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mbstude
10-27-2006, 07:43 PM
What's your biggest regret as far as selling or missing out on a Stude? I know there's several stories out there. [8D]

I don't have any regrets... yet.

My grandad's is probably when he sold his '48 Champ ragtop for $15.00 in the middle '60's. His dad paid $35.00 for it for his 16th birthday. My grandad thought that the $150.00 for new tires, a top, and a starter was too much for a $35.00 Studebaker. But, it started a new way of life, in which he's had Studes ever since. ;)

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http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/ (always under construction)

sbca96
10-27-2006, 08:13 PM
I only regret totalling my Hawk, thats it. But in the years that I
have driven Studebakers, I hear a LOT of stories from people who come
up to me to talk. They usually tell me of some 'weird' supercharged
Hawk that they had, or a "shovel nose", and then ask me if they are
worth anything now.

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

sbca96
10-27-2006, 08:13 PM
I only regret totalling my Hawk, thats it. But in the years that I
have driven Studebakers, I hear a LOT of stories from people who come
up to me to talk. They usually tell me of some 'weird' supercharged
Hawk that they had, or a "shovel nose", and then ask me if they are
worth anything now.

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

mbstude
10-27-2006, 08:17 PM
quote: I only regret totalling my Hawk, thats it. But in the years that I
have driven Studebakers, I hear a LOT of stories from people who come
up to me to talk. They usually tell me of some 'weird' supercharged
Hawk that they had, or a "shovel nose", and then ask me if they are
worth anything now.

I hear stories all the time about 'Turbo-charged Studebakers'.

Of course, a friend of mine in Florida has a '59 Silver Hawk and gets so annoyed by all the constant remarks like that, so he tells people that his car is a prototype, one-off 'Platinum Hawk'. [:0]:D

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/020avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/ (always under construction)

mbstude
10-27-2006, 08:17 PM
quote: I only regret totalling my Hawk, thats it. But in the years that I
have driven Studebakers, I hear a LOT of stories from people who come
up to me to talk. They usually tell me of some 'weird' supercharged
Hawk that they had, or a "shovel nose", and then ask me if they are
worth anything now.

I hear stories all the time about 'Turbo-charged Studebakers'.

Of course, a friend of mine in Florida has a '59 Silver Hawk and gets so annoyed by all the constant remarks like that, so he tells people that his car is a prototype, one-off 'Platinum Hawk'. [:0]:D

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/020avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/ (always under construction)

Dick Steinkamp
10-27-2006, 08:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by bob40

I never have regrets.I never get attached to anything except the wife and friends.Cars can come and go.


Almost totally agree...there ARE those grandkids :D



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Dick Steinkamp
10-27-2006, 08:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by bob40

I never have regrets.I never get attached to anything except the wife and friends.Cars can come and go.


Almost totally agree...there ARE those grandkids :D



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

bob40
10-27-2006, 08:25 PM
I never have regrets.I never get attached to anything except the wife and friends.Cars can come and go.

bob40
10-27-2006, 08:25 PM
I never have regrets.I never get attached to anything except the wife and friends.Cars can come and go.

studelark
10-27-2006, 08:33 PM
Around 1957, I owned a '51 Mercury 4 dr. with overdrive. My next younger brother owned a '51 Studebaker Commander, red with red leather under a canvas top. It had overdrive also. He let me drive it several times in which I blew away several flathead F**d V8's, something my Merc could not do.

He got a new job at the local DuPont plant and decided he wanted a nice '56 Ch**y convertible and he offered me his Studebaker. Dummy me, I decided a '55 Plymouth Savoy V8 with overdrive should be mine. I passed on the Studebaker. Should have bought it and put it in our barn.

My brother traded the Studebaker on the '56 Che**y and we never saw it again.

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
'60 Lark Regal VI 4 dr.
'48 M16-52 Studebaker/Boyer fire truck
a lot full of Studebakers that others let get away

studelark
10-27-2006, 08:33 PM
Around 1957, I owned a '51 Mercury 4 dr. with overdrive. My next younger brother owned a '51 Studebaker Commander, red with red leather under a canvas top. It had overdrive also. He let me drive it several times in which I blew away several flathead F**d V8's, something my Merc could not do.

He got a new job at the local DuPont plant and decided he wanted a nice '56 Ch**y convertible and he offered me his Studebaker. Dummy me, I decided a '55 Plymouth Savoy V8 with overdrive should be mine. I passed on the Studebaker. Should have bought it and put it in our barn.

