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  • Is this a Studebaker COE?

    Looks sort of like a '39 Stude Cabover, but I wasn't sure. What do you think?

    Joe Roberts
    '61 R1 Champ
    '65 Cruiser
    Eastern North Carolina Chapter

  • #2
    Yup. Looks to be a '38 or '39.
    Chris Dresbach

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    • #3
      Indeed it is, a 1936 model with a custom built sleeper cab.
      Richard Quinn
      Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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      • #4
        Here's the '38 COE "ACE" that's in the SNM
        Chris Dresbach

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        • #5
          For what it might be worth the cab conversion was done by McCabe-Powers of St Loius and the trailer by Aerocar of Detroit. This type of "goose neck" trailer was pioneered by Glen Curtiss of airplane fame. Each was custom built. This one was owned by Grove's Health Train and broadcast equipment for use in big crowds was installed as well as ample living quarters for the crew. Something like a modern version of the old snake oil salesmen who would travel from town to town selling elixirs out of the back of their custom built wagons.
          Richard Quinn
          Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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          • #6
            All I can say to this is, OH... DROOL!!!! Wish I could afford one'a them! Though the Gooseneck would be a horsetrailer (LOL, what else?)!
            Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
            K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
            Ron Smith
            Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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            • #7
              Could you imagine the absolute fun you could have with this thing after upgrading the suspension, brakes,adding power steering, and a modern ECM fuel-efficient turbo diesel?

              The biggest downside would be all the unwanted attention from all those DOT "Barny Fife" type lawmen with a gun and a badge wanting to constantly inspect and harass you just because you had such a big grin on your face while driving it.
              John Clary
              Greer, SC

              SDC member since 1975

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              • #8
                That truck and trailer rig is so cool. That would make the coolest Stude racer rig for runs to Bonneville or El Mirage. Make the back open and your Avanti or Hawk lake racer comes rolling out, the front half a nice little camper set up. I can see that rig in a caravan with SilverHawkDans Stude motorhome and his Avanti race car leading. While everyone passing them on the road are in need of a chiropractor for the neck whiplash checking them out.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel View Post
                  ...the cab conversion was done by McCabe-Powers of St Loius and the trailer by Aerocar of Detroit.
                  Did McCabe-Powers also build the bodies for the Service Champ/Utility Champ? I saw an McCabe-Powers multi-compartment truck body mounted on a '77 Ford many years ago and saw how close it resembled the units as advertised on the Service Champ trucks.

                  Craig

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                  • #10
                    That rig ROCKS!!!!


                    It ranks right up there with the '37 "RV" that is shown on page 133 of the Stude Buyer's Guide from way back when. That one is a full-on RV with a longer trailer and an upper deck. It had a crew of two plus a driver!!!
                    StudeDave '57
                    US Navy (retired)

                    3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                    SDC Member since 1985

                    past President
                    Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                    San Diego Chapter SDC

                    past Vice President
                    San Diego Chapter SDC
                    North Florida Chapter SDC

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                    • #11
                      Who screwed the pooch?I told you all to not let
                      Gahlbeck see this.Now he's either going to have to find one or build one. Jeez! We are out of control!
                      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                      sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
                        Who screwed the pooch? I told you all to not let Gahlbeck see this. Now he's either going to have to find one or build one. Jeez! We are out of control!
                        Well it's hard to hide stuff like this- there are three of us here...
                        but I am the one who would be into something like that one.

                        Or this one~







                        StudeDave '57
                        StudeDave '57
                        US Navy (retired)

                        3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                        SDC Member since 1985

                        past President
                        Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                        San Diego Chapter SDC

                        past Vice President
                        San Diego Chapter SDC
                        North Florida Chapter SDC

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                        • #13
                          Smooth! .
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                          '89 Ford Festiva
                          '90 Ford F250 4x4
                          '14 Kia Rio
                          '64 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk
                          '66 International Harvester pickup

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