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    Many years ago I drove a 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster. It was rare car then and still very rare now. It got me to thinking, what is/are considered to be the rarest post war Studebaker? Any thoughts?

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    Original 1964 Daytona drop top R-4 (1)built????
    Candbstudebakers
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    • #3
      The factory R-3 Daytona 2dr?

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      • #4
        With 453 Kaiser Darrin Roadsters built, a lot of engine designation Stude models would be rarer, but no post war model designations would be that rare. The '64 Avanti would probably come closest with about double production of the KD. Now, if you want to get into option designations, my '64 GT Hawk is a one of one - only one built with that serial number.
        Last edited by jlmccuan; 06-24-2012, 07:18 AM.
        Jim
        Often in error, never in doubt
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        ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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        • #5
          '58 Packard Wagons, 159 built.

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          • #6
            Ooops, Matt, I forgot about the "Studebaker II's". lol Might put the Packard Hawk's on that list. Still, however as a model's total production since the KD's production lifespan was one year any Studebaker/Packard nameplate is going to be pushed to compete
            Last edited by jlmccuan; 06-24-2012, 07:31 AM.
            Jim
            Often in error, never in doubt
            http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

            ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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            • #7
              Isn't the 57 Scottsman Wagon pretty rare?
              Or the 50 Commander Business coupe?
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              • #8
                Pretty hard to build a lower quantity than the 1947 Woodie.

                Bob

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                • #9
                  How about the diesel sedans and wagons in '63? I don't think anyone knows how many were produced, but Torrey Kirby, owner of the '63 two-door diesel said there were two two-doors and ten wagons. There were also taxis with diesels.
                  Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                  '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                  • #10
                    Talk about rare........How about the '51 Commander Business Coupe? In the same league as the Kaiser front-drive I believe!

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                    • #11
                      Well now, there is a good question! How about the 65 1/2 ton short wheel base 4X4's built in 1960. How about the 3 door 1 1/2 ton Diesel truck built in 1963 (1 of 1), or the 4 door 1 ton Diesel truck built in 1963 (1 of 1).

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                      • #12
                        And how about that 1/1 solid black '55 Speedster with stickshift and factory chrome delete?

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                        • #13
                          Disregarding specific options like engine and transimission type and also disregarding trim type, any hardtop and convertible (and pickup) from 1964 is very low production. According to my copy of 'New Complete Book of Collectible Cars 1930-80', only 703 convertibles and 809 Avantis were produced. Anybody know how many Champ pickups were produced that year?
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                          • #14
                            One more truck to throw into the mix: 1959 'Scotsman' 4E2D 4X4 1 of 1. Somewhat rare just being a Scotsman pickup... rare rare being the only Scotsman 4E2/122 Studebaker built with the Napco uplift.
                            sigpic1959 4E2D 498 Studebaker Scotsman 4X4

                            http://www.napco4x4.org/gallery/m80-...-protype1.html

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bomarkham View Post
                              Well now, there is a good question! ... How about the 4 door 1 ton Diesel truck built in 1963 (1 of 1).
                              That truck can't be rare. I saw it with my own eyes just a couple of weeks ago.

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