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    Craig
    Last edited by 8E45E; 08-02-2011, 09:59 AM.

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    There is a fellow here in town with one of those.
    He actually drives it now and then.
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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    • #3
      What is the purpose of the chrome scoops in front of the windshield? Are they for interior air?
      John
      1950 Champion
      W-3 4 Dr. Sedan
      Holdrege NE

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      • #4
        Fraschini, and they're still in the engine business.

        That's what Gloria Swanson rode in, in Sunset Boulevard.
        Big? It's still big. It's the pictures that got small.
        And...it's ready for its close-up!
        ("As long as the lady is paying...")

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Lothar View Post
          What is the purpose of the chrome scoops in front of the windshield? Are they for interior air?
          Yes. Those are the cowl vents.

          Terry

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          • #6
            With the air scoops on the cowl, I would be willing to bet that the rear is a boat tail.
            Beautiful car.

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            • #7
              They had at least one of these, and many other cars of this ilk, at the first Classic and collector car auction that I attended. This was in 1960 or 1961. It was on the North Shore of Nassau County (Long Island). It is now considered the first, or one of the first, auctions of this type in the country. What I also remember is Henry Austin Clark giving me tips about taking pictures of cars. I still have the pictures somewhere around here.
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • #8
                Note that the car's left fender light is red (port). It isn't obvious, but I think the other light is green (starboard), which would continue the nautical theme.

                Terry

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                • #9
                  A rather fascinating car...and I like the painted metal at the top of the doors that looks like fine woodworking.
                  (Which is really an expert painting process).
                  JimsLeadCommander

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JimsLeadCommander View Post
                    A rather fascinating car...and I like the painted metal at the top of the doors that looks like fine woodworking.
                    (Which is really an expert painting process).
                    I think that is probably wood and not paint.
                    Gary L.
                    Wappinger, NY

                    SDC member since 1968
                    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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