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  • Neat Speedster?

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    John

  • #2
    The VIN will reveal if it was a Speedster. If it was, someone messed with it big time. "Not that there's anything wrong with that." Water under the bridge. I like the front seats. Back seats look unsittable and the grill is.......for want of a better word, ugh!

    If it was a Speedster, it could be again.
    If it was a Speedster, it should be again.
    "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.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    • #3
      The dash is from a Speedster and it looks like it has early Studebaker power steering other than that can't tell much...Bob

      Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

      Castro Valley, CA

      Candbstudebakers
      Castro Valley,
      California


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      • #4
        Yes, it was originally a Speedster (assuming the serial plate has not been tampered with). Assembled on Feb 19, 1955 and sent to Greenwood, Mississippi. Body #6H K7 779. Color was the Hialeah Green/Sun Valley yellow combination.

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

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        • #5
          Bob, I noticed that dash as well. That alone could be a major clue. Notice the rear side panel is Speedster design also. Another clue. Maybe a cheap way of buying into a rare car. Sadly, though, it would no doubt take more money to put it back together than it would take to buy one already done. UGH.

          sals54
          sals54

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          • #6
            Holy guacamole! I like them front seats and back. Like to replace 'em. Fuel cell in trunk????? jimmijim
            sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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            • #7
              The grille appears to be from a '53 Plymouth. Part of it, anyway.

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by Blue 15G

                The grille appears to be from a '53 Plymouth. Part of it, anyway.
                [}] That it is. BP
                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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                • #9
                  Stunning

                  1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                  1963 Cruiser
                  1960 Larkvertible V8
                  1958 Provincial wagon
                  1953 Commander coupe
                  1957 President two door

                  No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by Blue 15G

                    The grille appears to be from a '53 Plymouth. Part of it, anyway.
                    I thought that was what it was.

                    Joe Roberts
                    '61 R1 Champ
                    '65 Cruiser
                    Editor of "The Down Easterner"
                    Eastern North Carolina Chapter
                    Joe Roberts
                    '61 R1 Champ
                    '65 Cruiser
                    Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                    • #11
                      What Biggsie said.

                      I can see why it's for sale...

                      They couldn't figure out how to route the top radiator hose.

                      Or the bottom, for that matter.



                      Matthew Burnette
                      Hazlehurst, GA

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by mbstude

                        What Biggsie said.

                        I can see why it's for sale...

                        They couldn't figure out how to route the top radiator hose.

                        Or the bottom, for that matter.


                        Plus they got one of those radiators that is made for the engine to sit in FRONT of it.

                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA

                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

                          quote:Originally posted by mbstude

                          What Biggsie said.

                          I can see why it's for sale...

                          They couldn't figure out how to route the top radiator hose.

                          Or the bottom, for that matter.


                          Plus they got one of those radiators that is made for the engine to sit in FRONT of it.

                          Dick Steinkamp
                          'Probably the rare Corvair experimental unit, Dick...or Fiero?

                          (BTW: Anyone remember the spoof Motor Trend (IIRC) played back in the early 60s when they road-tested a Corvair?

                          They listed the options and prices on the vehicle being tested...and among the options, they listed anti-freeze (this being back when it might have been a seprate option, unlike today).

                          A few readers caught it, and they said in response to Letters to the Editior that they had caught the error in proofing, but decided to leave it in there to see how many people would notice and comment, seriously.) BP
                          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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