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  • Super Studebakers book review.

    I just received the super Studebaker Booklet from the Studebaker Museum.($35.00). It is pretty much a compilation of most everything published on R1-R4 Larks/Hawks including but not limited to: history, detailed production statistics (Colors/options/body style/trim/model, shipping weights, service letters, prices (invoice and retail) R3/R4 parts list and prices.

    You want to know how many 64 GT R2's were painted Avanti maroon ? (two) How many 63 r1 wagons were built with a 3 speed manual ? (one) Need specs, part number, factory list and dealer cost for the optional 288 degree R3 cam, it's there ?
    Not a fancy booklet, but done on nice paper with clear text and lots of factory pictures. It's a must have for fans of Avanti powered Studebakers.

    JDP/Maryland
    64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
    64 GT R2
    63 Lark 2 door
    52 & 53 Starliner
    51 Commander

    JDP Maryland

  • #2
    I agree with JDP!!! I got my copy last week and I think it is
    well worth the money. I did my 1963 R2 Hawk engine detailing last
    winter using the picture from Ed Reynold's book as my guide but
    the picture in his book was a little grainy. The same picture
    is in the new Super Studebakers book and it is crystal clear.
    I would happily have purchased the book just for that picture.
    Terry Stinehelfer
    Bucyrus, OH

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    • #3
      I agree with JDP!!! I got my copy last week and I think it is
      well worth the money. I did my 1963 R2 Hawk engine detailing last
      winter using the picture from Ed Reynold's book as my guide but
      the picture in his book was a little grainy. The same picture
      is in the new Super Studebakers book and it is crystal clear.
      I would happily have purchased the book just for that picture.
      Terry Stinehelfer
      Bucyrus, OH

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      • #4
        Sent off a note to family as to what I want for Christmas.Sounds like a great booklet.
        Mono mind in a stereo world

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        • #5
          Sent off a note to family as to what I want for Christmas.Sounds like a great booklet.
          Mono mind in a stereo world

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          • #6
            I think we have a mistake here. According to Ron Ellerbe of Jet Thrust News there were two 64 R-1 hawks painted Avanti maroon not two R-2 Hawks. Being the owner of ser.#17830, the first of the two I would really have to see one of these cars I guess I'll have to buy the book.

            Thomas L. Hatch

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            • #7
              I think we have a mistake here. According to Ron Ellerbe of Jet Thrust News there were two 64 R-1 hawks painted Avanti maroon not two R-2 Hawks. Being the owner of ser.#17830, the first of the two I would really have to see one of these cars I guess I'll have to buy the book.

              Thomas L. Hatch

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              • #8
                Sometimes you have to call a spade a spade John. I am not sure why you are hyping this book. I figure you have some "political connection" though with the powers that are involved in the book and need a favor. The book is a rip off.

                I posted this on the Studebaker Newsgroup:

                I just received the publication, "Super Studebakers" from the
                Studebaker National Museum. I am actually dissapointed with this
                $35.00 publication that consists of 36 pages and counts the cover and
                table of contents as pages 1 and 2.

                Most of the information can be found in Turning Wheels back issues and
                Jet Thrust News newsletters. There are a some interesting pictures
                (eight total) but that is about it. I will keep it and consider it a
                quasi donation to the museum. I just expected more and was looking
                forward to reading it but that only took me about 5 minutes.

                1954 Commander
                1958 Golden Hawk
                1963 Daytona Convertible
                1963 R2 Daytona
                1963 R2 GT Hawk
                1963 R1 Wagonaire
                1963 R4 Avanti
                1964 Champ
                1966 Cruiser

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                • #9
                  Sometimes you have to call a spade a spade John. I am not sure why you are hyping this book. I figure you have some "political connection" though with the powers that are involved in the book and need a favor. The book is a rip off.

                  I posted this on the Studebaker Newsgroup:

                  I just received the publication, "Super Studebakers" from the
                  Studebaker National Museum. I am actually dissapointed with this
                  $35.00 publication that consists of 36 pages and counts the cover and
                  table of contents as pages 1 and 2.

                  Most of the information can be found in Turning Wheels back issues and
                  Jet Thrust News newsletters. There are a some interesting pictures
                  (eight total) but that is about it. I will keep it and consider it a
                  quasi donation to the museum. I just expected more and was looking
                  forward to reading it but that only took me about 5 minutes.

                  1954 Commander
                  1958 Golden Hawk
                  1963 Daytona Convertible
                  1963 R2 Daytona
                  1963 R2 GT Hawk
                  1963 R1 Wagonaire
                  1963 R4 Avanti
                  1964 Champ
                  1966 Cruiser

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                  • #10
                    Studedude1961 echoes Studedude's sentiments. If you have a beef take it off forum with John personally.

                    Studedude1961
                    --1963 Cruiser

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                    • #11
                      Studedude1961 echoes Studedude's sentiments. If you have a beef take it off forum with John personally.

                      Studedude1961
                      --1963 Cruiser

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                      • #12
                        I have taken this up with John and stand by what I said. The book is a rip off and there is no point in trying to make it out as something you should rush out and buy.

                        1954 Commander
                        1958 Golden Hawk
                        1963 Daytona Convertible
                        1963 R2 Daytona
                        1963 R2 GT Hawk
                        1963 R1 Wagonaire
                        1963 R4 Avanti
                        1964 Champ
                        1966 Cruiser

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                        • #13
                          I have taken this up with John and stand by what I said. The book is a rip off and there is no point in trying to make it out as something you should rush out and buy.

                          1954 Commander
                          1958 Golden Hawk
                          1963 Daytona Convertible
                          1963 R2 Daytona
                          1963 R2 GT Hawk
                          1963 R1 Wagonaire
                          1963 R4 Avanti
                          1964 Champ
                          1966 Cruiser

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by StudeMichael
                            The book is a rip off
                            Are you prepared to update and edit it to bring it up to your standards? That way it would be more meaningful for the rest of us.


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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by StudeMichael
                              The book is a rip off
                              Are you prepared to update and edit it to bring it up to your standards? That way it would be more meaningful for the rest of us.


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