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1929 April - Studebaker President Convertible Cabriolet for four - - $1895 at the Factory - Prices for the Studebaker Line up. by carlylehold

K4 steam locomotive that hauled the Pennsylvania Railroad train, the “Broadway Limited” and a 1938 Studebaker President. Both were styled by Raymond Loewy.

A rare find in any place, this is a 1958 Studebaker President. Made after the Studebaker-Packard merger, the 1958 model was still throwing punches at the Big Three even as funds began to dry up. Note the bizarre lights, reflecting the troubled financial situation at the company. Rather than design new headlights, they simply placed a set of double headlights over the 1957 model fender.

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1955 Studebaker President & Commander Regal by Greg Gjerdingen
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One of the best known photo ops on old Route 66 is Roy’s Motel & Cafe in Amboy, California.  The desert climate has preserved the place well.  Last month we visited and patronized Roy’s (getting gas and drinks) and I wandered into the motel area more than in the past.  The cabins that face 66 have a conventional multi-unit motel behind them, complete with abandoned car, which looks to me like a ‘56 Studebaker President.  The office has been converted to a kind of retro museum exhibit, evoking the 1950s-60s atmosphere of the place’s heyday.  Photos taken June 19, 2014.

More on Amboy, the history of Roy’s, and the purchase of the town by Albert Okura of Juan Pollo fame:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amboy,_California