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  • studegary
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    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)

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  • Chris Pile
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    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

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  • Chris Pile
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    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

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  • DilloCrafter
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    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

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  • DilloCrafter
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    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

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  • bams50
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    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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  • bams50
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    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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  • stude53
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    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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  • stude53
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    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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  • StudeRich
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    Who's Ferrari? (MIKE)




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  • StudeRich
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    Who's Ferrari? (MIKE)




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  • Guido
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    quote: Transtar is a good one, as is Gran Tourismo and Avanti.
    Matthew,

    It is actually Gran Turismo (I just checked the side of my '62 to be sure).

    Also, the Broadmoor is a resort in Colorado Springs. I have a friend from college who spent a summer working there when we were in school.

    Gary


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  • Guido
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    quote: Transtar is a good one, as is Gran Tourismo and Avanti.
    Matthew,

    It is actually Gran Turismo (I just checked the side of my '62 to be sure).

    Also, the Broadmoor is a resort in Colorado Springs. I have a friend from college who spent a summer working there when we were in school.

    Gary


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  • studegary
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    The Ferrari Daytona didn't come out until 1968.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

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  • studegary
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    The Ferrari Daytona didn't come out until 1968.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

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