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Studebaker Wheel
02-02-2008, 04:06 AM
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Just received from a party in South Carolina who knows nothing of Studebakers and just wants to sell it to help a doctor friend clean out the barn on property he recently purchased. Apparently it has been sitting in this spot since 1963. I note that in this photo, (above) along with about a dozen others he sent, that this 40 President is loaded with options/accessories. This includes radio, clock, molding mirror (only one I have ever seen on an all original car), overdrive, center grill guard, fog lights, trim rings etc. It has a rear bumper from a 39 so it may have had some minor damage back there at some point in the distant past. Of course after reposing here untouched for some 45 years there may be some mechanical issues to deal with. The seller (not the owner) wants to run an ad in the next issue of The Antique Studebaker Review but at this point I have no address or price other than the fact that it is in South Carolina. Matthew, I think South Carolina is not all that far from Georgia!!?? You game?

Yes, they are still out there!!


Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

gordr
02-02-2008, 04:29 AM
What a find! Of course, with flat tires, it's going to be a tough sell.

I wonder if the wheel covers are in the trunk? Sure hope that some SDC member winds up with this and keeps it original.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

gordr
02-02-2008, 04:29 AM
What a find! Of course, with flat tires, it's going to be a tough sell.

I wonder if the wheel covers are in the trunk? Sure hope that some SDC member winds up with this and keeps it original.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

N8N
02-02-2008, 04:53 AM
Must... not... pick... up... phone...

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55 Commander Starlight
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N8N
02-02-2008, 04:53 AM
Must... not... pick... up... phone...

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

BobPalma
02-02-2008, 07:08 AM
:) Uh-oh. This is going to tempt Lark Parker to trade up a year from his '39...[:0]

True Funny: I wanted to double-check to see that Dale's President is a '39 before posting, so I went to our SDC Indy Chapter Directory to look at the cars listed after his name. I went to the "P" page to look up "Parker, Lark" and was stymied to see the only Parker we have in the chapter, another Bob.

Then I had to laugh at myself as I backed up to the "M" page to reference "McPhearson, Dale!" :D BP

BobPalma
02-02-2008, 07:08 AM
:) Uh-oh. This is going to tempt Lark Parker to trade up a year from his '39...[:0]

True Funny: I wanted to double-check to see that Dale's President is a '39 before posting, so I went to our SDC Indy Chapter Directory to look at the cars listed after his name. I went to the "P" page to look up "Parker, Lark" and was stymied to see the only Parker we have in the chapter, another Bob.

Then I had to laugh at myself as I backed up to the "M" page to reference "McPhearson, Dale!" :D BP

8E45E
02-02-2008, 09:05 AM
quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel


Just received from a party in South Carolina who knows nothing of Studebakers and just wants to sell it to help a doctor friend clean out the barn on property he recently purchased. Apparently it has been sitting in this spot since 1963. I note that in this photo, (above) along with about a dozen others he sent, that this 40 President is loaded with options/accessories. This includes radio, clock, molding mirror (only one I have ever seen on an all original car), overdrive, center grill guard, fog lights, trim rings etc. It has a rear bumper from a 39 so it may have had some minor damage back there at some point in the distant past. Of course after reposing here untouched for some 45 years there may be some mechanical issues to deal with. The seller (not the owner) wants to run an ad in the next issue of The Antique Studebaker Review but at this point I have no address or price other than the fact that it is in South Carolina. Matthew, I think South Carolina is not all that far from Georgia!!?? You game?

Yes, they are still out there!!




Here's another fully loaded '40 that was at Spokane in 2005. I thought was most impressive with all those options on it!!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2224/2236927136_67841f4db0_b.jpg

Craig

8E45E
02-02-2008, 09:05 AM
quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel


Just received from a party in South Carolina who knows nothing of Studebakers and just wants to sell it to help a doctor friend clean out the barn on property he recently purchased. Apparently it has been sitting in this spot since 1963. I note that in this photo, (above) along with about a dozen others he sent, that this 40 President is loaded with options/accessories. This includes radio, clock, molding mirror (only one I have ever seen on an all original car), overdrive, center grill guard, fog lights, trim rings etc. It has a rear bumper from a 39 so it may have had some minor damage back there at some point in the distant past. Of course after reposing here untouched for some 45 years there may be some mechanical issues to deal with. The seller (not the owner) wants to run an ad in the next issue of The Antique Studebaker Review but at this point I have no address or price other than the fact that it is in South Carolina. Matthew, I think South Carolina is not all that far from Georgia!!?? You game?

