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    I am trying to figure out the original colour on a 1950 Studebaker Champion I just got. It is gray but the rims are all a dark red/maroon colour. I can't find the paper with the code on it. Would the rims be a clue. Thanks.

  • #2
    Have you checked inside the gas door, trunklid, on door edges, behind door panels, on firewall etc. all the places people do not always REPAINT? The Studebaker Color paper label WAS glued to the bottom of the glovebox.

    No, the wheels are probably not a clue, in those days red wheels were very common owner "upgrades" AND the Black cars, had those dark burgandy/maroon (red with a lot of blue) paint on their wheels.

    The production order is available at the Studebaker National Museum (website) it tells ALL about your car![^]

    Welcome to SDC and our forum!!

    StudeRich
    Studebakers Northwest
    Ferndale, WA
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner
    SDC Member Since 1967

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    • #3
      Have you checked inside the gas door, trunklid, on door edges, behind door panels, on firewall etc. all the places people do not always REPAINT? The Studebaker Color paper label WAS glued to the bottom of the glovebox.

      No, the wheels are probably not a clue, in those days red wheels were very common owner "upgrades" AND the Black cars, had those dark burgandy/maroon (red with a lot of blue) paint on their wheels.

      The production order is available at the Studebaker National Museum (website) it tells ALL about your car![^]

      Welcome to SDC and our forum!!

      StudeRich
      Studebakers Northwest
      Ferndale, WA
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner
      SDC Member Since 1967

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      • #4
        Generally speaking, Studebaker painted all wheels the same color, no matter what the body color was. 1950 wheels would have been Commanche Red. You can view a chip sheet for 1950 at this link.
        http://www.tcpglobal.com/autocolorli...arch/search.pl

        Brad Johnson
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
        Brad Johnson,
        SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight. '53 Commander Starlight
        '56 Sky Hawk in process

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        • #5
          Generally speaking, Studebaker painted all wheels the same color, no matter what the body color was. 1950 wheels would have been Commanche Red. You can view a chip sheet for 1950 at this link.
          http://www.tcpglobal.com/autocolorli...arch/search.pl

          Brad Johnson
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
          Brad Johnson,
          SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight. '53 Commander Starlight
          '56 Sky Hawk in process

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          • #6
            Thanks for the quick answer. This is a good site with helpful people.

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            • #7
              Thanks for the quick answer. This is a good site with helpful people.

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              • #8
                Since you're asking about 'colour' I'll guess you are in Canada and probably have a Canadian produced car, in which case the colour is most likely Plaza Gray with Comanche Red ( a very maroon shade)wheels striped in Tusk Ivory.


                Dwain G.
                D 'N Q RACE ENGINES

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                • #9
                  Since you're asking about 'colour' I'll guess you are in Canada and probably have a Canadian produced car, in which case the colour is most likely Plaza Gray with Comanche Red ( a very maroon shade)wheels striped in Tusk Ivory.


                  Dwain G.
                  D 'N Q RACE ENGINES

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