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Survival rate of the 1931 President Four Season

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Though there are no production figures by body style for pre 1934 Studebakers we have determined by some extrapolation using the serial and body numbers that about 1500 '31 President Four Season roadsters were assembled. For many years Rex Miltenberger (Niles, MI) made it his responsibility to hunt down every known example and record the serial, engine and body numbers. According to his records there are 54 survivors. Over the years I have assembled photos of about 32 of these and they are shown below. Would be interested in seeing any additional photos or hearing of heretofore unknown cars.  

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Anyone that owns or spots a 31 roadster please attach a photo or contact me to update the roster.  In the past the cars would change hands within the club.  Mostly after the owner passing. The problem lately is the cars going through auctions and the auctions houses do not disclose the buyers. I not only keep the serial numbers, body numbers, and engine numbers, but also a owner history. 

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another, This is in Spain.  I found on a google search and do not know the owner. If anyone knows anything about  this car please contact me.   It might be a new one that is not on the roster.

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I am shocked that the number of cars produced was that high, and the survival rate is so low. They are great cars, and not often seen at the concours shows. There was one running around centeral Mass in the 90's with stainless Budd wheels, it might have been a 1932, it was all original. It was off white or light tan. Is that car still around or active? I don't have a photo, but I saw it at a CCCA local meet. Ed.

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