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Old 04-05-2013, 06:55 PM   #16
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Conastoga wagons were first built (designed) in Pa, in Conastoga Pa..
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #17
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I don't know about connestoga wagons, but everything I've read says that long before Studebaker built cars, they built stagecoaches, especially those used by Wells Fargo. Supposedly they were built like tanks and quite a few survive today. I've heard that Wells Fargo has bought up a number of them and is displaying them at their company headquarters.
Studebaker Brothers was founded in the 1850s. They built everything from carriages to Anheuser-Busch wagons.

I love their quirky cars. Too bad they couldn't survive beyond the early 1960s.

100 years isn't a bad run, though.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:35 PM   #18
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I think this one dates from the late 1800's. It's located in the Dougherty Museum in Longmont, CO.



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Old 04-06-2013, 02:30 AM   #19
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He's approached me about helping him sell parts on eBay and from time to time I become interested in the blue car, but so far my common sense is winning out.
A. Welcome to NM MrBob.
B. Damn why did you post that pic of the wagon or the Carrera Pan America cars. Why?
C. I have no mechanical skills to speak of and little money but I want.
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:36 AM   #20
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Dad had a couple Studebaker pickups when I was a little kid. He had a thing for the Avanti's also, but I don't think her ever actaully owned on.

There is a Studebaker museum in South Bend that is well worth the trip.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:51 AM   #21
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And don't forget that Packard's last gasp was shared as a merged corporation with Studebaker.

Golden Hawks were supercharged V8s from the factory in the late 50s.

Most of the Studebakers in their home region of the midwest have rusted into oblivion. Those in NM still look nice.

Those panamerican racers could be brought back up to spec and entered in the panam race in Mexico. I was in Zacatecas about 2 years ago when it was a stage end. Pretty cool stuff in the downtown area.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:50 PM   #22
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And don't forget that Packard's last gasp was shared as a merged corporation with Studebaker.
I believe the automotive monstrosity with the quad fins is a product of that unholy union.

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Old 04-07-2013, 07:39 PM   #23
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I believe the automotive monstrosity with the quad fins is a product of that unholy union.

Wow. Its the same car as the red one directly to the left, except with that 'enhancement'. Its almost like those cone-shaped, pop-your-eyeballs-out bras from the 50s. That's just nuts.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:04 PM   #24
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Those panamerican racers could be brought back up to spec and entered in the panam race in Mexico. I was in Zacatecas about 2 years ago when it was a stage end. Pretty cool stuff in the downtown area.
The Lincoln with the IL plates won its class in spite of being rolled. It's got a replacement roof, I'm told.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:20 AM   #25
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They called those abortions "Packardbakers". The history, as I've read it, was the two merged in an attempt to compete with the big 3 (as did Nash and Hudson, which eventually brought about American Motors). Both were in some money trouble, but Packard didn't have any idea just how bad off Studebaker was. Stude management got rid of most of the Packard execs, and the race to oblivion began. It's a shame, because both companies had some good product before their downturn (though Packard did have some ill-conceived dalliances with things like air suspension). Would have been nice if they had survived and maybe been swept into AMC.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:02 AM   #26
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Wow. Its the same car as the red one directly to the left, except with that 'enhancement'. Its almost like those cone-shaped, pop-your-eyeballs-out bras from the 50s. That's just nuts.
Back when cars had style and did not all look like a jelly bean.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:09 AM   #27
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:31 PM   #28
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I had to pay a visit to the ranch today and took a few more photos while there.
I believe that all or most of these cars are for sale. I don't know anything about them but I'm sure the owner would phone serious buyers.









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