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  • Pretty Speedster

    This sure would WOW 'em at the local drive in! This car was restored by Stan Oddman of California! What a beaut![:0]

    http://www.stude.com/Speedster/index.html

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  • #2
    Damn, that IS a beauty! Looks too good for a local cruise, almost museum quality. I really like the '55 front end treatment. Wish I had a '55 wagon... []

    Sonny
    http://RacingStudebakers.com
    Sonny
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    • #3
      As another Speedster guardian - yes - STUNNING! Quite beautiful.

      A memory pops up of our family '55 Champion Sedan when it was new many years ago. Wasn't there a pressed fibre cover over all those exposed terminals on the front of the fan shielding? My Speedster is also lacking that, if there ever was.

      And it looks as though the RHS wing mirror would not show the road behind to the driver. I have just had a little extension with a 30 degree angle put on the mirror stem which I hope will do the trick. I shall find out tomorrow morning when I collect the car from "The Romance of Rust".....

      Peter.

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      • #4
        My gosh!! If that doesn't lather you up, there's just no sign of life!
        I don't know the owner, but he must be a good guy, I see a red "R" series in the garage!!

        steve blake
        steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
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        • #5
          All I can say is "WOW"! The car looks brand new. A beutiful piece of restoration. Something to be really proud of.
          That gets the old adrenalin flowing, doesn't it?
          Rog
          '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
          Smithtown,NY
          Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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          • #6
            Sadly, the fella that owns it (and restored it), Stan Oddman, is dying of cancer. And that's no joke. He's just sold that car and the beautiful red 2R11 you get a peek of in the process of trying to tidy up loose ends of his stuff. Look for the truck on ebay soon. The Speedster may go on ebay in the future some time.
            Stan, the guy you see in the Speedster in one pic, has maybe a few weeks left amongst us. Nicest guy you'd ever wanna meet. I've had the pleasure of his company a couple of times. A real Stude guys sorta guy! He's just happy to have owned some pretty Studes (and airplanes too!) and see that the cars have gone on to caring hands. I wish him and his wife the very best during his last days. A long-time police veteran, the world will be a bit poorer for his passing.[V]

            Miscreant at large.
            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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            • #7
              Peter,

              I believe that terminal block had little folded paper "dividers" between the terminals, not over them. But the one on my car is just plain as well

              As for Stan, it's a sad story. I know the guy that's buying the Speedster and therefore have heard secondhand about the whole deal, I really don't know what to say except that I admire the guy and am sorry to see him going like this.

              nate

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              • #8
                Yeah - as Nate says, there's a folded piece of special insulator paper between each of the terminal ceramic blocks. (You can find a new piece of this stuff at a shop that rebuilds electrical motors. take them a piece of the old stuff so they understand what you're looking for. Then with a piece of it in hand and a pair of scissors, you can make brand new ones!) But no "cover" over that strip.

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                • #9
                  Here's some more photos of the 2R truck that Stan was almost finished with. Nice lookin' work!

                  http://www.stude.com/2R/index.html

                  Miscreant at large.
                  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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                  • #10
                    Gosh!! He's done a GREAT job on it! Do me a favor and don't tell me when it goes on Ebay

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

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                    • #11
                      Man, that's sad. I think that it would be appropriate to say a little prayer for Stan. He deserves it.
                      Rog
                      '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                      Smithtown,NY
                      Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                      • #12
                        I am really sorry to hear the sad news about Stan. That Speedster brings back memories. My Speedster was the same tri-color. I used to refer to it as a Neopolitan special because it looked like chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.
                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                        • #13
                          What a fabulous car!![8D] And truck!![:0][8D] Poor guy.[V] I just hope he has things right where it really counts. There isn't much time before he finds out what the real truth is.

                          Ronald K. Smith

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                          • #14
                            Here's some more pics of Stan's Speedster. It's now on the east coast and being driven a bit.

                            http://stude.com/Speedster/here.jpg

                            http://stude.com/Speedster/here1.jpg

                            [:0]

                            Miscreant at large.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Gotta love that Coraltone too, Big fellow!

                              quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

                              Here's some more pics of Stan's Speedster. It's now on the east coast and being driven a bit.

                              http://stude.com/Speedster/here.jpg

                              http://stude.com/Speedster/here1.jpg

                              [:0]

                              Miscreant at large.
                              Sam Roberts

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