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bjackameit
06-02-2018, 08:30 PM
A 1965 Daytona Sports Sedan V8 with manual shift has gone across eBay several times in the last few weeks and is also listed on the dealer's web site here:

http://www.freedomautofinders.com/inventory/studebaker/daytona/fafc1491/

Dealer price seems a bit high -- but I suspect can be negotiated --

If it were closer to me I would go look as I would love to have one of these with manual shift -- but I am in Virginia and the car is in Idaho --

Does anyone on this forum know this car? Anyone have any thoughts about it?

Stude Shoo-wop!
06-02-2018, 08:41 PM
My first impression is that this ad is not genuine. I would be suspicious about entering into a deal with them, considering I would pay nearly $13,000 of my hard-earned cash for the privilege of owning a fine Stude!

studegary
06-02-2018, 09:44 PM
I wouldn't mind owning it, but not at anywhere near that price. What has it been bid to on eBay and did those bids seem real?

It not only doesn't have an AM/FM radio, it dosn't even have a push button radio.

sals54
06-02-2018, 10:51 PM
Pretty car and not bad for the price, but it's in dire need of a floor shift.

StudeRich
06-03-2018, 01:06 AM
AND an Overdrive! :rolleyes:

sals54
06-03-2018, 08:36 PM
AND an Overdrive! :rolleyes:


That got me to wondering... In one of the last pictures, a close up of under the dash, there appears to be a chrome OD handle. Check it out and see if you agree.
This may be getting a little better. (unless you already saw that. I did not see it originally)
But still, the underside of the car looks a bit sketchy. I would be concerned about some of the mechanicals under there.

58PackardWagon
06-03-2018, 10:13 PM
I would need to see a build sheet prior to even considering to bid.

8E45E
06-03-2018, 10:22 PM
That got me to wondering... In one of the last pictures, a close up of under the dash, there appears to be a chrome OD handle. Check it out and see if you agree.

Besides the chrome T-handle in the underdash photo, I also see the kickdown switch on the throttle linkage near the carburetor next in one of the underhood photos.

Craig

StudeRich
06-03-2018, 11:53 PM
Yep, I did not see all the Pics until now. If you check ALL the Pics, both the Switch and the "T" Handle tucked WAY under there are visible.

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C511130 is the 1129th. 65V Car and I THINK the 1898th. Body of all 65's. :confused: (Only in Canada!) :rolleyes:
It must be Early enough to have Yellow Valve Covers. The First 65V was 510001.

bjackameit
06-04-2018, 09:03 AM
The last time it went through it had 21 bids high bid of $4,350 -- reserve not met

Time before that -- 15 bids and high bid $4,451 -- reserve not met

Time before that -- 7 bids and high bid of $3,350 -- reserve not met

Currently it has 3 bids and high bid is $2,550 -- reserve not met

Since price on dealer web site is just under $13k, these kinds of bids won't do it --

But -- I need to avoid the temptation to bid $10K -- that might make the reserve -- I would pay that much but only after inspecting and driving the car -- which I can't do given the distance involved --

Oh well -- maybe another V8 Sport Sedan with manual shift and overdrive that is closer geographically to me will come up in the next five years or ten?

tsenecal
06-04-2018, 09:30 AM
It is only about two hours North of me here, but will not be going through there until July. It seems nice enough, but with the rust, and other issues, $10,000 still seems to be more than it should bring. Is the V8 Sport Sedan, really that rare? If they are hard to find, then that certainly adds value. Maybe I will stop bye there in July, and see if it is still there.

bjackameit
06-04-2018, 09:45 AM
It is only about two hours North of me here, but will not be going through there until July. It seems nice enough, but with the rust, and other issues, $10,000 still seems to be more than it should bring. Is the V8 Sport Sedan, really that rare? If they are hard to find, then that certainly adds value. Maybe I will stop bye there in July, and see if it is still there.

My information is that 1965 Daytona Sport Sedan production was 1,627 units of which only one was a six cylinder. Don't know how many were V8 with stick shift and overdrive -- automatics seem more common -- but a rare hard to find car -- less common than an Avanti or GT Hawk!

tsenecal
06-04-2018, 11:09 AM
Thanks for the production numbers. It sounds like the three speed with OD, is pretty rare. I'm not really in the market, but I may take the time, and check it out, if it is there in July. I will post more info then. The person that I bought my Hawk from, has a 66 Daytona. When the Hawk is finished, I plan to go and try to talk him out of that one.

studegary
06-04-2018, 08:34 PM
C511130 is the 1129th. 65V Car and I THINK the 1898th. Body of all 65's. :confused: (Only in Canada!) :rolleyes:
It must be Early enough to have Yellow Valve Covers. The First 65V was 510001.

It would be 1130th 1965 V8 (1129 after the first one).