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  • #16
    Hi,

    Perhaps he'd read a story somewhere about how Bob Bourke had gone to the Studebaker board in 1951 seeking approval for a new low-slung model and took that to mean that the body actually came to be in 1951.

    I don't think a lot of commentators today realizethat when they hear stories about a design being conceived back then in, say, 1951, that it was a two to three year process before that design could become a reality. There weren't any computer controlled millilng machines cutting dies from huge chunks of forged steel in a week or two like now, back then they were done slowly and laboriously and took a lot of time to create.
    Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
    Kenmore, Washington
    hausdok@msn.com

    '58 Packard Hawk
    '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
    '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
    '69 Pontiac Firebird
    (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

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    • #17
      Did anyone see what the Speedster went for?

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      • #18
        ya, it was either 60 or 65
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        1960 Champ , 1966 Daytona , 1965 Daytona Wagonaire

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        • #19
          There were two Speedsters, one went for 77,000, the other went for 39,600 .
          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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