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  • Manta Ray "Studebaker"

    Have the TV going in the background down in the man cave, tuned in to Chasing Classic Cars, and heard Studebaker mentioned.

    The were looking over the Manta Ray custom, which they described as, "A Studebaker, with a Cadillac engine.

    Made me look:



    http://www.briggsauto.com/blog/custom-manta-ray-car/

    Different by design, but not how I would have done it.
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    Dave Lester

  • #2
    Looks like a cross between a ZIS 110 and the 1951 LeSabre showcar.

    http://www.kustomrama.com/index.php?title=ZIS-112

    Craig

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    • #3
      Wow, that is crazy! I love the old autorama style concept cars...
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      1950 Commander Starlight Coupe
      Regal Deluxe Trim
      Automatic transmission
      46k original miles, 4th Owner

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      • #4
        and a dodgem car.
        Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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        • #5
          Wow! I watched the clip from the show. DEFINITELY unique. I'd like to see it in person, that dash! Wow!http://www.velocity.com/tv-shows/cha...st-car-yet.htm

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          • #6
            The blurb says the builders KEPT the "bulky" Stude V8. Funny that the Caddy motor's no less bulky. Wonder why the "tale" and reality differ?

            They joke (in the vid clip) about the prospect of changing a flat front tire. However, if you look close, there's a little panel aft of the bumper tip that looks like it's held in place with four fasteners. I'd be willing to bet that that panel's there for just that prospect.
            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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            • #7
              The dash looks like it was built by Mr. Bibendum.

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              • #8
                I immediately thought of the LeSabre concept. The front bumper and other accents are obviously inspired by it.

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                Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                • #9
                  Definitely some "borrowed" styling points there!
                  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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                  • #10
                    And when you stop 3 55 Lincoln tail lights shine.
                    101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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                    • #11
                      Nice tidbit of history.

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