I saw a Studebaker. No, a NEW one.

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Going to work yesterday, I'm following this stylish little silver crossover-type car, and I noticed the name on the back of it in bold, widely-spaced letters: S T U D E B A K E R. And I was, like, really?

    Looked 'em up on Wiki, and they don't seem to mention any new production. The company has a web page that talks about concept cars and sounds like somebody's trying to stage a comeback, but even that site doesn't seem to be up to date.

    Unfortunately, I was following the car all the way to work and then had to turn while the Studebaker went on. But from the little I could tell from the back, it was the size and shape of a PT Cruiser, only more angular. And yeah, it had the little Studebaker badge on the back.

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  2. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    i only know about that thing here that was planned from Avanti Motors and Ford or GM not sure , but that is more in the leage of the Hummer
     
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    This is definitely the work of the Illuminati.
     
  4. MacHamster68, Sep 14, 2011
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    but i know there is a company somwhere in the USA that transform the Studebaker Express pickup from 1939 in a people carrier and that looks from the back like a edgy PT cruiser from the back

    cant find anything about it but i've seen one in Germany at some custom motor show about 4 years ago
    and its based on that studebaker express pickup , obviously from the B-pillar back its like a pt cruiser with edges but not as sharp as at the thing in my previous post , more rounded corners
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    there are quiet a few companies today around who take the old shapes of the 30's-50's and fit modern technology underneath
     
  5. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ^ Take away the pickup part in the back, remove the downward slope in the rear fenders, and yeah, I can totally see that being the front end of the car I saw.

    Thanks. I thought possibly I was seeing a hush-hush concept car. It's not impossible -- I'm in northern Ohio, and the company's in South Bend, Indiana. But your explanation is a lot more likely.

    I gotta tell you, that car had a nice, unique look to it. If they went into general production, I'll bet they could sell quite a few of them.
     
  6. Surely Guest

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    Are you sure it wasn't just a Pepsi delivery truck.....on its side.....from three years ago?;)

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  7. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    here they are; S T U D E B A K E R

    and one of their concept cars;

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    The designs on that page don't look very appealing. Like a Citroen with learning difficulties :(
     
  9. MacHamster68, Sep 15, 2011
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    :D i was thinking the same thing ..looks more like a Citroen mated with a BMW if i look at the boot shape

    but thats the problem if American companies try to adapt European style on their cars ,
    the other way round it becomes a design mess too
    i remember the Ford Scorpio
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    looks not to bad at all from the back with american design elements
    but round forms had been a trend in europe at the time so they mated that not even bad looking "american" style back with a european front
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    not many customers had fallen for that design mix ... so many in fact that the scorpio line was discontinued
     
  10. MacHamster68, Sep 15, 2011
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    but back to Studebaker and its concept cars
    ....that one here called Lark
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    the front really seems to be inspired by a old Citroen
    and sadly the most odd looking Citroen the AMI 8..not even citroen had the guts to make a retro version of it
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    ok retro is in , but please when retro then stick to the own brand design elements of the past and not use design elements from other manufacturers

    i would not mind the comback of a car like the Studebaker Commander of 53

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    and someone has styled one to make it look modern

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