Yes, they are still out there!!




Here's another fully loaded '40 that was at Spokane in 2005. I thought was most impressive with all those options on it!!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2224/2236927136_67841f4db0_b.jpg

Craig

raprice
02-02-2008, 11:51 AM
Wow, those pix brought back memories. My dad had a '39 Commander, which he bought new. There are many similarities between the '39 & '40. I was only 2 years old when he bought it, but he kept it until 1950, when he bought a new Nash. What a nice riding car it was. And very quiet.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
02-02-2008, 11:51 AM
Wow, those pix brought back memories. My dad had a '39 Commander, which he bought new. There are many similarities between the '39 & '40. I was only 2 years old when he bought it, but he kept it until 1950, when he bought a new Nash. What a nice riding car it was. And very quiet.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

jnormanh
02-02-2008, 01:09 PM
I live in the NW part of SC. Not a Studebaker expert, But if nearby, I'd be glad to look at it.

jnormanh
02-02-2008, 01:09 PM
I live in the NW part of SC. Not a Studebaker expert, But if nearby, I'd be glad to look at it.

studegary
02-02-2008, 01:12 PM
My only pre-WW II car was a black 1940 President four door sedan.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studegary
02-02-2008, 01:12 PM
My only pre-WW II car was a black 1940 President four door sedan.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

Sonny
02-02-2008, 04:09 PM
I'm right in the middle of SC! I'll definitely go look at it!

Sonny
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Sonny
02-02-2008, 04:09 PM
I'm right in the middle of SC! I'll definitely go look at it!

Sonny
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mbstude
02-02-2008, 08:11 PM
I think I'll leave the dirty work up to Sonny... :D

Like we need to drag in another one! But, it is a '40 President... [:o)]

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
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mbstude
02-02-2008, 08:11 PM
I think I'll leave the dirty work up to Sonny... :D

Like we need to drag in another one! But, it is a '40 President... [:o)]

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
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Roscomacaw
02-02-2008, 08:18 PM
I'm in love[:p] Kinda glad it's a continent away.[B)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
02-02-2008, 08:18 PM
I'm in love[:p] Kinda glad it's a continent away.[B)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

studeboy28
02-03-2008, 11:41 AM
The car is definitely a 1940. I have 1940 commander I just spent 5 years restoring. The 39's had a 3rd chrome strip on the side of the engine panel and the grill louvers were just up and down , not egg crate as I would call the 1940 grills. That bright work on the grills is really costly to rechrome.
Sure is a beautifull car ! Wish I could get my hands on it!! How is the interior??

28 dictator
40 commander

studeboy28
02-03-2008, 11:41 AM
The car is definitely a 1940. I have 1940 commander I just spent 5 years restoring. The 39's had a 3rd chrome strip on the side of the engine panel and the grill louvers were just up and down , not egg crate as I would call the 1940 grills. That bright work on the grills is really costly to rechrome.
Sure is a beautifull car ! Wish I could get my hands on it!! How is the interior??

28 dictator
40 commander

rockinhawk
02-03-2008, 11:59 AM
Reminds me of a dark blue 40 Commander I once owned. I had to sell it in 1970 to pay bills after Wrecking a Sky Hawk, and being laid up for 2 mounths. Richard, please keep us posted as to price and location. Thanks, NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
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rockinhawk
02-03-2008, 11:59 AM
Reminds me of a dark blue 40 Commander I once owned. I had to sell it in 1970 to pay bills after Wrecking a Sky Hawk, and being laid up for 2 mounths. Richard, please keep us posted as to price and location. Thanks, NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg

rodnutrandy
02-03-2008, 02:27 PM
Looks like a rare find in real nice condition. just about 3 weeks ago, I went to a auction of a 37 ford 2 dr sedan slantback that set in a barn for about 45 years, It's interior was trashed, all 4 fenders dented,setting on rims(no tires), and the bottom of car was rusted away just about all around. Four other guys I knew ,who came to also see car sell ,and I discussed the car, all of us left before it sold thinking if we gave $1000 for it ,we would regret it later. the car sold for $7400 after we left. that meant that at least 2 people thought the car was worth that kind of money. Its almost scary to think people are willing to spend that kind of money on a car that will take well over $20,000 to restore. and the worst part was the seller thought it should have brought more.

