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toymobile
04-12-2017, 01:37 PM
My nephew has decided to sell his Studi

http://s246.photobucket.com/user/studehunter/slideshow/Studebaker%20refurb

Check it out.

t walgamuth
04-12-2017, 01:50 PM
Are those smooth lenses on the tail lights original? I like them better than the ones with the sort of egg crate on the plastic.

Lovely car!

jclary
04-12-2017, 02:21 PM
I had the privilege of meeting Domenic (restorer/owner) while he was restoring this car. A very conscientious worker, devoted to countless hours of effort, sweat, & sacrifice. All the while, a family to look after, and the town's Fire Chief. Being a hundred, or so, miles away, we have not had much social contact, and I don't know what has motivated his decision to sell the car.:confused: I know that the ones I have spent so much time on...If I decided to sell, the very first thing I would do afterward is develop an instant case of "Seller's Remorse.":(:QQ:

I don't know what he's asking for the car, but I can say with assurance, Even if it needs something we don't know about...the hard work has been done!:!:

56GH
04-12-2017, 02:33 PM
Absolutely beautiful! My first Studebaker was just like it in Chippewa green and Lombard green. Immaculate work! Congratulations! Watch out, Wayne Carini, you have a worthy competitor!

RadioRoy
04-12-2017, 03:14 PM
Wow! He really brought that crusty old thing back from the dead. The vast majority of C/K cars found like this turn into hot rods. Congratulations on a beautiful restoration. What is the asking price?

StudeRich
04-12-2017, 03:32 PM
Are those smooth lenses on the tail lights original? I like them better than the ones with the sort of egg crate on the plastic.
Lovely car!

That is because this is a 1954, the Lenses are not even close to the same, or fitting a 1953.

Very nice as it was in the "after" posts when it was being restored to perfection.

toymobile
04-12-2017, 04:11 PM
jclary, John knows the car and my nephew remembers John very well they had a few conversations about Studis.

Thanks for looking the reason for selling is the fear of someone hitting the car.

I spent last weekend with Domanic and he really hates that the car sits in his garage and NOT SEEN.

Johnny

bison
04-12-2017, 04:20 PM
Wow !!! after looking at all of the photos , what an awesome job from start to finish.
he did an absolutely beautiful job.

ddub
04-12-2017, 04:48 PM
How or where is it for sale?

TWChamp
04-12-2017, 04:57 PM
That sure is a beautiful car. I might have to sell one of my Model A's to make room for another Stude.

toymobile
04-12-2017, 05:02 PM
How or where is it for sale?


PM sent,Thanks for looking.

Johnny

t walgamuth
04-12-2017, 06:41 PM
That is because this is a 1954, the Lenses are not even close to the same, or fitting a 1953.

Very nice as it was in the "after" posts when it was being restored to perfection.

Well, they're sweet! I don't remember noticing the difference from the 53 before.

toymobile
04-18-2017, 12:01 PM
Domenic Manera, Fire Chief
City of York Fire Department
14 N. Roosevelt St.
York, SC 29745
Office: (803) 684-1700 (callto:803) 684-1700)
FAX: (803) 628-3922 (callto:803) 628-3922)

If anyone is interested.

Thanks

Johnny

S2Deluxe
04-18-2017, 06:50 PM
Was this car assembled at the Vernon plant?

Mark

toymobile
04-18-2017, 10:10 PM
dmanera@yorkcitysc.com Can tell you everything about this car,

Johnny

HAWK64
04-19-2017, 12:00 AM
Great photos of a greater restoration. Thanks for sharing on the Forum.

junior
04-19-2017, 08:57 AM
Wow, stunning transformation! Would be hard to let this car go after spending so many hours (and $) on the restoration. Cheers, Junior

Pat Dilling
04-19-2017, 10:41 AM
Thanks for looking the reason for selling is the fear of someone hitting the car.



Wow, I can understand being nervous about such a beautiful car and all the work done to get it in that condition. How long has it been finished? Maybe a few drives would help him get past that? Everyone's philosophy about owning special cars is different, and I respect that. Personally I would insure it well with a classic car insurer, maybe take it to the International Meet and get a First Place award, maybe even best in Class. After that I would pick an inconspicuous spot on the car and put the first scratch on it myself, then drive and enjoy it. I heard one owner say, "build them to a 10, then drive them down to a 7." In any case, I hope someone will share, drive and enjoy it.

colt45sa
04-20-2017, 01:41 PM
There's no question that an awful lot of effort and time were put into the restoration BUT, is he trying to get into the Guinness Book of Records as selling the most expensive '54 Commander ever sold~? ? There is not now nor has there ever been a '54 Commander worth that kind of money~!!!!

warrlaw1
04-20-2017, 02:17 PM
I gave up sex because I was afraid someone might damage me.

Pat Dilling
04-20-2017, 02:52 PM
There's no question that an awful lot of effort and time were put into the restoration BUT, is he trying to get into the Guinness Book of Records as selling the most expensive '54 Commander ever sold~? ? There is not now nor has there ever been a '54 Commander worth that kind of money~!!!!

??? I have not seen a price offered. Can someone share what it is?

ddub
04-20-2017, 03:30 PM
I was quoted "low to mid forties"

warrlaw1
04-20-2017, 03:46 PM
My 55 cost me 50K to build, appraised for insurance at 30K and my staff can sell it for 20K when I'm gone. I'm picking up a 54 Commander coupe at South Bend (deluxe, not the regal trim on the 54 in this post) and I'll probably spend close to 40K on it before I get it back to factory or close. You could build one yourself for "low to mid forties" and have the satisfaction that you saved another one.

Pat Dilling
04-20-2017, 07:27 PM
I was quoted "low to mid forties"

That is really not out of line for such a well done car. There are probably not a lot of buyers at the price, but there may very well be a couple. One is all he needs.

toymobile
04-21-2017, 06:41 PM
Spreads the word, will be a nice keepsake.

Johnny

ddub
04-21-2017, 07:00 PM
If he wants to get top dollar it might be a good idea to put it on ebay. Have a low starting bid but a reserve he could accept and see where it goes.

joe bailey
04-29-2017, 09:02 PM
I bought a few body parts from Domenic for my 53, that was 4 yrs ago. we looked and talked about his car, that car is about as perfect as you will find anywhere I don't know what he has in that thing, but I do know I have spent well over 20,000 restoring my 53 coupe and I did everything on my car, I bought my interior from southeast Studebaker and installed myself so I have saved where I could, If he is asking mid 40s somebody better grab it. sorry for the rant. Joe