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whacker
08-31-2008, 10:38 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/PAIR-STUDEBAKER-DUA-SAF-WIG-WAG-TAIL-LIGHTS-NEVER-USED_W0QQitemZ190248274433

Very rare, NOS

bams50
08-31-2008, 10:41 PM
Don't know what their purpose is, don't need 'em, no idea what they're worth, but they sure are cool![8D]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

JDP
08-31-2008, 10:43 PM
I'll guess $800 ?

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

52-fan
08-31-2008, 10:49 PM
Those Wig-Wag tail/stop lights are cool pieces. The lights rock or "wig-wag" when the brakes are applied. I remember a beautiful 34 Studebaker roadster at one of the International meets that had a set and the owner was demonstrating them. I will guess $425.00.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

bondobilly
08-31-2008, 10:50 PM
I say higher than $800

bob40
08-31-2008, 10:57 PM
$1425

PlainBrownR2
08-31-2008, 11:42 PM
Back at the SB meet in May T-Bow had one of these devices. Yeah, vacuum operated, swung when the brakes were applied, and relatively rare(which is why he only had one [:o)]. It certainly would get the attention of the driver behind you when stopped,kinda like a third brake light. Making a blind guess, I'd harbor $600.....

doughboywoodmike
08-31-2008, 11:51 PM
[:p] I can just see these on my car[8D]...

do they come in BLUE.. just kidding

$1000.00

THE DOUGHBOY
MIKE

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc115/doughboywoodmike/gertrudeparade2.jpg

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc115/doughboywoodmike/HPIM0572.jpg

davepink53
09-01-2008, 12:05 AM
I am sure that these lights have been up on ebay more than once before by the same seller and did not reach reserve. I can't recall what they got up to, but it was a small fortune[:0]

Dave Pink
Victoria, Australia

1916 SF Roadster
1925 ER Tourer
1925 Panel Delivery
1953 Champion Sedan
1957 Golden Hawk
http://www.studebakercarclub.net/concours200732a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/concours200724a http://www.studebakercarclub.net/concours200733a

Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

barnlark
09-01-2008, 12:51 AM
$1250 based on dreaming. Don't need them either, but someone will undoubtedly have to have them to meet reserve.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0365copy-1.jpg

JRoberts
09-01-2008, 08:20 AM
I'll say $1150 at least. I love those things. The first time I ever saw or heard of these Wig-Wag tail lights I was following a Studebaker through Black Mountian, NC going up to Christmount where the Tri-State Meet used to be held. We were making a left turn and that left tail light started wig-wagging and I thought I'd die. It was the coolest thing. For those who know the car it was Bob Yale's, the one Weldon Critcher has now.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

bams50
09-01-2008, 08:57 AM
They went to $676 overnight[:0] You all may be low...

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

52-fan
09-01-2008, 09:50 AM
I'm glad I don't NEED any. But then do we NEED any of this cool stuff?

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

mbstude
09-01-2008, 10:05 AM
quote:Originally posted by 52-fan

I'm glad I don't NEED any. But then do we NEED any of this cool stuff?


Nope. But that doesn't stop us. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/andy-1.jpg

torker
09-01-2008, 10:36 AM
These will be standard equipment on all new cars in a few years, and older cars will have to retrofitted with them by a certified automotive technician, so buy these while they are CHEAP! Sure--it may cost a few thousand @, by the time you are done---but think of the LIVES that will be saved!

58PackardWagon
09-01-2008, 11:52 AM
900.00

studegary
09-01-2008, 04:48 PM
My guess is that the reserve is $1000 and that someone that just "has to have them" will bid more than that.
I have seen a few of these on Studebakers. The very nice '39 Coupe Express at the PA auction had one.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

PlainBrownR2
09-01-2008, 04:57 PM
It is safe to say the idea isn't new. The Wig Wag signal at railroad crossings, barring they haven't all been replaced, are as old as the hills themselves [:o)]....

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/P1000145-1.jpg
[img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/P1000137-1.jpg[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]
[IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=left]

52-fan
09-02-2008, 09:53 PM
$787.00 now and lots of time left.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg
1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
"I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."

Guido
09-06-2008, 09:57 PM
With a day to go they have been bid to $1,575.00, but have not hit reserve. [:0]

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

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

mbstude
09-06-2008, 10:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by Guido

With a day to go they have been bid to $1,575.00, but have not hit reserve. [:0]


Some people have way too much money to spend. $1500+ for a set of goofy taillights? Literally insane. [xx(]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
_________________
'59 Pick-em-up Truck
'63 Daytona

torker
09-07-2008, 12:51 AM
Oh, oh; Here I go again. Prolly, some automaker in the far east will be top bidder to buy and study them. Then, they'll design nice, new aerodynamic versions made of plastic, with computer- controlled LEDS, so they can be fitted exclusively to ALL of their 2010 models. They will be touted by marketeers as an innovative advance in auto safety, and just another good reason not to buy from the Big Three. Consumers will pay at least $1000 more, just to feel safe. Just Betcha.

JDP
09-07-2008, 09:53 PM
$1725 still not made reserve.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&mfe=alert&viewitem=&item=190248274433

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

Guido
09-07-2008, 10:13 PM
Winning bid was $2,000.00 (reserve met) by Studeloo.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

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

JDP
09-07-2008, 10:46 PM
A grand a piece for a pair of tail lights seems a bit higher then my guess.:)

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

BobGlasscock
09-07-2008, 10:47 PM
That name, Studeloo, sure is familiar, but it isn't on the members list. ???

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff019.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/studebakerbob/SDC%20avatar/Studebakerstuff018.jpg

Roscomacaw
09-07-2008, 10:55 PM
Just plain WOW! And to think I recently bought a DRIVEABLE '53 Coupe for that price![V]

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

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

rockne10
09-07-2008, 11:00 PM
It will be a rare vehicle that receives a pare of those. When they were offered only the left light was an option.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

Thor
09-08-2008, 01:40 PM
I figured bluka1 would have ended up with those.

vegas paul
09-08-2008, 03:49 PM
I wonder what kind of separate alarm system will be installed to protect those from removal? Wire them into the alarm controller just like an extra set of door switches, or something like that...

Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude_edited.jpg