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Dad's latest project: The 55 Studebaker

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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  2. good looking car!!!
     
  3. Van Dutch
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    Wow! What does he do with it next? Show, Sell? Drive, I hope?
     
  4. Wow! ... that's sure a Bitchin' 'Baker™ !!!
     

  5. DavidL
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    That is a great looking car!
    I'm second in line for old wheelcovers too!
     
  6. chickenshift
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    There is a reason why this body style lasted so long. One of the best looking bodys of the era. Your pops did an outstanding job with it. beautiful car!
     
  7. flamingokid
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    Anything worth doing is worth doing right.
     
  8. I Love It!!! I had a '63 Hawk (Green) and it was my daily driver in the 80's....Sold it when the tranny died to buy a '72 Challenger and I still miss it today!
     
  9. Retro Jim
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    That is truely one beautiful 1955 Studebaker !
    What else can I say ?

    Retro Jim
     
  10. Bugsy
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    HOLY SMOKES!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for postin this pic. After seeing the inside, I figured the outside was just as slick!! VERY NICE!!!! I'll be it's a blast to take for a cruise!
     
  11. justanotherguy
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    Beautiful! The '55s are growing on me. This one helps tremendously. Tell your dad I'm drooling.
     
  12. shmoozo
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    On a beauty scale of 1 to 10 that thing is about a 10.8. Maybe a 10.9.

    Oh, what the hell. Let's just call it an 11.

    :cool:
     
  13. crosleykook
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    *clonk!* (sound of jaw hitting floor.)

    Very beautiful car. Thanks for posting the exterior too.
     
  14. Racrdad
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    Stunning! Geat colors, just a really nice nice car!
     
  15. That is one drop-dead gorgeous Studie!
     
  16. ScottV
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    WOW !!! That is a true American Beauty !!!

     
  17. I love Stude Hawks (one of my dream cars)....and this is certainly is one of the nicest I've seen. The chrome Kelseys and WWW really look sharp! I agree about the old 'caps...pops gonna sell them to subsidize the cost of the car?
     
  18. 22dodge
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    Stunning car, absolutely beautiful.
    Hat's off to your Pop.....
     
  19. Turbo442
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    Awesome Stude! Lots of lessons to be learned there on the art of restraint. Just change what needs to be and not just for the sake of change.
     
  20. Jive-Bomber
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    Dad wanted me to add this little fact:

    "Just the chrome bill was twice the price the car's original MSRP."

    :)
     
  21. Reverborama
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    My first Studebaker was a '55 coupe. It's a beautiful car and that is a perfect example!

    224 or 259?
     
  22. Reggie
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    Thats a beauty!! Your dad did good!!
     
  23. Please thank him, from all of us, for dipping into your inheritance account. Love the color combo and the wires give it an heir of elegance.Timeless design.:cool: Dear friend of my Mom had one, when I was just a wee lad. Remember riding in back seat ON TOP of the armrest. Things where so much safer then. :eek: :p
    JT
     
  24. catdad49
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    Always loved the 50's Studes, this is a beauty. Dad should be proud!
     
  25. great looking car...here's a pic of a 55 that was on my paper route and I tried to buy in 1974 as my high school ride...had to wait until he passed in 2008 to get it- after getting it running and on it's feet - I sold it ...now comes the 55 Speedster issue - post to come about this sad Speedster...

    stude 55 005.JPG

    stude 55 012.JPG
     
  26. stude_trucks
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    Absolutely beautiful!
     
  27. Black_Sheep
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    While reading the thread about the interior in the Stude' I found myself thinking that the rest of the car must be equally as beautiful. Thanks for sharing pics of the exterior, it's every bit as gorgeous as I expected...
     
  28. sololobo
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    Smokin Stude-- Thanx for showing the rest of the tasty ride. Dead on cool. ~Sololobo~
     
  29. chucklz
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    He must still live in KC. Art of Car Concours
     

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