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  • #61

    Who's Ferrari? (MIKE)




    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #62
      My favorite, of course, is Starliner; second is Conestoga.

      And For Bams, A corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, smaller than a frigate.


      [img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
      53 Starliner Hardtop
      Newton Grove, NC

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      • #63
        My favorite, of course, is Starliner; second is Conestoga.

        And For Bams, A corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, smaller than a frigate.


        [img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
        53 Starliner Hardtop
        Newton Grove, NC

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        • #64
          quote:Originally posted by stude53



          And For Bams, A corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, smaller than a frigate.
          Huh... thanks- now I know...

          I was going to look it up myself, but then decided, frigate.

          Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
          Parish, central NY 13131
          http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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          • #65
            quote:Originally posted by stude53



            And For Bams, A corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, smaller than a frigate.
            Huh... thanks- now I know...

            I was going to look it up myself, but then decided, frigate.

            Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
            Parish, central NY 13131
            http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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            • #66
              I got this from p.16 of the Dec. 1993 Turning Wheels article on the '55 trucks. Here are some good truck model names that were used internally by dealers in 1955 for Studebaker's various model numbers of the E Series trucks:

              My favorites -
              Amazon (1/2 ton, 185 Six)
              Adonis (1/2 ton, 245 Six)

              and the rest -
              Ballad (3/4 ton)
              Campus (1 ton)
              Cypress (1 ton chassis & cab)
              Globin (should it be Goblin?) (1 1/2 ton)
              Hexane (2 ton)


              [img=left]http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]DilloCrafter

              1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
              The Red-Headed Amazon
              Deep in the heart of Texas

              Paul Simpson
              "DilloCrafter"

              1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
              The Red-Headed Amazon
              Deep in the heart of Texas

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              • #67
                I got this from p.16 of the Dec. 1993 Turning Wheels article on the '55 trucks. Here are some good truck model names that were used internally by dealers in 1955 for Studebaker's various model numbers of the E Series trucks:

                My favorites -
                Amazon (1/2 ton, 185 Six)
                Adonis (1/2 ton, 245 Six)

                and the rest -
                Ballad (3/4 ton)
                Campus (1 ton)
                Cypress (1 ton chassis & cab)
                Globin (should it be Goblin?) (1 1/2 ton)
                Hexane (2 ton)


                [img=left]http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]DilloCrafter

                1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
                The Red-Headed Amazon
                Deep in the heart of Texas

                Paul Simpson
                "DilloCrafter"

                1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
                The Red-Headed Amazon
                Deep in the heart of Texas

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                • #68
                  I seem to remember that Ford used "Starliner" around '61.

                  "Rockne" had mass recognition and appeal at the time, it wasn't just noble.

                  "Lucerne" is a city in Switzerland - so Buick was going after the lovers of Old World Europe.

                  "Daytona" was used by Shelby on its hot coupe about the time Studebaker closed.

                  The "Four Seasons" was an odd name, Hawk is a good one.

                  I like Champion, Avanti, and St. Regis.

                  Chris Pile
                  The Studebaker Special
                  Midway Chapter SDC
                  The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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                  • #69
                    I seem to remember that Ford used "Starliner" around '61.

                    "Rockne" had mass recognition and appeal at the time, it wasn't just noble.

                    "Lucerne" is a city in Switzerland - so Buick was going after the lovers of Old World Europe.

                    "Daytona" was used by Shelby on its hot coupe about the time Studebaker closed.

                    The "Four Seasons" was an odd name, Hawk is a good one.

                    I like Champion, Avanti, and St. Regis.

                    Chris Pile
                    The Studebaker Special
                    Midway Chapter SDC
                    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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                    • #70
                      Studebaker didn't maintain the Starliner name and Ford picked up the rights. That is why the '58 Studebaker hardtop is a Starlight, instead of the Starliner that it should have been.