My brother traded the Studebaker on the '56 Che**y and we never saw it again.

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
'60 Lark Regal VI 4 dr.
'48 M16-52 Studebaker/Boyer fire truck
a lot full of Studebakers that others let get away

Roscomacaw
10-28-2006, 04:52 PM
Good question - especially since I've had so many! The 55 President State that I had in the 70s was a really nice car. I might have had it longer if I hadn't had this character who was CONSTANTLY buggin' me to sell it to him. I finally did.

Then there was the '58 Packard wagon. A divorce led to it's dismissal and I kept my 3/4ton Champ as my main means of travel.
I was "in love" with every one that passed thru my hands, but I've only ever been able to manage the upkeep on just a few at any one time.[:I] I guess I'd never make a good mormon![}:)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Roscomacaw
10-28-2006, 04:52 PM
Good question - especially since I've had so many! The 55 President State that I had in the 70s was a really nice car. I might have had it longer if I hadn't had this character who was CONSTANTLY buggin' me to sell it to him. I finally did.

Then there was the '58 Packard wagon. A divorce led to it's dismissal and I kept my 3/4ton Champ as my main means of travel.
I was "in love" with every one that passed thru my hands, but I've only ever been able to manage the upkeep on just a few at any one time.[:I] I guess I'd never make a good mormon![}:)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Bill Pressler
10-28-2006, 05:04 PM
Growing up in NW Pennsylvania, I always admired this clean, Strato Blue (the dark blue) '64 Daytona Hardtop I saw around town for years. I never spoke to the owner but figured it most likely had been purchased at our local dealer, Carl E. Filer Co., which I remembered slightly (being born in '58).

I found my '63 Daytona in the May '88 TW and promptly bought it. In the April '90 TW was an ad, with photo, for the '64 Daytona mentioned above. I never had any idea the owner even belonged to SDC. By that time, I lived about an hour-and-a-half's drive away. The ad mentioned that the car was one-owner, had 55K miles, and was for sale for $2,500.

Although I couldn't justify a second Stude so soon after my first, I did call the owner and spoke for a while. I told him I always had admired the car around town. He said he couldn't get any takers on the car around town, and that he had contacted both the Stude Museum and Henry Ford Museum and neither wanted the car. He said from the TW ad, he had received 33 calls from around the country, and the first fellow who came to look at the car, who was from Wisconsin, bought it and drove it home.

Liking '64's a lot, I wished I would have gotten this car. It was indeed bought new at our local dealer (I would like a car from there), and was a Canadian-built car and was sold to the Wisconsin buyer with all the new car paperwork including order form and window sticker, plus all service receipts since new (many from the Stude dealer). I later contacted the new owner and he sent me photocopies of many of the invoices from the local dealer, which I have kept as souvenirs. The original owner even bought Haze Cream from the Stude dealer and the Parts Dept. invoice was among those I got a copy of and had gone with the car to the new owner.

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH

Bill Pressler
10-28-2006, 05:04 PM
Growing up in NW Pennsylvania, I always admired this clean, Strato Blue (the dark blue) '64 Daytona Hardtop I saw around town for years. I never spoke to the owner but figured it most likely had been purchased at our local dealer, Carl E. Filer Co., which I remembered slightly (being born in '58).

I found my '63 Daytona in the May '88 TW and promptly bought it. In the April '90 TW was an ad, with photo, for the '64 Daytona mentioned above. I never had any idea the owner even belonged to SDC. By that time, I lived about an hour-and-a-half's drive away. The ad mentioned that the car was one-owner, had 55K miles, and was for sale for $2,500.

Although I couldn't justify a second Stude so soon after my first, I did call the owner and spoke for a while. I told him I always had admired the car around town. He said he couldn't get any takers on the car around town, and that he had contacted both the Stude Museum and Henry Ford Museum and neither wanted the car. He said from the TW ad, he had received 33 calls from around the country, and the first fellow who came to look at the car, who was from Wisconsin, bought it and drove it home.

Liking '64's a lot, I wished I would have gotten this car. It was indeed bought new at our local dealer (I would like a car from there), and was a Canadian-built car and was sold to the Wisconsin buyer with all the new car paperwork including order form and window sticker, plus all service receipts since new (many from the Stude dealer). I later contacted the new owner and he sent me photocopies of many of the invoices from the local dealer, which I have kept as souvenirs. The original owner even bought Haze Cream from the Stude dealer and the Parts Dept. invoice was among those I got a copy of and had gone with the car to the new owner.

