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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by unklgriz, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. unklgriz
    Joined: Sep 12, 2005
    Posts: 286


    So, has anybody here ever heard of an Erskine? I found a '27-'30 Erskin roadster. All I can find on the name is that they were made by Studebaker for 4yrs.

    The car is pretty complete. It looks like the wood is gone, and the top bows. Still has the original drive train.

    Thanks, Larry
  2. Yep, I've heard of an Erskine but I don't think I've ever actually seen one. Post some pics!
  3. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,000

    Rocky Famoso

    Herd of Erskine...
    Heard of Flanders? made by Studebaker for 3 years.
  4. Originally Studebaker's low priced offering and named after the president of the company. it was squeezed out of the market place by the model A Ford.

  5. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 4,018

    from central NY

    Sub brand from Studebaker, named for a Company President. Made from 26 to 30. It was basically killed by the Model A whis sold for about 250 less. Was a down market smaller and lighter model (compared to standard Studebakers of the time) with a continental engine. Studebaker also made a Rockne, named for the ND football coach, Probably one of the first links of a celebrity and a product.
  6. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,578

    Rusty O'Toole

    Erskine was a popular priced car made by Studebaker. About the size of a Model A but with a six cylinder Continental engine. A neat car but overpriced. Didn't sell well and not many are still around.

    Deserves to be restored if there is enough left of it. You could probably sell it for enough to buy a model A.
  7. WildWilly68
    Joined: Feb 1, 2002
    Posts: 1,724


    My dad has a 29 Erskine 4 door that may get finished one day. It's actually a bigger car than the Model A in both length and width. There used to be some pics of one built as a rod on CarNut that looked sharp.
  8. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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  9. FrozenMerc
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 2,733


    And No, they were not made in Erskine, MN.....

  10. A friend has one he restored over many years and i know of another that saw in a Vintage car yard in 79, gone now, nice looking cars and very rare in New Zealand. JW
  11. George Miller
    Joined: Dec 26, 2008
    Posts: 413

    George Miller
    from NC usa

    Yes I had a Erskine. It was a 1928, wish I would have kept it. It would go good with our 1928 Essex 2 door.
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    Here is one at the local museum in Huntsville AL.
  13. bobw
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,368


    An Erskine at a recent Studebaker sponsored show locally.

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