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  • Rare '53 Stude convertible FS in Ohio.

    Just showed up today on craigslist.

    1953 Studebaker Commander Convertible Custom 1 of One Built, Original 1950's Custom 2 seat Car

    http://limaohio.craigslist.org/cto/3610293325.html
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    '89 Ford Festiva
    '90 Ford F250 4x4
    '14 Kia Rio
    '64 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk
    '66 International Harvester pickup

  • #2
    Dash and windows date it from the 60's,I believe.
    Could be wrong...usually am.
    Mono mind in a stereo world

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    • #3
      Kinda like GT ?
      Originally posted by bob40 View Post
      Dash and windows date it from the 60's,I believe.
      Could be wrong...usually am.
      Joseph R. Zeiger

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      • #4
        This is the closest car to ours I have seen yet. Since our roof is removeable they would look very similar as convertibles.
        Tim-'53 Starlight Commander Custom and '63 Avanti in Yuma, AZ
        Pictures at https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/53-resurrection and https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/always-ahead

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        • #5
          A lot of work went into this car,......but the proportions just aren't right. (In My opinion)

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          • #6
            Yea Bob, it's a 62-63 Hawk dash.

            "Built in the late 1950's by Shrock Brothers"

            Would be easy enough to email and ask them if they built it. I do know one thing, the side profile is ... interesting.

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            • #7
              Back half is way to long. Just doesn't look right.

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              • #8
                I am glad converts like this are rare. The shot from the front is the only good looking picture. Is that some lind of air filter on the carb??

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                • #9
                  A total different look with out the continental kit I have see this one before some place, get rid of kit and make it shorter.
                  Candbstudebakers
                  Castro Valley,
                  California


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                  • #10
                    This is the car I almost bought in South Bend at the IM several years ago. I still wish I had, especially after seeing the asking price now. I think I could have bought it for around $5,000. I posted the picture here on the forum recently on a thread about shortened Studebakers. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ed+Studebakers
                    Last edited by Sam Ensley; 02-11-2013, 10:47 PM. Reason: Adding link to picture

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                    • #11
                      In my earlier response to this post I forgot to mention that our car was not shortened and the trunk was enlarged to hold the removeable roof. The shortened blue convert pictured appears to be a well done custom and certainly not for the purists as is our car. We get lots of questions about what our car is, which create many discussions about Studebakers.
                      Tim-'53 Starlight Commander Custom and '63 Avanti in Yuma, AZ
                      Pictures at https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/53-resurrection and https://www.jimsrodshop.com/project/always-ahead

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by paintim613 View Post
                        In my earlier response to this post I forgot to mention that our car was not shortened and the trunk was enlarged to hold the removeable roof. The shortened blue convert pictured appears to be a well done custom and certainly not for the purists as is our car. We get lots of questions about what our car is, which create many discussions about Studebakers.
                        How about some pics of your car......Would love to see it

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                        • #13
                          Hi

                          Remove the continental kit and bob the rear fenders to original length and have one heck of a nice little roadster! Oh, yes, adapting some type of convertible top would be a good idea too. Preclude the misery of being caught in a sudden rainstorm while out for a leisurely tour.

                          Steve

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                          • #14
                            That car is a perfect example of why any customizer should back away and study his design before he commits to the finished product. The extra long tail looks ruins the look.
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                            "In the heart of Arkansas."
                            Searcy, Arkansas
                            1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                            1952 2R pickup

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                            • #15
                              Here is a picture I took of it or something like it but I don't remember where. maybe someone else knows the area of where this was taken.

                              Candbstudebakers
                              Castro Valley,
                              California


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