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Bill Pressler
01-12-2008, 07:18 AM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

[:0] While looking for something else this morning, I ran across a long-lost packet of information on the 1955 Champion Regal Coupe I bought at age 17 in 1963 and "restored."

I gave the original owners $75 for it(!) as a dead, modestly rusty car...remember, this was Spring 1963. They gave me several original documents, including a Service Receipt from long-deceased Peterson Shell Service at 16th & Kessler Blvd in Indianapolis.

The receipt is dated August 30, 1957. The outrageous grand total charged for a lubrication, oil change, and "change one tire" was $4.75!

Highway robbery! ;) :D BP


Boy, to be able to go back in time but with today's money in our pockets! I always think how it'd be fun to go back to South Bend after the shutdown, and pick and choose from the large leftover inventory of cars and trucks, with today's money!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1

Bill Pressler
01-12-2008, 07:18 AM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

[:0] While looking for something else this morning, I ran across a long-lost packet of information on the 1955 Champion Regal Coupe I bought at age 17 in 1963 and "restored."

I gave the original owners $75 for it(!) as a dead, modestly rusty car...remember, this was Spring 1963. They gave me several original documents, including a Service Receipt from long-deceased Peterson Shell Service at 16th & Kessler Blvd in Indianapolis.

The receipt is dated August 30, 1957. The outrageous grand total charged for a lubrication, oil change, and "change one tire" was $4.75!

Highway robbery! ;) :D BP


Boy, to be able to go back in time but with today's money in our pockets! I always think how it'd be fun to go back to South Bend after the shutdown, and pick and choose from the large leftover inventory of cars and trucks, with today's money!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1

JDP
01-12-2008, 07:20 AM
That's $37.00 in todays dollars.

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54664,75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,839.60
63 Lark 2 door
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

JDP
01-12-2008, 07:20 AM
That's $37.00 in todays dollars.

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54664,75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,839.60
63 Lark 2 door
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

BobPalma
01-12-2008, 08:01 AM
[:0] While looking for something else this morning, I ran across a long-lost packet of information on the 1955 Champion Regal Coupe I bought at age 17 in 1963 and "restored."

I gave the original owners $75 for it(!) as a dead, modestly rusty car...remember, this was Spring 1963. They gave me several original documents, including a Service Receipt from long-deceased Peterson Shell Service at 16th & Kessler Blvd in Indianapolis.

The receipt is dated August 30, 1957. The outrageous grand total charged for a lubrication, oil change, and "change one tire" was $4.75!

Highway robbery! ;) :D BP

Guido
01-12-2008, 08:10 AM
Bob,

When I bought my first Studebaker (a 1949 2R5 pickup) in January 1974 (also for $75,00 :D) it needed new rear tires. I went to Settle Tire (which was next door to where Coggins Motors was located on Preston Avenue) and bought two recap snow tires and tubes and had them mounted for a total of $25.00. I think I still have the receipt here too.

Gary



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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
01-12-2008, 08:10 AM
Bob,

When I bought my first Studebaker (a 1949 2R5 pickup) in January 1974 (also for $75,00 :D) it needed new rear tires. I went to Settle Tire (which was next door to where Coggins Motors was located on Preston Avenue) and bought two recap snow tires and tubes and had them mounted for a total of $25.00. I think I still have the receipt here too.

Gary



http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

tstclr
01-12-2008, 08:26 AM
When adjusting for inflation, that's about what we charge at the GM dealership I work for. $29.95 for the lube, oil and filter and $15 to mount/balance a tire.
Todd

63 Lark 2dr Sedan
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/larkavitar.jpg

tstclr
01-12-2008, 08:26 AM
When adjusting for inflation, that's about what we charge at the GM dealership I work for. $29.95 for the lube, oil and filter and $15 to mount/balance a tire.
Todd

63 Lark 2dr Sedan
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/larkavitar.jpg

BobPalma
01-12-2008, 08:30 AM
quote:Originally posted by Bill Pressler
I always think how it'd be fun to go back to South Bend after the shutdown, and pick and choose from the large leftover inventory of cars and trucks, with today's money!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1


:) True, Bill.

I can't verify the following, but have no reason to doubt it.

