1963 Studebaker Wagonaire.

July 12, 2011

6 comments







6 comments:

tony said...

i was floored when ben posted the "studebaker preserve" wagonaire back in may, because it was a car i just didn't think i was ever going to see. imagine my surprise when i passed by this one on my morning commute one week later. i took a while working the photos, because the lighting such a challenge, and eventually the owner of the car showed up, apparently alerted by a co-worker that there was someone outside taking pictures of his car. he never drives it in the rain, but he said it was the terrible fuel economy that was his main reason for not driving it more.

he likes the car, sure, but i think i was way more psyched on it than he was, especially when i asked if he'd slide the roof for me. "well, i don't really slide it any more, 'cause it scratches the paint," he said, visibly conflicted. but then he did it anyway.

as he recalled, the sliding roof was a feature targeted at hunters who needed a car that could carry a deer carcass with a full rack of antlers.

which is a heck of a good visual.

Anonymous said...

really really cool car

nfpgasmask said...

That roof opening in the back reminds me of the Scimitar Wagon...

Atika said...

That's about the best thing I've ever seen. Every photo makes me really happy, and I find myself not caring one bit about badges or any of my usual details. Ha!

You really had me at pictures 6 and 8. I owe you lunch after those.

Was that color as fantastic in person as I think it is? Unbeatable?

Justin said...

Wow, what are the chances of coming across another one of these? Man, I can understand why you were stoked.

tony said...

i wish i'd taken notes, because the owner told me a lot about it. the color is not original from the factory. i think he said his father wanted to respray it, and he saw a car with a gold interior and thought "wow, that would make a great paint color." actually, the harder i think about it, the more i doubt my memory.