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  • Spot the Studebaker. Real easy.

    I spend a lot of time of the Pittsburgh Historical Website. It is neat in that you can zoom in on items. One of the things I look for are street scenes with Studebakers. There are not very many. Here is a photo with a Golden Hawk. Zoom in on the Dollar Bankd billboard in the backround. 3 1/2 percent passbook savings. WoW.

    http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-b...t=21;resnum=24
    Last edited by billmdonn; 02-14-2011, 03:31 PM. Reason: Grammar

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    Nice 56 GH !
    Joseph R. Zeiger

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    • #3
      Also looks like a 61 hawk going the other way along side the 56 GH.
      Candbstudebakers
      Castro Valley,
      California


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      • #4
        Originally posted by candbstudebakers View Post
        Also looks like a 61 hawk going the other way along side the 56 GH.
        Possibly so at first glance, Bob.

        However, if you study it carefully, I believe it is a 1959 Rambler Ambassador. BP
        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

        Ayn Rand:
        "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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        • #5
          Yup that's a Rambler.
          Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
          Possibly so at first glance, Bob.

          However, if you study it carefully, I believe it is a 1959 Rambler Ambassador. BP
          Joseph R. Zeiger

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          • #6
            Yes, that's a Rambler Ambassador. I also spotted the '56 Golden Hawk. What's scary to me is that I actually remember paying 29 cents a gallon for regular gas.
            Boy, am I old!!!
            Rog
            '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
            Smithtown,NY
            Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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            • #7
              That '55 or '56 ford sedan next to the gas price sign sure looks beat up. Big scrapes on the rear door and missing a hubcap. Per the info on this picture it was taken in 1960 so that ford is not that old. A 4 or 5 yr old taurus or focus now would not look that bad in comparison.

              Jeff in ND

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              • #8
                What amazes me is the amount of cars in that picture that are 5 years old or less! I see they were still using the electric buses (trolley maybe?).
                59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
                60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
                61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
                62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
                62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
                62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
                63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
                63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
                64 Zip Van
                66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
                66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jeff_H View Post
                  That '55 or '56 ford sedan next to the gas price sign sure looks beat up. Big scrapes on the rear door and missing a hubcap. Per the info on this picture it was taken in 1960 so that Ford is not that old. A 4 or 5 yr old Taurus or Focus now would not look that bad in comparison.
                  Well, Jeff; your observation proves how spoiled we are now that cars last so much longer.

                  Yes, that's a 1955 Ford Fairlane Fordor (as Henry spelled it) in the gas station with damage to the RR door. The photo was taken in June 1960 in a rough industrial envoronment for any car; Pittsburgh PA. The '55 Chevy in the intersection (turning left) seems to have fared better, from what we can see of it.

                  But the reality is that most five-model-year-old cars in Pittsburgh in 1960 had one foot in the grave! BP
                  We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                  Ayn Rand:
                  "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                  G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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