A couple years ago, I ran across an older man who had been Sales Manager at Meridian Motors in Indianapolis. Meridian Motors was the final Studebaker dealer at 923 North Meridian Street, which had been Charlie Stuart Studebaker in better years. Charlie Stuart bailed in mid-1963 to concentrate on his bigger Oldsmobile dealership up the street.

Studebaker took over and ran the place as a factory store, Studebaker of Indianapolis, from mid-1963 until late summer 1964. They sold the store to some investors than ran it to lose money until Studebaker quit making cars, calling the place Meridian Motors.

The gentleman I talked to had been Sales Manager there and had written an advertisement that appeared in The Indianapolis Star, offering brand-new 1964 Studebakers for $1,695, delivered, in September 1964. Of course, these were Challenger 6 2-doors that had been sitting around unsold over nine months at the time. I know that ad was real because I still have a copy of it!

That old sales manager and I discussed that very ad. He stated that, by August 1964, Studebaker was offering those stripped, left-over Challenger Six 2-doors to the owners of Meridian Motors for $1,260 [:0] wholesale, FOB South Bend, just to get them out of St. Joseph County!

'Could've been! ;) [8D] BP

BobPalma
01-12-2008, 08:30 AM
quote:Originally posted by Bill Pressler
I always think how it'd be fun to go back to South Bend after the shutdown, and pick and choose from the large leftover inventory of cars and trucks, with today's money!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1


:) True, Bill.

I can't verify the following, but have no reason to doubt it.

A couple years ago, I ran across an older man who had been Sales Manager at Meridian Motors in Indianapolis. Meridian Motors was the final Studebaker dealer at 923 North Meridian Street, which had been Charlie Stuart Studebaker in better years. Charlie Stuart bailed in mid-1963 to concentrate on his bigger Oldsmobile dealership up the street.

Studebaker took over and ran the place as a factory store, Studebaker of Indianapolis, from mid-1963 until late summer 1964. They sold the store to some investors than ran it to lose money until Studebaker quit making cars, calling the place Meridian Motors.

The gentleman I talked to had been Sales Manager there and had written an advertisement that appeared in The Indianapolis Star, offering brand-new 1964 Studebakers for $1,695, delivered, in September 1964. Of course, these were Challenger 6 2-doors that had been sitting around unsold over nine months at the time. I know that ad was real because I still have a copy of it!

That old sales manager and I discussed that very ad. He stated that, by August 1964, Studebaker was offering those stripped, left-over Challenger Six 2-doors to the owners of Meridian Motors for $1,260 [:0] wholesale, FOB South Bend, just to get them out of St. Joseph County!

'Could've been! ;) [8D] BP

JDP
01-12-2008, 08:35 AM
$1650 invested in that 64 six cylinder would be $10700 in todays dollars, but the same money in the stock market would be over 50K today at even 6% growth. Of course, there is a 40 plus year storage issue too.
If I had the $1650 and a time machine, I'd pick a nice growth stock over a left over sedan. :)

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54664,75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,839.60
63 Lark 2 door
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

JDP
01-12-2008, 08:35 AM
$1650 invested in that 64 six cylinder would be $10700 in todays dollars, but the same money in the stock market would be over 50K today at even 6% growth. Of course, there is a 40 plus year storage issue too.
If I had the $1650 and a time machine, I'd pick a nice growth stock over a left over sedan. :)

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54664,75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,839.60
63 Lark 2 door
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

lstude
01-12-2008, 08:35 AM
quote:When I bought my first Studebaker (a 1949 2R5 pickup) in January 1974 (also for $75,00 ) it needed new rear tires. I went to Settle Tire (which was next door to where Coggins Motors was located on Preston Avenue) and bought two recap snow tires and tubes and had them mounted for a total of $25.00. I think I still have the receipt here too.

Gary


Gary, here is a Coggins receipt from 1971. Don't know what the items are, but they look cheap.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Cogginsreceipt1971sm.jpg

And below is my registration form for the 83 Studebaker Meet. When you adjust for inflation, it is probably a better deal today!

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/SouthBendMeet1983registrationformsm.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
01-12-2008, 08:35 AM
quote:When I bought my first Studebaker (a 1949 2R5 pickup) in January 1974 (also for $75,00 ) it needed new rear tires. I went to Settle Tire (which was next door to where Coggins Motors was located on Preston Avenue) and bought two recap snow tires and tubes and had them mounted for a total of $25.00. I think I still have the receipt here too.

