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  • Geigs
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    Honestly, the most impressive forum I've ever been on. Quick responses and so much knowledge. I actually sought out a Studebaker above other makes because of the strong support and because of this forum. Thank you for making ownership so much fun.

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  • SN-60
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    The artist may have had the '55 President 'Passmaster' engine in mind when he chose gold for the '56 covers.

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  • 8E45E
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    We discussed that one here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...purple+starter

    Craig

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  • oilnsteel
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    The engine colors in the ads are a fig newton of the artist's imagination, like the chassis colors shown in some brochures. Body colors were occasionally close. Perhaps the brochures were done by women. They have trouble with colors. Peach is a fruit, not a color. Machine tool grey is invisible to them. That's why machinery has proliferated in my shop. She knows there is something different, but can't tell what.

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  • bezhawk
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    No, it was purely ad copy. 56 engines were turquoise, with black valve covers. Except for the golden Hawk Packard engine which was red with silver valve covers [chrome optional]

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  • Did the engine colors featured in ads actually make it to production?

    For example, the 56 Sweepstakes 289 featured in the ad is dark green and gold while the actual engine is a lighter green and black. Was this common for car companies to do back in the day?
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