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  • 51 Starlight Drag racer

    here ya go 21 hours left to buy this and go racing this Saturday

    ebay item number 4647750166

  • #2
    this should link to it


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=4647750166

    572 cubic inches
    John
    Folsom CA


    "Lone Dog ... No Woof"

    www.cruisinnews.com

    www.SacramentoSwapMeet.com

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    • #3
      as a '51 owner .. so sad to see one gutted so bad ...

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      • #4
        My uncle has a 51 Champ Starlight, stock. I too hate to see one like that. My uncles wasn't even a good parts car when he got it. Took him 11 years to redo it. 8 days after he drove it out of the interior shop, someone pulled out in front of him. Totalled the front half of the car. It's all back together now though. I even got to drive it last Saturday...

        Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
        South Georgia Chapter
        63 Daytona HT (project)
        51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
        52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

        MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
        http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101
        And here: http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstudepagetwo
        And here too: http://photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos

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        • #5
          Some gotta live .. some gotta die ... some gotta go FAST.

          at least it gives people a chance to see a 1951 .. (albeit highly modifed )

          so when they see an OUTSTANDING car like yours they can really appreciate it.
          John
          Folsom CA


          "Lone Dog ... No Woof"

          www.cruisinnews.com

          www.SacramentoSwapMeet.com

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          • #6
            Well, maybe we should all be thankful that they didn't just go ahead and make a dirt-track car out of it, instead. I just might write the seller, and ask what it would take to make it back into a Daily Driver. After all, it is better to ask dumb questions, than to do dumb things.

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            • #7
              I'm sorry, but I can't stand to see a modified Stude, particularly a Star Light Coupe. That's just me. I prefer to keep 'em stock.
              Rog
              '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
              Smithtown,NY
              Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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              • #8
                About time someone sees things the way I do!!! Unless they're too far gon to restore, like Jeff Rice's 37 Coupe Express. His was ROUGH!!! But, at least it's on the road, that the good thing about it. I like to see them restored to their original beauty; nuff said!

                Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
                South Georgia Chapter
                63 Daytona HT (project)
                51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
                52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

                MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
                http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101
                And here: http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstudepagetwo
                And here as well: http://community.webshots.com/user/studestarliner
                And here too: http://photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos

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                • #9
                  But! Every time this car makes a run down the dragstrip,someone will ask-what is it? Cool car! Where can I buy one?-And just maybe they will buy one,and join the SDC!!!.


                  LaSalle,Il
                  61Hawk
                  60Lark
                  Oglesby,Il.

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                  • #10
                    This could have been a too far gone resurrection project for all we know. [?] It isn't my preference, but apparently it was his .

                    Studebaker Fever
                    60 Lark
                    51 Champion
                    Phil

                    Studebaker Fever
                    60 Lark
                    56 Power Hawk
                    Phil Hendrickson
                    Arnold, Missouri

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by 60Lark

                      This could have been a too far gone resurrection project for all we know. [?] It isn't my preference, but apparently it was his .

                      Studebaker Fever
                      60 Lark
                      51 Champion
                      Phil
                      I think you hit it right on the head Phil! We just had this discussion over at the Racing Studebaker forums, concerning high performance cars, but it goes for ANY modified Studebaker.

                      One member said, ".....we should appreciate the Studebaker name is still out there on the entry books and getting some recognition, even if no Studebaker mechanical components are involved."

                      I heartily agree with him! However, as many of you know, I prefer/build mine ALL Studebaker. BUT, as I said in my reply, "I think this is the BIGGEST thing that ALL of us MUST agree on. Unless you're fielding a PSMCD car, there can be NO "purism" in the high performance game, they're ALL modified in some way.

                      Think about it, if/when any Studebaker bodied car does good, the record books, for ALL eternity, will read "Studebaker done good". When an announcer at ANY event talks about a winning Studebaker bodied car he says, "Studebaker done good", and the public understands, "Studebaker done good". When you read a newspaper or ANY publication about a Studebaker bodied car, it's usually an article that says, "Studebaker done good". When ANY Studebaker passes the general public on the road, the public thinks, "Studebaker done good". When a fella is telling his buddy about a Studebaker bodied car that whooped his ass, he'll say, "Gotta admit, that damn Studebaker done good!"

