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  • 55s
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    I sent the owner an email with the information I had.

    I fabricated a story years ago about an incident in Chautauqua, but when I wrote it I changed convertible to coupe thinking that she (the person I helped in with her groceries) must have been mistaken. I think her husband/ or dad was a millionaire and a race car driver, so the story of it being a gift makes a lot of sense.

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  • 8E45E
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    Originally posted by 40 phaeton View Post
    Hello I am the present owner of the 1940 Studebaker Champion Daul Cowl Phaeton.
    New member, would appreciate any information you could share with me on my car
    .
    As per Richard Quinn in the link in Post #9 above:
    "Know the car well. It is a '40 Champion (not '39 as stated). Yes, done by Derham of Rosemont PA. The cost of the body was $2500 in 1940. Restored back in the 1970s by the late Sam Alcorn of Bethelehem, PA. He passed away only a few months after completing it. The current owner is a friend of Sams. Believe he is re-restoring it. I have photos of it when it was just completed. It started life as a 4-door sedan painted Laurel Green serial G-46072. Have a lot of original documentation on it. Not a factory job so did not mention it in my previous posts. "

    Original documentation on it available here: http://cccamuseum.org/Explore/Archives/Archive-Viewer

    Craig
    Last edited by 8E45E; 04-07-2021, 04:39 AM.

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  • 40 phaeton
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    Hello I am the present owner of the 1940 Studebaker Champion Daul Cowl Phaeton.
    New member, would appreciate any information you could share with me on my car.

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  • t walgamuth
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    Wow! That is one of one then. I agree the windshield looks a bit out of place. Also very odd someone would put that fabulous body on a champ. Would that body be considered a dual cowl?

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  • 8E45E
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    Originally posted by Hallabutt View Post
    For one thing placing this on a short Champion chassis just wasn't being done. I could see it if is was a two seat convertible, or a rumble seat convertible coupe, but less willing to accept a touring/phaeton application as a car fashioned and completed at that time.
    Derham also made two 1940 President convertible sedans for the NY World's Fair: 1940 President Touring Car; Coachwork by Derham - Studebaker Drivers Club Forum

    Craig

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  • Georger
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    The owner is a friend of mine. Trust me, it is real.
    Because he is not on the forum, I don't want to post his information. But I have sent Paul a PM so that he can get in touch. I am sure he would be glad for the information. I think he showed it at the Lancaster, PA Meet, 2008.
    George Rohrbach
    Last edited by Georger; 03-31-2021, 03:56 PM.

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  • Dwain G.
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    Originally posted by Hallabutt View Post
    I know better the to argue with friend Dick Q. He has a way of making you feel wrong, even when you think that you are right. I defer to the oricle!
    Bill, I sent you a message on this forum.
    DG

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  • Hallabutt
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    I know better the to argue with friend Dick Q. He has a way of making you feel wrong, even when you think that you are right. I defer to the oricle!

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  • 8E45E
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    Originally posted by Hallabutt View Post
    It's an interesting concept, but in order to accept it as a one off Durham body I would need to see some documentation. For one thing placing this on a short Champion chassis just wasn't being done. I could see it if is was a two seat convertible, or a rumble seat convertible coupe, but less willing to accept a touring/phaeton application as a car fashioned and completed at that time. Personally I think that the car should be able to stand on it's own, but when Durham is mentioned the value goes up.
    RQ has documentation on it: https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....he-flesh/page2

    Craig

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  • Hallabutt
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    It's an interesting concept, but in order to accept it as a one off Durham body I would need to see some documentation. For one thing placing this on a short Champion chassis just wasn't being done. I could see it if is was a two seat convertible, or a rumble seat convertible coupe, but less willing to accept a touring/phaeton application as a car fashioned and completed at that time. Personally I think that the car should be able to stand on it's own, but when Durham is mentioned the value goes up.

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  • 52-fan
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    Good looking car. The info says it is a Derham body. The windshield and top are styled like they were designed for an earlier car.

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  • r1lark
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    Originally posted by 55s View Post
    I think I found a picture of it on the internet. 1940 Champion convertible. 4 door. Was listed with conceptcarz.
    Link:
    https://www.conceptcarz.com/view/pho...ion_photo.aspx
    Last edited by r1lark; 03-31-2021, 06:46 AM.

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  • 55s
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    I think I found a picture of it on the internet. 1940 Champion convertible. 4 door. Was listed with conceptcarz.

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  • 55s
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    The owner had just finished the restoration and it was there. Red.

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  • 55s
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    Not certain of year or number of doors. Could not locate the pictures. I was running around trying to take in everything.

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