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  • #16
    Stu,
    Thanks for your terrific article about the '66s and the leased company cars. I really enjoyed your discussion at the Tuesday seminar at the Museum. As soon as I received my TW, your's was the first article that I read.
    It was good to see you at the Int'l Meet.
    Rog
    '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
    Smithtown,NY
    Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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    • #17
      Stu , very good write up you did on the 66s. There are no other Daytonas in the registry ( besides Rays) that match up to your list but now I have the built date on Rays.
      thanks ....good job !
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      • #18
        Originally posted by 2R5 View Post
        Stu , very good write up you did on the 66s. There are no other Daytonas in the registry ( besides Rays) that match up to your list but now I have the built date on Rays.
        thanks ....good job !
        Speaking of '66 Daytona's, did you see C530006 while you were in South Bend??

        Craig

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        • #19
          Yes I did Craig , in fact I 1st figured we had a new candidate for the list but was surprised to find it wasRay Kelp's old car. It looked pretty good as well .
          I did get one new Daytona to add to the list , it will bring us up to knowing where 28 of them are.
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          "IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Bill Pressler View Post
            Well, I don't know the serial no. of my '66 Daytona off the top of my head, but I know it was built on 9/1/65 so it isn't one of the Company cars. It was shipped new to a dealer in Rockford, IL.

            Stu, is "Martha Rich" in your TW article, Martha Fleener as I knew her later? I know at some point she had married Lon Fleener of Studebaker. She was a delightful lady and was willing to speak to anyone who came up to her at the couple of events in South Bend I had seen her at, in the '90's.
            Yes Bill, she is Martha Fleener. I believe she passed away in California dsome years ago.
            Stu Chapman

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            • #21
              It was a pleasure meeting and getting to know Mrs. Fleener.

              Here's Page 34 from the October 1996 Turning Wheels, with a story of Sherwood & Diana Egbert's departure that has always touched my heart:



              I schmoozed Mrs. Fleener every way imaginable, but she wouldn't grant me access to Diana Egbert! She and Diana remained good friends, and I so wanted to "get" a Diana Egbert interview for Turning Wheels. I even offered to let Mrs. Fleener be the intermediary, if she would simply relay questions to Mrs. Egbert, but no go.

              Alas, it was not to be. BP
              We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

              Ayn Rand:
              "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

              G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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              • #22
                There is a two-part video entitled "Studebaker Today" that was filmed 1961-1962. It was posted on You Tube and I am sure it has been posted on the forum in the past. In part 1, Mr. Egbert is at his desk and his secretary brings him something to sign. I am sure he says to her "there you are, Martha."

                I found the vids and have posted links below to parts 1 and 2.

                http://youtu.be/VpunBrwHxS8

                http://youtu.be/m82tQuaNPfE


                Bill Sapp
                Hamlet, NC
                Last edited by Mr. Bill; 08-09-2012, 07:14 PM. Reason: clarity

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                • #23
                  Bill, I'd noticed that before, too! Pretty cool. She was a very stylish older lady for sure.
                  Bill Pressler
                  Kent, OH
                  (formerly Greenville, PA)
                  Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
                  Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
                  1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
                  1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
                  All are in Australia now

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                  • #24
                    Bill, I agree that she was a stylish, older lady and I get the feeling that she could definitely get the job done.

                    Bill Sapp
                    Hamlet, NC

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                    • #25
                      Stu,

                      Thanks for that article! Very interesting reading indeed!! The Canadian Shell 4000 Rally car build sheet is most interesting.

                      Do you know which car went to Marcks, Hazelquist & Powers for the 1967 styling study?

                      Craig

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                      • #26
                        Stu.....Very interesting article......I am in the process of purchasing a 66 sport sedan, the original color seems to be sort of a maroon with black vinyl top (Vin Number C533519) I think it might/should, maybe, be considered a company car????.....What do you think.......The car was delivered to Gravely in Dunbar W. Virginia according to the build sheet. Its an early 66, and according to your article the car was produced the 20th of Dec 65.....I arrived at that conclusion thru your article in TW's.....There was a company car, a White Cruiser that was produced just after this car was, with Vin Number that started with C533520......This car I am speaking of is a Daytona Sport Sedan that is loaded out with everything that could be had with the car......power disk brakes, A/C, power steering, automatic, etc, etc......This car spent a lot of its years in Arizona and California.....How it got there from W. Virginia we don't know.........Keep on Studebakering

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                        • #27
                          Starlight , I do a registry on 66 daytonas and I don't have the one your mentioning....if you do get this car can you PM me with your info so i can include you and your car to the list?
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                          "IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "

                          1960 Champ , 1966 Daytona , 1965 Daytona Wagonaire

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by 2R5 View Post
                            Starlight , I do a registry on 66 daytonas and I don't have the one your mentioning....if you do get this car can you PM me with your info so i can include you and your car to the list?
                            2R5.....I can do that, it is going to be 2 or 3 months before I pick it up.....Waiting for cooler weather...LOL....Later

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                              2R5.....I can do that, it is going to be 2 or 3 months before I pick it up.....Waiting for cooler weather...LOL....Later
                              Great ....I'll put the info in that you have mentioned and will wait for the rest of it. This will make the 29th daytona on the list....we'll get you a copy down the road ....thanks
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                              Home of the Fried Green Tomato

                              "IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "

                              1960 Champ , 1966 Daytona , 1965 Daytona Wagonaire

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by FlatheadGeo View Post
                                Stu,

                                Read the article and I must compliment you on a job well done. I learned a great deal!

                                Thanks!!!
                                Thank you for your comments.
                                Stu Chapman

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