Bob's Resource Website (2007)
1950 Studebaker Indy car



The 1950 Roadster.

The first 3 pics of this car were taken in 1995 at the Fall Hershey Car Corral. The owner at that time was a 'used car' dealer, I believe from Criswell, somewhere and the car was for sale for $12,500. No one was around the car, but a large sign touted that the car was built for an Indy 500 race and 2 attempts to get it in the race failed. Noted were the leather seats, 16 inch, steel dish, knockoff wheels and the "1950?" tilt steering wheel....

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The second series of pics were taken at the 2000 Fall Hershey Car Corral, almost in the identical spot. This time, with the help of a couple other Studebaker types, we inspected the car a bit closer. The V-8 engine (1950?) was set back about 2 feet. The hood had the resectioning weld still showing underneath. Nothing telltale on the fenders, but your know they were tweaked. The workmanship wasn't all that bad. Still for sale...

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Now here's a Website on the car...It's for real...

Comments received on this car
02Jul2001 - Subject car was powered by a Studebaker (Parkard ?) V8 engine.
Dick Rathmann attempted to qualify the car but it did not make the field.
EddieBR@aol.com Ed Robinson, Irving, TX

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For sale at
the Kruse Auction
2004


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