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gsx_martin
12-30-2017, 11:47 AM
I bought my second Studebaker.
No. 1, my 1955 Commander, is nearly ready for the road.
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My 1952 GMC Truck needs a lot of work. It is a longterm project.
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Now I bought a 1955 President a couple of days ago :!!:

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It is still in the San Fransisco area, I hope it will arrive soon here in Germany.
In the best case, it will arrive end of february.
Fingers crossed that it is in that good shape that I expect.

Commander Eddie
12-30-2017, 12:03 PM
Very nice car. I too own a '55 President and it is a wonderful road car. Your's looks to be in very good condition. You'll enjoy it, I'm sure. Congratulations! :!!:

63t-cab
12-30-2017, 12:18 PM
Martin, gorgeous President You have "not to mention the Commander" :!: sure have been a number of 55s coming about lately, I like that.

studegary
12-30-2017, 12:42 PM
That looks like a very nice 1955 President. Good luck with the shipping and the car.

I notice the Volvo PV544 in the garage. Is that the one that is on eBay currently?

gsx_martin
12-30-2017, 03:08 PM
I notice the Volvo PV544 in the garage. Is that the one that is on eBay currently?

No, the licence plates are different

55 56 PREZ 4D
12-30-2017, 03:28 PM
The 55 looks like the one that was for sale east of Sacramento [Rancho Cordova ?] several years ago.
Her father had restored it and had died. It was stolen then recovered.
If so, it was a very clean, solid car. At that point it needed very little to be a very reliable cross country driver or show car.
I drove my 55, it's twin, from Lompoc to view the car. Shocked and bewildered the owner when she saw my car parked across the street from the house while theirs was in the driveway. The double take was classic.

gsx_martin
12-31-2017, 12:27 PM
The 55 looks like the one that was for sale east of Sacramento [Rancho Cordova ?] several years ago.
Her father had restored it and had died. It was stolen then recovered.
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That could be. The seller owns the car since 2013.
It is a California car.
It seems it has only a little bit surface rust. I am looking forward for the delivery of the car, than I can check it thoroughly.

55coupe
12-31-2017, 02:09 PM
That does look like Stan Hanenkratt's car.Stan was another caricature in the Studebaker club and an original member of our chapter. If I remember correctly he rebuilt the engine maybe the transmission, did interior work. The only thing I remember needing attention was the wiring. I'll let the rest of the Karen Staple Chapter know his car is going to a good home.

gsx_martin
12-31-2017, 03:46 PM
That does look like Stan Hanenkratt's car.Stan was another caricature in the Studebaker club and an original member of our chapter. If I remember correctly he rebuilt the engine maybe the transmission, did interior work. The only thing I remember needing attention was the wiring. I'll let the rest of the Karen Staple Chapter know his car is going to a good home.

Yes, it is the car from former owner Stan Hanenkratt. The licence plates and the VIN are the same than in the Hemmings blog:
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2011/08/08/stolen-car-alert-1955-studebaker-president/

I guess I have bought a very solid car :!!:

studegary
12-31-2017, 05:33 PM
That does look like Stan Hanenkratt's car.Stan was another caricature in the Studebaker club and an original member of our chapter. If I remember correctly he rebuilt the engine maybe the transmission, did interior work. The only thing I remember needing attention was the wiring. I'll let the rest of the Karen Staple Chapter know his car is going to a good home.

I am not from California, but I believe that should be the Karel Staple Chapter.

55coupe
12-31-2017, 07:44 PM
You are correct I didn't check my own message.

Noxnabaker
01-01-2018, 07:56 AM
"Did it again"? Well done! :)

(Any pix on the Commanders engine & interior?)

8E45E
01-01-2018, 08:02 AM
"His'n'Her's" 1955's!

Craig

gsx_martin
01-01-2018, 11:24 AM
(Any pix on the Commanders engine & interior?)

Commander:
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President:
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thunderations
01-01-2018, 11:45 AM
Most be some sort of an epidemic going on because this one showed up at my house just a few days before Christmas.
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55 56 PREZ 4D
01-01-2018, 12:43 PM
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2011/08/08/stolen-car-alert-1955-studebaker-president/


That is the young lady and her husband pictured. My 55 was parked directly behind their car across the street.
A test drive at that time seemed to show that minor tweaking, adjustments to brakes and transmission shift points, a thorough servicing and the car would have been ready to drive cross country.

gsx_martin
01-01-2018, 01:02 PM
A test drive at that time seemed to show that minor tweaking, adjustments to brakes and transmission shift points, a thorough servicing and the car would have been ready to drive cross country.

Brakes and suspension has ben reworked. Also a service gĀ“has been performed by the owner.
It seems, also the electric has been updated (new wires).
I will see, when the car arrives here in Germany in a couple of weeks.
What I have to do:
- Installation of new Headlights (European approved lamps with parking light)
- Installation of hazard light (European requirement)
- Rust prevention, due to wet and cold weather here in Hamburg with a lot of salt on the streets during the winter time.

Noxnabaker
01-01-2018, 06:05 PM
Thanx for the Commander pix!

I travel some times by Hamburg since our tugboat is in Holland. (It was a Hamburger ship from 1902 untill late 90's - early 2000 as a harbour tug.)

gsx_martin
04-10-2018, 01:46 AM
My President arrived in Hamburg a couple of days ago :!!:

Here are some pics

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my daughter and my granddaughter also love the car
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55 56 PREZ 4D
04-10-2018, 02:14 AM
OH you are going to love that car.
With good tight suspension, steering box adjusted correctly. The ride is wonderful.
Factory rearend gear ratio with the automatic was 3.54 to 1.
A change to at least 3.31 to 1 will make it that much sweeter.
Front disc brakes and dual master cylinder. Heaven.

Noxnabaker
04-10-2018, 06:55 AM
Cool! Family & all!
& yep, it sure looks like Germany with that dark red brick house. :) !

Blue 15G
04-10-2018, 08:26 AM
I like all 3 of your vehicles. Thanks for posting the pictures.

wdills
04-10-2018, 08:36 AM
That is a very nice looking car. Hope you enjoy it.

Lou Van Anne
04-10-2018, 10:18 AM
"Karen"?....what can I say.....we should have you shot!
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You are correct I didn't check my own message.