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bams50
03-29-2009, 06:51 PM
I saw this car at Lancaster; was driven in. Some areas of rust, but nothing terminal.

Seller listed it on eBay a couple times since Lancaster. Each time I've mentioned it here. I was high bidder on it once, and I believe the listing was pulled the second time.

Now, I am saddened to see her engine listed separately[V] Seller is apparently disappointed about not getting whatever he thinks he should be for it, and cares nothing about it; so he's going to junk it:(

From what I saw this car is a very decent driver candidate as it is! Could use a few patches here and there, but nothing dire. It's my favored combo, V8 3 O/D; lots of work already done.

I just plain cannot buy another car right now; I'll be selling off a few cars this year. But it KILLS me to see it junked! In a few weeks I might even decide to shell out the money, but that will be too late:(

So, if anyone can give her a home, please step up! If you want, I'll help with logistics; I would probably even be willing to go and get it for you for gas, and store it at my place FREE till you decide to come after it. Anything I can do to help!

Here it is:

http://tinyurl.com/c36ljy


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?"

N8N
03-29-2009, 06:54 PM
that's tempting if it doesn't go nuts; the current inspection sticker is a big plus for me.

I have no idea how/when I'd get it tho...

nate

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mahseer
03-29-2009, 06:55 PM
I'd buy it if it wasn't on the opposite coast :(

Steve T
03-29-2009, 07:52 PM
DANG! Somebody grab that one...all of it. I would if I could...

S.

barnlark
03-29-2009, 07:59 PM
If I may ask, at what price did he pull it the last time?

8E45E
03-29-2009, 08:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by Steve T

DANG! Somebody grab that one...all of it. I would if I could...


I wish I could, too. The same fate happened to this one last fall:

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=24053

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=24051

Rather upsetting, but I've got way too many projects as it is, and I did my part a year ago saving one from getting crushed.

Craig

bams50
03-29-2009, 08:04 PM
Here's a few pix I took of it t Lancaster:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a243/bams50/Lancaster2008206.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a243/bams50/Lancaster2008208.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a243/bams50/Lancaster2008207.jpg

I'vegot an e-mail in to the seller asking what he'll take for it. Stay tuned.

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?"

winchesterhawk
03-29-2009, 09:29 PM
He sent me an e-mail w/ a price of $1600.00

bams50
03-29-2009, 09:52 PM
Me too- $1600[xx(]

I don't know what can be done now- that's too rich for my blood:( I wonder what he thinks that engine will draw, and what he thinks the rest is worth?

In a previous listing he said he bought this for somebody, and they decided they wanted a 6 cyl. Probably he thought he had a super-rare find and paid for the brake work, and can't accept he's now upside-down. Of course, it may all be just a ruse to try to tug heart strings... He doesn't show a reserve, but he didn't when I was high bidder on the whole car but yanked the listing on the last day.

Upside is, it passed a NYS Inspection which encompasses lights, brakes, tires, glass, steering; so it probably is very road-ready.

All I could think to do at this point is bid on the engine, so I did. I'm going to bid well and if I win, try to make a deal on the rest. Still not sure how high I'll go, but I am on it- and I intend to keep the car together if at all possible. I just can not pay 16 bills for it.

We'll see, I guess...

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?"

studegary
03-29-2009, 10:07 PM
You sure it isn't already yours, Bob A. <G>. I see that it has a NYS dealer plate on it. Or were you just test driving it with your plate? I don't know your plate numbers.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studegary
03-29-2009, 10:17 PM
I don't know how he figures to make out on this. He has a no reserve auction on the engine. If the engine brings $200 and he gets $50 for the rest of the car after he pulls the engine, it seems to me that he would be a lot better off just selling the car for $500. Maybe he is planning on putting a six in the car for the person that wanted a six and not a V8. I hope that they aren't wanting the six for perceived fuel mileage improvement. They would never drive it enough to make up any possible difference.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

bams50
03-29-2009, 10:25 PM
No, that's not my plate. I saw it drive in at Lancaster, but didn't hear it run.