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH

mbstude
10-28-2006, 05:17 PM
Is this the Strato blue you referred to? This '64 GT Hawk is a beauty (looks better in person) and belongs to Dr. Cade's daughter.

http://bulletnose.org/galleries/lake_mary_gal/images/IMG_1544.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/020avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/ (always under construction)

mbstude
10-28-2006, 05:17 PM
Is this the Strato blue you referred to? This '64 GT Hawk is a beauty (looks better in person) and belongs to Dr. Cade's daughter.

http://bulletnose.org/galleries/lake_mary_gal/images/IMG_1544.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/020avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/ (always under construction)

Studedude1961
10-28-2006, 05:19 PM
In 1978...and a few of you may remember this through the cobwebs of time..a fellow who collected cars in Osmond, Nebraska named William Tacey passed away. He operated parking garages in Kansas City and he had several wonderful 1950s and 1960s Studebakers, including a breathtaking 1964 GT Hawk, black with red interior. The cars, including three or four Rolls-Royces, many Lincolns and Cadillacs and the only Borgward I have ever seen in person, were auctioned 28 years ago this month and I still regret I was a 17 year old kid with NO MONEY. It was my first antique and special interest car auction. Supposedly people from all 50 states attended. It was a big deal in the town of 750 people.

My second regret was selling a neat little blue 1960 Lark a few years back. I've told that story on this forum before!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
10-28-2006, 05:19 PM
In 1978...and a few of you may remember this through the cobwebs of time..a fellow who collected cars in Osmond, Nebraska named William Tacey passed away. He operated parking garages in Kansas City and he had several wonderful 1950s and 1960s Studebakers, including a breathtaking 1964 GT Hawk, black with red interior. The cars, including three or four Rolls-Royces, many Lincolns and Cadillacs and the only Borgward I have ever seen in person, were auctioned 28 years ago this month and I still regret I was a 17 year old kid with NO MONEY. It was my first antique and special interest car auction. Supposedly people from all 50 states attended. It was a big deal in the town of 750 people.

My second regret was selling a neat little blue 1960 Lark a few years back. I've told that story on this forum before!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

studeclunker
10-28-2006, 05:33 PM
I've repeated the story of Grandmum's '62 Robin's egg blue Regal wagon before, ad nauseum. The only one I wish I could find... I'm thinking that if I sell or give away this green sedan there will be regrets.:( Still, I've got the Daytona Twins...:D

I really love that Robin's egg blue that Studebaker used to great effect. That Strato blue is almost as nice. Gee, I just might paint one of the twins in that colour. It would look better than the original gold (IMHO).

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
10-28-2006, 05:33 PM
I've repeated the story of Grandmum's '62 Robin's egg blue Regal wagon before, ad nauseum. The only one I wish I could find... I'm thinking that if I sell or give away this green sedan there will be regrets.:( Still, I've got the Daytona Twins...:D

I really love that Robin's egg blue that Studebaker used to great effect. That Strato blue is almost as nice. Gee, I just might paint one of the twins in that colour. It would look better than the original gold (IMHO).

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

Bill Pressler
10-28-2006, 07:17 PM
Yes Matthew, that is the Strato Blue I was referring to. That GT is gorgeous...I also like the Bermuda Brown one sitting next to it. I do get a bit tired of white and black GT's...and yes, my Daytona is Ermine White as well!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH

Bill Pressler
10-28-2006, 07:17 PM
Yes Matthew, that is the Strato Blue I was referring to. That GT is gorgeous...I also like the Bermuda Brown one sitting next to it. I do get a bit tired of white and black GT's...and yes, my Daytona is Ermine White as well!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH

mbstude
10-28-2006, 07:23 PM
http://bulletnose.org/galleries/lake_mary_gal/images/IMG_1545.jpg

I agree, there's too many blue/red/white GT Hawks out there. Our 63 Hawk is Ermine White as well.

How's this for different?

http://bulletnose.org/galleries/lake_mary_gal/images/IMG_1552.jpg

All these '64's were at the same show. [8D]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/020avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/ (always under construction)

mbstude
10-28-2006, 07:23 PM
http://bulletnose.org/galleries/lake_mary_gal/images/IMG_1545.jpg

I agree, there's too many blue/red/white GT Hawks out there. Our 63 Hawk is Ermine White as well.

