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    Does anyone know anything about this picture. Is this a real car or just an Artist's conception. or both? Did someone build this Phantom Stude from Bob Gurr's concept drawing.
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    Brian Woods
    woodysrods@shaw.ca
    1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
    Brian Woods
    woodysrods@shaw.ca
    1946 M Series (Shop Truck)

  • #2
    There was a eye candy thread with that, and it was a determined as a artists concept. Pretty cool though, eh? I love the look.

    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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    • #3
      I think that there have been more than one of these single seat cars built. At the national meet held in Nashville in 1992 (I think that was the year) there was one built from drawings that was said to have been Bob Bourke's answer to the Corvette. Someone better connected than I should remember the car and know the owner.

      John Clary
      Greer, SC

      Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
      SDC member since 1975
      John Clary
      Greer, SC

      SDC member since 1975

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      • #4
        I saw a new Curbette at the Temecula car show this past weekend, supercharged and 650+ hp.
        Really cool car but for $119.000.00 I think I could make my 52 outrun it and still take the wife to dinner.

        Dean.

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        • #5
          Looks like it has a 58-62 Corvette windsheild on it. I like it!

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          • #6
            It's called computer graphics.....
            but it would be sooooo nice if it was real.

            Chris Pile
            Editor: The Studebaker Special
            http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/
            The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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            • #7
              Wasn't there one that was close to that about half finsihed on E-bay a few weeks ago

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              • #8
                If you are referring to the car I think you are. Go check out the forum from Sal54 "why car designers make good money" you will laudh your face off!

                Brian Woods
                woodysrods@shaw.ca
                1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
                Brian Woods
                woodysrods@shaw.ca
                1946 M Series (Shop Truck)

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                • #9
                  I have seen pictures of at lesat 2 different 53 two seat convertibles that were shortened. Both were complete and very nice. I have not seen them in person, but they are definitely real cars. Generally they have removed about 16-17 inches behind the doors. Not sure what was done with the frame, but that would make them pretty close to a Lark wheelbase I think.

                  Pat

                  Pat Dilling
                  Olivehurst, CA
                  Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool

                  LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611
                  Pat Dilling
                  Olivehurst, CA
                  Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


                  LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by jclary

                    I think that there have been more than one of these single seat cars built. At the national meet held in Nashville in 1992 (I think that was the year) there was one built from drawings that was said to have been Bob Bourke's answer to the Corvette. Someone better connected than I should remember the car and know the owner.

                    John Clary
                    That would be the car that John Bridges built based on what Bob Bourke wanted. It is a nicely done car.

                    I have seen several single (two/three person) seaters made from Starliners. They usually remove one foot from behind the doors and use a Lark convertible frame. A two door Lark frame is just one foot shorter in wheelbase than a C/K.

                    There was also a plan to make a single (two seater) seat Avanti. I know of one modified Avanti like that. I have the original Tom Kellogg design drawing for the original car.

                    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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                    • #11
                      Thanks Gary, I knew someone would come through. Your post reminded me that Bridges and Bourke were both at that meet selling books and I got them to autograph my copies.

                      John Clary
                      Greer, SC

                      Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
                      SDC member since 1975
                      John Clary
                      Greer, SC

                      SDC member since 1975

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by jclary

                        Thanks Gary, I knew someone would come through. Your post reminded me that Bridges and Bourke were both at that meet selling books and I got them to autograph my copies.

                        John Clary
                        My copy of "Studebaker's Finest" is book/copy "#2", but is only signed by John B.

                        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
                          quote:Originally posted by jclary
                          Your post reminded me that Bridges and Bourke were both at that meet selling books and I got them to autograph my copies.
                          Interesting!! Both were also at the International Meet in Portland in 1993 selling autographed copies.

                          Craig

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by 8E45E

                            quote:Originally posted by jclary
                            Your post reminded me that Bridges and Bourke were both at that meet selling books and I got them to autograph my copies.
                            Interesting!! Both were also at the International Meet in Portland in 1993 selling autographed copies.

                            Craig
                            Nashville was in 1992 and Portland in 1993. My copy predates the SDC Nashville Convention. John dated it "3-23-92".

                            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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                            • #15
                              No idea if thats real or fake, but it looks like somethin I would build a model of/add to my collection!

                              Chris Dresbach
                              Chris Dresbach

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