Hidden Treasure - 1953 Studebaker Coupe by Leslie van de Ligt

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Hidden Treasure - 1953 Studebaker Coupe by 

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Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 18.0" x 12.0"
Large 24.0" x 16.0"
X large 30.0" x 20.0"


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Views 117 June 3, 2010

Placed 6th in the All Around The Styles of Abandoned Automobiles Challenge by the “ALL AROUND THE STYLES” Group June 2, 2010

We stopped at a deserted farmyard just off highway 831, Alberta so I could capture some images it had to offer. Imagine my surprise when I found this gem tucked away behind a settler style shed. The stories this classic could tell about this time of innocence and it’s music would be worth a good listen for sure. A true treasure.
The Studebaker Brothers first started their wagon building business back in 1852, and by 1900 they were the largest auto manufacturer in the world. It’s indisputable that Studebaker played a significant role in transportation technology. For example in 1902 Studebaker manufactured an electric car, and Thomas Edison bought one of them. Some people hear the name Studebaker and think of the vehicle, or more specifically, the bullet nose cars from the 1950’s. Other people speak of Studebaker’s innovative, forward thinking (unique) designs and engineering. However, it seems most people remember the Studebaker because of its craftsmanship, reliability, power and high gas mileage for its day.
It’s now 2008, and this marks 156 years behind the historical Studebaker name in the vehicle manufacturing business (wagons to automobiles). Recently, Studebaker Motor Company moved its headquarters to Westminster, Colorado, and at the helm as President and CEO is Ric W Reed, who endeavors to raise funding for Studebaker concept designs, engineering, prototypes, safety testing, certification, manufacturing and distribution of production vehicles, to include motor scooters, motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks, and quite possibly limos and taxis.
Information from Article on Google Studebaker
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I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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  • BigD
    BigDalmost 6 years ago

    Excllent capture and shot.

  • Thank you very much. I appreciate your comment. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7almost 6 years ago

    This is indeed a hidden treasure Leslie. May I suggest some darkening though? Your camera’s meter likely picked up the dark building and over compensated. Great setting and composition. Regards, Ron.

  • Thank you very Ron. Actually this is the color of the car. I will admit that it looks bleached and I considered darkening it but decided to remain true to the state of the vehicle. I think it could be it could still be restored to it’s former glory. When I researched this vehicle the original colors would explain why the color is this way now. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Brunoboy
    Brunoboyalmost 6 years ago

    They don`t make cars like this any more.

  • Many thanks sir! She’s a beaut isn’t she?:>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • wwyz
    wwyzalmost 6 years ago

    What a great fnd!

  • I couldn’t believe my eyes when I walked around the corner of the building and saw this tucked away. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRosealmost 6 years ago

    OH WOW!!! Now that really is a hidden treasure…………..
    Marvelous find and beautifully captured Leslie!!
    I really like how it kind of looks ‘pink’!! hahaha……………
    cheers, Rosie

  • Thanks ever so much hon! My research showed that they had some very unique colors for these cars and this bisque color was one of them. You are not far off Rosie! Hugs Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantalmost 6 years ago

    WOW I love these old Cars, my mind slips back to what they once were.

    Excellent Leslie

  • Many Thanks Dear Friend. How goes your day? Hugs Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

    IRISHPIXalmost 6 years ago

    _Magnificent ~Outstanding Image_

  • Hi Joe! Thanks for the great comment, How are things for you ? Take care :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 6 years ago

    Wow Leslie that’s an oldie, neat find indeed. I always thought they were in a class of their own.

  • Thanks so much my friend. I’m glad you stopped by:>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Cheri Bouvier-Johnson
    Cheri Bouvier-...almost 6 years ago

    It sure is….Wonderful job!

  • Thanks Cheri. I appreciate your comment! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • michaelby3
    michaelby3almost 6 years ago

    just needs a little paint and it will be as good as new !!!!!!!

  • You are so right Michael! We’d love to take this one home as well :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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