Gary


Gary, here is a Coggins receipt from 1971. Don't know what the items are, but they look cheap.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Cogginsreceipt1971sm.jpg

And below is my registration form for the 83 Studebaker Meet. When you adjust for inflation, it is probably a better deal today!

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/SouthBendMeet1983registrationformsm.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

BobPalma
01-12-2008, 08:37 AM
quote:Originally posted by tstclr

When adjusting for inflation, that's about what we charge at the GM dealership I work for. $29.95 for the lube, oil and filter and $15 to mount/balance a tire.
Todd

63 Lark 2dr Sedan


:) Actually, Todd; yours might be the better deal: The $4.75 didn't include an oil filter, because the car didn't have one! [:0] BP

BobPalma
01-12-2008, 08:37 AM
quote:Originally posted by tstclr

When adjusting for inflation, that's about what we charge at the GM dealership I work for. $29.95 for the lube, oil and filter and $15 to mount/balance a tire.
Todd

63 Lark 2dr Sedan


:) Actually, Todd; yours might be the better deal: The $4.75 didn't include an oil filter, because the car didn't have one! [:0] BP

bondobilly
01-12-2008, 09:01 AM
I have an old Gulf Gas Pump, the last time it pumped any gas the price was 29.9 a gallon.

While talking to my accountant I made a remark about it and he stated that the 29.9 price if you figure in what other products sold for back then, and what folks were earning, the 29.9 is about $3.10 in today's pricing. 29.9 was more expensive based on incomes than whar we are paying now.

bondobilly
01-12-2008, 09:01 AM
I have an old Gulf Gas Pump, the last time it pumped any gas the price was 29.9 a gallon.

While talking to my accountant I made a remark about it and he stated that the 29.9 price if you figure in what other products sold for back then, and what folks were earning, the 29.9 is about $3.10 in today's pricing. 29.9 was more expensive based on incomes than whar we are paying now.

comatus
01-12-2008, 09:44 AM
Leonard, Whatever became of all those Rambler-Triumphs? I'd expect to see at least one at a Nash-Healey meet...

comatus
01-12-2008, 09:44 AM
Leonard, Whatever became of all those Rambler-Triumphs? I'd expect to see at least one at a Nash-Healey meet...

Guido
01-12-2008, 09:59 AM
quote:Originally posted by comatus

Leonard, Whatever became of all those Rambler-Triumphs? I'd expect to see at least one at a Nash-Healey meet...
I grew up in Charlottesville and actually attended school in the 6th grade a couple of blocks from Coggins. This is shortly after Studebaker quit and I went in several times to get the 4" round Triumph adhesion circles (decals) to stick on my notebooks. They were also selling Mercedes at the time, but I do not recall Ramblers being sold there. However, I do recall a GT Hawk being on the showroom floor (I think this car eventually ended up with Richard Dickman who also owned my '61 Hawk). By around 1970 or so S-K Motors was the Mercedes dealer (and I also think selling M-G and Triumph). No one ever picked up AMC as I recall, though Piedmont Tractor (and later S-K Motors) had the Jeep dealerships.

As an aside, S-K was a couple of doors down from Holiday Esso, which the original owner of Bob Palma's '64 convertible owned and ran.


http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
01-12-2008, 09:59 AM
quote:Originally posted by comatus

Leonard, Whatever became of all those Rambler-Triumphs? I'd expect to see at least one at a Nash-Healey meet...
I grew up in Charlottesville and actually attended school in the 6th grade a couple of blocks from Coggins. This is shortly after Studebaker quit and I went in several times to get the 4" round Triumph adhesion circles (decals) to stick on my notebooks. They were also selling Mercedes at the time, but I do not recall Ramblers being sold there. However, I do recall a GT Hawk being on the showroom floor (I think this car eventually ended up with Richard Dickman who also owned my '61 Hawk). By around 1970 or so S-K Motors was the Mercedes dealer (and I also think selling M-G and Triumph). No one ever picked up AMC as I recall, though Piedmont Tractor (and later S-K Motors) had the Jeep dealerships.

