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mbstude
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USA
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Posted - 11/05/2009 :  2:57:03 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit mbstude's Homepage  Reply with Quote


Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

Milaca
Golden Hawk Member

USA
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Posted - 11/05/2009 :  3:20:30 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
It would have been a direct competitor to a Chevy Corvette and later the Thunderbird that came out for 1955. It would look good with a convertible top. Is this a Studebaker prototype?


Brent's rootbeer racer.
MN iron ore...it does your body good.
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Invalid User Name
Cruiser Member

USA
187 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2009 :  3:28:35 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
The outline sure looks familiar. I don't know if it's the new BMW coupe or some other car, but that sure looks like something I've seen lately.

Doug

Venice, Florida
1950 Champion 9G F1
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studegary
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USA
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Posted - 11/05/2009 :  3:38:41 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
It looks like one of Bob Bourke's 1/4 scale design models from 1950.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer
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JBOYLE
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USA
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Posted - 11/05/2009 :  3:40:30 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
A 60s Renault Alpine (IIRC..or was it the Gordini?) had a side "cove" (for want of a better word) like we see on this and the 53-on C-Ks.
And it also looks a bit like a Sunbeam Alpine from the side.
The wrap-around rear window is a bit like a TR-4 with the "Surry" top (what we'd call a Targa today) with the fixed rear window and removable top.

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Edited by - JBOYLE on 11/05/2009 3:42:54 PM
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Milaca
Golden Hawk Member

USA
635 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2009 :  3:48:12 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Hers's the modern day version of it, a 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

I like the look of this M-B, but I think the 1953 Studebaker prototype looks better.


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studegary
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USA
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Posted - 11/05/2009 :  6:34:02 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JBOYLE

A 60s Renault Alpine (IIRC..or was it the Gordini?) had a side "cove" (for want of a better word) like we see on this and the 53-on C-Ks.
And it also looks a bit like a Sunbeam Alpine from the side.
The wrap-around rear window is a bit like a TR-4 with the "Surry" top (what we'd call a Targa today) with the fixed rear window and removable top.

Great designs inspire others...




The side sweep on 1953-1956 Studebakers was patterned/fashioned after the Duesenberg sweep-panel. It was thought to be necessary to strengthen and quiet the flat panel (later removed).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer
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JRoberts
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1754 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2009 :  7:45:21 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
I like the shorter wheelbase, but the roof line seems somehow out of poportion. Maybe it is too "pointy" at the top. I really don't see the relation in the looks of this Stude and the Mercedes or the Alpine. The cove does resemble somewhat the cove on the Renault.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter
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sals54
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1432 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2009 :  9:01:36 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
How about that cool 53 with a new "gentleman's chop"?????


sals54
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LarkR2Clone
Champion Member

USA
20 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2009 :  9:28:49 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote

Like this one here?
My uncle bought this one in az.
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Milaca
Golden Hawk Member

USA
635 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2009 :  10:16:51 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
James, how many Studebakers are in that yard? Is the owner of the yard a member of the club?


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TedsHawk
Starlight Member

USA
74 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2009 :  10:30:46 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LarkR2Clone


Like this one here?
My uncle bought this one in az.


I like that, would be one to restore, would be fun to show up in that at a show!

1957 Golden Hawk
"Studebaker? they dont make them anymore"
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Chris Pile
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Posted - 11/05/2009 :  10:51:57 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Chris Pile's Homepage  Reply with Quote
MAN! Look at all that South Bend iron!

Chris Pile
Editor: The Studebaker Special
http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/
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StudeDave57
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USA
2830 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2009 :  11:01:28 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit StudeDave57's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Milaca

James, how many Studebakers are in that yard? Is the owner of the yard a member of the club?

There are many. No tellin' just how many, I'd bet.
I'd also bet "yes" an SDC member owns them all~
for now...

The name 'Chuck' comes to mind.

(no- not that one~ the other one in AZ...)


StudeDave '57
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StudeMichael
Golden Hawk Member

USA
512 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2009 :  07:00:47 AM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
What is that R2? Do you have any more pics?
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DEEPNHOCK
Commander Member

USA
6954 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2009 :  07:15:47 AM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
That's pretty neat (and a lot of work)
Using the back half of a 4 door sedan and grafting the doors together.



What's neat to me is to see the ingenuity of the Studebaker designers, who were forced to create designs that could be done with existing stamping dies (or minimally modified ones)
Note the side body panel curveature profiles.
What are the odds they would line up like that (sedan to coupe).

Also...
Imagine the flow throug ventilation possibilities with dual vent windows like that...
It would either make you deaf, or suck the dandruff off your head.
Jeff




http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock
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woodysrods
Starlight Member

Canada
90 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2009 :  07:16:58 AM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Looks like a Borgward. But is it a proto Stude??

Brian Woods
woodysrods@shaw.ca
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
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bridgegaurd
Golden Hawk Member

USA
572 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2009 :  07:43:42 AM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Invalid User Name

The outline sure looks familiar. I don't know if it's the new BMW coupe or some other car, but that sure looks like something I've seen lately.


Resembles Volvo sports coupe (volvo had better lines)
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showbizkid
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USA
3054 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2009 :  11:23:25 AM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit showbizkid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There's a lot of photo retouching in that b/w photo. Interesting though!





Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
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