Studebakers, etc.

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

  1. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    Yes, it did say Isabella in the middle of the badge. I thought that was an interesting name for a car.
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  2. GSJon

    GSJon Long timer

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    Here is the Avanti that somebody was asking for. I took this at the Studebaker museum in South Bend Indiana. Lots of old wagons that they got their start with.

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  3. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Hotchkiss...thanks!:clap

    There you go:

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  4. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    This is a photo of a Hotchkiss "M" series Jeep.

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  5. flatgunphil

    flatgunphil Adventurer

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    This was a fun car.
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  6. Cowboy

    Cowboy Ceteris non Paribus

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    Actually, TWO of those pix are Borgward Isabellas, a coupe and a combi:

    Here's the coupe:

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    and another pic from Google images to show how they look without smashed fenders:

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    And here's the combi:

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    And another photo (at random from Google images) to show what they look like from another angle:

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    (I find it rather odd that both the images I grabbed at random from Google were right-hand drive models.)
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  7. Cowboy

    Cowboy Ceteris non Paribus

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    And as long as we're on the rather esoteric subject of Borgwards and Studebakers, I think an Isabella coupe like this would look great parked in the garage next to my 55 Champion coupe. Am I right?

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  8. ddavidv

    ddavidv Thrifty not cheap

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    Everything I've ever read about Borgwards said they were very well built cars, and magazine reviews of the period always lavished praise on them. I've seen dozens show up on the internet here and there, but have never seen one in the flesh.
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  9. FPGT72

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    Good lookin car.

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  10. 2twisted

    2twisted NRTHJSTNRTH

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    A few customs from the speed runs in Loring.

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    And a cool Olds

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  11. wayno

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    Always wanted a early 50's Studebaker and used to ride to work in a top of the line Studebaker Hawk...had another name but can't recall at this moment. Oh yes a Golden Hawk and was in 1967
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  12. HanesAnizer

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    When I was a little kid, my neighbor was big time Studebaker guy. He had 3 Avanti's, a Wagonaire (daily driver) and a Studebaker Commander...this was my favorite car. I loved the way it looked and would like to own one someday.

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  13. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Does he happen to live near Edgewood? BTW if he wants to sell some or all the trailers I have an outlet for them.
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  14. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Those were Airstream copies of sorts.
    From 1946 to 1948, the Curtiss-Wright airplane engine manufacturer produced trailer coaches. In 1949, the company sold the design rights to Silver Streak partners Kenny Neptune, James “Pat” Patterson, and Frank Polito. In the 1957, Neptune and Polito bought out their partner Patterson. Patterson then founded the Streamline Trailer Mfg. Co.
    This coach is a variation of an early Wally Byam design, (the father of the Airstream), which he came up with while working for airplane engine manufacturer Curtiss-Wright from 1937 through 1947. Just before leaving to re-form the Airstream Company which, he's actually begun in 1931. Byam was a major influence in the design of the 1946-1948 Curtis-Wright Clipper who, for some unknown reason, dropped the last “s” in the Curtiss name for their trailer coach production. However, in 1949 Curtiss-Wright sold the rights to the design to three partners by the name of Frank Polito, James Patterson and Kenny Neptune who formed the Silver Streak Trailer Company and, who then simply renamed the coach the Silver Streak Clipper. After reshaping the front and rear Plexiglas windows in 1950, front and rear glass windows that actually opened became an option in late 1953. (In 1957 Pat Patterson left Silver Streak, and along with dealer Harry Lovett, formed the Streamline Trailer Co.)
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  15. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    Most of the trailers live along the Turquoise Trail. He claims to be interested in selling them but during the time I worked for him I never saw him let loose of anything.
    You're welcome to PM me an email address and I'll pass it along to him.
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