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1930 Studebaker Model 53

1930 Studebaker Model 53 in Murphy's Romance, Movie, 1985 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US

1930 Studebaker Model 53

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

Comments about this vehicle


vilero ES

2009-09-04 11:07


Some pages in internet say 1927, other ones 1928.
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tv boy US

2009-09-04 14:34


James Garner's character, Murphy Jones the druggist, owns this car in the movie. There's a scene in which he shows it off to Emma's son, right down to the engine, the eight day clock and the etched glass, then takes him for a ride in it.

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tv boy US

2009-09-04 14:35


..and I almost forgot, in the movie, Murphy says it "came off the showroom floor in South Bend, Indiana in 1927."

pilou BE

2009-09-04 14:38


I'd rather go for a 1929 Studebaker Dictator because of the hood louvres pattern in separate rows ,the bright cranking hole case in the form of a rounded inversed V ,and small sun visor.

tv boy US

2009-09-05 00:29


I always thought it was something of a plot hole, that Murphy would be so fussy with his car ("No one touches that car but me!") but then sticks bumper stickers all over it. I can understand his wanting to blow the horn for his causes, but on such a collectible car?

nzcarnerd NZ

2009-09-05 10:22


This is a 1930 Studebaker Model 53 - the model that replaced the last of the Erskines. The clue is the lack of a badge on the headlight tiebar and the older style windshield posts. From May of 1930 all Erskine 53s in stock were rebadged as Studebakers.

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