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  • Originally posted by Dwain G. View Post
    Looks like Ralfie's Dad's Olds on the car lot
    You're right, Dwain; they ran it through Earl Scheib's for a quickie $29.95 color change to Classic Gold! 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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    • Here's one from Montgomery, Alabama in 1959. Notice the Henry J and the 6 cent Coke.

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      • Re #11402 - Haven't seen a bumper like the one on this pickup in just about half a century. If I'm reading it right, this is the shop truck and that rubber cushion let the driver push-start cars. "Ignition switch is on, right? Now stand on the clutch and put her in second. Let up on the clutch when I honk, okay? And don't forget to steer."

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        • This is the first of My father's 4 Studebakers. I think a '51 and a base model, it did not have a radio, blackwall tires, and dog dish hubcaps so very few if any options.
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          • It's a 1950 Champion and is not a base model, as evidenced by the Chrome headlight rings and the hood ornament.

            Radio, wheel covers, white wall tires were all extra cost options back in the day. Options were not "bundled" like they are in modern cars.
            Last edited by RadioRoy; 01-01-2021, 01:07 PM.
            RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

            17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
            10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
            10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
            4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
            5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
            56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
            60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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            • Thank you on the clarification on the year and model

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              • Posted on reddit for r/Minneapolis:

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                Looks like a latter '55 sedan w/wrap around windshield. Only about 2yrs old and already missing the wheel covers.

                Jeff in ND

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                • From another site

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ID:	1873383 Found this in a second hand store , look close at the 56 wagon at the pumps. The store is located at the same location to where the photo was taken.

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                    • Looks like 2 Lark taxis in the "McQueen-in-300SL-picture"!
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                      Josephine
                      -55
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                      • Originally posted by BobPalma View Post

                        You're right, Dwain; they ran it through Earl Scheib's for a quickie $29.95 color change to Classic Gold! BP
                        Earl Shieb paint job back then was probably $19.95. If you wanted the $29.95 job, they would probably wash the car before the paint job. Not to mention the secret polymer hardner for a long lasting paint job.

                        Bob Miles

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                        • “Looks like 2 Lark taxis”

                          One of which is driverless.
                          Once again, “ahead of their time!”

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                          • Originally posted by jetboat View Post
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                            It's a '57 wagon, jetboat. 'Can't tell if it is a Pelham (6) or Parkview (V-8) from here, though.

                            Nice market penetration with a '55 coming at us! <GGG> 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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                            • Originally posted by 6hk71400 View Post

                              Earl Schieb paint job back then was probably $19.95. If you wanted the $29.95 job, they would probably wash the car before the paint job.) Not to mention the secret polymer hardener for a long lasting paint job. Bob Miles
                              'Good points, Bob. 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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