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    Studebakers @ 2019 Concours d'Lemons

    ;) 'Saw at least two Studebakers here...any others?
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    ;) Speaking of custom tires and wheels, a...

    ;) Speaking of custom tires and wheels, a related, funny story:

    Back when I was hustling ordinary used cars, I bought needed tires [nothing sells a used car like, "brand new tires!"] from Discount...
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    ;) 'Reminds me of a Police Blotter report I read...

    ;) 'Reminds me of a Police Blotter report I read a couple days ago. A woman called to report her car was missing and that it was "mostly paid for." :woot: :cool: BP
  4. :!!: Very nice; what an accomplishment! :)BP

    :!!: Very nice; what an accomplishment! :)BP
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    :) The small "building" to which the people are...

    :) The small "building" to which the people are headed to [probably] enter the store; does it say ESCALATOR or ELEVATOR or ???? :confused: :cool: BP
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    ;) Well-spoken, Don. Thanks. :cool: BP

    ;) Well-spoken, Don. Thanks. :cool: BP
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    :) From The Old Motor August 18, 2019: 83372 ...

    :) From The Old Motor August 18, 2019:

    83372

    83373

    :cool: BP
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    :) True, Skip. We were told (and it's believable)...

    :) True, Skip. We were told (and it's believable) that they simply ran out of numbers to continue using the old two-digit prefix denoting the county. With the ABC123 arrangement, you can start all...
  9. ;) True, Rich, but they had to get to 1959 in the...

    ;) True, Rich, but they had to get to 1959 in the first place...which Hudson, Nash, Willys, Kaiser, Packard, etc., etc. did not do!:woot: :cool: BP
  10. :) There were two factors that kept Studebaker...

    :) There were two factors that kept Studebaker alive into the 1960s, Bill: They had a good V8 engine at the right time and they had a good truck line at the right time. Without either (or both, in...
  11. :ohmy: BINGO! :cool: BP

    :ohmy: BINGO! :cool: BP
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    ;) Don't give me any ideas, John.:lol: BESTV8...

    ;) Don't give me any ideas, John.:lol: BESTV8 might come about sooner than later! :woot: :cool: BP
  13. :confused: I hope you're kidding, Dwight. If a...

    :confused: I hope you're kidding, Dwight. If a company loses money on every car, they're still gonna be in the hole at the end of the year because no matter how great the volume, they lost money on...
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    :) What Jim said in Post #7, Rich. The two-digit...

    :) What Jim said in Post #7, Rich. The two-digit figure in the lower right is a county code. Indiana has 92 counties, so the codes were created years ago in alphabetical order; 1 through 92.

    Jim...
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    :) That's true in Indiana, Skip; we only get...

    :) That's true in Indiana, Skip; we only get annual renewal stickers for several years after an initial plate is created and issued. :cool: BP
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    :) That wheel has pretty much already been...

    :) That wheel has pretty much already been invented, John.

    Both Studebaker International and The Studebaker National Museum Gift Shop sell a variety of front "license plates" to be used on...
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    That's interesting, Jim. Note that your plate...

    That's interesting, Jim. Note that your plate number is JM145 and mine is JM221. That probably means they sold 76 non-personalized Studebaker National Museum plates between when we each bought ours....
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    From the Thursday, August 15, 2019 Hemmings Daily...

    From the Thursday, August 15, 2019 Hemmings Daily Blog.

    Is that a two-tone, big-rear-window 1955-up truck backed in on the frist row?

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    And how many other Studes, if you have all day to...
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    SNM Specialty Plate arrived!

    :D As many of you know, Indiana residents now have the option of buying a Specialty License Plate to support The Studebaker National Museum. The cost is $40 above your regular registration fee; $25...
  20. Studebaker's growing pricing problem in the 1950s

    :( For some odd reason, Buick's 1952 Super Riviera hardtop has always reminded me of what was becoming Studebaker's competitive pricing problem as the 1950s wore on and sales sank.

    Here is a...
  21. :o Some cars are reserve, Nels; others are not....

    :o Some cars are reserve, Nels; others are not. :cool: BP
  22. :D 'Finally found a copy at Barnes & Noble a...

    :D 'Finally found a copy at Barnes & Noble a couple days ago; the same place that didn't have any when I first checked.

    The Quinn article and Stu Chapman Personality Profile interview are superb;...
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    :!: That's a cute truck, Pat; thanks. You're...

    :!: That's a cute truck, Pat; thanks. You're right; it fits the definition of resto-mod to a "T". :cool: BP
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    :eek: This might be stretching the definition of...

    :eek: This might be stretching the definition of Restomod! YEOW! :cool: BP
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    :woot: Fiscinating information and insight on the...

    :woot: Fiscinating information and insight on the tachometers, Seb. You've certainly become an authority on them. :cool:BP
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