Saw one of these the other day.

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  1. Lavane

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    20171107_114250.jpg I have always liked the Studebaker Champion. This one was pretty nice. A few mods, but nothing radical. LED headlights, blacked out crhome and nice tires and wheels. The interior was also nicely done.
     
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    Cool lines.
    The cyclops headlight is certainly a relic of the past.
     
  3. MaxxVolume

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    Always liked the looks of those Studes....my friend Artie had a Commander with a 371 Olds Rocket engine and Hydromatic trans, and his brother had a Lark (1960, IIRC) ragtop, with the 289 V8 and 4-speed stick....they were cool cars back in the mid-60s.
     
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    Raymond Lowey studios design,
     
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    My parents had one. Sold it and bought a '56 Ford station wagon. (4 kids)
     
  6. Lavane

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    Ford built a bullet nosed model like that as well. Both cool looking, but I think the Studebaker looks cooler. I did see one a few years ago with lights installed in the ring around the bullet nose. Take the bumpers off of these and the Ford and they look so much better.
     
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    The Ford.
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  8. usedto

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    My grandmother had a '50 Ford like that. Business coupe - didn't have a back seat.
     
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    Ive seen some of those old business coupes. Ford, Chevy, ect. I knew an older guy that restored 1920's to early 50's cars. He had a thing for business cars. Large trunks, some without rear seats to haul all those sales sample cases. One had a fold down bar and type writer built in the back.
     
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    Very good looking car. Reminds me a little of the Henry J

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    Not a headlight, just a chromed piece of metal. My dad sold coin machines, and there was a fighter-pilot kind of arcade game in the '50s that used that actual piece in the design. Wish I could remember the name.:idea:

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    Wonder how many of those old Henry J's were re-powered and ran down a drag strip.
     
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    Ran across this and still having the mind of a 16 year old thought it was cool

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    The Tucker was the only one with a functional light in the middle, IIRC.

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    That Tatra had very advanced styling for 1937 !

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    '56 Bristol had one also. It turned with the steering.

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    My brother had one for a while about 1968 or so. Neat car.
     
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