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Formal Phaeton: 1921

Formal Phaeton: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Studebaker Special Six touring car at Spreckels Mansion." 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

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Studebaker Big Six

The car above is a 1920 Model EG Big Six, not a Special Six. The Special Six of that era had a radiator with a rounded top and used conventional round head lights. The Big Six had a wheelbase of 126" compared with the Special Six whose wheelbase was 119".

There is a similar model here, but in conventional touring form.

The is a Special Six with a similar top in this photo - - where you can see the different shape radiator. Also the shorter wheelbase of the Special Six has necessitated changes to the shape of the rear door.

Sliders Served Here

A perfect example of how the sliding windows on a California
Top work can be found here.

Anyone know how

... the side windows on those tops worked? I can see the front window pivoting with the front door, but the window over the rear door looks like it has to be slid backwards to get the door open. Which I suppose is possible.

>Tobacconist: thankee kindly!

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