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  • Yet another take on the 53 Studebaker

    I tripped over this and found it interesting http://www.joesherlock.com/53-Studebaker.html

    I was interested in the Sketch as I remembered trying to draw the 53 back in the day. Today I have a very nice Speedster but still think the original design to be the best. I came to Studebaker's because it looked so cool and different. My dad was typical of fifties parents, he thought that anything that was not made by GM was very suspect . when i bought a used MG for my first car i think he was worried that i was a Communist. Times have changed but look-backs are priceless.

    Murray
    Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain !

    http://sites.google.com/site/intrigu...tivehistories/

    (/url) https://goo.gl/photos/ABBDQLgZk9DyJGgr5

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    The most interesting (to me) piece of new information was that electric train sales peaked in1953.
    Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

    40 Champion 4 door*
    50 Champion 2 door*
    53 Commander K Auto*
    53 Commander K overdrive*
    55 President Speedster
    62 GT 4Speed*
    63 Avanti R1*
    64 Champ 1/2 ton

    * Formerly owned

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    • #3
      I wonder what he modeled his sketch/drawing from. It has incorrect front bumperettes.

      EDIT: He also spelled Starlight incorrectly.
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #4
        Originally posted by studegary View Post
        I wonder what he modeled his sketch/drawing from. It has incorrect front bumperettes.

        EDIT: He also spelled Starlight incorrectly.
        Can't blame me, I only wish i could draw that well
        M
        Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain !

        http://sites.google.com/site/intrigu...tivehistories/

        (/url) https://goo.gl/photos/ABBDQLgZk9DyJGgr5

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        • #5
          Still one of the best designs ever. Thanks for posting the pics! I love the pen and ink first one.
          Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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          • #6
            It's a shame that they didn't sell better. In my opinion, by far the best looking car of that year which should have translated to spectacular production totals for 1953 and beyond. Yet, it was the boxy little Lark (with the same running gear) that sold like hot cakes just six years later. It's a screwed up world we live in.
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            In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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