What kind of car is it?

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OK. This is NOT a great image, I know that. I took it in BRIGHT sunlight with my IPad2. My IPad actually DOES take excellent pictures when the sun isn't shining on it's poor little lens, LOL. Anyway ... can any of you antique buffs out there guess what kind of car this is? I was surprised that I was able to guess before seeing the name on it - since I AM NOT old enough to remember these - TRUTH! I want to tell you all that if my commenting is sporadic, it is because I am away on vacation camping and my internet opportunities are limited. So, PLEASE bear with me until I get home, OK? Thanks for that. Battery nearly dead. Gotta go. Bye.

Comments (20)


kevinthomasd 1:44PM | Thu, 30 May 2013

I think it is a Studebaker

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Lucien_Lilippe 1:44PM | Thu, 30 May 2013

Sudebaker 1948 Belle photo

ronmolina 2:05PM | Thu, 30 May 2013

It is definitely an old Studebaker.

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twingo 2:50PM | Thu, 30 May 2013

Studebaker for sure, saw this car once and it got stuck in my memory. Always great to see it again.

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blinkings 3:35PM | Thu, 30 May 2013

I knew what it was but didn't want to spoil the quiz! A friend of mine has one of these Starlight coupes and LOVES IT.

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wlmay33 3:59PM | Thu, 30 May 2013

Lucien is VERY close. This Stude Champion Body Style was made from 1947-1952 (my uncle had an all black 51 in the late 50's). I ABSOLUTELY LOVED that car. After he "wrecked" it, we put the Commando Engine in a Lark truck. It was, shall we say, front heavy? The "spinner" type grill (with the heavy chrome spokes) were from 50-52. But the smaller spokes (non chromed) were from 47 and 48. Body didn't really change otherwise 'cept turn signal lens colors back and forth (amber, red, white, back to amber...). They went to the "Starlight" body in 53 and we all cried. ITS FOR SALE...Where and How Much?!? I'm SURE my wife wouldn't mind me putting it next to the 66 Ranchero in the gara......PRANG! (sound of skillet hitting noggin).

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barryjeffer 4:01PM | Thu, 30 May 2013

It looks a lot like a Hudson Hornet... but I'm not an expert either. Great looking car at any rate.!!

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Cyve 4:13PM | Thu, 30 May 2013

Amazing car and wonderful picture!!!

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Faemike55 5:08PM | Thu, 30 May 2013

I agree that it is a Studebaker - it took me a few seconds

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eekdog Online Now! 6:45PM | Thu, 30 May 2013

wow Mike, what a cool old ride.. does look like a hudson model.

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Diemamker 7:50PM | Thu, 30 May 2013

Wow!...great car!... I had to look this one up.. What I came up with was a Studebaker Commander Starlight ( possibly a 51 model)... this one look like it's had some body work done to it, from the lack of a front bumper.. Hope you have a good time on your vacation... be careful out there camping, I heard big foot was in the area... no just kidding... huh, what was that....

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HopeFadesEternal 9:20PM | Thu, 30 May 2013

I love these old Studebakers, they had such wonderful curvacious bodies. Thanks for posting it!

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Allenox 9:27PM | Thu, 30 May 2013

I owned an old Studebaker, a long time ago. Interesting photo.

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mgtcs 1:11AM | Fri, 31 May 2013

Very cool car, excellent capture and lighting!

whaleman 3:11AM | Fri, 31 May 2013

Yep, a Studebaker, back in the days when headlights doubled as bumpers, LOL!

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prutzworks 3:37AM | Fri, 31 May 2013

love the design

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adrie 3:13PM | Fri, 31 May 2013

Great photoshot of this great looking car....my friend.

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RodS Online Now! 9:29PM | Fri, 31 May 2013

Hey, Mike - what a great shot of this old Studie! Very futuristic looking - even by today's standards. What? No WiFi in the woods? What's up with that? We need more satellites! :-D

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Rock69 3:01PM | Sat, 01 June 2013

Interesting car and great shot!! :-)

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malkatraz1977 11:21AM | Mon, 03 June 2013

Great car dude The kind of car i wish i had

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