Randy Wilkin
1946 M5 Streetrod
Hillsboro,Ohio 45133

rodnutrandy
02-03-2008, 02:27 PM
Looks like a rare find in real nice condition. just about 3 weeks ago, I went to a auction of a 37 ford 2 dr sedan slantback that set in a barn for about 45 years, It's interior was trashed, all 4 fenders dented,setting on rims(no tires), and the bottom of car was rusted away just about all around. Four other guys I knew ,who came to also see car sell ,and I discussed the car, all of us left before it sold thinking if we gave $1000 for it ,we would regret it later. the car sold for $7400 after we left. that meant that at least 2 people thought the car was worth that kind of money. Its almost scary to think people are willing to spend that kind of money on a car that will take well over $20,000 to restore. and the worst part was the seller thought it should have brought more.

Randy Wilkin
1946 M5 Streetrod
Hillsboro,Ohio 45133

Sonny
02-04-2008, 04:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel


Just received from a party in South Carolina........

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

Any more info on this one Richard? I'd sure hate to see it git-gone without at least layin' eyes on it. Thanks in advance!

Sonny
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Sonny
02-04-2008, 04:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel


Just received from a party in South Carolina........

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

Any more info on this one Richard? I'd sure hate to see it git-gone without at least layin' eyes on it. Thanks in advance!

Sonny
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stude freak
02-05-2008, 01:34 AM
Another distinguishing mark on the '39 is the door handles are below the chrome on the door.I would love to have this car to restore.My friend Bob has a'39 4 door.And it rides so good and smooth for a 69 year old.


David Baggett '53 coupe

stude freak
02-05-2008, 01:34 AM
Another distinguishing mark on the '39 is the door handles are below the chrome on the door.I would love to have this car to restore.My friend Bob has a'39 4 door.And it rides so good and smooth for a 69 year old.


David Baggett '53 coupe

Studebaker Wheel
02-05-2008, 05:05 AM
I have heard nothing back from the person who first contacted me about the car but it has only been about five days ago. I will call him tomorrow (Tuesday the 5th) to get an update.

Just to set the record straight as to the car itself. I mentioned at the outset that the car is a '40 President. While there may be visual similarity to the untrained eye with the '39 models there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING on a '39 that will fit a '40, they are totally different cars. Not a door, hood, grille, moulding, hub cap, trim piece, tail light, bumper grommet or anything else. Even the wheels are different. They are totally different cars from the ground up. Interestingly the 1938 and '39 bodies were identical yet no one seems to notice this since the front sheet metal was so different.

Yes this is a bit odd since the following year 1941 was another model change-over year and nothing on the 1940 models would fit on a '41. This makes the 1940 Commanders and Presidents unique in that it was a one model year only design.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

Studebaker Wheel
02-05-2008, 05:05 AM
I have heard nothing back from the person who first contacted me about the car but it has only been about five days ago. I will call him tomorrow (Tuesday the 5th) to get an update.

Just to set the record straight as to the car itself. I mentioned at the outset that the car is a '40 President. While there may be visual similarity to the untrained eye with the '39 models there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING on a '39 that will fit a '40, they are totally different cars. Not a door, hood, grille, moulding, hub cap, trim piece, tail light, bumper grommet or anything else. Even the wheels are different. They are totally different cars from the ground up. Interestingly the 1938 and '39 bodies were identical yet no one seems to notice this since the front sheet metal was so different.

Yes this is a bit odd since the following year 1941 was another model change-over year and nothing on the 1940 models would fit on a '41. This makes the 1940 Commanders and Presidents unique in that it was a one model year only design.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

Studebaker Wheel
02-05-2008, 07:02 PM
I have talked to the contact man on the car and received further details re location, price etc. Since Sonny is geographically the closest I have turned over all the information to him and he has promised to follow up. I am sure he will post the results of his visit once he has had a chance to look at the car.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

Studebaker Wheel
02-05-2008, 07:02 PM
I have talked to the contact man on the car and received further details re location, price etc. Since Sonny is geographically the closest I have turned over all the information to him and he has promised to follow up. I am sure he will post the results of his visit once he has had a chance to look at the car.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review