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Model Technical and Interest => Aurelia => Topic started by: duelitriemezzo on 05 December, 2013, 04:35:22 PM



Title: could this be an aurelia?
Post by: duelitriemezzo on 05 December, 2013, 04:35:22 PM
hello,
could this be an aurelia?

(https://scontent-b-mad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/q71/1483265_10152063510069571_1458886336_n.jpg)


Title: Re: could this be an aurelia?
Post by: rogerelias on 05 December, 2013, 05:41:11 PM
Not convinced as never seen one with door openings like an Aprilia, but I could be wrong ::)


Title: Re: could this be an aurelia?
Post by: Richard Fridd on 05 December, 2013, 06:36:46 PM
Where did the photo come from?


Title: Re: could this be an aurelia?
Post by: williamcorke on 05 December, 2013, 08:00:08 PM
Wheels too small. Isn't that a rear outboard brake drum I can see? No Aurelia if so.

The wing shape on the rear (suicide) door could be early '50s Italian. From the look of that door this thing is Steel-bodied.


Title: Re: could this be an aurelia?
Post by: Lapsed Cesare Ferrari on 06 December, 2013, 08:16:15 AM
The car is the famous post-war Studebaker of 1947-1952.
Ciao a tutti
Cesare


Title: Re: could this be an aurelia?
Post by: DavidLaver on 06 December, 2013, 09:04:23 AM

But what year...?   Here's a start:

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/studebaker4.htm

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1950-1951-studebaker1.htm


Title: Re: could this be an aurelia?
Post by: duelitriemezzo on 06 December, 2013, 09:10:18 AM
The picture comes from PHILIPPE LE MAO from the Facebook group "chasseur d'Úpaves" https://www.facebook.com/groups/211555468992356/267418020072767/?comment_id=267550796726156&notif_t=like (https://www.facebook.com/groups/211555468992356/267418020072767/?comment_id=267550796726156&notif_t=like)
It is a studebacker sedan.
pillarless with rear wings like a B50 cab...does it have inspired italian designers in the 50's? who knows...


Title: Re: could this be an aurelia?
Post by: Lapsed Cesare Ferrari on 06 December, 2013, 02:09:07 PM
I do not think the Studebaker was pillarless. It was however regarded in America as the first truly post-war car in terms of bodywork, and would certainly have been well known by Italian designers.

Cesare


Title: Re: could this be an aurelia?
Post by: Kevin MacBride on 06 December, 2013, 10:06:39 PM
I don't have any photos on my computer, but my mate Alex who owns http://www.classiccarcentre.ie/ had a 50's Studebaker a while back. He sold it back to the USA. If you search in the 'for sale' section, in the 'sold' area, there is a photo.
Another mate of mine started and finished the Peking/Paris a few years (2007) back in a Coupe version http://public.fotki.com/alabamaracingphotos/andyvannpekingtopar/andyvann007.html#media


Title: Re: could this be an aurelia?
Post by: Niels Jonassen on 12 December, 2013, 06:36:01 PM
To the best of my knowledge the Studebaker was not pillarless, but the doors were hinged front and rear closing on to a very slim pillar. One Italian coach builder was so inspired by the Studebaker design that they built what looks like a very poor copy. Unfortunately I have forgotten who it was. Does anyone remember? Incidentally, the Studebaker design is usually ascribed to Raymond Loewy but it was in fact done by Virgil Exner. He was employed by Loewy but did the design in his spare time directly for Studebaker without telling Loewy. He was consequently sacked by Loewy.