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Automotive News, May, 1958 - Sales per Dealer, Stockholder Protest, Taxis, and Polics Cars.

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  • Automotive News, May, 1958 - Sales per Dealer, Stockholder Protest, Taxis, and Polics Cars.

    Eric DeRosa


    \'63 R2 Lark
    \'60 Lark Convertible

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    Edsel dealerships were typically limited and relatively high volume dealerships. At the same time, Studebaker dealerships were mostly very small locations selling only a few cars. This brings the average sales per dealership down for Studebaker. The total number of sales would be the only measure that is important now.

    Related fact - Crown Victorias now make up less than half of the New York City taxi fleet (medalian cabs, not gypsy or livery), but are still number one (this will change rapidly as there is an age restriction on NYC taxis).
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      I wonder if NY will be using Chev. Impalas' or Malibus' that are not configured for H.D. use as Studebakers were.

      Our local Bellingham, WA Yellow Cab Co. has almost 100% use-to-be Ford Crown Vic V8 Police Intercepter Cars in it's fleet, many with push bumpers and all, they love them with the Police Engine managrment Computer chip they will bogie!
      Last edited by StudeRich; 12-22-2012, 04:35 PM.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
        I wonder if NY will be using Chev. Impalas' or Malibus' that are not configured for H.D. use as Studebakers were.

        Our local Bellingham, WA Yellow Cab Co. has almost 100% use-to-be Ford Crown Vic V8 Police Intercepter Cars in it's fleet, many with push bumpers and all, they love them with the Police Engine managrment Computer chip they will bogie!
        NYC is going to a Nissan NV200 "microvan".

        Of the 13,172 NYC taxis, 5454 are now Crown Victorias. There are now 18 different types of NYC taxi.
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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