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  • what got you into studebakers?

    just wanting to know what got you into studebakers?
    Kevin Phillips
    Jacksonville,AR

    53 commander

  • #2
    The majority of my family worked at Studebaker.

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    • #3
      The majority of my family worked at Studebaker.

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      • #4
        My very first car was a '49 Studebaker when I was a teenager. And I wanted something different than what everybody else had when it came time to be looking for an old classic car to tool around the cruise-ins with.

        The GT Hawk fits that requirement perfectly!


        1962 GT Hawk 4sp

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        • #5
          My very first car was a '49 Studebaker when I was a teenager. And I wanted something different than what everybody else had when it came time to be looking for an old classic car to tool around the cruise-ins with.

          The GT Hawk fits that requirement perfectly!


          1962 GT Hawk 4sp

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          • #6
            Always liked 'em, read Langworth's book when I was about 16, and when my wife said this little white Lark was "cute", that was all I needed!


            [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

            Clark in San Diego
            '63 F2/Lark Standard
            http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

            Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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            • #7
              Always liked 'em, read Langworth's book when I was about 16, and when my wife said this little white Lark was "cute", that was all I needed!


              [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

              Clark in San Diego
              '63 F2/Lark Standard
              http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

              Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                My Dad loved Stude trucks.When i was a teenager we lived close to a Stude dealer in St.Petersburg,my buddies and i would go there and cruise the lot looking at all the cool cars.Then glue our faces to the showroom window and drool at the black and red hawks on display.

                David Baggett '53 coupe

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                • #9
                  My Dad loved Stude trucks.When i was a teenager we lived close to a Stude dealer in St.Petersburg,my buddies and i would go there and cruise the lot looking at all the cool cars.Then glue our faces to the showroom window and drool at the black and red hawks on display.

                  David Baggett '53 coupe

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                  • #10
                    Studebakers have been around me basically my whole life. My father had a '55 4 door sedan six cylinder in pink and black back in high school. It was basically one of those cars that sat out back for many years. Things didnt really get going until 5th grade or so when we picked up a 55 Commander hardtop in blue and white, followed by a 55 Commander donor car from a buddy, and then by high school a 63 Avanti R2. Of course we went to the car shows and the cruise nights first in the 55 and then the 63. By the time I was ready for a license, I was looking for a truck, of which never came until years later. It was one of those, local truck availability in TW was scarce and I needed a truck or something equally decent NOW. I ended up with a 64 Commander R2 clone minus the blower for high school. I wanted to also be different but it had a very funny cost. Everyone else was in love with the 85-95 Camaros and I was the oddball. I couldnt do very much that was out of sorts as everybody knew(including the security at the HS) who the yokel in the car was . Nonetheless, I have been hooked ever since, and of course the fleet has expanded to include a number of trucks as well.


                    1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
                    1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
                    [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00003.jpg?t=1171152673[/img=left]
                    [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00009.jpg?t=1171153019[/img=right]
                    [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00002.jpg?t=1171153180[/img=left]
                    [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]
                    1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
                    1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
                    1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
                    1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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                    • #11
                      Studebakers have been around me basically my whole life. My father had a '55 4 door sedan six cylinder in pink and black back in high school. It was basically one of those cars that sat out back for many years. Things didnt really get going until 5th grade or so when we picked up a 55 Commander hardtop in blue and white, followed by a 55 Commander donor car from a buddy, and then by high school a 63 Avanti R2. Of course we went to the car shows and the cruise nights first in the 55 and then the 63. By the time I was ready for a license, I was looking for a truck, of which never came until years later. It was one of those, local truck availability in TW was scarce and I needed a truck or something equally decent NOW. I ended up with a 64 Commander R2 clone minus the blower for high school. I wanted to also be different but it had a very funny cost. Everyone else was in love with the 85-95 Camaros and I was the oddball. I couldnt do very much that was out of sorts as everybody knew(including the security at the HS) who the yokel in the car was . Nonetheless, I have been hooked ever since, and of course the fleet has expanded to include a number of trucks as well.


                      1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
                      1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
                      [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00003.jpg?t=1171152673[/img=left]
                      [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00009.jpg?t=1171153019[/img=right]
                      [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00002.jpg?t=1171153180[/img=left]
                      [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]
                      1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
                      1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
                      1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
                      1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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                      • #12
                        My father had a 55 Commander.In New Jersey around 56 or 57 I was in the front seat passenger side. Dad had to hit the brakes hard,I slid,and broke my nose on the dash. Later in 64 I went to the Worlds Fair in my Uncle's G.T.{not sure what yr. it was} and later still in the early 70's I lived in a '49 business coupe.Now I have a 55 Champion that helps me remember my youth.Mostly it's so that I can find it in the parking lot.

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                        • #13
                          My father had a 55 Commander.In New Jersey around 56 or 57 I was in the front seat passenger side. Dad had to hit the brakes hard,I slid,and broke my nose on the dash. Later in 64 I went to the Worlds Fair in my Uncle's G.T.{not sure what yr. it was} and later still in the early 70's I lived in a '49 business coupe.Now I have a 55 Champion that helps me remember my youth.Mostly it's so that I can find it in the parking lot.

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                          • #14
                            There were two threads on this subject back in December. Here they are:

                            http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...t+a+studebaker

                            http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...t+a+studebaker


                            Leonard Shepherd
                            http://leonardshepherd.com/

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                            • #15
                              There were two threads on this subject back in December. Here they are:

                              http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...t+a+studebaker

                              http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...t+a+studebaker


                              Leonard Shepherd
                              http://leonardshepherd.com/

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