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Origin of design

Raymond Lowey was on to something in the 50s with the 1953 Studebaker Commander 2 door coupe. I was suprised when I found one I could look at critically. From the side, the top and especially the window design with the apparently odd shape of the little rear window looks amazingly like the 944!!. If you look at the sillouette and imagine the pop-up headlights (which lower the fender curve) and the slant back 944 glass rather than the notchback, it is amazing how close they are in fundamental body design. THe 944 with the rear glass removed proves the point.

Anyway, I thought it was interesting...
Bob S. former owner of a 1984 silver 944
Old 01-07-2006, 06:51 PM
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