Posted by Ralf K
I’m digging the wagon on steel wheels!
I imagine it would be interesting to “stake out” this street on a summer evening when more folks are home or a weekend when friends drop by.
Recently found a 53 Studebaker on a “local” Craigslist….and someone is advertising that they are looking to buy an AMX or Javelin.
Here in northern Florida, older/vintage cars are few and far between. Odd, when you consider the large population of “over 50s” living here. Your best bet at the present time is vintage BMW or M-B. Right now there are 3 or 4 vintage diesel M-Bs for sale in the area, including a nice 300CD.
This looks like a 1964-65 Studebaker.
Looks like a 63 to me.
looks like something from the Invincibles from this angle
How do you know if a brand is “dead” ?
Audi seemed dead, but is alive and well these days. Maybach might still be alive. TVR is not as dead as we thought. Neither is Bugatti….
Maybe you should call them “dormant”
I’m just waiting for someone to bring back Studebaker.
the website is registered or was last time I checked
just my luck but the site is now down
The house on the left needs to get to work on the yard. Just mowing the grass won’t get you yard of the month.
The wagon looks so utilitarian and in that green looks almost army issued. “Son if the Army wanted you to admire that coke bottle shape, it would have issued you one.”
I wonder if the two houses looked identical when they were first built, or if the builder attached the different porches in an attempt to hide that fact. They look old enough to have been modified from their original appearance.
I don’t know where this street is, but I want to live on it. PbrTall is right, a 63 Studebaker Wagonaire on the far side of the Javelin. I wonder what the odds are of these two cars being on the same block at the same time anywhere else in the world.
Between the two, I will take the Waggy all day every day. Personality over beauty for me, any day of the week.
At the corporate level you could argue that both brands are still alive. AM General, the Hummer company, began as Studebaker’s defense division and later merged with AMC’s defense division. So the military Humvees (but not the civilian GM Hummers) are a sort of zombie grandchild of both companies.
The corporate successor entities might be alive, but not the brands. There is a difference.
I’ll see an Edsel or other oddity on the road at least once or twice a year. I’ll catch a Studebaker about that often as well. But, holy smokes, a Studebaker Wagonaire! This is a unicorn.
That Javelin looks like it’s in decent shape. That would’ve been my dream car in high school, but I’m not a fan of the painted bumper. Chrome works better here.
I like that Studbucket wagon. There is a black Lark with red interior at the local Kroger store occasionally, very clean, very spiffy car that I could see myself driving. The Javelin doesn’t talk to me, but an Ambassador wagon sure would. I guess I can dream…my wife would shoot me if I brought home any more cars.
Love that Wagonaire as well! I’ve only seen one Studebaker since moving to Richmond, though I’ve seen it multiple times. 1960 Lark VI (was for sale the first time I saw it). I don’t know that I’ve *ever* seen a Wagonaire in the metal though. Looks great with the painted steelies and a little patina (oh no, the “p” word…). There are parts of Richmond where this scene wouldn’t surprise me though…some real oddities street-parked in The Fan/Museum District, Church Hill, Forest Hills…the older neighborhoods near downtown seem to attract the type of people who like interesting old cars. Probably there’s a correlation with those who like interesting old houses! The homes in this picture seem to bear that out too–some neat craftsman-type details.
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