documentation that these were factory options for the 1955 model year? The picture at a dealership may be just showing a dealer that had them left in stock and used them up on 1955 models.
                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                SDC member since 1968
                Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by studegary View Post
                  Richard and others; Is there documentation that these were factory options for the 1955 model year? The picture at a dealership may be just showing a dealer that had them left in stock and used them up on 1955 models.
                  I thought someone replied to one of your posts in one of those threads I linked above that they were listed in the 1955 Studebaker Accessories booklet and the "55 Studebaker Perspective on Value".

                  Craig

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                  • #10
                    They are shown in both the 1955 and 1954 Dealers Facts Books. I included a shot from my 55 dealer book

                    Milt

                    1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
                    1961 Hawk 4-speed
                    1967 Avanti
                    1961 Lark 2 door
                    1988 Avanti Convertible

                    Member of SDC since 1973

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                    • #11
                      They were also the trunk lid spinner on the 58 Packard Hawks, but were slightly modified. The hawks used only a single central hold down stud and not three smaller screws.
                      Bez Auto Alchemy
                      573-318-8948
                      http://bezautoalchemy.com


                      "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the replies about the 1955 models. I didn't remember.
                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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