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  • Trivia: Which model has the most I.D. name badges?

    Reading Andrew Beckman's column Off The Records in the May TW, it got me to thinking: Which model Studebaker has the highest number of model identifying instances on the vehicle? (Trying to word this to cut down on the technicalities, but I know there will be many) Wheelcovers, trunk emblems, etc. all count. However, a logo (hawk, etc.) doesn't count. The name must be spelled out.

    A '50 Champion could have six, right?

    Can you top that?
    KURTRUK
    (read it backwards)




    Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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    66 has 7- hood emblem, l&r front fenders, radio face plate, glove box door & rear body panel (2) and if it doesn't have a clock 8 with the clock blank out bezel.
    59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
    60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
    61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
    62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
    62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
    62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
    63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
    63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
    64 Zip Van
    66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
    66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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    • #3
      Until this thread, this is a topic that has never crossed my mind. If it turns out that the '50/'51 bullet nosed cars have the most...that would be ironic. Probably the design that would be the most recognized as a "Studebaker" with zero name badges!

      The funny thing about that, is that the car's main silhouette emerged in 1947 and cast about the same shadow through 1952. In fact, I have met many (Non-Car folks) who only think of Studebaker as making those odd Bullet Nosed cars. Completely ignorant and discounting altogether the corporation's long rich history and legacy.

      Even my frumpy '48 Business Coupe, sporting its distinctive Studebaker "First By Far With A Postwar Car," design, is often miss-identified, as a mid-fifties car, than the late forties edition it really represents. That is, despite the fact that, I have a tag bolted to the front bumper boldly announcing it is a 1948.
      John Clary
      Greer, SC

      SDC member since 1975

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Warren Webb View Post
        66 has 7- hood emblem, l&r front fenders, radio face plate, glove box door & rear body panel (2) and if it doesn't have a clock 8 with the clock blank out bezel.
        Add the Air Conditioner if it has one.

        Not to mention, many 1966 models had one windshield sticker, and a rear window sticker with 'Another '66 Studebaker' on them when new.

        Craig
        Last edited by 8E45E; 05-11-2016, 10:57 AM.

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        • #5
          I guess the 59 Lark would have the least as it has only one name script on the rear spelling out Lark. The rest say Studebaker and none inside. Even the badges have a Hawk and not the Lark of 1960 onwards. Do any have less?

          That is if you meant "Model" as opposed to "Make".

          Len

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Skybolt View Post
            Do any have less?
            The '58 Scotsman.

            One on the driver's side only, next to the gas filler door.

            Craig

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            • #7
              That is if you meant "Model" as opposed to "Make".

              Yes, as I stated "model."
              KURTRUK
              (read it backwards)




              Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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              • #8
                My 1937 Dictator has none.
                George Cagle
                North Alabama Chapter

                1937 Dictator
                1947 M5
                1948 Commander
                1963 Avanti

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                • #9
                  A 1950 Champion will have the model name on the dash ("instrument board" in Stude-speak), on each fender and, possibly on the wheel covers. I THINK that a 1951 Champion has the model name on the hood ONLY.
                  John
                  1950 Champion
                  W-3 4 Dr. Sedan
                  Holdrege NE

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Lothar View Post
                    A 1950 Champion will have the model name on the dash ("instrument board" in Stude-speak), on each fender and, possibly on the wheel covers.
                    Plus on the bullet nose surround and the trunk handle.
                    Last edited by RadioRoy; 05-11-2016, 11:07 AM.
                    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                    17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                    10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                    10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                    4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                    5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                    56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                    60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                    • #11
                      I wish they would have designed a nameplate to proclaim the "Starliner" in 1952. What a great name for their first postwar hardtop!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RadioRoy View Post
                        Plus on the bullet nose surround and the trunk handle.
                        Then you can count the Accessory items which has it spelled, if it is so equipped: Two I can think of right now which have 'Studebaker' on them are the Kleenex dispenser and the licence plate frames.

                        Craig

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
                          Add the Air Conditioner if it has one.

                          Not to mention, many 1966 models had one windshield sticker, and a rear window sticker with 'Another '66 Studebaker' on them when new.

                          Craig
                          Craig, you & I both forgot the most important one.....the serial # plate!!
                          59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
                          60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
                          61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
                          62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
                          62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
                          62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
                          63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
                          63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
                          64 Zip Van
                          66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
                          66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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                          • #14
                            What you have both forgotten is I said "model" name, but have fun with what you're doing anyway.
                            KURTRUK
                            (read it backwards)




                            Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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                            • #15
                              The '58 Scotsman.

                              One on the driver's side only, next to the gas filler door.


                              My 58 Scotsman has 3 Scotsman decals, but it's a truck
                              101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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