                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #71
                        Studebaker didn't maintain the Starliner name and Ford picked up the rights. That is why the '58 Studebaker hardtop is a Starlight, instead of the Starliner that it should have been.

                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                        • #72
                          Chris Pile: Great post and good points! Lucerne might be and is a city in Switzerland but for we Baby Boomers who grew up on Safeway's "Lucerne" brand milk it means...milk! I want my Buicks to be Electras, and LeSabres and Centurys! I know these names mean squat to the newest generations but they aren't buying Buicks anyway! I may be alone in thinking that by throwing away the name and rank heritage, GM, Ford and Chrysler did a great disservice to themselves. After all, spending millions upon millions of dollars to buy brand recognition only to throw it all away doesn't make much sense. As noted in a few posts earlier, Ford has decided to scrap the 500 name and call the same car the "Taurus." For most people, "Taurus" is short for "Rental Car." But if Ford had tacked on the Galaxie name to the 500...who knows. Make it a little hotrod and again, who knows where it could go saleswise but Taurus? No thanks. That name anymore has the sex appeal of pull-along luggage.

                          Studedude1961
                          --1963 Cruiser

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                          • #73
                            Chris Pile: Great post and good points! Lucerne might be and is a city in Switzerland but for we Baby Boomers who grew up on Safeway's "Lucerne" brand milk it means...milk! I want my Buicks to be Electras, and LeSabres and Centurys! I know these names mean squat to the newest generations but they aren't buying Buicks anyway! I may be alone in thinking that by throwing away the name and rank heritage, GM, Ford and Chrysler did a great disservice to themselves. After all, spending millions upon millions of dollars to buy brand recognition only to throw it all away doesn't make much sense. As noted in a few posts earlier, Ford has decided to scrap the 500 name and call the same car the "Taurus." For most people, "Taurus" is short for "Rental Car." But if Ford had tacked on the Galaxie name to the 500...who knows. Make it a little hotrod and again, who knows where it could go saleswise but Taurus? No thanks. That name anymore has the sex appeal of pull-along luggage.

                            Studedude1961
                            --1963 Cruiser

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                            • #74
                              Are you sure those aren't the Western Union telegram code words, if so no one actually spoke them! And they sure don't sound like anyone EVER would! [:0]

                              quote:Originally posted by DilloCrafter

                              I got this from p.16 of the Dec. 1993 Turning Wheels article on the '55 trucks. Here are some good truck model names that were used internally by dealers in 1955 for Studebaker's various model numbers of the E Series trucks:
                              My favorites -
                              Amazon (1/2 ton, 185 Six)
                              Adonis (1/2 ton, 245 Six)
                              and the rest -
                              Ballad (3/4 ton)
                              Campus (1 ton)
                              Cypress (1 ton chassis & cab)
                              Globin (should it be Goblin?) (1 1/2 ton)
                              Hexane (2 ton)
                              StudeRich
                              Studebakers Northwest
                              Ferndale, WA
                              StudeRich
                              Second Generation Stude Driver,
                              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                              • #75
                                Are you sure those aren't the Western Union telegram code words, if so no one actually spoke them! And they sure don't sound like anyone EVER would! [:0]

                                quote:Originally posted by DilloCrafter

                                I got this from p.16 of the Dec. 1993 Turning Wheels article on the '55 trucks. Here are some good truck model names that were used internally by dealers in 1955 for Studebaker's various model numbers of the E Series trucks:
                                My favorites -
                                Amazon (1/2 ton, 185 Six)
                                Adonis (1/2 ton, 245 Six)
                                and the rest -
                                Ballad (3/4 ton)
                                Campus (1 ton)
                                Cypress (1 ton chassis & cab)
                                Globin (should it be Goblin?) (1 1/2 ton)
                                Hexane (2 ton)
                                StudeRich
                                Studebakers Northwest
                                Ferndale, WA
                                StudeRich
                                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                                Proud '54 Starliner Owner

                                Comment

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