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1955 Studebaker Champion Regal Conestoga [16G6-D5]

1955 Studebaker Champion Regal Conestoga [16G6-D5] in Lilith, Movie, 1964 IMDB

Class: Cars, Wagon — Model origin: US

1955 Studebaker Champion Regal Conestoga [16G6-D5]

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130rapid PL

2010-04-06 19:16

I'd say 1955 Studebaker Conestoga Wagon:
http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Studebaker/1955-Studebaker-Conestoga-Wagon.jpg
Let's wait for Stud-guru. :) (...) I fall in love with these "mirror for monkey" bumpers. :sun:

-- Last edit: 2010-04-06 22:21:35

vilero ES

2010-04-06 19:33

It's seems Conestoga was a trim for Commander Regal and also for Champion De Luxe http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_itemId=116612 This one looks with the side trim of the Studebaker Commander Regal Conestoga

Commander 57 US

2010-04-07 20:02

Yes.
1955 Conestoga (the name for all S/W models).
Side spear just visible shows it has regal trim.

DynaMike NL

2010-04-07 21:24

Also by the panoramic windscreen it must be a Commander.

Commander 57 US

2010-04-07 23:13

Actually, no.
The panoramic windshield (Studebaker called it "Ultra Vista") was a mid-year change and was available across the board on all sedans and wagons (but not on coupes or hardtops).

DynaMike NL

2010-04-07 23:15

Thanks, Commander 57. It is really impressive, your accurate and detailed knowledge of this interesting American make :)

Commander 57 US

2010-04-08 02:20

Well, I owe most of it to the fantastic magazine of the Studebaker Drivers Club, "Turning Wheels" and its highly knowledgeable contributors.

Ever since I was a child I have loved Studebakers. My father and grandfather both drove them.

My uncle owned thousands of them (but then, he was a Studebaker dealer!).
He sold the 1957 Commander to my grandfather which I have now owned since 1971.
I joined the SDC in 1974.

-- Last edit: 2010-04-08 02:21:00

Commander 57 US

2010-04-08 21:06

It occurs to me I commented on Deluxe vs Regal trim for the 1955 Conestoga wagons but not Commander vs Champion.

The only exterior difference between them is the nameplates on the forward edge of the rear quarter panels.
On both Commander Deluxe and Regal models, a "Commander" name is located in this position about even with the level of the door handles.
On Champion Regals, there is a "Studebaker" (not "Champion") nameplate, but it is located higher than the Commander nameplate (just barely below the beltline trim).
On Champion Deluxe models, there is NO side nameplate at all.

All models had the scripted "Conestoga" name in a slanted position on the right side of the tailgate.

The photo'ed car is too far away and blurry to tell whether or not there is a nameplate.

-- Last edit: 2010-04-08 21:21:12

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