Studebakers, etc.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by MrBob, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    And don't forget that Packard's last gasp was shared as a merged corporation with Studebaker.

    Golden Hawks were supercharged V8s from the factory in the late 50s.

    Most of the Studebakers in their home region of the midwest have rusted into oblivion. Those in NM still look nice.

    Those panamerican racers could be brought back up to spec and entered in the panam race in Mexico. I was in Zacatecas about 2 years ago when it was a stage end. Pretty cool stuff in the downtown area.
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  2. MrBob

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    I believe the automotive monstrosity with the quad fins is a product of that unholy union.

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  3. mark883

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    Wow. Its the same car as the red one directly to the left, except with that 'enhancement'. Its almost like those cone-shaped, pop-your-eyeballs-out bras from the 50s. That's just nuts.
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  4. MrBob

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    The Lincoln with the IL plates won its class in spite of being rolled. It's got a replacement roof, I'm told.
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  5. ddavidv

    ddavidv Thrifty not cheap

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    They called those abortions "Packardbakers". The history, as I've read it, was the two merged in an attempt to compete with the big 3 (as did Nash and Hudson, which eventually brought about American Motors). Both were in some money trouble, but Packard didn't have any idea just how bad off Studebaker was. Stude management got rid of most of the Packard execs, and the race to oblivion began. It's a shame, because both companies had some good product before their downturn (though Packard did have some ill-conceived dalliances with things like air suspension). Would have been nice if they had survived and maybe been swept into AMC.
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  6. FPGT72

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    Back when cars had style and did not all look like a jelly bean.
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  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Hawks

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  8. MrBob

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    I had to pay a visit to the ranch today and took a few more photos while there.
    I believe that all or most of these cars are for sale. I don't know anything about them but I'm sure the owner would phone serious buyers.

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  12. Anorak

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    Borgward? What a nutcase. There must be at least one DAF Daffodil there, too.
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  13. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Great pics. Thanks for sharing them.
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  14. mark883

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    Cool stuff! Even a Checker cab.

    Most of this stuff hasn't survived in its native land (Indiana, Michigan for the Checker, Ohio for the Jeep) other than if resto'ed and parked indoors all winter.

    Is there a golden hawk with the supercharger in there somewhere?

    I think I posted this before, but someone ought to do a minor restore (rat rod to specs), and run the Panamerica car down in the new race down in Mexico.

    Or maybe one of the Mercedes:

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    Or what the heck, run one of the Studebakers!

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    This was a stage end in Durango, October 2011.
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  15. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Cool Olds. Wonder if they have a '49 Caddy Sedanette? I wish I had the money to do one of these.:D

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  16. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    A French Willy??? How the heck did that get all the way there???:ear

    Studebaker....that one is for sale locally. $2-300.00.Freshly dragged from under the trees but too rusty according to the owner. He knows....he owns a bodyshop.

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    Eh....that's a Willy too, sort of.:wink: Willy frame/drivetrain with a 38(?) Chevy body and Chevy straight 6 (70s?), was funny watching all them bigger guys trying to fit behind the steering wheel.:lol3

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  17. MrBob

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    I know a Jeep expert will be along eventually to enlighten us.
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  18. Slojoe

    Slojoe Easily Amused

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    There were many Willys based Jeeps built abroad according to an old Jeep Buyers Guide I have. The book specifically mentions a French company "Hotchkiss" that built perfect copies of the Willys MB for years.

    I wonder if any of the original WWII Jeeps were given French ID plates after the war so they could be licensed for civilian use when sold as surplus.
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  19. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    Conestoga.

    Hate to be the spelling douche, but I grew up in Lancaster.
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  20. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    One of those pix is a BORGWARD ISABELLA! The one with the diamond in the grille center. I worked on a few in the early '60s.
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