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  • Interesting GM forum observation.

    Stay with me, you'll see the relevance (I hope). I bought a '96 Grand Am GT today for a work car. Nice clean little coupe with all the bells and whistles. A few years ago we had an Olds Alero and I joined a very popular forum for GM N-bodies which are the Grand Am, Beretta, Cavalier, Achieva, etc. Dozens of posts every hour, I went back to that forum today and there have only been a couple dozen posts in the past 2 years! Same thing on every other N-body forum I visited. Seems the Studebaker has become more popular than one of the most common GM cars on the road! [8D]

    Analog man in a digital world.

  • #2
    Those GM cars that you list were big sellers in their day, but certainly are not "common" on the road around here at this time.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      Interesting, you can't throw a rock without hittin' one here. I live in a town of 1,000 people and there are at least a dozen '92-'98 Grand Ams alone not to mention the other N bodies.

      Analog man in a digital world.

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      • #4
        Anyone seen a Chevette lately?? Those things disappeared about 5 years after they were introduced here in the Rust Belt. Real Flintstone mobiles after the road salt had its way with them!!

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        • #5
          I saw one on I-40 about a month ago... around here they seem to be about as common as VW Things.

          Jeff DeWitt
          http://carolinastudes.net
          Jeff DeWitt
          http://carolinastudes.net

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          • #6
            I have a buddy with a least 3 Chevettes. 1 with less then 20XXX miles and 1 that looks stock, but has a NASCAR V6. It is nasty fast.
            Klif

            55 Speedster
            63 Avanti R2
            63 Lark R2
            55 Speedster/Street Machine
            63 Avanti R2
            64 Convertible R1

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            • #7
              I learnes to drive in a 1984 Chevette, had a quick little 4cyl. and a manual floor shift trans of some sort. Not real fast but that little floor shift was a hoot. I ran the wheels off it. Then mooved up to a 86 cavalier with a fastback 6 cyl 5spd. Man I thought I was Mario Andretti in that thing. I'd run that thing WOUND OUT all the time.



              John

              63' R1 Wagonaire

              63' 8E45 Detroit

              53' 2R5 R1 Powershift TT Under Construction

              57' Transtar 304 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction (in Picture)

              58' 3E6D Stock Sale Pending

              61' 6E7 122 Factory Auto


              John

              62' Deluxe R2 4SPD.

              63' R1 Wagonaire

              57' Transtar 259 punched to 312 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction

              58' 3E6D Stock 4X4

              64' (Studebaker Built) Trailer Toter

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              • #8
                I had a Chevette. I believe that it had nearly every option, including a vinyl roof. It would slow up every time the A/C compressor would cut in. I could hardly wait for the title to come through so that I could sell it.

                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                SDC member since 1968
                Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                SDC member since 1968
                Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                • #9
                  Klif,lets see some pics of that V6 Chevette-PLEASE!!

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by studegary

                    I had a Chevette. I believe that it had nearly every option, including a vinyl roof. It would slow up every time the A/C compressor would cut in. I could hardly wait for the title to come through so that I could sell it.
                    Did it have the Isuzu diesel in it?

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                    • #11
                      Speaking of Chevys that you don't see anymore, the guy that I bought my lark from has a Grandad who owns a 1980-81? 4 door hatchback Chevy Citation. Last year they convinced him to enter it into a local car show. Believe it or not, the thing is spotless! (but still very, very ugly)




                      1963 Lark, 259 V8, two-tone paint, Twin Traction. Driven often, always noticed!

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by 8E45E

                        quote:Originally posted by studegary

                        I had a Chevette. I believe that it had nearly every option, including a vinyl roof. It would slow up every time the A/C compressor would cut in. I could hardly wait for the title to come through so that I could sell it.
                        Did it have the Isuzu diesel in it?
                        No, it was the optional gasoline engine. I worked with a guy that had one of those diesel Chevettes.

                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                        • #13
                          How about Vega's? Around here I never see a Vega anymore!

                          A. Charles Eck, Jr.
                          Essex, MD

                          Studebakers were made to drive! (Besides, they don't get lost as easy in the Wal-Mart parking lot!)

                          '64 Cruiser 'Louise'
                          '57 Commander 4 door sedan 'Bluebird'
                          '66 Ford F-250
                          '66 Ford F-100
                          '53 John Deere 50
                          '41 John Deere H All-Fuel
                          '41 John Deere B All-Fuel

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                          • #14
                            LOL I see Vegas ALL THE TIME! My friend is a V8 Vega nut .He has had more than I can count,including one with a 496 Cubic Inch Big Block in it. He had one 400 CI small block 73 Vega that was a legit 10.5 ET street car,without the Nitros Oxide!! I went 12.7 in it loose as a goose 60 feet out! Whatta ride!!

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                            • #15
                              A chevette was in a cruise in locally. had a 229 gm v6 in it and a small blower. had 13:34, 104MPH time slips. That would trailer alot of >fast< cars.

                              Randy Wilkin
                              1946 M5 Streetrod
                              Hillsboro,Ohio 45133
                              Randy Wilkin
                              1946 M5 Streetrod
                              Hillsboro,Ohio 45133

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