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    Why are most of the Studebakers you see for sale on the west coast? Is it because they sold more cars there?, or did rust get most of the east coast Studebakers?

    1950 Champion business coupe

  • #2
    Much higher survival rate, the bodies don't rust away.

    JDP/Maryland
    64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
    64 GT R2
    63 GT R2
    63 Lark 2 door
    59 3E truck
    58 Starlight
    52 & 53 Starliner
    51 Commander

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    • #3
      Much higher survival rate, the bodies don't rust away.

      JDP/Maryland
      64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
      64 GT R2
      63 GT R2
      63 Lark 2 door
      59 3E truck
      58 Starlight
      52 & 53 Starliner
      51 Commander

      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        Yes, partly due to the lack of salt on the roads and moderate weather more Studebakers survived. Another reason is that Studebakers were produced in Vernon California up to the mid 50's. My 50 Starlight was built at the Vernon plant in August of 1949. I'm not sure when
        Vernon stopped making Studes.
        ...Dick

        1950 Champion Starlight
        1963 Hawk GT
        Santa Barbara
        CA

        The 1950 Champion Starlight
        Santa Barbara
        CA

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        • #5
          Yes, partly due to the lack of salt on the roads and moderate weather more Studebakers survived. Another reason is that Studebakers were produced in Vernon California up to the mid 50's. My 50 Starlight was built at the Vernon plant in August of 1949. I'm not sure when
          Vernon stopped making Studes.
          ...Dick

          1950 Champion Starlight
          1963 Hawk GT
          Santa Barbara
          CA

          The 1950 Champion Starlight
          Santa Barbara
          CA

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by studebakerjeff

            Why are most of the Studebakers you see for sale on the west coast? Is it because they sold more cars there?, or did rust get most of the east coast Studebakers?

            1950 Champion business coupe
            You're more correct on the second count. It is dryer out west, and nowhere near as much salt is used on the roads out west in areas they do use it. California has a population greater than all of Canada, which would explain why there's so many survivors in that state.

            Craig.

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by studebakerjeff

              Why are most of the Studebakers you see for sale on the west coast? Is it because they sold more cars there?, or did rust get most of the east coast Studebakers?

              1950 Champion business coupe
              You're more correct on the second count. It is dryer out west, and nowhere near as much salt is used on the roads out west in areas they do use it. California has a population greater than all of Canada, which would explain why there's so many survivors in that state.

              Craig.

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              • #8
                FWIW attached is the Vernon California plant. IIRC last car produced was in 1956.

                The 1950 Champion Starlight
                Santa Barbara
                CA

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                • #9
                  FWIW attached is the Vernon California plant. IIRC last car produced was in 1956.

                  The 1950 Champion Starlight
                  Santa Barbara
                  CA

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by starlightchamp

                    FWIW attached is the Vernon California plant. IIRC last car produced was in 1956.
                    I just read Fred Fox's article on '59 Larks in the June '96 TW, and he confirms your recollection [^]


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                    Clark in San Diego
                    '63 F2/Lark Standard
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                    Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by starlightchamp

                      FWIW attached is the Vernon California plant. IIRC last car produced was in 1956.
                      I just read Fred Fox's article on '59 Larks in the June '96 TW, and he confirms your recollection [^]


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                      Clark in San Diego
                      '63 F2/Lark Standard
                      http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

                      Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                      • #12
                        Was the Vernon plant merely assembly (as I assume) or were body panels, etc., stamped out there? It would, though, seem expensive to ship all parts to the coast from SB. To inventory and pack everything would seem to be a killer on cost, but those were (very) different times.

                        wagone and the R2 Avanti

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                        • #13
                          Was the Vernon plant merely assembly (as I assume) or were body panels, etc., stamped out there? It would, though, seem expensive to ship all parts to the coast from SB. To inventory and pack everything would seem to be a killer on cost, but those were (very) different times.

                          wagone and the R2 Avanti

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                          • #14
                            Yes, one can still go down the freeway and see off-ramps on the 405 for 'Studebaker Road'.


                            Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                            Lotsa Larks!
                            K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                            Ron Smith
                            Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                            Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                            K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                            Ron Smith
                            Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                            • #15
                              Yes, one can still go down the freeway and see off-ramps on the 405 for 'Studebaker Road'.


                              Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                              Lotsa Larks!
                              K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                              Ron Smith
                              Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                              Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                              K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                              Ron Smith
                              Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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