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Metman
08-05-2018, 08:35 PM
https://www.mecum.com/lots/PA0818-330280/1951-studebaker-commander/

Went for $16,000.00. Would have been tough for me to keep my hand down if I were there..

Commander Eddie
08-05-2018, 09:12 PM
It was a beautiful example. Love the red with white interior. The commentators had some nice things to say about the car and Studebaker in general, although they seemed confused about who merged with who, Studebaker and Packard.

nels
08-06-2018, 07:29 AM
That was a steal! Was it a no reserve auction?

Chicken Hawk
08-06-2018, 08:48 AM
That was a steal! Was it a no reserve auction?

Boy, that's for sure. Not even close to the worth of a car like that. Should have brought MORE than twice or three times of that price.

Commander Eddie
08-06-2018, 09:11 AM
That was a steal! Was it a no reserve auction?
Yes, it was no reserve. I sure hope the seller did not suffer cardiac arrest when they saw what it sold for.

TWChamp
08-06-2018, 09:54 AM
Wonder why such a nice car sold for so little? Must be because the end cap was gone off the plastic shift knob.

Commander Eddie
08-06-2018, 09:58 AM
Wonder why such a nice car sold for so little? Must be because the end cap was gone off the plastic shift knob.
Maybe there was no battery hold down. :D

studegary
08-06-2018, 09:24 PM
Yes, it was no reserve. I sure hope the seller did not suffer cardiac arrest when they saw what it sold for.

I do not think that it was worth two to three times that in today's market. If the seller thought that he could get that much more, he could have purchased it himself and paid the premium/commission.

StudeRich
08-06-2018, 11:13 PM
Very Nice Convert, but wouldn't you stay up nights worrying about how to Weld up that Wrong Antenna Hole in the Right Fender instead of the Left Cowl? :ohmy: :D

Bob P. may have his Battery Hold Downs, but I've got my Antenna Mountings! :lol:

lugamatic
08-07-2018, 06:06 AM
The car brought what it was worth , up close within 10 foot the car showed alot of flaws, i talked to the seller and he did not expect it to bring to much more.

Metman
08-07-2018, 12:24 PM
The car brought what it was worth , up close within 10 foot the car showed alot of flaws, i talked to the seller and he did not expect it to bring to much more.
Thanks, lugamatic. Interesting.. That's what the photos don't tell you.
I take it you were at the auction (looks like you didn't have too far to go!). Did you pick up anything for yourself?;)

RadioRoy
08-07-2018, 02:56 PM
I certainly hope the buyer does not think that the "restoration" was done accurately. There are almost too many non authentic things about the car to list.

55s
08-07-2018, 03:26 PM
I have one of these in the same color requiring restoration. According to Hagerty, it should be at least $27,200 for a #3.

studegary
08-07-2018, 08:34 PM
I have one of these in the same color requiring restoration. According to Hagerty, it should be at least $27,200 for a #3.

That's nice, but Hagerty, or any other price guide, is not going to give you cash for it. The current market is what determines the price.

lugamatic
08-07-2018, 08:38 PM
No i did not buy anything , i ran the 51 to 15000.00 then stopped, i ran the 36 street rod to 100,000.00 but quit there. I would love to see studebakers bring what hargety says they are worth, i have about 200 that would be for sale then. Food for thought thanks