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  • #16

    The meeting of great people is always a historic moment!

    Dylan may very well be the youngest Studebaker driver out there and Oliver may very well be the oldest SDC member.
    Oliver was telling another great story of buying a new 1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner when they first became available near Boston MA.
    He and his brother immediately drove it to Bellingham WA, taking turns driving none stop.
    They bought a fur coat business in Bellingham and went straight back, so in 1 week he took the new car back into the Studebaker dealer and said he wanted his 2,500 mile service done!
    You can imagine the look on the dealers face, especially in 1953 when roads were a lot slower.[:0]
    The dealer must have known it was such a well built product, he could sell more with that testimonial and reference![^]
    Oliver also has a story about moving, pulling a trailer from MA through Canada to Bellingham with the same 53 Commander.

    James

    The Bell Collection
    Bellingham, WA.
    Bells Studebaker Diner & Museum
    Bellingham, WA.

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    • #17
      Wow, I'm going to ask him about those stories, I'd like to hear them!

      Dylan Wills

      '61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon
      Dylan Wills
      Everett, Wa.


      1961 Lark 4 door wagon
      1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
      1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
      1914 Ford Model T

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      • #18
        Great story and pics! [^][8D] Thanks for sharing.

        <h5>Mark
        '57 Transtar Deluxe
        Vancouver Island Chapter
        http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>


        Mark Hayden
        '66 Commander
        Zone Coordinator
        Pacific Can-Am Zone

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        • #19
          I just heard the news this morning, rest in peace friend.

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