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  • She won a nice '56 President from McCalls in '56

    Hi
    Going through some old ads I clipped years ago, I found a couple of pages from McCall's September 1956 showing the ten winners in their Dream-Car Contest.

    Pictured is a '56 President four door sedan, not a President Classic, in two-tone dark and light turquoise. It was won by a Mrs. Don Young of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

    "Her Studebaker has: power windows, steering, brakes and seat; radio (with rear-seat speaker); heater; padded dash; bumper guards; back-up lights; tinted glass; automatic transmission; directional signals; air conditioning; safety belts; dual exhaust; chrome wheel disks; four-barrel carburetor; clock; windshield washer"

    Nice, fully-optioned car!!!! I sure would like to have it now.
    So, anyone in that area seen that car lately? Were there any write-ups in the local paper about her good fortune then?

    I think I will look up the total cost of the car with all those options, must have been significant.

    Interestingly, a '56 Clipper Deluxe sedan was also awarded to Mrs. J Oliver Foltz of Ponca City, OK. It was a base model in solid turquoise, with only automatic transmission and power steering listed.

    Steve


  • #2
    Mrs Young was very lucky to win such a fully loaded car - hope it survived.

    John Clements
    Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
    Lockleys South Australia
    John Clements
    Christchurch, New Zealand

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    • #3
      Mrs Young was very lucky to win such a fully loaded car - hope it survived.

      John Clements
      Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
      Lockleys South Australia
      John Clements
      Christchurch, New Zealand

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      • #4
        Hi
        Fully loaded and fairly expensive, I added up the cost of all the options listed, using Fred Fox's excellent Turning Wheels October 1989 article on the '56 sedans and wagons.
        The base price: $2235 + $1219 worth of options = $3,454.00, more than the base price of a Golden Hawk!
        Hope she enjoyed that President, hope it is still around!
        Steve

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        • #5
          Hi
          Fully loaded and fairly expensive, I added up the cost of all the options listed, using Fred Fox's excellent Turning Wheels October 1989 article on the '56 sedans and wagons.
          The base price: $2235 + $1219 worth of options = $3,454.00, more than the base price of a Golden Hawk!
          Hope she enjoyed that President, hope it is still around!
          Steve

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by 56H-Y6

            Hi
            Fully loaded and fairly expensive, I added up the cost of all the options listed, using Fred Fox's excellent Turning Wheels October 1989 article on the '56 sedans and wagons.
            The base price: $2235 + $1219 worth of options = $3,454.00, more than the base price of a Golden Hawk!
            Hope she enjoyed that President, hope it is still around!
            Steve
            My dream car. I have only ever seen one equipped that completely. One was at the first Springfield International. It was solid black and was original except that a "modern" York a/c compressor had replaced the old cast iron one. I think the car came from Kansas and changed hands at the meet for something like $6,000, a very high price for that time. About 15 years ago the local Ford dealer took a '56 President Classic in trade on a new Ford. It had power windows, overdrive, Climatizer, real leather seats and no other options. A local speed shop owner bought it and it disapeared a long time ago.


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            '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
            '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
            '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
            Museum R-4 engine
            Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
            '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by 56H-Y6

              Hi
              Fully loaded and fairly expensive, I added up the cost of all the options listed, using Fred Fox's excellent Turning Wheels October 1989 article on the '56 sedans and wagons.
              The base price: $2235 + $1219 worth of options = $3,454.00, more than the base price of a Golden Hawk!
              Hope she enjoyed that President, hope it is still around!
              Steve
              My dream car. I have only ever seen one equipped that completely. One was at the first Springfield International. It was solid black and was original except that a "modern" York a/c compressor had replaced the old cast iron one. I think the car came from Kansas and changed hands at the meet for something like $6,000, a very high price for that time. About 15 years ago the local Ford dealer took a '56 President Classic in trade on a new Ford. It had power windows, overdrive, Climatizer, real leather seats and no other options. A local speed shop owner bought it and it disapeared a long time ago.


