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Lou Van Anne
03-24-2017, 05:37 PM
I've been watching this one for 3 years or longer...he/she finally dropped the price by $1000.00:eek:....will it sell this time?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/6046588985.html

SN-60
03-24-2017, 05:50 PM
My friend Wayne sold the twin to this '54 Land Cruiser, colors and all, to a fellow who lives in Austrailia.

voxnut
03-24-2017, 06:19 PM
I've been watching this one for 3 years or longer...he/she finally dropped the price by $1000.00:eek:....will it sell this time?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/6046588985.html

I've been watching this one since before I even decided set out to buy my own Studebaker a couple years ago! Nice example of a model not too many of the general public will probably find desirable.

RadioRoy
03-24-2017, 06:31 PM
That 70's velour interior might be stifling sales interest.

voxnut
03-24-2017, 06:35 PM
Very true.

Alan
03-24-2017, 07:43 PM
Very nice car, well worth the money, just too many doors and auto tranny for me.

Pat Dilling
03-24-2017, 08:36 PM
I've been watching this one since before I even decided set out to buy my own Studebaker a couple years ago! Nice example of a model not too many of the general public will probably find desirable.

Exactly, offering to a limited audience. Nice looking car.

6hk71400
03-24-2017, 08:43 PM
I've been watching this one for 3 years or longer...he/she finally dropped the price by $1000.00:eek:....will it sell this time?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/6046588985.html

NO. 25 years ago when Mr. Richard Quinn was in Tucson for an auction from Brooks Quinsler. There were several rare cars including a 55 Packard Caribeen, 1937 SS Roadster, several Studebaker's including the 1916 Coupe that was donated to the Museum. Mr. Quinn talked about 1941 Champions and how someone at the time wanted to sell the car for $10,000. Being that Mr. Quinn is the essential 1941 Champion expert, he opined that the best in the world 1941 Champion would not sell for that much money at the time.

No matter how nice that 1954 is, unless you had an Aunt Fanny or Aunt Minnie that drove one, the pool of interested buyers if very very small to generate that price. Argument could be made it was a low production car. True, but not because or rarity but because unless it was time for a new Studebaker, people bought Ford and Chevy cars. Wayne Carina bought a 1954 Commander because it was a true original car. I doubt very seriously he would have considered this car.

That being said, my cloudy crystal ball says he will have a unlockable grip on the steering wheel at the price for some time to come. His heirs may sell the car for $7,500 or maybe if the ambient temperature is right, $8,000. IMHO.

Bob Miles
Tucson AZ

Studebakercenteroforegon
03-24-2017, 09:12 PM
Personally, I really like the looks of a '54 Land Cruiser, and that one is a worthy enough example. Fortunately for me, I can like such a car without the need to buy it!

jwitt
03-24-2017, 10:16 PM
11,500 may be high for the car but if you were looking for one, That is cheaper than restoring one you give a couple grand for.

Lou Van Anne
03-24-2017, 10:39 PM
I can attest to that!
11,500 may be high for the car but if you were looking for one, That is cheaper than restoring one you give a couple grand for.

sals54
03-25-2017, 01:44 AM
NO. 25 years ago when Mr. Richard Quinn was in Tucson for an auction from Brooks Quinsler. There were several rare cars including a 55 Packard Caribeen, 1937 SS Roadster, several Studebaker's including the 1916 Coupe that was donated to the Museum. Mr. Quinn talked about 1941 Champions and how someone at the time wanted to sell the car for $10,000. Being that Mr. Quinn is the essential 1941 Champion expert, he opined that the best in the world 1941 Champion would not sell for that much money at the time.

No matter how nice that 1954 is, unless you had an Aunt Fanny or Aunt Minnie that drove one, the pool of interested buyers if very very small to generate that price. Argument could be made it was a low production car. True, but not because or rarity but because unless it was time for a new Studebaker, people bought Ford and Chevy cars. Wayne Carina bought a 1954 Commander because it was a true original car. I doubt very seriously he would have considered this car.

That being said, my cloudy crystal ball says he will have a unlockable grip on the steering wheel at the price for some time to come. His heirs may sell the car for $7,500 or maybe if the ambient temperature is right, $8,000. IMHO.

Bob Miles
Tucson AZ

It's amazing how far the price must fall when those two extra doors are added to the mix. It's a shame too, cuz it's a dang nice car.

6hk71400
03-25-2017, 10:04 AM
11,500 may be high for the car but if you were looking for one, That is cheaper than restoring one you give a couple grand for.

We all know that is true. How many people are looking for a 1954 Land Cruiser? Well, that point has been made several times. Still won't sell. Probably not a Studebaker guy and thought well, they don't make them any more so it has to be valuable. It is just like Jim Nance said in 1953 about Packard. "We have not been inspiring enough people to "Ask the Man who owns one" ".

If you had $11,500 to buy a car would you buy this car, or a drivable 1955 Speedster on Craigslist for the same money?

Bob Miles
Tucson AZ

jwitt
03-25-2017, 11:39 AM
If we're between the land cruiser and any 55 studebaker car I would buy the 54 land cruiser.

ddub
03-25-2017, 12:43 PM
It is my observation at local car shows that younger people don't have the same aversion to 4 doors as people old enough to remember what "hard top" means. I see lots of 4 door Chevys and some 4 door Fords. To the younger folks that own them they are neat old cars and they enjoy them.

Jett289
03-25-2017, 02:04 PM
That car looks really nice and I must say I have seen very few 53 and 54 Land Cruisers at Studebaker meets ..
If my family was still young I would consider this car for sure as we could all ride in comfort .. The four door
62 Lark 8 was a great family car for us over the years . The "kids" wont let me sell it as they have great
memories of that car ..

studeclunker
03-25-2017, 02:16 PM
11,500 may be high for the car but if you were looking for one, That is cheaper than restoring one you give a couple grand for.

Yeah, be that as it may, all the goofballs like me who love this old beauty are apparently too broke to meet his price. Seems to me he has a case of Classic-Chevy-fever. As I recall BTW, this car was originally fourteen thousand three or four years ago. I wonder if the mention of a Harley is what has been keeping buyers away... Also, the pictures have never changed. I wonder if the car is still in this good of condition and after four years, still running.

RadioRoy
03-25-2017, 02:37 PM
I wonder if the car is still in this good of condition and after four years, still running.

I had that same thought. Has the car aged at all since he started advertising it?

Another thought; many people who are not "old car" people, have no awareness that four doors are generally less desirable to the majority of car collectors than two doors.

TWChamp
03-25-2017, 02:56 PM
That 54 is a beautiful car that I'd love to own. Four doors was never a turnoff for me, and the great look of the front end alone should far override the four doors. If I was in the market for another car, I'd sure look into it.

studeclunker
03-25-2017, 08:43 PM
It is a beauty. Or was four years ago.
https://images.craigslist.org/00I0I_3ZeAH5P9FXf_600x450.jpg