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  • NOS Studebaker Parts on Ferrari?

    That’s what auto designer/writer/styling critic Robert Cumberford asks after viewing the 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Coupe.
    In the latest Sports Car Market he says…
    ”Consider the 1951Studebaker headlight rims. No, these are not actually N.O.S. South Bend parts as far as I can tell, as they are far more pointed towards the bottom than the Raymond Loewy originals, but there is no question that their design was taken without scruple and without success.”
    The car sold for $1.8 million at the RM auction in Phoenixon January, 20.
    If you ever see it at a car show, tell the owner where he can get some replacements…cheap.
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    Last edited by JBOYLE; 03-06-2012, 12:26 PM.
    63 Avanti R1 2788
    1914 Stutz Bearcat
    (George Barris replica)

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    Aren't the Studebaker disc brakes same or similar to some Ferarri models?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 63 R2 Hawk View Post
      Aren't the Studebaker disc brakes same or similar to some Ferarri models?
      I'm no expert, but I believe they're license-made Dunlops as used on 50s Jaguars.
      Last edited by JBOYLE; 03-06-2012, 10:32 AM.
      63 Avanti R1 2788
      1914 Stutz Bearcat
      (George Barris replica)

      Washington State

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JBOYLE View Post

        I don't think you have tried to find any lately. (at least chrome ones)

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          Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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          1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
          1952 2R pickup

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 63 R2 Hawk View Post
            Aren't the Studebaker disc brakes same or similar to some Ferarri models?
            I don't know about that, but I do know the calipers were used on some Jaguars and Datson sports cars.
            StudeDave '57
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            • #7
              Those headlight rings look nice to me. They would make a neat custom addition to my Oscar '49 truck but way too expensive. I like subtle changes for custom stuff. Things like that may go un-noticed by the masses but would be caught by the observant...I like those kind of custom touches. I have a few quirky touches on my truck people may like, or not, but most would not notice unless educated and observant.

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              • #8
                why not?

                I was finishing a workbench the other day, it had a bunch of 'stuff' on top of it. I was adding a stainless steel top, so the bench needed to be cleared. I took some NOS Studebaker parts from the workbench and carefully set them on the bonnet of a Ferrari sitting in the shop.

                Last week we had a new Charger here for a quick repair, the owner was impressed with the '73 Cuda, Ferrari, R1 Hawk and 60 Lark vert..............all the fine exotics?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JBOYLE View Post
                  I'm no expert, but I believe they're license-made Dunlops as used on 50s Jaguars.
                  Early 60's Ferrari, Aston-Martin, Jaguar all used the same disk brakes that Studebaker used.
                  64 GT Hawk (K7)
                  1970 Avanti (R3)

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