As an aside, S-K was a couple of doors down from Holiday Esso, which the original owner of Bob Palma's '64 convertible owned and ran.


http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

53k
01-12-2008, 10:23 AM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma
...The receipt is dated August 30, 1957. The outrageous grand total charged for a lubrication, oil change, and "change one tire" was $4.75!
Highway robbery! ;) :D BP

I think all of us who have kept Studebakers (and are record-keeping obsessive like me[:I]) have similar examples. For example, I have a 12/29/71 ticket from Freeman-Spicer totaling .5 hours labor to install a new alternator on my Wagonaire- $4.50 (I had picked up the alternator at SASCO). I also have a Frost & French ticket for inspecting and installing one motor mount and a radiator hose on 1/4/69- labor $7.50 and parts $6.70.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

53k
01-12-2008, 10:23 AM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma
...The receipt is dated August 30, 1957. The outrageous grand total charged for a lubrication, oil change, and "change one tire" was $4.75!
Highway robbery! ;) :D BP

I think all of us who have kept Studebakers (and are record-keeping obsessive like me[:I]) have similar examples. For example, I have a 12/29/71 ticket from Freeman-Spicer totaling .5 hours labor to install a new alternator on my Wagonaire- $4.50 (I had picked up the alternator at SASCO). I also have a Frost & French ticket for inspecting and installing one motor mount and a radiator hose on 1/4/69- labor $7.50 and parts $6.70.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

lstude
01-12-2008, 10:36 AM
quote: Leonard, Whatever became of all those Rambler-Triumphs? I'd expect to see at least one at a Nash-Healey meet...

Those Rambler-Triumphs were a rare breed! Hard to find!:D;)

How would you like a deal like this:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Superchargerservicelettersm-1.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
01-12-2008, 10:36 AM
quote: Leonard, Whatever became of all those Rambler-Triumphs? I'd expect to see at least one at a Nash-Healey meet...

Those Rambler-Triumphs were a rare breed! Hard to find!:D;)

How would you like a deal like this:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Superchargerservicelettersm-1.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

Bob Langer
01-12-2008, 12:11 PM
Avanti exhaust system

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/scan0003.jpg

Bob Langer
63 Avanti
Glenshaw,PA

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/cropped.jpg

Bob Langer
01-12-2008, 12:11 PM
Avanti exhaust system

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/scan0003.jpg

Bob Langer
63 Avanti
Glenshaw,PA

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/cropped.jpg

Mark57
01-12-2008, 12:38 PM
quote:Originally posted by bondobilly

I have an old Gulf Gas Pump, the last time it pumped any gas the price was 29.9 a gallon.

While talking to my accountant I made a remark about it and he stated that the 29.9 price if you figure in what other products sold for back then, and what folks were earning, the 29.9 is about $3.10 in today's pricing. 29.9 was more expensive based on incomes than whar we are paying now.

Bill - Won't have to worry about that for long... the "experts" are telling us that we should expect to pay $1.50/litre up here and that folks south of the 49th will be paying $5.00/gallon.[:0][}:)]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
[img]http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg

Mark57
01-12-2008, 12:38 PM
quote:Originally posted by bondobilly

I have an old Gulf Gas Pump, the last time it pumped any gas the price was 29.9 a gallon.

While talking to my accountant I made a remark about it and he stated that the 29.9 price if you figure in what other products sold for back then, and what folks were earning, the 29.9 is about $3.10 in today's pricing. 29.9 was more expensive based on incomes than whar we are paying now.

Bill - Won't have to worry about that for long... the "experts" are telling us that we should expect to pay $1.50/litre up here and that folks south of the 49th will be paying $5.00/gallon.[:0][}:)]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
[img]http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg

BobPalma
01-12-2008, 07:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by Guido
As an aside, S-K was a couple of doors down from Holiday Esso, which the original owner of Bob Palma's '64 convertible owned and ran.




[:0] Whoa, Gary! [:I] You guys told me the convertible's original owner ran a Cities Service gas sation! If it was Esso, we're going to have to renegotiate...;)[8D] BP

BobPalma
01-12-2008, 07:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by Guido
As an aside, S-K was a couple of doors down from Holiday Esso, which the original owner of Bob Palma's '64 convertible owned and ran.




