Studebaker concept car




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  • The first Studebaker cars were electrics, and then through partnerships and for high-quality craftsmanship on the construction of the concept.

    The s Studebaker concept cars were intriguing models that could have saved the company. But fast-falling demand for an aging group of cars and a.

    About the only aspect of the car that tied it to existing Studebaker products and resulted in a “jewel-like” and “impeccably crafted” concept car.

    The concept car concept is translated as "the idea of a car". This is a kind of prototype car, which tests people's reactions to new technologies being introduced, design solutions, etc. In its original form, prototypes are never launched into mass production.

    Studebaker concept car

    Studebaker concept car

    As the designer recalled, money ran very low sometime in , "and we were suddenly told we'd just have to reskin the Lark again. Stevens modeled it as a hardtop sedan with broad rear roof quarters, as on the GT Hawk and Ford Thunderbird. To create or edit a portfolio, sign up for a free personal membership or login using your personal detail. Also, wire hubcaps in this photo.

    Studebaker concept car

    Studebaker concept car

    Studebaker concept car

    Studebaker concept car

    Studebaker concept car

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    Packard soon after merged with Studebaker in In August of Rehling and his co-workers went to work on this new Studebaker-Packard styling concept for a sports car that was slated to compete with the Thunderbird. These images of the process give one much more insight into of the modeling process than is normally seen. The first four photos show the form just starting to take shape with the application of clay to the wooden armature. The last four photos above and below show the final shape of the quite modern-looking model trimmed with wheel covers and a grille.

    Did this model make it any farther through the design process? Was it ever given a name? Can any of our readers tell us anything more about this uniquely-styled model? I heard that the clay used for that is a special clay just for that purpose, not art school clay.

    Studebaker concept car

    Chavant in New Jersey makes the clay for the whole auto modeling industry worldwide. I know of no competitors. It is not the simple modeling clay like that which kids get. I like the front end a lot, and the fins and scoops may have been softened as industry styling changed. Being this was it was 4 years before the Champ came out in , so they may have used this study to style the Champ, not the other way around.

    The grille looks like a or 60 Chrysler to me! If Bob Doehler had still been alive I would have asked if any of his designs done for Randy Faurot in house Studebaker design chief sprung from this one. It had the face of a Ferrari. In design it is seldom the overall themes but the subtle surface development of them that produces charisma. It was shown in a full sized clay around the time the fish mouth was being done as the first revision to the masterpiece. The clay and his drawings do agree perfectly, and some of the modelers are recognizable as Loewy people.

    Studebaker concept car

    There was nothing about it that resembled any of the three Loewy sporting creations done in Europe, namely the Boano Jag of , the Avanti-esque BMW of or the really horrid Lancia of around One can hope that one day someone will actually do a fiberglas car of inches wheelbase that will enclose existing Studebaker hardware, from the Garfinkle and Bridges source material I reference.

    All the folks mentioned except Mr. I once published an article on the last Packards and their necessary kinship with Studebaker parts and panels, and the desperate circumstances.

    This sports car does have a Chrysler-esque grille, but that did not appear until on Mopars. This is a clean sheet design that owes nothing to previous Packard or Studebaker practice, except the production wheelcovers. All it could have been was a one-off show-pony for the car show circuit.

    Studebaker concept car

    Perhaps they were reaching for concepts to use on a next generation Caribbean version of the next standard Packard. Perhaps it was a morale-booster for the design staff — there was little else to be happy about in S-P at the time. I have seen some of the original artwork for this clay. Pretty sure they were done by Dick Samsen. Your email address will not be published. Leave this field empty. Copyright The Old Motor. Website Developed by Build Interactive. It does have stock Accessory Studebaker Wheelcovers, not Packard.

    Never seen this one before. It was not a merger. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

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