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  • Closed Car Salon

    Have you ever heard of this term before?

    Joe Roberts
    '61 R1 Champ
    '65 Cruiser
    Eastern North Carolina Chapter

  • #2
    haven't seen it before, Joe, but it kind of makes sense given the definition of "salon": http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/salon#English

    a reception hall.

    also noticed the mannikins all appear to be female.

    perhaps a sales pitch to women for a "closed car" to remain clean upon their return trip from a beauty salon?
    Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

    '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

    '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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    • #3
      That salon is as in a room or estblishment of a business. Sort of the same as a showroom.
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #4
        Common term for sedan in the early part of the century.
        Bez Auto Alchemy
        573-318-8948
        http://bezautoalchemy.com


        "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
          Common term for sedan in the early part of the century.
          I think that you are confusing it with saloon.
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #6
            Originally posted by studegary View Post
            I think that you are confusing it with saloon.
            I'll visa that versa
            Bez Auto Alchemy
            573-318-8948
            http://bezautoalchemy.com


            "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
              I'll visa that versa
              i have to go with Mr. Lindstrom on this one, Brad.

              at least in the English language, and in the type of vehicle built.
              Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

              '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

              '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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              • #8
                I conceede....but what if the gathering place was in a sedan??????'
                Bez Auto Alchemy
                573-318-8948
                http://bezautoalchemy.com


                "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

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                • #9
                  BTDT!!!
                  Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

                  '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

                  '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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                  • #10
                    Open cars back then were convertibles so closed cars were sedan/coupes, etc.
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                    Sold my 1962; Studeless at the moment

                    Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

                    "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

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                    • #11
                      In an era when most cars were open and most roads were dusty, this dealer was promoting his more expensive (and presumably more profitable) sedans to ladies who wanted to arrive at their destinations with clean faces and clothes without the need to wear scarves and "dusters" over their good clothes. It's an interesting marketing idea at a time when nearly all cars were bought by men.
                      Bill Jarvis

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                      • #12
                        That placard in the lower left corner of the window has the hours of operation. The lower part says "The Washington S....... (something). Anyone recognize the name?
                        64 GT Hawk (K7)
                        1970 Avanti (R3)

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