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The 1964 Studebaker Daytona R4 Convertible that managed to set twelve records on the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1963 was numbered car # 2.....True?

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh............

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'Cars' magazine had an article on the '64 R4 convertible, still wearing it's #3, that they said was clocked at 146 at Bonneville. Supposedly the car came straight from Bonneville to the 'Cars' editors for the road test. Serial number of this car was 64V1003. So, false, it was #3.

And, by the way, Andy G. set 12 records in this car, but many many more were set in this same car by Vince G. and Barbra Nieland. The January 1964 Hot Rod Magazine 'Bonneville Wrap-up' article has a lot of info on the records set by this car. This same article has a cool pic of the car at speed:

'64 R4 Convertible at Bonneville.jpg

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Added info about number of records, and added picture
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9 hours ago, 1963r2 said:

Well if it helps I don't think it was 4,5,6,7 or 9.

A guess would be true.

 

 

 

Well, that sure narrows it down:)...however, the correct answer here is FALSE!

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9 hours ago, r1lark said:

'Cars' magazine had an article on the '64 R4 convertible, still wearing it's #3, that they said was clocked at 146 at Bonneville. Supposedly the car came straight from Bonneville to the 'Cars' editors for the road test. Serial number of this car was 64V1003. So, false, it was #3.

And, by the way, Andy G. set 12 records in this car, but many many more were set in this same car by Vince G. and Barbra Nieland. The January 1964 Hot Rod Magazine 'Bonneville Wrap-up' article has a lot of info on the records set by this car. This same article has a cool pic of the car at speed:

'64 R4 Convertible at Bonneville.jpg

Yep!...false is CORRECT!:)

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