                      Studebaker bodied cars with "other" than all Studebaker parts, that are racing, driving, showing, touring, cruising, or just sitting in the frigging driveway are an IMPORTANT part of the Studebakering world. Where should we draw the line concerning the number of "real" Studebaker parts included in a car before we can accept it? How can anyone not accept them, especially with soooo MANY "out there"? How can anyone deny all of their accomplishments, all of the awards that they've garnered while they're promoting Studebakering? I don't take them lightly, it just doesn't make any sense.

                      Like it or not fellas, they're NOT going away. WE, Studebakering, needs 'em! We NEED them to feel as welcome as ANY other Studebaker owner! I, for one, am VERY glad that they chose a Studebaker to make their own. We ALL should be taking them VERY seriously......"

                      Sonny
                      http://RacingStudebakers.com
                      Sonny
                      http://RacingStudebakers.com

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by Starlite51

                        here ya go 21 hours left to buy this and go racing this Saturday

                        ebay item number 4647750166
                        I am always impressed when someone takes the time and spend the money to turn a nice car into a giant piece of crap. It's a Stude shaped shell.

                        Proud Owner of:
                        The one and only 1963 BEND OVER POOP HAWK
                        And the 1966 Messtang!

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                        • #13
                          Well, I wouldn't have done it quite like that. [)] But then I wouldn't have done a Chebby or anything else like that - even if I was into them.[}]

                          Thankfully, there's a few souls still around that have not given up trying to see what they can wring out of a Stude engine. Those folks get a high five from me. The rest? Who cares?

                          Some time back, I was writing, fondly, of Ted Harbit's efforts. One person chimed in that he didn't see the "big deal" about teasing the Plain Brown Wrapper ever faster. He opined: if you want the thing to go faster, simply put 520 cu.in. of Caddy motor in it!
                          Now, how much further could one TOTALLY miss the point??? [:0] But, you see, not all of us think alike.[xx(] And for that I'm eternally grateful.
                          I COULD start calling my Transtar a Tundra. Folks might look at me a bit different, but the Transtar wouldn't care. As Sonny's pointed out, if the guy that built and raced this "Starlight" wants to present it as a Studebaker, we'll go along with the facts that the record books reflect it as such and cheat a Chebby of it's due in the process. Think about it - you don't see many Ramblers, Hudsons, or Kaisers running on the strips or at Bonneville!

                          Miscreant at large.

                          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                          1960 Larkvertible V8
                          1958 Provincial wagon
                          1953 Commander coupe
                          1957 President 2-dr
                          1955 President State
                          1951 Champion Biz cpe
                          1963 Daytona project FS
                          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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                          • #14
                            The points being made about the exposure that this dragster(using a 51 Body Shell) getting attention from would-be Studebaker enthusiasts raises the question: Are the dragster fans going to acquire one then, and modify it in such a way that it is now only suited for very limited use? If that same vehicle were being operated on the roads on as many weekends per year, it would no doubt have more exposure to a larger group of people that might be interested in the hobby. And, I don't think it is fair to lump "modifications"all into one category. Some tastefully modified cars have numerous upgrades that make them more roadworthy. At the other end of the scale, you have those cars with extreme changes made just for the Novelty of it, not practical considerations. As far as it being owners' prerogative, I compare it to buying a building lot for your mansion with 50-year old oak trees already on it, and cutting them all down because you don't like having to rake leaves or whatever. It is kind of selfish to do that. Someone had the place before you, and someone will no doubt have it after you are gone. You can just assume tha most of these cars were held onto for many years by those that appreciatd them for what they were.

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                            • #15
                              Honestly tho - I don't think we have to worry about a stampede of folks grabbing bullet-nosed Studes to gut for racing.

                              I had a new neighbor awhile back (thankfully for a very short time) who observed the irony of us both being fanatics about orphan cars. Before he moved in next door, he told me how VERY much he loved Willys! Once he got moved in, I realized it was actually Willys sheet metal he was enamored with.[xx(]
                              This might be great news for the Willys Drivers Club. But then, I don't believe there IS such an organization.[xx(]
                              Yes, I'm confident there's a Willys club of some sort. Just not one on the scale or fervor of SDC.

                              Miscreant at large.

                              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                              1960 Larkvertible V8
                              1958 Provincial wagon
                              1953 Commander coupe
                              1957 President 2-dr
                              1955 President State
                              1951 Champion Biz cpe
                              1963 Daytona project FS
                              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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