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    Please advise the last year Studebaker produced a car with a rumble seat. Just found one is a barn (has a cement floor) that has been parked since the early 60's. Located in MN and is rust free. It has tons and tons of dust/dirt. Owner of the car passed away and wife and kids are looking at selling it. The only two facts that she knows about the car is that they are the second owner and that the year of the car is the "last year they made one with a rumble seat". Thanks for your input.

  • #2
    You know I can't tell without in person inspection. Just give me the address and I'll go check. If I had to guess '36 or '37

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    • #3
      Is this a trick question? 1961 !

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      • #4
        Last production rumble seat Studebaker 1937.
        Richard Quinn
        Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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        • #5
          Take photos and get the number off the firewall tag.
          Richard Quinn
          Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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          • #6
            If you don't purchase it I will pay a finders fee.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dwain G. View Post
              Is this a trick question? 1961 !
              Dwain - I am surprised at your answer. The 1961s were aftermarket build, not "Studebaker produced".
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • #8
                Originally posted by studegary View Post
                Dwain - I am surprised at your answer. The 1961s were aftermarket build, not "Studebaker produced".
                I know that, was just being a WASO

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dwain G. View Post
                  I know that, was just being a WASO
                  Okay, Dwain. I assumed that you knew. I didn't pick up on the humor in your written word (I often have that problem with my posts). I was afraid that others may take your statement as fact.
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
                    I always forget to put a smiley on the end when I do stuff like that.

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                    • #11
                      I will have to check into this car a little further. I am not a pre-war guy. While I restore cars to 100% original, I like the 58 Packards and Larks. Mr. Quinn I have seen your finished products over the years and they mirror what I attempt. My first call will be to you one of these days when this thing is unearthed. I will attempt to get pics and numbers off this this car sometime this summer. Thanks for everyone's input.

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