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THE AVANTI BUG BITES AGAIN — 1963 Studebaker Avanti

THE AVANTI BUG BITES AGAIN— 1963 Studebaker Avantiby Jim Corbran While visiting Lockport’s Don Kaufman and his 1963 Studebaker Avanti, he showed me a quotation in an old piece of literature which read “Once the Avanti bug bites, it bites hard!”What it doesn’t mention is that sometimes it can be decades in between bites. Kaufman has had this one for about 10 years now

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Studebaker Commander

By the time this 1965 Studebaker Commander left the factory, the South Bend auto company was on life support. It closed the Indiana plant in 1963 and moved production to its Hamilton, Ontario plant in Canada.The 1966 models were the final Studebakers produced. A grove of 5,000 trees, planted at the South Bend proving grounds in 1937 spelling out the company name, still stands today. Came upon this

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Studebaker Lark

You have to hand it to automotive stylists, and what they can manage to turn out using a six-year-old design. It’s amazing how new fenders, doors, trunk, and hood — along with different bumpers, grille, and trim, can somehow make this 1959 Studebaker Lark look (almost) nothing like the ’53 Commander/Champion it was based on. Saw this one over the summer in Newstead.— Jim Co

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Studebaker pickup

Had a family reunion at Buffalo RiverWorks over the summer, and when I came out this 1949 Studebaker pickup was parked in my row. This one’s just a bit fancier than it was when it left the South Bend, Indiana factory lo, so many years ago. The paint job’s pretty sharp, but I really liked the way the red steelie rims & whitewalls stood out from the rest of the truck. Kudos to the un