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12-26-2008, 11:40 PM
What is a going price for a rustfree fairly clean Wagonaire
curious as I have had a few offers from a co worker and a guy on another forum and they are drastically different

1964 Daytona Wagonaire
259cid flight o matic

12-27-2008, 12:53 AM
I saw one sell for over $6K a couple months ago, and it was a nice daily driver condition and rust free, but recently the prices have slowed.


12-27-2008, 01:36 AM
Well... I paid six hundred dollars for a '64 wagon that sat in a field in Corona, CA for seventeen years. It actually ran! The transmission was a Ford, but worked just fine. Seats were good, though no great shakes. Glass was good too. Floors in the front were for Sunday drives only. That is to say holey. Very holey. Other than a little smoking the motor was pretty good as well.
My next wagon was also a '64, though Canadian, at fifteen hundred. It looked worlds better than the first, however had a lot of problems hidden with bondo and nice paint. The motor was shot, needed rings. The upholstry was... usable. It was nothing but trouble.
The two '63 Daytona wagonaires I currently have cost me a '58 GMC step-side pickup. The truck was eight hundred dollars and the seat cost four hundred fifty dollars to re-upholster. So a wagon, parts car, and a '52 Commander were twelve hundred fifty dollars. Still a fairly good deal, I suppose.

Condition will greatly influence the price paid for any car (sorry for stating the obvious). Wagonaires are no execption. e-bay would be a good place to explore the cost of such a car. The classified section of Turning Wheels is another.;)

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Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

12-27-2008, 02:30 AM
Well, you also may want to consider that some people have not seen a Wagonaire in about 43 years, and believe they are even rarer and more valuable than they actually are, hence the HIGH price. [:0]

One of the reasons for that is that, most sold examples have been bought by Studebaker people, who are not used to paying grossly inflated prices for them because they are SDC members and know where to find them. Hence the LOW price.
They are not nearly as rare to us, we see them all the time and know where to find several of them, even some for sale from time to time. :)

StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

12-27-2008, 02:16 PM
The location of a "rust free" vehicle has a large bearing on its price/value. They may be more common and bring less on the west coast and the southwest, but in the east, they bring considerably more. With the cost of shipping, those in the northeast would probably only pay what those in the west would pay for a vehicle in the west. The cost of transporttion evens things out.

With that said, my ballpark guesstimate is $2500-$3K.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer