Saturday, July 7, 2012

1955 Studebaker Commander - Black on Pink Coral

A true to form, beautiful "driver" resto. I love the Studebakers West reference, too.

"Eventually I had the 259-cubic inch V8 rebuilt by the Thom brothers, who own Studebakers West in Redwood City. Visiting their shop is a hoot. It's a warehouse full of Studebaker parts and a computer system that looks like it came out a time warp."

Studebaker Next - South Bend, IN, Looks Ahead

50 years later, South Bend aims to respect the past while building anew.

"When Studebaker closed in 1963, it left a gaping hole in the town, where unemployment is at 10.4 percent, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now, the city is working hard to create a second act for the commercial life of South Bend."

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Studebaker Avanti's Influence

"While the Avanti didn't save Studebaker in the 1960s, its design and life-saving technology lives on in current automobiles."