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    In 1961 what company did STUDEBAKER-PACHARD purchase and later change the name to STP ?

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  • #2
    Curtis-Wright?

    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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    • #3
      Is this a trick question?

      Ebon...



      "I sweat alot to keep others cool"

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      • #4
        They purchased Sherwood Egbert. In other words some samll California manufacturer of Super Chargers used on the X-SHE project once Mr. Egbert got his feet on the ground.
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        • #5
          They purchaed Chemical Compounds Inc.
          See the day in Studebaker history at http://www.madddoodler.com/



          Steve Grant
          a.k.a. the Madd Doodler
          Kinzua Region Chapter
          1881 Grain Wagon
          1951 Champion Starlight
          1959 Lark 2 dr sdn
          1963 Daytona 2 dr htp
          Over 500 Studebaker toys
          Steve Grant
          a.k.a. the Madd Doodler
          www.madddoodler.com
          Kinzua Region Chapter
          1881 Grain Wagon
          1951 Champion Starlight Coupe 1:1 scale model kit
          1951 Champion business coupe Pro Street (project)
          1959 Lark 2 dr sdn
          1963 Avanti R2 4 spd
          1963 Avanti R2 auto

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          • #6
            Oh instead of getting Sherwood they got Andy Granatelli along with Specialty Chemical Co. That's right they got Egbert in 01/61
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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

              Oh instead of getting Sherwood they got Andy Granatelli along with Specialty Chemical Co. That's right they got Egbert in 01/61
              It would have been a most interesting time there. Egbert wasted no time whatsoever and hired the services of Raymond Loewy and Brooks Stevens & Associates. I believe some of the first Avanti renderings date from around March of 1961, as well as a few of Brooks Stevens' restyled Hawk drawings.

              Craig

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              • #8
                One of the first things Egbert did was attempt to raise the morale of the SB employees by painting the entire factory, something that had not been done in a long time. Within 30 days of being appointed President of the Automotive Division he was on his way to Calif to see Mr. Loewy. While waiting in Chicago at O'Hare, he bought all the automotive magazines he could find. On the flight to California he sketched some rough drawings of the type of car he wanted. Loewy said when he saw them that he knew Egbert was an automotive man. It was from these drawings that the Avanti was born. Loewy hastily assembled his team, locked them up in a rented house in the desert outside of Palm Springs and the rest is history. His design team consisted of John Epstein, already an employee of Loewy Studios and a foremost airbrush artist, a tall lanky 19 yr old kid from the CA. Inst of Art known as Tom Kellogg and a washed up automotive designer, who had a drinking problem, Bob Andrews.

                See you in the future as I write about our past
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                • #9
                  [quote]Originally posted by Madd Doodler

                  They purchaed Chemical Compounds Inc.
                  See the day in Studebaker history at http://www.madddoodler.

                  That is correct

                  Tom

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

                    and a washed up automotive designer, who had a drinking problem, Bob Andrews.
                    I am very sorry to hear of this if it is true! [:0]

                    Bob Andrews was one of the finest dashboard designers there ever was, and did fantastic things with most '60's Studebaker Interiors. [^]

                    StudeRich
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
                    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

                      and a washed up automotive designer, who had a drinking problem, Bob Andrews.
                      Hey! He's also the 2nd highest poster on this here forum.
                      So I guess he retired to New York to collect Larks. This explains his frequent willingness to get together at any Hooters.


                      www.studebakerhardtop.com

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