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History studebaker business coupes

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by zeph4057k, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. zeph4057k
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    IMG_1066.JPG IMG_1065.JPG IMG_1063.JPG IMG_1085.JPG IMG_1087.JPG I was just wondering if anybody out there liked the old Studebaker three passenger business coupes. they are pretty rare cars and the body style is one of a kind. if you do please reply with some pictures !!!! thanks
     
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  2. 302GMC
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    They may be ugly, but they sure are slow ....
     
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  3. Fleetside
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    I love them, always wanted one. I was looking at a Starlight coupe a couple of years ago, and really wanted it. But I just didn't have the space for it. I hate when that happens.
     
  4. BuckeyeBuicks
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    What he said X2
     

  5. Rusty O'Toole
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    I like the Starlight coupe a lot, the wrap around back window really makes it. I'm not knocking your car, in its day it was a sensation (compare it to other 1947 cars). But, I really want a 1951 Commander V8 Starlight coupe.
     
  6. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    IMG_0488.JPG IMG_0487.JPG Saw this one in Syracuse a few years ago.
     
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  7. belair
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    I like it. Shows how frumpy
    the Big Three's styling was in 46-48.
     
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  8. aaggie
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    I remember as a kid the lady that sold Avon products would go door to door and the trunk looked like a supermarket. Later I helped a friend paint his and was amazed that all of the sheet metal was bolted on to the body shell. About the only things to mask off was the glass.
    My personal favorites were the '53-'54 coupes. In the late 50s the trend was to swap in a V-8 from a Cadillac and they were called Studillacs.
     
  9. Hdonlybob
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    How could anything that was so ugly it would make a freight train lake a left turn on a dirt road back then be so cool now !!
    Puked when I used to see them in the 50's and 60's but would love to have one now... Way Cool :)
     
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  11. Fitty Toomuch
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    Could you provide paint info for this car, Looks to be the color I`m seeking. Thanks
    btw, I like the oddball cars, building one myself.
     
  12. theHIGHLANDER
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    I always have the mad rush on those things back in the early/mid 90s come to mind whenever I see one. It was almost as if you couldn't pay enough for one if you found it. The next mad rush was (still is a little bit) the Zephyr. Almost anything orphaned or odd can be a winner with a little restraint.
     
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  14. zeph4057k
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    you'll find one, theres still plenty out there to choose from !
     
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    it's called Iroquois blue, factory color
     
  18. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    P6110154.JPG My friends Starlite
     
  19. Paul
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    tiny picture of k-member's old Stude, I hear he sold it and it's now running around the Seattle area..

    [​IMG]
     
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    wow ! gotta love those old gassers ! I think the body style of the business coupe is soooo cool !!!!!
     
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  22. Silverplate
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    They are neat and unique Studebaker models. Zeph4057k yours is gorgeous!
     
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  23. Just thought I'd toss this on out there although it a bit on the wild side...Did this rendering for the Hamb art show a while back

    Hamb.jpg
     
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  24. BamaMav
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    I like the front grill better than the later bullet nose, but the rear is too long. It needs a foot or more chopped out of the middle to make the proportions right. Now if it was set up as a tail draggin' custom ,the long tail would fit in just right.
     
  25. zeph4057k
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    thankyou, I was lucky to be able to find and buy my little car !!!!
     
  26. aircap
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    Oh, yeah baby!
     
  27. jcmarz
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    Paint it PINK and start a club!:p:p
     
  28. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    Do you plan to keep jt stock or rod it? I have always been a die hard hot rodder and customizer, but I come to a point where it would be impossible for me to cut on a nice survivor . That one would end up being a Sunday back country road cruiser!! Larry
     
  29. zeph4057k
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    i
    im going to have to keep it stock. its such a piece of history and it runs so good, it doesn't have overdrive though, and it doesn't go real fast, the only thing I might do is put a 350 in it with a 700r4 trans which I have, I don't know yet. its an around town type car now.
     
  30. zeph4057k
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    lol !!!
     

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