[:0] Whoa, Gary! [:I] You guys told me the convertible's original owner ran a Cities Service gas sation! If it was Esso, we're going to have to renegotiate...;)[8D] BP

Guido
01-12-2008, 07:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma
[:0] Whoa, Gary! [:I] You guys told me the convertible's original owner ran a Cities Service gas sation! If it was Esso, we're going to have to renegotiate...;)[8D] BP
Bob, I hope "You" does not include me! [:0] I do not know where that may have come from. Holiday Exxon is still there and was so named as it was next to the Holiday Inn at the intersection of Route 29 and the Route 250 Bypass. It is less than a 1/4 mile from the old Fairgrounds where they used to hold dirt track races (long before my time).

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
01-12-2008, 07:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma
[:0] Whoa, Gary! [:I] You guys told me the convertible's original owner ran a Cities Service gas sation! If it was Esso, we're going to have to renegotiate...;)[8D] BP
Bob, I hope "You" does not include me! [:0] I do not know where that may have come from. Holiday Exxon is still there and was so named as it was next to the Holiday Inn at the intersection of Route 29 and the Route 250 Bypass. It is less than a 1/4 mile from the old Fairgrounds where they used to hold dirt track races (long before my time).

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

fpstude
01-13-2008, 10:05 PM
Here is a receipt for some major engine work done on our '23 in December, 1929. I wish they had included the mileage. Mrs. Grimes is the original owner. She purchased the car in June of 1923. I have another receipt for some additional engine work done in 1950 when the car had 38,000 miles. It has 42,000 miles now.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/fpstude/23enginereceipt.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/fpstude/23enginerecieptb.jpg


Perry
'23 Special Six,
'50 Business Champ,
'50 Starlight Champ,
'60 Lark droptop,
'63 GT R1

fpstude
01-13-2008, 10:05 PM
Here is a receipt for some major engine work done on our '23 in December, 1929. I wish they had included the mileage. Mrs. Grimes is the original owner. She purchased the car in June of 1923. I have another receipt for some additional engine work done in 1950 when the car had 38,000 miles. It has 42,000 miles now.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/fpstude/23enginereceipt.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/fpstude/23enginerecieptb.jpg


Perry
'23 Special Six,
'50 Business Champ,
'50 Starlight Champ,
'60 Lark droptop,
'63 GT R1

BobPalma
01-14-2008, 06:14 AM
quote:Originally posted by fpstude

Here is a receipt for some major engine work done on our '23 in December, 1929. I wish they had included the mileage. Mrs. Grimes is the original owner. She purchased the car in June of 1923. I have another receipt for some additional engine work done in 1950 when the car had 38,000 miles. It has 42,000 miles now.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/fpstude/23enginereceipt.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/fpstude/23enginerecieptb.jpg


Perry
'23 Special Six,
'50 Business Champ,
'50 Starlight Champ,
'60 Lark droptop,
'63 GT R1


:) Perry, that's a fascinating receipt. Note that she had a $6.10 balance due on her account when this work was done, back when businesses routinely gave credit to their customers personally, a concept just about gone today. [8D] BP

BobPalma
01-14-2008, 06:14 AM
quote:Originally posted by fpstude

Here is a receipt for some major engine work done on our '23 in December, 1929. I wish they had included the mileage. Mrs. Grimes is the original owner. She purchased the car in June of 1923. I have another receipt for some additional engine work done in 1950 when the car had 38,000 miles. It has 42,000 miles now.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/fpstude/23enginereceipt.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/fpstude/23enginerecieptb.jpg


Perry
'23 Special Six,
'50 Business Champ,
'50 Starlight Champ,
'60 Lark droptop,
'63 GT R1


:) Perry, that's a fascinating receipt. Note that she had a $6.10 balance due on her account when this work was done, back when businesses routinely gave credit to their customers personally, a concept just about gone today. [8D] BP

Blue 15G
01-14-2008, 06:37 AM
It's true that while prices of parts and repairs were cheaper years ago, so too were our wages. Despite this, I still think it was easier to come up with the money back in the old days than it is today!

Blue 15G
01-14-2008, 06:37 AM
It's true that while prices of parts and repairs were cheaper years ago, so too were our wages. Despite this, I still think it was easier to come up with the money back in the old days than it is today!