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#13 of 14 Re: Archaeologist trying to Identify Car [texases]
Jun 01, 2011 (8:14 am)
Studebaker did use "Champion" nameplates on the hoods of some late '40's and early '50's models, but looking at Studebaker International's online catalog, none had the style of print or spacing of letters that emblem does. Strange indeed.
#14 of 14 Re: Archaeologist trying to Identify Car [uplanderguy]
Jun 01, 2011 (6:31 pm)
I don't know squat about this really, but find it interesting nonetheless. Maybe I'm just a bit of a nostalgic. Anyway, this got me to looking at an old car spotters guide book I have. It showed a drawing of the interior dash of a 46 Champion having a script Champion logo on it. So maybe the part comes from the interior of some WWII era model?
I've always had a bit of a fascination with the independent makes of US vehicles from the 50's. That may come from growing up in a lower middle class Chicago suburb neighborhood where most people drove used cars, and independents tended to sell cheaper used so there were more than a few around my blocks.