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  • BRUCE CLAYTON - STUDEBAKER PACKARD DEALER

    I was ploughing through some olde 'Motor Trend' Magazines on the weekend
    and in the June 1962 issue , in the 'Sell 'n' Swap' section , found an interesting
    small advert from Bruce Clayton as follows :-

    LATE MODEL PACKARDS - stock , re-manufactured. Buy your contemporary
    classic now from our large inventory . Phone enquiries only . Days - 201-363-
    3222 : nights - 201-363-0015 . Bruce Clayton 125 Main St. Lakewood , NJ.

    Some of you out there may remember that this is the same Bruce Clayton who
    turned up in an extensive article in 'Car and Driver' Magazine , September 1970.
    Under the Heading , "Man caught in a Time Warp" by Leon Mandel , Bruce Clayton
    was said to "Sell new Studebaker Cars . At this moment he has two Cruisers and
    an Avanti 11 he would dearly like you to buy" .Said to be ' The World's last extant
    Studebaker / Packard dealership and it's as American as apple pie' , the lot was
    full of 15 year old Packards and Studebakers to prove it .

    Just wondering if there are people out there with first hand experiences of having
    dealt with Bruce Clayton . Did any of you buy vehicles from this Dealership . ?

    In the 'Car and Driver' article , Bruce Clayton is made out to be an interesting guy. !

    CRUISER

  • #2
    To: cruiser,----There was a Studebaker dealer in Revere, Massachusetts like that...Feldman Motors...became an Avanti II dealer after Stude folded....always had a good stock of used Studebakers
    and Packards around through mid seventies....bought out Boston parts depot for Studebaker-Packard....was 'The Place To Go' for a Stude part in Boston, Mass. area.

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    • #3
      I wrote to Bruce Clayton in the late 1960s to request information about the untitled Studebakers he had to sell. He answered with a personal letter and copies of invoices. I didn't buy anything, but the material was interesting. I still have it in my files somewhere.

      George
      george krem

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      • #4
        I drove down there in the early 1970s (IIRC).
        One thing that I remember is seeing many three seat Wagonaires on one lot.
        I purchased my 1958 Packard hardtop from an ad in Motor Trend (not from him).
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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