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#357 of 378 Re: On eBay... [uplanderguy]
Jan 19, 2013 (10:19 am)
Most ebay "buy it now" prices for vintage items tend to be expressions of first amendment rights
#358 of 378 Re: Chrysler Museum [steve_]
Jan 19, 2013 (11:42 am)
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 (6:49 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 (3:30 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 378 Re: . [uplanderguy]
Apr 23, 2013 (9:16 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 (6:01 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 378 Re: . [uplanderguy]
Apr 24, 2013 (6:03 am)
Re: those Wagonaire camera cars - they must have beefed up the rear suspension, imagine the weight of all that stuff+cameraman!
#364 of 378 Re: . [uplanderguy]
Apr 24, 2013 (6:14 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.
Apr 25, 2013 (2:13 am)
"Re: those Wagonaire camera cars - they must have beefed up the rear suspension, imagine the weight of all that stuff+cameraman!"
I'd say you're right. In this link, page down just a little bit, and there's a photo of a lineup of press Wagonaires with guys and cameras in the back, and they don't look like they're sagging too much to me, but I'd say most likely "heavy duty suspension" option:
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?61138-1964-press-camara-wa- - - gon&highlight=United+Press
BTW, just stumbled on this old color '63 Wagonaire ad I'd never seen before (page down; red car). The ad is humorous and exaggerates the car's benefits, but I like it:
http://www.curbsideclassic.com/automotive-histories/automotive-history-selling-t- - - he-63-studebaker-wagonaire/
Make mine an R2 4-speed!
Speaking of that, on our club forum, before we had to post our real names, one guy used to post under the name "Am Not, R2" which I think is pretty funny.
#366 of 378 One last, small Wagonaire thing
Apr 26, 2013 (1:33 pm)
Since we had talked Wagonaires, I thought it was funny to go out to my mailbox today and find a huge '64 Wagonaire postcard (ebay link is the exact postcard), with "Bill, thought you might like this one! Be well, Mimi and Ed", written on the back. Sent to me from my hometown Stude dealer! I bet I was the only Studebaker postcard-receiver this month in the U.S. that got a real Studebaker postcard in the mail...from a Studebaker dealer! LOL
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-STUDEBAKER-WAGONAIRE-GIANT-POSTCARD-NOS-9X6-/261046- - 339366