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Classic Cars Which Well be Sought After in the Future

Perhaps what will be sought after “Classic Cars” not to soon in the future

However in Manitoba we may well have to source them outside of our fair province:

Alfa Romeo Spider
Ford GT
Ford Mustang SVO
Ford Taurus SHO
Isuzu Impulse
Jaguar XJ-SV12
Lotus Elan
Lotus Esprit Turbo
Mazda 323 GTX
Merkur XR4Ti
Nissan Sentra SE-R (Classic 1991-1993)
Pontiac Fiero
Porsche 928
Saab 9000 Turbo
Suzuki Swift GT
Toyota MR2

Virtual Tour Downtown Winnipeg Hotel

Chicago Limo Airport

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Studebaker Cars “Graveyard”

1950 Studebaker Desert Explorer

 Studebaker Cars Graveyard

Hugo90  Studebaker Cars Graveyard says:

I’ve been watching the videos on You Tube about the Studebaker Desert Explorer models for 1950. I remember seeing a picture of a derelict one in SIA magazine decades ago, and they didn’t know what it was. I think this is fascinating. Does anyone know if one of these cars or trucks still exists?
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Katie and Joe  Studebaker Cars Graveyard says:


Have you seen these Youtube videos?

Studebaker abandoned quite a few prototypes and test vehicles at its South Bend proving grounds. These Youtube videos are part of a video tour of this graveyard shot in 1993. The video is narrated by Mike Lenyo. One of the vehicles at this site is a 1950 Desert Explorer. This car is shown at the beginning of the first video linked above.

In 1980 Mr. Lenyo was part of a team that removed the 1947 Studebaker woody wagon prototype from this graveyard. This car was later restored and is now in the Studebaker National Museum collection. Mr. Lenyo is currently heading up group which is planning to remove the Desert Explorer. He mentions this in the following post on the Studebaker Driver’s Club web-site.

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 Studebaker Cars Graveyard

Katie and Joe  Studebaker Cars Graveyard says:

In 1971 SIA published an article documenting the 1969 discovery of the Studebaker graveyard. The article is currently available on the Hemmings blog. This story does not mention the Desert Explorer, but there are some good shots of one of the “N” Body test mules and a plastic bodied 1947 station wagon prototype.…

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1957 Classic Studebaker Silverhawk

Studebaker Silver Hawk – 1957 on Flickr – Photo Sharing! – Studebaker Silver Hawk – 1957.

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The Studebaker Silver Hawk was an automobile produced between 1957 and 1959 by the Studebaker Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. The Hawk was also produced in 1956. There were four versions, pillared Flight Hawk and Power Hawk, and hardtop Sky Hawk and Golden Hawk. The Silver Hawk model was not produced in 1956, the first year of the Hawks. The same basic car was produced for two more years (1960 and 1961) as simply the Studebaker Hawk, since from 1959 onward no other Hawk models were being sold.


The Silver Hawk was the replacement for the two lower models in the four-model Hawk range in 1956, the Flight Hawk which carried the Champion 185 cu. in., six-cylinder 101 hp (75 kW) powerplant and the Power Hawk with the Commander’s 259 in³ (4.2L) V8. Both of these models were two-door pillared coupes in the US market (based on the 1953 “Starlight” coupe body), and therefore, so was the Silver Hawk, which came in two differently-engined models with either the aforementioned Champion six or the 289 cu. in. (4.7L) President V8 engine (delivering 210 HP from the two-barrel, 225 HP from the four-barrel with dual exhaust). The Commander V8 was not offered in U.S. models; it was, however, the largest engine available in most overseas markets.

Studebaker Silverhawk – “In a ten minute time span, the thieves broke into builder Chris Milano’s warehouse, where the car was being stored, and while in the process of stealing it, bumped a BMW and scratched up a Porsche Boxster and a Studebaker Silverhawk.” …

Studebaker Silver Hawk | Targuman – You know I like photography, well I also like cars. I like them most of all for the aesthetic qualities (since I am unlikely to do anymore than look at the best

In appearance, the Silver Hawk was somewhat plainer in appearance than the Golden Hawk, the senior of the two Hawk models in 1957-58. There was a little bit less chrome, no supercharger or bulge in the hood, and a simpler two-tone paint scheme was adopted – simply one color below the chrome belt line and another above, but unlike the Golden Hawk, the lower color included the fin. Some dealers painted the fin only, and sometimes the deck lid recess and or the left and right “side grills” were painted in a contrasting Studebaker color. These usually matched the interior, some were Blue, Gold, Red or Black and were actually better looking according to many owners than the factory two-tone paint scheme.

1956 Studebaker Power Hawk – This car had the Studebaker Commander engine and it produced 185 horsepower with this V8 engine. This car weighed over 3000 pounds and had a sticker price of around $2100. This car was replaced by the Silver Hawk in the 1957 model year. …In the midst of a financial crisis at Studebaker after a disastrous recession-year performance in 1958, the Golden Hawk was dropped; the Silver Hawk, which had sold somewhat better, was retained in the lineup.


Studebaker WebRing Studebaker, Avanti, Commander, Champion, Golden … – 04/27 (1), Welcome to the Studebaker WebRing Forum. – dmflags · reply, Hi, Please come in and join in the forum. It’s a great place to ask and answer questions, share your ideas, and post your comments. Thank you. Regards, …

Studebaker Silver Hawk – 1958 – MR38 posted a photo: Studebaker Silver Hawk – 1958. Riverside Show & Go, 2009.

Studebaker Silver Hawk – Deon Maritz posted a photo: Studebaker Silver Hawk.

Studebaker WebRing Studebaker, Avanti, Commander, Champion, Golden … – The Official Website for the South Florida Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club. Use our site to find Studebaker Events in the South Florida area as well as contact/membership information. A member of Studebaker WebRing since …

Studebaker Silver Hawk – The Studebaker Silver Hawk was an automobile produced between 1957 and 1959 by the Studebaker Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. The Hawk was also produced in 1956. There were four versions, pillared Flight Hawk and Power Hawk

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Bufalo Chapter “Studebaker” Driver’s Club

Mailing address:  Box 42 Gimli Manitoba R0C 1C0

Contact name : Carolyn Farmer

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Bez Auto-Alchemy: Two Previous Brad Bez Restorations – Bez Auto-Alchemy. making your dream car a reality. Studebaker’s are my specialty! Full or Partial Restorations Brad Bez, Avanti Owner ______ 30+ year career in automotive repair. I-Car, ASE, Dupont, PPG, Sikkens Heavy Hit … Thom, another Stude devotee edits a regional publication for St. Louis area Avanti enthusiasts. He does a great job with the Avanti Arrow Newsletter, as well as with his ’83 Avanti. It’s painted in Sterling Silver Blue with an Eagle Ottawa blue …

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Decommissioned Classics: The Cool Cars We Miss : Wpg Auto … – With the federal government preparing for a Chrysler bankruptcy, the company’s cars may join the other orphan brands of America’s past, including Studebaker, Willys, Packard and Hudson. … Hemmings Auto Blogs » Blog Archive » Mythbusters crew now … – I’m no fan of the show, but what are the actual chances that either one of the Eagles would have been restored or used by a classic car enthusiast for parts? I know, now NO ONE can use them, but still, would ANYONE have? …  And yet its a long drive to the Waverly car auto dealers mega mall to find such a classic vehicle in Manitoba.

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Manitoba Car Happenings: 4th week of July 2008 « – And just in case that’s not enough options for you, head south for the Borderland Auto Club’s 29th Annual International Antique-Classic Show & Shine on Sunday, August 3rd. The show runs from noon to 4 pm at the International Peace …

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