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  • #2
    Got my fix for the day. Thanks for posting still another great picture. I love those mid-fifties four door sedans.

    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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    • #3
      When you compare that look to a 53 or 54 Chevy, I don't know how Studebaker didn't eat their lunch sales wise.

      Doug

      Venice, Florida
      1950 Champion 9G F1

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      • #4
        Doug,ain't that the truth!

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        • #5
          Yea it is, the same era chevy in kinda ugly in mhop. While that's gorgeous!

          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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          • #6
            If Studebakers could have sold at or slightly below Chevy's price they probably would have put the hurt on them. They never had the volume to get the price that low.


            1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
            "I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."
            "In the heart of Arkansas."
            Searcy, Arkansas
            1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
            1952 2R pickup

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            • #7
              For what it is worth: That hood ornament replaced the '55 Chevy one that was on the Yuma Studebird before restoration.

              Tim in Yuma, AZ
              Tim-'53 Starlight Commander Custom and '63 Avanti in Yuma, AZ
              https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/53-resurrection https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/always-ahead

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              • #8
                I'll take it. Where do I sign?

                Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
                In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
                If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

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                • #9
                  Yeah, price was the main impediment! Besides that, if you wanted, you could've had a V8![:0]


                  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
                    Don't forget guys, those '53s & '54s were bashed by people saying that they weren't good looking compared to the Loewy coupes.
                    I've always liked the styling of those cars. In fact, I'm considering the purchase of a '53 Champion 4-door from a fellow club member.
                    I agree that, compared to the '53 Chevies and Fords, the Studebakers had them beat a mile in styling. The just couldn't complete with them in the marketplace. Go figure.
                    Rog

                    '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                    Smithtown,NY
                    '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                    Smithtown,NY
                    Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for sharing that one, ChampTrucking. I often forget just how attractive the 1953-55 sedans are, that is until I see one in picture or person. This is especially true when thay are allowed to stand on their own merits, as opposed to being viewed next to a C or K for comparison, and subsequently picked apart. That car sure does make a '53 Chev (or most any other 1953 car) look like a frump dumpling. LH

                      "I'm allergic to small block Chevys."

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                      • #12
                        Roger, prove me wrong, but I don't think that comparison to C-Ks happened til years after these cars were built.


                        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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