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  • "The" 51 Commander Business Coupe?

    I just got my October TW this weekend, and noticed among the award winners (on page 28) a 51 Commander Business Coupe. Presumably, with this kind of point score, it can't be a V8 transplant into a Champion, so is "the one"? Did anyone check it out closely? (Sorry if this has been already discussed, but I had to do a double-take when I saw it).

    Las Vegas, NV
    '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

  • #2
    What class was it judged in?

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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    • #3
      What class was it judged in?

      Miscreant adrift in
      the BerStuda Triangle


      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
      1960 Larkvertible V8
      1958 Provincial wagon
      1953 Commander coupe

      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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      • #4
        I think that must be the one that Gord hauled to South Bend for his buddy in Alberta. It was at the Spokane meet also. A BEAUTIFUL car. I don't believe it was originally equipped with the V8, but you'd never know.


        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA

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        • #5
          I think that must be the one that Gord hauled to South Bend for his buddy in Alberta. It was at the Spokane meet also. A BEAUTIFUL car. I don't believe it was originally equipped with the V8, but you'd never know.


          Dick Steinkamp
          Bellingham, WA

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

            I think that must be the one that Gord hauled to South Bend for his buddy in Alberta. It was at the Spokane meet also. A BEAUTIFUL car. I don't believe it was originally equipped with the V8, but you'd never know.


            It IS a clone for sure. Originally started out as a Champion, but still and excellent restoration.

            Craig

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

              I think that must be the one that Gord hauled to South Bend for his buddy in Alberta. It was at the Spokane meet also. A BEAUTIFUL car. I don't believe it was originally equipped with the V8, but you'd never know.


              It IS a clone for sure. Originally started out as a Champion, but still and excellent restoration.

              Craig

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              • #8
                I understand that it very well may be an excellent restoration, but if cloned from a Champion and judged in division 2, then how can it not get points off for being mis-represented as a Commander? It is, BTW from Alberta. Wrong engine, wrong hood script, etc. ought to be less than 385 points and a 1st place...

                Anyway, I was less concerned about the points/judging, and more interested in whether it was "the" one!

                Las Vegas, NV
                '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

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                • #9
                  I understand that it very well may be an excellent restoration, but if cloned from a Champion and judged in division 2, then how can it not get points off for being mis-represented as a Commander? It is, BTW from Alberta. Wrong engine, wrong hood script, etc. ought to be less than 385 points and a 1st place...

                  Anyway, I was less concerned about the points/judging, and more interested in whether it was "the" one!

                  Las Vegas, NV
                  '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

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                  • #10
                    Yes, that would the McIndoe's car. It is a clone, but it is a clone of a KNOWN real Studebaker. Jim was unsure as whether to enter the car as stock or Divison 8, and I believe he was told by the chief judge to enter it in the stock category.

                    I think the only non-Commander part on the car is the body tag.

                    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
                    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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                    • #11
                      Yes, that would the McIndoe's car. It is a clone, but it is a clone of a KNOWN real Studebaker. Jim was unsure as whether to enter the car as stock or Divison 8, and I believe he was told by the chief judge to enter it in the stock category.

                      I think the only non-Commander part on the car is the body tag.

                      Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
                      Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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