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  • VIN or Model Help

    I just purchased a 3 window Studebaker resto project & I was told it was between 1930 and 1934. The VIN is 31-Q-3 749. Is there someone who can help me with this VIN so I can determine the true year and model? The front fenders, hood and grill are missig. Is there a good source out there for these pieces?

  • #2
    The number you gave us is the body tag and indicates it is 749th(maybe 1931) Q coupe model, trim level 3 BODY, built that year, NOT CAR!

    It is not the serial number or "vin. number! That should be on the front or rear door post.

    I do not know the pre-war Studebakers so not sure if the year was stated on the body tag or coded, as later ones were.

    StudeRich
    Studebakers Northwest
    Ferndale, WA
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      Actually, the serial number should be on a plate that's riveted to the outside of the left frame rail - just behind the left front wheel.

      Miscreant adrift in
      the BerStuda Triangle


      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
      1960 Larkvertible V8
      1958 Provincial wagon
      1953 Commander coupe

      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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