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#355 of 366 Re: On eBay... [fintail]
Jan 19, 2013 (3:38 am)
Thanks for posting all this, especially the German-made '53 which I (ahem) see is still for sale at that asking price!
#357 of 366 Re: On eBay... [uplanderguy]
Jan 19, 2013 (11:19 am)
Most ebay "buy it now" prices for vintage items tend to be expressions of first amendment rights
#358 of 366 Re: Chrysler Museum [steve_]
Jan 19, 2013 (12:42 pm)
Sad about the Chrysler Museum. The College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend has closed and is moving, which is a real shame. Luckily, the Studebaker National Museum is still doing well per their quarterly updates I get as a member...although, they still sure ask me for money regularly!
I've got to believe the archives helps them out a good bit...build sheets, and blueprints also, even for many Packards pre-merger.
Apr 21, 2013 (7:49 pm)
I finally got a decent copy of Dinky 186, this one with apparently rare (for the model) white tires:
I like this model, as it is a good match for my car:
Apr 23, 2013 (4:30 am)
Geez, you couldn't get any closer! Good for you! I was always delighted with the Matchbox Wagonaire. If I had something as close to one of my actual Studebakers, though, I'd be giddy!
#361 of 366 Re: . [uplanderguy]
Apr 23, 2013 (10:16 am)
It seems Dinky used my color as their basis. I am not complaining - it's cool to have with the car.
I've never seen a toy of a later Lark/Daytona, but I once had one of these HO scale Larks - this company also made Hawks and Avantis, IIRC:
The British had a fascination with the Wagonaire, here's a Corgi/Husky variant - this one was made in a few different paint schemes, this one as a TV camera car:
Dinky made several Studebaker models, and both firms had Hawks. It might make sense as some the Stude lineup had what one can argue kind of a European feel to it.
Apr 24, 2013 (7:01 am)
Thanks for posting; I had not seen those early Larks before. I do own a yellow Corgi Wagonaire camera car just as you pictured. Matchbox actually got the location of the front fender emblem more-correctly than Corgi. UPI bought a fleet of Wagonaires for camera cars and there are pics on the internet that look like they could have been the inspiration for the Corgi toy.
I have an "Eko" HO-scale Gran Turismo Hawk, made in Spain. It looks like this one but is red (although it does have the silver decklid overlay so must be a '62 or '63):
I so wish that Fairfield or Danbury Mint would do a GT Hawk. They've done just wonderful Golden Hawks and Packard Hawks--they'd be halfways there.
#363 of 366 Re: . [uplanderguy]
Apr 24, 2013 (7:03 am)
Re: those Wagonaire camera cars - they must have beefed up the rear suspension, imagine the weight of all that stuff+cameraman!
#364 of 366 Re: . [uplanderguy]
Apr 24, 2013 (7:14 am)
The Matchbox is a finer casting IMO. Also not terribly rare, a must-have if you own the real thing.
I am surprised Brooklin Models hasn't made a GT Hawk either. They've made a few Studes, including an early Lark. They aren't as precise as some models, but they have their charm, and are well made.