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Indiana State Police 1953 Studebaker Commander Safety Car by Greenlight

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David Green
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Greenlight 1953 Studebaker Commander - Indiana State Police - Hot Pursuit Series 34 - 1-64 No. 42910 A

I earlier today showed on Forum 43, the 1/43 version of this vehicle made by Brooklin. Greenlight has issued a 1/64 version of this car as part of its 34th Hot Pursuit Series.

Here is the image from Greenlight.

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Christopher Moroni
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I stand corrected!

I was all but convinced that Greenlight was "milking the mold" by creating this "imaginary" Police livery for their 1/64 1953 Studebaker.  I mean, really!  A small, 2-door coupe with whitewalls no less.....    A Police car?  "No way!  Stupid Greenlight!"

HA! Boy, was I wrong...

I easily found ACTUAL vintage photos of this very car. Who's stupid now?   

ME! 🤐 🤐 🙄 

Stude 53 Police 2
Stude 53 Police 1
Stude 53 Police 3

 

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Ed Davis
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@chris 

Nice photos of real car.

Ed Davis
Inverness, Illinois, USA


   
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David Green
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Great research on the original photos, Christopher. Thanks.


   
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Christopher Moroni
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@david-green  No problem....   it took about 4 minutes. 😀


   
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David H
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Many thanks, Christopher.  I have wondered about the authenticity of that Brooklin for a long time.  Your research solved my doubts.  again, thanks.


   
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David Green
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Greenlight issued a second 1953 Studebaker Commander Coupe Indiana State Police car in green. As to if this is based on an actual car, I do not know.

This also has the Safety Car logo.

 

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Christopher Moroni
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@david-green Undoubtedly, that's a "chase car."  (..the roof mounted, green-chrome broadcast loudspeakers are the clue).


   
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