              [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
              '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
              '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
              '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
              Museum R-4 engine
              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
              '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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              • #8
                Hi 53k
                That Ford dealer couldn't be persuaded to reveal who the buyer was? It might be in old records if they keep them.
                Did the real leather seats look to be the factory pattern and possibly original?
                The only Studebaker sedan I've ever seen with factory leather interior was a terribly deteriorated black '53 Land Cruiser in a yard in Holland Patent, NY about 1989. It was red interior, the car also had a lot of the trim accessories on it as well. It's likely long gone, when I saw it, the floors where more dirty than metal.
                It must have been a sweet car when new.
                Steve

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                • #9
                  Hi 53k
                  That Ford dealer couldn't be persuaded to reveal who the buyer was? It might be in old records if they keep them.
                  Did the real leather seats look to be the factory pattern and possibly original?
                  The only Studebaker sedan I've ever seen with factory leather interior was a terribly deteriorated black '53 Land Cruiser in a yard in Holland Patent, NY about 1989. It was red interior, the car also had a lot of the trim accessories on it as well. It's likely long gone, when I saw it, the floors where more dirty than metal.
                  It must have been a sweet car when new.
                  Steve

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                  • #10
                    There used to be a 52 Commander H/T in a local junk yard that had what was left of a red leather interior,appart from a Packard hawk it's the only leather interior on a Studebaker built car that comes to mind.

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                    • #11
                      There used to be a 52 Commander H/T in a local junk yard that had what was left of a red leather interior,appart from a Packard hawk it's the only leather interior on a Studebaker built car that comes to mind.

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                      • #12
                        Many earlier (than '53) Studebaker cars (particualrly open cars) had leather seats. I have seen three sets of leather seats for '53 Starliners. Two sets were red and the other set was tan.

                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                        • #13
                          Many earlier (than '53) Studebaker cars (particualrly open cars) had leather seats. I have seen three sets of leather seats for '53 Starliners. Two sets were red and the other set was tan.

                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by 56H-Y6

                            Hi 53k
                            That Ford dealer couldn't be persuaded to reveal who the buyer was? It might be in old records if they keep them.
                            Did the real leather seats look to be the factory pattern and possibly original?
                            The only Studebaker sedan I've ever seen with factory leather interior was a terribly deteriorated black '53 Land Cruiser in a yard in Holland Patent, NY about 1989. It was red interior, the car also had a lot of the trim accessories on it as well. It's likely long gone, when I saw it, the floors where more dirty than metal.
                            It must have been a sweet car when new.
                            Steve
                            The leather in this President was original. It had all the age cracks and wear commensurate with its age (black car, black interior).
                            I know who bought it from the Ford dealer. Problem is, the buyer has disappeared (along with the car).
                            In 1964 I was transferred to Hawaii. My car was several weeks away from arrival so I decided to look for temporary transportation. I found a '50 Champion 4-door listed in the Honolulu paper so I called. It was pretty shabby, but was driveable so I bought it for the asking price of $50. Believe it or not, it had leather seats and a vinyl headliner. I'm sure they were the original seats- about half leather and half duct tape. I decided it must have been a taxi earlier in its life.



                            [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
                            '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
                            '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
                            '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
                            Museum R-4 engine
                            Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                            '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by 56H-Y6

                              Hi 53k
                              That Ford dealer couldn't be persuaded to reveal who the buyer was? It might be in old records if they keep them.
                              Did the real leather seats look to be the factory pattern and possibly original?
                              The only Studebaker sedan I've ever seen with factory leather interior was a terribly deteriorated black '53 Land Cruiser in a yard in Holland Patent, NY about 1989. It was red interior, the car also had a lot of the trim accessories on it as well. It's likely long gone, when I saw it, the floors where more dirty than metal.
                              It must have been a sweet car when new.
                              Steve
                              The leather in this President was original. It had all the age cracks and wear commensurate with its age (black car, black interior).
                              I know who bought it from the Ford dealer. Problem is, the buyer has disappeared (along with the car).
                              In 1964 I was transferred to Hawaii. My car was several weeks away from arrival so I decided to look for temporary transportation. I found a '50 Champion 4-door listed in the Honolulu paper so I called. It was pretty shabby, but was driveable so I bought it for the asking price of $50. Believe it or not, it had leather seats and a vinyl headliner. I'm sure they were the original seats- about half leather and half duct tape. I decided it must have been a taxi earlier in its life.



                              [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
                              '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
                              '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
                              '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
                              Museum R-4 engine
                              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                              '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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