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  • #31
    I REALLY like both those cars. I've never seen woodgrain on a wagon like that, it's different and interesting.
    Jeff DeWitt
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    • #32
      I'd like to see the rear end treatments too - note that both look like they have their taillights relocated to the rear from the post.
      Scott Rodgers
      Los Angeles
      SDC Member since 1989
      \'60 Lark HT
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      \'66 Frankenbaker

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      • #33
        Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
        Bob, I do wonder if it had a special name affixed to it too; just as did the three special 1964 showcars, Madamoiselle, Yachtsman, and Town Sedan shown in February, 2009 TW.

        Craig
        Aha! I guess I didn't see the intent of the question. Yeah, I guess that is a fair question, given the special names of the others.

        With the woodgrain applique, maybe....... Cherry Cruiser? Oaken Bucket? WalnutWagon? Veneer? (Cousin' to the Lark Vanity)
        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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        • #34
          Originally posted by Roscomacaw View Post
          With the woodgrain applique, maybe....... Cherry Cruiser? Oaken Bucket? WalnutWagon? Veneer? (Cousin' to the Lark Vanity)
          These days with all this corporate co-branding of two completely unafilliated products, Studebaker could have been the first with the "Broyhill Broadmoor".

          Craig
          Last edited by 8E45E; 12-14-2011, 04:01 AM.

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          • #35
            Interesting that Brooks Stevens was shown with this wagon at an auto show. As we know, Stevens was only involved with the '66 face lift in the very early stages. The later work was finished by MHP in Detroit.

            Chris.

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            • #36
              An alternative autoshow model name might have been the "Waikiki Wagonaire". It could have had a surfboard/tiki lounge style inspired interior! Just a thought- Quentin

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              • #37
                Have you ever seen the Kaiser auto-show cars outfitted in that way? One of them was Tiki-themed... the Kaiser Hawaiian, I think (I could be wrong; I'd have to dig out my copy of Langworth to be sure).

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

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                • #38
                  I have never seen the Kaiser Hawaiian, but I know Kaiser used a "Bambu" Patterned vinyl in some of their cars.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by qsanford View Post
                    I have never seen the Kaiser Hawaiian, but I know Kaiser used a "Bambu" Patterned vinyl in some of their cars.
                    Again, I'd have to check my definitive "Last Onslaught on Detroit" but I think that car was the South Seas (someone re-created it a few years ago--it was a simply stunning car) Henry J Kaiser went to live on Hawaii, so often it got called that by mistake. Actually, at least one of the original ("Explorer") show cars still exists, trimmed inside with polar bear fur.

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                    • #40
                      Jim, I believe you're right - that's the car I am remembering.

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

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                      • #41
                        One of the great sad things Kaiser, is that Jayne Mansfield's Kaiser Manhattan, bone in a Barbie sort of pink, with pink LEATHER interior was never restored, but was stripped out, the one-off leather seats lost, and the car crushed years later, I think. In its own way, it was a rolling show car all on its own.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Jim B PEI View Post
                          Again, I'd have to check my definitive "Last Onslaught on Detroit" but I think that car was the South Seas (someone re-created it a few years ago--it was a simply stunning car) Henry J Kaiser went to live on Hawaii, so often it got called that by mistake. Actually, at least one of the original ("Explorer") show cars still exists, trimmed inside with polar bear fur.
                          Some info on those cars:







                          Craig

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                          • #43
                            Wow - that fur covered seat would have been heavenly on a cold Wisconsin morning - torture during a Texas heat wave...

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
                              Then there was this one with a few woodgrain touches on it which appeared at the 1966 Chicago Auto Show:



                              Perhaps Stu can tell us more about it.

                              Craig
                              My recollection is that this wagon was prepared in the U.S. for the Chicago show and that Bill Dredge was involved with SASCO and Brooks Stevens. But I'm not absolutely certain.
                              Stu Chapman

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                              • #45
                                Wonder what ever happened to that car....think it was sold?
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