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  • Stude part of AMC? Whaaaa??

    Hello all, just recieved a copy of Car Craft Aug 2006. On page 6 there is a blurb about Studebaker eventually becoming part of AMC. Any truth to this? I have never heard about it if so..[?]

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    aMC was created from Rambler, Hudson & Nash..They purchased the Willy's Jeep divison in the 70's, thats how Jeep became a part of AMC. Studebaker was looking to merge with them in the mid 50's but, that fell through hence, the Studebaker Packard merge. After that, the board of directors started buying up other companies to "diversify" Studebaker and never gave the auto division the support they needed.

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    • #3
      Yellow journalism at it's worst!
      Young punks at Car Craft never took automotive history in high school[}]
      Corporations always talk about strategies and possible mergers, and Studebaker was no different.
      But that one never happened..
      Jeff[8D]



      quote:Originally posted by prager

      Hello all, just recieved a copy of Car Craft Aug 2006. On page 6 there is a blurb about Studebaker eventually becoming part of AMC. Any truth to this? I have never heard about it if so..[?]
      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

      Jeff


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      • #4
        AMC was formed from Hudson and Nash. Rambler was a model in the AMC line. Willys came into the fold in 1970 when it purchsed the Willys Jeep assets.

        Dan White
        64 R1 GT
        64 R2 GT
        Dan White
        64 R1 GT
        64 R2 GT
        58 C Cab
        57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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        • #5
          Oh Lord! Here we go again...[:0] I have heard this time out of hand. How many times have people asked if my car was a rambler?[)] I don't know the number.

          Sigh. Some of the stupidest rumors just won't die! Sadly Studebaker did. Of course, if one looks at the subsidiaries as part of the parent (Studebaker), then the company still lives through;
          STP, Worthington inc, etc..

          Hey! found a couple of more studes in yet another little corner of Redding!! Two 2-door Larks (62?) and a stripped (early) Hawk.

          Lotsa Larks!
          K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
          Ron Smith
          Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
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          • #6
            And today it's known as 'Daimler-Chrysler-Studebaker'

            LaSalle,Il
            61Hawk
            60Lark
            Oglesby,Il.

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            • #7
              "that one never happened" absolutely. I haven't read the car craft article, but if the question was "eventually", seems like it was an idea being tossed around at the time.
              I've read in several sources George Mason at Nash the supporter of the idea, but several factors including his death ended it.

              Dan
              52 hardtop

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              • #8
                There's your "connection"![:0] Studebaker distributed Mercedes from 56 to 63, Chrysler bought out AMC in the end. Now MB and Chrysler are one.

                Miscreant at large.

                1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                1960 Larkvertible V8
                1958 Provincial wagon
                1953 Commander coupe
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                1955 President State
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                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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                • #9
                  Mr. Biggs..I love your sense of humor!!!(the connection [:0] funny..) I will be posting another topic, as I have a part that I need help on..hope you can help, as you are THE MAN!!! Thanks!!!!

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                  • #10
                    Studebaker made the Avanti, from N&A - "Avanti Motor Corporation" was
                    formed, and thats "AMC".

                    Tom
                    '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
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                    • #11
                      Actually, the Rambler name was coined by the Jeffrey company in 1902. It was Charles Nash, formerly President of Buick, who bought the Jeffrey company and from that came Nash Motors. George Mason came to Nash by way of Kelvinator, when the two companies merged. It was Mason's idea to merge Nash, Hudson, Studebaker and Packard. Unfortunately, he only half succeeded. By merging Nash and Hudson and forming American Motors, the company flourished for many more years. He died too soon to follow through. No one knows if he would have succeeded though.
                      Rog
                      '59 Lark Regal Hardtop
                      '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                      Smithtown,NY
                      Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                      • #12
                        quote:
                        Willys came into the fold in 1970 when it purchsed the Willys Jeep assets.
                        quote:
                        Dan,

                        At the time AMC acquired Jeep, they were known as Kaiser Jeep. The '62 Wagon that I owned was a Willys, but the '65 Wagoneer was a Kaiser Jeep.

                        Gary

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

                          There's your "connection"![:0] Studebaker distributed Mercedes from 56 to 63, Chrysler bought out AMC in the end. Now MB and Chrysler are one.
                          Working from memory, as I usually do, but I thought that it was 1958-1965.

                          Gary L.
                          1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
                          1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                          • #14
                            That's funny[], I don't ever remember seeing a refrigerator (Kelvinator) in the show rooms next to the cars!?!?!?[:0][}]
                            Dan

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                            • #15
                              Bantam made the first Jeeps in Butler, Pa. Bantam was sort of like a Crosley and Crosley made refrigerators and radios. About the time they went out of business, Kevin Bacon was born.
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                              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
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