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Richard Gallatin

A bizarre Loewy Jaguar completely lost in a 1957 shop fire.

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Wonder what he was smoking & if George thought the same thing.

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I always respected Raymond Loewy because of his (I think) design of the 53 Studebaker Starlight coupe. I wonder if he had other designer's with good taste doing the design and then for him taking credit for the car. That Jaguar design is just plain ugly!

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I don't know that I have ever seen a design that Ray Dietrich did that didn't look great.  Most stuff that Gordon Burehrig touched (minus the Tasco) also.  But I don't feel the same way about Raymond Loewy,  The point I saw in another thread that the cars he customized for himself were butt ugly is true.

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The Jag looked better than the Lancia, but neither are to my taste.

Greg in Canada

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I don't see any Jag influence but I do see a lot of Studebaker in it. My guess is that Barris started the fire out of embarrassment.

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The fire certainly did this car justice!  Glad they only made one!

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The most believable story I have heard on the '53 Studebaker is that Robert Bourke (I hope I spelled that right) did the design but he was working for Loewy and Loewy took the credit. 

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That makes sense that Robert Bourke did the design of the '53 Studebaker and Loewy took the credit.  Bourke had a lot to do with the '49 Ford design that was very good looking.  

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