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    Below is a 41 President side loading funeral coach,body by Bender.There were reportedly 4 of these made & this is the only known survivor.I was out for a country drive & saw the back-end of this sticking out of a shed that had collapsed on it.There was some vandalism but A$M Garage via Tony Carella supplied a lot of the missing & broken objects.We had too many projects & my wife said it gave her the creeps so it was sold to a member of a Antique Service car club in Tenn.before it was finished.The missing hood chrome is in the back & I know about the hub-caps & bumper.Anyone know if it's still around ? And lets see some of your odd-balls !I tried to get the photo smaller but my old system kept freezing--Sorry


  • #2
    While not nearly as rare as what you've got...

    My 54 Conestoga is one of not very many too.
    Actually, I've got two...one running and eagerly awaiting a new hot rod 299 V-8 and one...I'm not quite sure what to do with!

    Mike

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    • #3
      While not nearly as rare as what you've got...

      My 54 Conestoga is one of not very many too.
      Actually, I've got two...one running and eagerly awaiting a new hot rod 299 V-8 and one...I'm not quite sure what to do with!

      Mike

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      • #4
        The 58 Packard wagon I owned was the lowest production number "Stude" I've ever owned - AND driven! I'm pretty certain the 58 Provincial we have is way down on the list of numerous survivors. I've seen maybe a dozen in my 34 years of Studebakering.

        Miscreant adrift in
        the BerStuda Triangle


        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
        1960 Larkvertible V8
        1958 Provincial wagon
        1953 Commander coupe

        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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        • #5
          The 58 Packard wagon I owned was the lowest production number "Stude" I've ever owned - AND driven! I'm pretty certain the 58 Provincial we have is way down on the list of numerous survivors. I've seen maybe a dozen in my 34 years of Studebakering.

          Miscreant adrift in
          the BerStuda Triangle


          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
          1960 Larkvertible V8
          1958 Provincial wagon
          1953 Commander coupe

          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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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by kmul221

            Below is a 41 President side loading funeral coach,body by Bender.
            ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
            [)]Dyslexia can strike at any age. I first read this and thought it said "Side loading body bender"[)]

            steve blake
            http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
            http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
            steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
            http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by kmul221

              Below is a 41 President side loading funeral coach,body by Bender.
              ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
              [)]Dyslexia can strike at any age. I first read this and thought it said "Side loading body bender"[)]

              steve blake
              http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
              http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
              steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
              http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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              • #8
                while not low production.. i think there are probably very few surviving.. I have a 62 Lark Wagon.

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                • #9
                  while not low production.. i think there are probably very few surviving.. I have a 62 Lark Wagon.

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                  • #10
                    The rarest body TYPE as per the title of the thread would probably be my Hamilton built '64 Daytona convertible. Next runner up would be the '61 Cruiser (Y-body) I once owned. But I do own some that are 'rare' in what they have for drivetrain options.

                    Craig.

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                    • #11
                      The rarest body TYPE as per the title of the thread would probably be my Hamilton built '64 Daytona convertible. Next runner up would be the '61 Cruiser (Y-body) I once owned. But I do own some that are 'rare' in what they have for drivetrain options.

                      Craig.

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                      • #12
                        I couldn't even begin to know the production #'s
                        for the 1953 2 door sedan line, but in comparison
                        to all the Hawks, Larks, Avanti's, Champ's, Transtars,
                        M series, the C/K hardtops and coupes, bullet noses,
                        station wagon's of various years and a few Packabakers,
                        my "Charlene" is certain a "very rare girl" on this forum
                        and probably even in the outside world.

                        Is there a registry? probably not.....

                        Glen Brose
                        East of Chino Valley, AZ
                        The Home of "Charlene"
                        53 Champion Tudr Sedan

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                        • #13
                          I couldn't even begin to know the production #'s
                          for the 1953 2 door sedan line, but in comparison
                          to all the Hawks, Larks, Avanti's, Champ's, Transtars,
                          M series, the C/K hardtops and coupes, bullet noses,
                          station wagon's of various years and a few Packabakers,
                          my "Charlene" is certain a "very rare girl" on this forum
                          and probably even in the outside world.

                          Is there a registry? probably not.....

                          Glen Brose
                          East of Chino Valley, AZ
                          The Home of "Charlene"
                          53 Champion Tudr Sedan

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by glen

                            I couldn't even begin to know the production #'s
                            for the 1953 2 door sedan line, but in comparison
                            to all the Hawks, Larks, Avanti's, Champ's, Transtars,
                            M series, the C/K hardtops and coupes, bullet noses,
                            station wagon's of various years and a few Packabakers,
                            my "Charlene" is certain a "very rare girl" on this forum
                            and probably even in the outside world.

                            Is there a registry? probably not.....

                            Now you've made an excellent point about the survival rate versus what was originally produced. C & K bodies from your year will no doubt have a higher survival rate than a W or an F body like you have. Therefore, yours will be very rare. Other than a couple of '55's, I can't say I've seen any '53 or '54 two door sedans appear at a Studebaker meet over the years. Only non-C/K's I've seen are the four doors. As for a registry? Nothing stops you from creating one.

                            Craig


                            Glen Brose
                            East of Chino Valley, AZ
                            The Home of "Charlene"
                            53 Champion Tudr Sedan

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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by glen

                              I couldn't even begin to know the production #'s
                              for the 1953 2 door sedan line, but in comparison
                              to all the Hawks, Larks, Avanti's, Champ's, Transtars,
                              M series, the C/K hardtops and coupes, bullet noses,
                              station wagon's of various years and a few Packabakers,
                              my "Charlene" is certain a "very rare girl" on this forum
                              and probably even in the outside world.

                              Is there a registry? probably not.....

                              Now you've made an excellent point about the survival rate versus what was originally produced. C & K bodies from your year will no doubt have a higher survival rate than a W or an F body like you have. Therefore, yours will be very rare. Other than a couple of '55's, I can't say I've seen any '53 or '54 two door sedans appear at a Studebaker meet over the years. Only non-C/K's I've seen are the four doors. As for a registry? Nothing stops you from creating one.

                              Craig


                              Glen Brose
                              East of Chino Valley, AZ
                              The Home of "Charlene"
                              53 Champion Tudr Sedan

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