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  • 1/2 Eye Candy for Saturday

    Saw this car sell for $97,000 yesterday on the Barett- Jackson Speed channel coverage.
    http://www.citlink.net/~junge/PH/PH-12-51.htm



    I like everything about it except the fake jet exhaust in the back,but that is just me. It was stated on the B-J show there are red LED's installed in the fake exhaust to simulate it working.

  • #2
    That's the same ride I photographed at the 2007 Pixar Motorama.
    All Corvette underneath. Mitsubishi Eclipse top. Aston Martin paint color (Tungsten Silver).
    It belonged to the father of Pixar employee and Billetproof organizer Jay Ward (not of Rocky & Bullwinkle fame)

    To show rear treatment:


    His wife owns my wife's old Lambretta Li.

    Andy
    62 GT

    Andy
    62 GT

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    • #3
      What a car!! Now I have a better idea of what mine is worth..............

      '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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      • #4
        Ah, yes - the Rocketeer!
        If it was mine, I'd put a bulletnose in the back, too!

        Chris Pile
        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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        • #5
          Now that's an eye opener. I love the color on that car. Actually the top is not bad either. I agree with you that the fake jet exhaust thingy is much more bling than is needed.

          Is that a Packard convertible in the back? Now that one is the one I would love to have.

          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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          • #6
            Are the doors Stude doors?I wonder how much of this car is actually Studebaker and how they listed it when it was sold?

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            • #7
              Beatiful design. Too many $ for me.

              "In the heart of Arkansas."
              1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
              "In the heart of Arkansas."
              Searcy, Arkansas
              1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
              1952 2R pickup

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              • #8
                They listed it as a 51 Studebaker Custom.

                Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
                '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

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                • #9
                  I also love the colour, whould it work
                  on a C-cab?
                  What colour would compliment it in a
                  two-tone setup?

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                  • #10
                    I would only change one thing on it, it has a '51 front end, but a '50 bullet nose. Maybe it's just me, but it looks a little out of place that way.

                    Chris Dresbach
                    Chris Dresbach

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                    • #11
                      I could be wrong, but I remember seeing a website with the build of this car. I think it started out as a '51 Commander sedan. The roof came from a Mitsubishi Eclipse.

                      Ah yes.. Here it is.

                      http://www.citlink.net/~junge/PH/PH-12-51.htm

                      BTW Chris. Looks like it has '52 headlight doors as well. I think the '51 grilles and '50 bullet look just right together. [^]

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                      • #12
                        I understand that the jet engine was removed?

                        Chris Pile
                        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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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by Chris Pile

                          I understand that the jet engine was removed?

                          Chris Pile
                          http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/
                          Now THAT would be an interesting build, to put a jet engine in a bullet nose Stude. I read years ago that Ford experimented with jet power by installing an existing jet engine into a 1957 Thunderbird. However, it wasnt practical for public use as it shot flames out the back. Chrysler built several jet engine cars throughout the 1960's and were well mannered (no fire blasting out the back) but they had terrible acceleration from a stand-still unless you power-braked in order to get the RPM's up. The 1950's and 1960's were great for thinking outside of the box when it came to automoitive design & engineering as safety was an afterthought. [8D]


                          1949 2R17
                          R is for Rusty

                          In the middle of Minnesota
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                          In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach

                            I would only change one thing on it, it has a '51 front end, but a '50 bullet nose. Maybe it's just me, but it looks a little out of place that way.
                            Take another look Chris and you'll see the headlights are from a 52. I kind of like it. The best charactoristics of each year.

                            Jon Stalnaker
                            Editor, Hawk Talks
                            Karel Staple Chapter SDC
                            Jon Stalnaker
                            Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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