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  • Nice Paula Murphy History Site

    Good read....

    http://www.studebaker-info.org/Bonne...rphy2/pm2.html
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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    In 1964 she did a promotional tour with a red 64 R-2 Avanti.
    Special signage on the doors read...
    "Paula Murphy
    World's Fastest
    Woman on Wheels"

    On the quarter panels:
    "161.29 MPH Bonneville Salts Flats"..and it featured STP decals on the fronont vent and rear quarter windows.

    The artwork was done by George Barris' shop.
    63 Avanti R1 2788
    1914 Stutz Bearcat
    (George Barris replica)

    Washington State

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    • #3
      Thanks for the nice article.
      I met her in 1964 (IIRC, it was '64).
      Last edited by studegary; 02-09-2012, 02:09 PM. Reason: clarify
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #4
        A good read indeed. Thanks for posting this, Jeff.
        Joe Roberts
        '61 R1 Champ
        '65 Cruiser
        Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JRoberts View Post
          A good read indeed. Thanks for posting this, Jeff.
          DITTO-Thanks!
          JS
          I was STUDEBAKER, when STUDEBAKER wasn't "KOOL".

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          • #6
            Nice picture of her with the #9 Avanti. It's still at the California Auto Museum.
            Jon Stalnaker
            Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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            • #7
              Great post. Thanks for turning me on to this!

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              • #8
                This article on Paula Murphy is pretty; recent some time this year.

                http://www.fuelcoupe.com/article/exclusive-interview-2/

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                • #9
                  Good find, Gary!
                  In that article they have another interesting link...


                  http://www.americanjetcars.com/pmurphy.html
                  HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                  Jeff


                  Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                  Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                  • #10
                    Yes that link has lots of great stuff. Somewhere in that link you will find the first attached picture. The 3rd picture here is labeled "Paula Murphy-Set to Roll". I find this picture interesting in that it appears the Carbumeters are on the passenger side next to each other. This is a different setup than period magazine pictures of the #8 car where they are mounted on a vertical arrangement over the console (2nd picture).
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