• May 9, 2007
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So there I was, exiting Madison Square Garden after watching my Rangers have their season ended at the hand of Chris Drury and the Buffalo Sabres. As I walked east on 33rd street, I couldn't help but notice the orange bullet-nosed Studebaker Business Coupe stopped at the corner. Only it wasn't a Studebaker. it was a kit, and from the looks of things, I believe that there might have been an older (Fox body?) Thunderbird somewhere underneath it all. The nose looked fine, but it it kinda became a disaster as you moved aft from there -- the proportions seem totally out of whack. My Google powers have failed me, as I haven't been able to dig up anything on the kit. Now I'm just curious. Feel free to weigh in with your own comments.


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      Luann
      • 7 Years Ago
      This Studabird was built by my Dad. We couldn't believe that he came up with such an idea. He was an incredibly talented guy. We miss you Dad, Lu
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, I'm shocked someone actually bought that kit. It's made by Retro Trucks out of Orlando, Florida and intended for use on an El Camino. I saw one years ago in Truckin' magazine on a hemi-powered El Camino. Nice looking front end too bad the rest of the car looks like garbage. Dream-cicle Orange?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Maybe I am crazy, but if you look at the rear shot, you can tell it is a boring hatchback with a big tail put on it. Horizon-Omni or Chevette???
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a mix between an "EasyRod" and a "Studemino"... maybe that's what it is... http://www.easyrods.com/finishedrods.htm
      http://studemino.com/
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks Chinese!!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Peter, it is an 83-86 T-bird base, not a Lincoln. Nothing in the greenhouse was modified. It's straight T-bird.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think it looks like a Tucker?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm not convinced that the unfortunate donor car was a T-Bird. To me, it looks more like a Lincoln Mark VII.
      • 7 Years Ago
      FYI both the front and rear are Studebaker parts and the middle is an '83 to '86 (I think) Thunderbird.

      The bullet-nosed Studebakers were built only for 1950 and '51. The car pictured has the '51's nose.

      • 7 Years Ago
      YA! GO SABRES!

      sorry, resident Buffalonian. strange car though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Talk about overhangs.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Easyrods, thanks. That'd explain why I couldn't find anything on it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        This car is not a kit. It was hand built by Eddie Edwards from Mt Holly area in NJ. Eddie has since passed and the car was sold.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's an 83 to 86 T-bird underneath. That's "post-Fox." The Studebaker rendition is just awful. But the owner may think it cool.
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