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    Hi, new here. My name is Rich Truesdell and I contribute to a number of auto magazines. I'm currently doing some research for a Studebaker feature and wanted to know if anyone knows the name and address of any Studebaker dealerships in the Palm Springs, California area, circa 1955-1966. If anyone has a photos or post cards available, that you could scan and send to me, that would be great. Any materials can be sent to me direct

    Thanks for any help and have a happy and safe New Year.

    Richard Truesdell
    Editorial Director, Automotive Traveler
    West Coast Contributing Editor, Cars and Parts
    West Coast Contributing Editor, Musclecar Enthusiast

  • #2
    Welcome to the Forum!!! This has been a long-running thread with TONS of info~

    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...chTerms=dealer

    You may find what you're looking for there...

    Good luck!!!




    StudeDave '57 [8D]
    San Diego, Ca. (for now...)
    San Diego County SDC

    www.studebakersandiego.com

    '54 Commander Regal 4dr 'Ruby'
    '57 Parkview 'Betsy' (she's a 2dr wagon)
    '57 Commander DeLuxe 2dr 'Baby'
    '57 Champion Custom 2dr 'Jewel'
    '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
    '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

    Part owner of the one and only
    '55 PROTOTYPE panel van
    StudeDave '57
    US Navy (retired)

    3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
    SDC Member since 1985

    past President
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    • #3
      Welcome aboard, Richard. As Dave said, if the information isn't in the thread to which he linked you above, it probably doesn't exist. Enjoy!

      Bob Palma, Technical Editor, SDC's Turning Wheels monthly magazine.
      We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

      Ayn Rand:
      "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

      G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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      • #4
        There was a dealer in Banning and one in Indio, towns on either side of Palm Springs but none I am aware of in Palm Springs at the time you mention. If you need names or addresses of these two let me know.

        Richard Quinn
        editor: Antique Studebaker Review
        Richard Quinn
        Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel

          There was a dealer in Banning and one in Indio, towns on either side of Palm Springs but none I am aware of in Palm Springs at the time you mention. If you need names or addresses of these two let me know.

          Richard Quinn
          editor: Antique Studebaker Review
          Richard,

          In looking through the thread suggested by Dave it would seem to indicate that there was a dealer in Palm Springs at one time and the owner of the President has license plate frames on several of his cars with "Palm Springs Studebaker."

          Yes, I would love the addresses of the Banning and Indio dealers. Please write me back direct

          Best wishes,

          Richard Truesdell
          Editorial Director, Automotive Traveler
          West Coast Contributing Editor, Cars and Parts
          West Coast Contributing Editor, Musclecar Enthusiast

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          • #6
            Richard, the magazine looks great. If no one else has checked it out, http://www.automotivetraveler.com .


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            Tom - Mulberry, FL

            1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

            Tom - Bradenton, FL

            1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
            1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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            • #7
              I'm trying to find to which dealer mine was delivered. The only thing on the build sheet that says anything that I think is valuable is "22 Stock" for destination. I know it was made in LA, and probably sold there as well.
              www.spannerbird.com
              Coral/Beige 1953 Studebaker Commander Starlight.

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              • #8
                A Factory storage Lot 22 or space #22 in the Storage Lot. A non-ordered or sold Car for stock.

                Why didn't you just make a new post, this is a strange place to post this question on a closed 4 years ago String.
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                • #9
                  I could, but I read a while back about how people become slightly annoyed with people whom post things when they should've simply searched for a thread.
                  www.spannerbird.com
                  Coral/Beige 1953 Studebaker Commander Starlight.

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                  • #10
                    I've seen the "Palm Springs Avanti" license plate frames. I believe they are a contemporary item made to commemorate the "birth place" of the Avanti.
                    So.....if I'm 'pre-approved' why do you want me to fill out an application?

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                    • #11
                      I have a pair of new, never installed Palm Springs Studebaker license plate frames in their brown paper envelope.

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                      • #12
                        "Palm Springs" Studebaker license plate frames

                        I have recently found a pair of these frames I have had in storage for many years. Don't recall where I got them.

                        Steve D.
                        Attached Files

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                        • #13
                          "What a long strange trip" this thread has been!
                          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                          '33 Rockne 10,
                          '51 Commander Starlight,
                          '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                          '56 Sky Hawk

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                          • #14
                            The "Studebaker" Format/Text is exactly the SAME as the StuV Products Co. (high performance Parts Co.) Frames had.

                            Either they or their supplier Sold these, likely as a Commemorative of the Avanti's origin City.
                            Also for the Exclusivity of that town. Meca for the Rich & Famous $$$$.
                            StudeRich
                            Second Generation Stude Driver,
                            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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