How's this for different?

http://bulletnose.org/galleries/lake_mary_gal/images/IMG_1552.jpg

All these '64's were at the same show. [8D]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/020avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/ (always under construction)

arkiejazz
10-28-2006, 11:32 PM
I regret that none of my grandfather's Studebaker trucks were saved. He owned a demolition company and all of his trucks, including his personal pickup were Studes. Of course, they got pretty beat up in that business. But I always have my eyes peeled for a '55 3/4 ton V8

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

arkiejazz
10-28-2006, 11:32 PM
I regret that none of my grandfather's Studebaker trucks were saved. He owned a demolition company and all of his trucks, including his personal pickup were Studes. Of course, they got pretty beat up in that business. But I always have my eyes peeled for a '55 3/4 ton V8

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

lvanw
10-29-2006, 08:42 AM
the one I miss the most is the 1953 sedan
the first one i restored all the way
John

lvanw
10-29-2006, 08:42 AM
the one I miss the most is the 1953 sedan
the first one i restored all the way
John

53k
10-29-2006, 09:17 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

What's your biggest regret as far as selling or missing out on a Stude? I know there's several stories out there. [8D]

I regret having sold most of the cars (and truck) I have sold. This includes a 63 1/2 Avanti (transition model) R-1 w/air,pw, 4-speed; 47 Commander 5-passenger coupe; '61 Lark convertible; '62 Lark convertible (1990 Keystone raffle car); '66 Avanti with 327/350 engine; '60 1-ton 4WD wrecker (now George Hamlin's); '63 black/black R-2 4-speed Avanti (now Jeff Bradel's); '64 RHD GT Hawk; rust-free '56 Skyhawk (original solid color gold w/od); '76 Avanti, '83 fully-equipped Avanti w/7,000 miles; probably some others I can't remember off-hand. The only ones I don't regret selling were those I bought to re-sell.
The only one I can remember missing out on was a '57 Golden Hawk. A friend had told me a Studebaker widow in a nearby town had a '56 Golden Hawk she wanted to sell. I wasn't interested in a '56 (then). Later I found that she had sold the car which was a [u]'57</u> Golden Hawk with p/s. p/w, p/b AND factory air for $2,500 to a local gas station owner.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
10-29-2006, 09:17 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

What's your biggest regret as far as selling or missing out on a Stude? I know there's several stories out there. [8D]

I regret having sold most of the cars (and truck) I have sold. This includes a 63 1/2 Avanti (transition model) R-1 w/air,pw, 4-speed; 47 Commander 5-passenger coupe; '61 Lark convertible; '62 Lark convertible (1990 Keystone raffle car); '66 Avanti with 327/350 engine; '60 1-ton 4WD wrecker (now George Hamlin's); '63 black/black R-2 4-speed Avanti (now Jeff Bradel's); '64 RHD GT Hawk; rust-free '56 Skyhawk (original solid color gold w/od); '76 Avanti, '83 fully-equipped Avanti w/7,000 miles; probably some others I can't remember off-hand. The only ones I don't regret selling were those I bought to re-sell.
The only one I can remember missing out on was a '57 Golden Hawk. A friend had told me a Studebaker widow in a nearby town had a '56 Golden Hawk she wanted to sell. I wasn't interested in a '56 (then). Later I found that she had sold the car which was a [u]'57</u> Golden Hawk with p/s. p/w, p/b AND factory air for $2,500 to a local gas station owner.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

Guido
10-29-2006, 12:18 PM
Paul,

Is that Golden Hawk still sitting on the used car lot outside of Front Royal?

Gary

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A 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".

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

Guido
10-29-2006, 12:18 PM
Paul,

Is that Golden Hawk still sitting on the used car lot outside of Front Royal?

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_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/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A 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".

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

53k
10-29-2006, 06:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by Guido

Paul,

Is that Golden Hawk still sitting on the used car lot outside of Front Royal?

Gary

I don't know for sure, but I think the one at Front Royal is an overdrive. The Boonsboro, MD car was an automatic.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
10-29-2006, 06:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by Guido

Paul,

Is that Golden Hawk still sitting on the used car lot outside of Front Royal?

Gary

I don't know for sure, but I think the one at Front Royal is an overdrive. The Boonsboro, MD car was an automatic.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine