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firedome

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Orphan love....
« on: March 24, 2010, 01:45:25 PM »

As StitcherBob mentioned I do like Orphan cars... Packard, Stude, Nash,
Hudson (my Gramps had a '51 Step-down before his '57 Custom Royal
Lancer) ... DeSoto, and now, even  Plymouth is an orphan,
incredibly!! ....  anyone else love these off brands?  Go
ahead and Post A Pic of your favorite Orphan Car! 

Mine is already posted under Member's Cars... my '56 Packard Clipper DeLuxe...but I'd love a Caribbean!



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Stan Paralikis

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010, 02:38:39 PM »

Avanti here. The REAL one (Studebaker).  Not the faux Avantis...
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010, 04:16:29 PM »

Ooooo... nice! Is that the 289 w/ blower? I'm told that the Stude
engines were tough stuff... when Avanti came out in, what, 1962? I
thought they were weird looking, being they were meant as a Vette
competitor, but they really grow on you ... I would love a '63 Hawk GT
too, what a handsome car, derived from the '53 Starlight Coupe
masterpiece. Studes were unappreciated works of art with great engines.

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2010, 04:19:13 PM »



1939 Nash Business Coupe, which this is not my car, I have no pictures of it, mine's black and tilt front end. My dad bought it for me in 1973 and I have legally owned it with a clear title since 1979 (I was underage until then). It's a heck of a lot rarer than I thought, looking up information lately, to which all the information I can find indicates that of the three model levels, less than 350 out of 65,000 were business coupes.
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2010, 04:15:01 AM »

Quote from: firedome
Ooooo... nice! Is that the 289 w/ blower? I'm told that the Stude engines were tough stuff... when Avanti came out in, what, 1962? I thought they were weird looking, being they were meant as a Vette competitor, but they really grow on you ... I would love a '63 Hawk GT too, what a handsome car, derived from the '53 Starlight Coupe masterpiece. Studes were unappreciated works of art with great engines.
Mine was a 1964 R1 (normally aspirated) automatic. The 1963 model was introduced in '62. Almost all the Studie Avanties were 63's.  Production of the 64's were only 3 months with the final one coming off the line on Christmas Eve of '64.  The entire plant signed a letter and hid it in the trunk.  I believe that car last sold for 1 mil +.  The ultimate unobtainium Avanti is a '64 R3 4 speed out there gawd knows where.  Even rarer is an R4 package, never offered ON a car, but availabe over the parts counter.  Maybe like 3 were sold to friends of Andy Granatelli.

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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2010, 05:06:35 AM »

Those '39 Nashes had the coolest front end... also iirc they introduced
the Weather Eye, the first really good heating system, right about
then. They were still pushing that in their ads when I was a kid in the
mid 50s. 

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