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  • Stude Funny Car Body

    I scanned the last few days posts and I don't think I saw this; so I'm posting it. My apologies if it's a duplicate.

    https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/5324625565.html
    Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
    Kenmore, Washington
    hausdok@msn.com

    '58 Packard Hawk
    '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
    '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
    '69 Pontiac Firebird
    (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

  • #2
    I bet the front fenders created too much lift to be stable at 200 mph. It looks like it would make an exciting street car project! perhaps a 53 nose could be adapted to make it more stable.
    Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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    • #3
      Wasn't this listed on eBay recently, and brought very few bids?
      The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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      • #4
        A hell of a deal at $2900.00 if the body and under-body support structure is up to the task.
        I don't see any obvious problems going over 200mph other than the extra power to get it there from the "brick" shaped nose. The nonadjustable rear wing and deck shape is a little odd also.
        I'd doubt that, "that" many people are looking to go Funny Car racing with that body style. It would make a cool "fun", weekend car for the well off person. I'm not sure it would be legal in today's Nostalgia Funny Car racing.

        Nice looking in any case.

        Mike

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Chris Pile View Post
          Wasn't this listed on eBay recently, and brought very few bids?
          Yes it was recently on eBay .
          I posted about it then on Sonny's racing site . Here is a link to that ad

          http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-/...m=111806678074
          Bill H
          Daytona Beach
          SDC member since 1970
          Owner of The Skeeter Hawk .

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          • #6
            This is the Richwood Meat Olds powered Stude (with my old Starliner). I saw it run a 6.741 @ 200.29 in 2003 at Sears Point.





            The Stude shape is pretty slippery!
            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA

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            • #7
              The black starliner is spot on!
              Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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              • #8
                Here's our stock-bodied 53 in running altere compared to a chopped 53 running comp coupe. They were capable of over 200.
                https://flic.kr/p/6QbfyE

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