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  • 1937 Studebaker German staff car

    A couple of years ago my brother found a resin model kit of a 1937 Studebaker listed on the internet. The kit was made in Romania and the picture on the box had the car painted OD green and was being labeled "Staff Car".
    I thought the subject was a little unusual since I had never seen a picture of any Studebaker cars painted OD and being used as staff cars in any books, movies or magazines. Seen lots of other brands done up as staff cars. Has anyone else got a picture of a Studebaker car in use by one of the services during WW 2?
    Last week one of the Toy Studebaker Collector Club members sent me the picture below. This is probably the source for the Romanian company using a Studebaker for the kit.
    Thought I'd share it with everyone.


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    Gary Sanders
    Nixa, MO
    President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
    Gary Sanders
    Nixa, MO

  • #2
    Thanks Gary. Interesting photo. Is that Rommel?

    Leonard Shepherd
    http://leonardshepherd.com/

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    • #3
      Thanks Gary. Interesting photo. Is that Rommel?

      Leonard Shepherd
      http://leonardshepherd.com/

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      • #4
        I don't believe so.



        Gary Sanders
        Nixa, MO
        President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
        Gary Sanders
        Nixa, MO

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        • #5
          I don't believe so.



          Gary Sanders
          Nixa, MO
          President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
          Gary Sanders
          Nixa, MO

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          • #6
            Hi Gary,
            you must remember that Studebakers and all American cars were held in high regard in Europe as they were generally bullet proof engineering and so reliable compared to the delicate cars Europe produced.

            I do know of a 1933 President skway convert sedan that was used as an SS staff car.

            My 1933 St Regis was hidden in a bricked up garage in Holland during the war so the Germans would not confiscate it and turn it into a Heinkel or a panzer.

            Greg

            Greg Diffen
            Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

            1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
            1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
            1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
            1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
            1988 Avanti Convertible
            Greg Diffen

            Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

            Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

            1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
            1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
            1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
            1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
            1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
            1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
            1988 Avanti Convertible

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            • #7
              Hi Gary,
              you must remember that Studebakers and all American cars were held in high regard in Europe as they were generally bullet proof engineering and so reliable compared to the delicate cars Europe produced.

              I do know of a 1933 President skway convert sedan that was used as an SS staff car.

              My 1933 St Regis was hidden in a bricked up garage in Holland during the war so the Germans would not confiscate it and turn it into a Heinkel or a panzer.

              Greg

              Greg Diffen
              Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

              1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
              1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
              1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
              1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
              1988 Avanti Convertible
              Greg Diffen

              Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

              Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

              1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
              1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
              1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
              1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
              1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
              1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
              1988 Avanti Convertible

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              • #8
                This is indeed a very interesting picture. It would be nice to know when it was taken.
                Joe Roberts
                Joe Roberts
                '61 R1 Champ
                '65 Cruiser
                Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                • #9
                  This is indeed a very interesting picture. It would be nice to know when it was taken.
                  Joe Roberts
                  Joe Roberts
                  '61 R1 Champ
                  '65 Cruiser
                  Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                  • #10
                    Hi,
                    I had a closer look at that picture last night.

                    I would think this is the earlier part of the war 1940-42 as the car is properly decked out in wartime standard features. The car has Dietren type fender lights which sugests it was a Belgium delivered car, that could easily have been sold new in Holland Belgium, France or Luxembourg and confiscated by the Germans. Since it is pretty flat in the picture I think it may be Northern France / Belgium.



                    Greg Diffen
                    Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

                    1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
                    1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
                    1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
                    1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
                    1988 Avanti Convertible
                    Greg Diffen

                    Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

                    Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

                    1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
                    1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
                    1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
                    1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
                    1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
                    1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
                    1988 Avanti Convertible

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Hi,
                      I had a closer look at that picture last night.

                      I would think this is the earlier part of the war 1940-42 as the car is properly decked out in wartime standard features. The car has Dietren type fender lights which sugests it was a Belgium delivered car, that could easily have been sold new in Holland Belgium, France or Luxembourg and confiscated by the Germans. Since it is pretty flat in the picture I think it may be Northern France / Belgium.



                      Greg Diffen
                      Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

                      1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
                      1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
                      1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
                      1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
                      1988 Avanti Convertible
                      Greg Diffen

                      Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

                      Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

                      1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
                      1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
                      1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
                      1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
                      1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
                      1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
                      1988 Avanti Convertible

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                      • #12
                        When I showed this pic to the wife, her immediate reaction was 'I wonder who they took this car away from..'
                        (note: Edited reply for the PC crowd here)....
                        You know... She's right.
                        I wonder who did own the car (and what might have happened to them)[V]..
                        More untold Studebaker history to contemplate...
                        Jeff[8D]


                        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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                        • #13
                          When I showed this pic to the wife, her immediate reaction was 'I wonder who they took this car away from..'
                          (note: Edited reply for the PC crowd here)....
                          You know... She's right.
                          I wonder who did own the car (and what might have happened to them)[V]..
                          More untold Studebaker history to contemplate...
                          Jeff[8D]


                          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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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

                            When I showed this pic to the wife, her immediate reaction was 'I wonder who they took this car away from..'
                            (note: Edited reply for the PC crowd here)....
                            You know... She's right.
                            I wonder who did own the car (and what might have happened to them)[V]..
                            More untold Studebaker history to contemplate...
                            Jeff[8D]


                            I wonder if it's really "WH" chalked on the fender... could be "WK". Col. Wilhelm Klink of Stalag 13.

                            Lee

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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

                              When I showed this pic to the wife, her immediate reaction was 'I wonder who they took this car away from..'
                              (note: Edited reply for the PC crowd here)....
                              You know... She's right.
                              I wonder who did own the car (and what might have happened to them)[V]..
                              More untold Studebaker history to contemplate...
                              Jeff[8D]


                              I wonder if it's really "WH" chalked on the fender... could be "WK". Col. Wilhelm Klink of Stalag 13.

                              Lee

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