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  • StudeRich
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    quote:Originally posted by Studedude

    Good thing I got the notice from my Optometrist yesterday, telling me it was time for my exam, 'cause I would have sworn the text said, "15 Studebaker [u]taxi</u> cabs."

    I shall make my appointment soon. Thanks, Rich, I thought I was seein' fine until now, and otherwise might have chosen not to make that appointment!
    Lol! You're right Dave, you can cancel that appointment now!

    It is I, wearing a set of Walgreens generic reading glasses, who needs an eye exam, but has no insurance! [V]

    Well it WOULD have been funnier that way!

    StudeRich

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  • StudeRich
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    quote:Originally posted by JRoberts

    What a cool piece of history. I knew that Studebaker dealers often sold lesser known brands, but I don't remember one that was a Hillman dealer./Cut/
    I note that there is NO indication that they SOLD other makes, only SERVICED them. [:0]

    On another note; interesting how the Studebaker factory note that would usually be attached to the back of the photo says:
    "15 Studebaker test cabs"' [:0]

    I would love to know how that worked! [:0]
    Drive them, and beat them as only a cab driver can, for 3 months and bring us back the pieces for examination at the proving grounds?

    Another awesome pic Richard, Thanks.

    StudeRich

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  • paxton bloR
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    This dealership just speaks of friendly service both in sales & service.I would like to go back in time to have a day there.
    Thanks again Gary Olson

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  • Avantidon
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    Thanks for the history lesson Richard. This dealership would have been an interesting place to be employed with all that went on there.

    See you in the future as I write about our past

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  • Avantidon
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    Thanks for the history lesson Richard. This dealership would have been an interesting place to be employed with all that went on there.

    See you in the future as I write about our past

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  • Milaca
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    I believe it was a company named Osterlund from somewhere on the east coast that purchased the Diamond Reo truck division from the financially troubled White Motor Corporation around 1980. Perhaps some relation to this Osterlund or perhaps they became so successful selling cars that they bought a truck manufacturer?

    Update: White Motor Company sold the Diamond Reo division in 1971 which later went bankrupt 4 years later. It was then that Loyal Osterlund (a former Diamond Reo dealer of Harrisburg, PA) bought the rights and tooling for Diamond Reo trucks and began production in 1977 and later sold the company in 1995. As of yet, I have not found any connection between Loyal Osterlund and this Studebaker dealersip as I thought perhaps that he may have owned it.


    A wild Red Hawk admiring it's reflection.
    In the middle of Minnestudea

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  • raprice
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    Did you catch the reflection of the ESSO sign?
    Rog

    '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
    Smithtown,NY
    Long Island Studebaker Club

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  • Bredehoft
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    It's funny - I can't see "Studebaker" anywhere on the signs. Did they de-emphasize the brand once they moved to Canada?

    --george

    1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
    53-54 C/Ks, 55 Speedsters, 63 Daytonas, Wagonaires Registries

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  • kurtruk
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    quote:Originally posted by go-studebaker

    Hi Dick,
    Volvo Hillman Borgward and Sunbeam service !! Things must have been tight in 64

    The front window has the neon Avanti sign with the prototype script. I have never seen it like that before except on the prototype Avanti that was used in a magazine article in 1962 sometime.

    Thanks for another history lesson.

    Regards
    Greg

    Greg Diffen
    Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

    1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
    1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
    1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
    1939 Commander Sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards
    1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
    1961 Hawk
    1963 Daytona Hardtop
    1988 Avanti Convertible
    I believe it also says VW under the "V" in Volvo.

    KURTRUK
    (read it backwards)




    Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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  • Michael
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    Richard,

    Really nice dealer picture...
    Osterlund is a swedish name, so that's probably
    why he insists on having Volovo.

    Michael Bostedt
    Sweden

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  • JRoberts
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    What a cool piece of history. I knew that Studebaker dealers often sold lesser known brands, but I don't remember one that was a Hillman dealer. Thanks for another great post.

    Joe Roberts
    '61 R1 Champ
    '65 Cruiser
    Editor of "The Down Easterner"
    Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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  • FlatheadGeo
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    Great picture!! May I use it in one of my two Chapter Newsletters?

    George.

    1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

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  • COMMANDERPINK1
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    So many to choose from if I could have the forth one from the right

    Tom

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  • clonelark
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    And another funny thing is the predident of the dealership is Floyd FORD.

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  • go-studebaker
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    Hi Dick,
    Volvo Hillman Borgward and Sunbeam service !! Things must have been tight in 64

    The front window has the neon Avanti sign with the prototype script. I have never seen it like that before except on the prototype Avanti that was used in a magazine article in 1962 sometime.

    Thanks for another history lesson.

    Regards
    Greg

    Greg Diffen
    Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

    1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
    1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
    1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
    1939 Commander Sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards
    1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
    1961 Hawk
    1963 Daytona Hardtop
    1988 Avanti Convertible

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