As I said, I was high bidder on the whole car with no reserve when he pulled the listing. I suspect he's figuring the engine's going to do over a grand, and if not he'll just pull the listing right before the end. It's only a 3-day listing, so maybe he's just testing the waters...

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
03-29-2009, 10:31 PM
quote:Originally posted by N8N

that's tempting if it doesn't go nuts; the current inspection sticker is a big plus for me.

I have no idea how/when I'd get it tho...

nate

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You might think about the Studebaker in my yard waiting for your attention to.:)

JDP/Maryland

bams50
03-30-2009, 04:23 AM
Here's one of the listings for it from Feb:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110356499965&sspagename=ADME%3AB%3ASS%3AUS%3A1123&viewitem=

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?"

studegary
03-30-2009, 01:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Here's one of the listings for it from Feb:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110356499965&sspagename=ADME%3AB%3ASS%3AUS%3A1123&viewitem=

[brown]Robert (Bob) Andrews





Auction was ended because the item was lost or broken.
At that time, he was selling it for parts only. He should try selling it now as a vehicle with a title and current inspection. It would probably bring twice as much.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

N8N
03-30-2009, 02:47 PM
quote:Originally posted by JDP


quote:Originally posted by N8N

that's tempting if it doesn't go nuts; the current inspection sticker is a big plus for me.

I have no idea how/when I'd get it tho...

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel


You might think about the Studebaker in my yard waiting for your attention to.:)

JDP/Maryland



I hear ya, but in addition to fixing the '55 I actually need to acquire another driveable vehicle, or else get either the POS Corrado or the '55 in "daily driver" shape so I can get said POS VW out of my garage.

That, and I've been having Fun with Kitchen Remodeling (for a loose definition of "fun.") Who knew that buying a new refrigerator would involve paint and plaster work? (had to remove cabinet above old fridge, because no decent-sized new fridge will fit underneath it.)

nate

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8E45E
03-30-2009, 06:38 PM
quote:Originally posted by N8N
Who knew that buying a new refrigerator would involve paint and plaster work? (had to remove cabinet above old fridge, because no decent-sized new fridge will fit underneath it.)



A brand new Crosely fridge will! That's right, a CROSLEY!! I have a former neighbor north of here who lives in a 1953 vintage house with the original cabinets in the kitchen, and the Crosley was the only model that would fit!!

Craig

FlatheadGeo
03-30-2009, 07:47 PM
Robert,

I was thinking on bidding for the engine for my Champion. Since it is you, I won't bid. If you should win the combo, I might offer to buy it from you. See my prior posting on my problem flathead six. John, you wouldn't have a v-8 and trans for sale, would you?

George

1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

bams50
03-30-2009, 08:18 PM
George, I doubt anyone will be able to buy the engine for anything less than a grand. All I can figure is, it's just a sales technique, and he'll pull the listing before the end.

I don't know how, but I'm still hoping somehow to get the car saved whole... somebody needing an everyday driver should offer him $1200 or so!

I'm going to stick with it until it's either sold, or I run out of ideas[|)]

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?"

N8N
03-30-2009, 08:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by 8E45E


quote:Originally posted by N8N
Who knew that buying a new refrigerator would involve paint and plaster work? (had to remove cabinet above old fridge, because no decent-sized new fridge will fit underneath it.)



A brand new Crosely fridge will! That's right, a CROSLEY!! I have a former neighbor north of here who lives in a 1953 vintage house with the original cabinets in the kitchen, and the Crosley was the only model that would fit!!

Craig


I'll be darned, a quick web search says you're right. The design department would have vetoed a side by side though which all of the larger capacity models were. While my house is even older than that, the cabinets are nothing special, and it's actually kind of like picking a scab to get rid of the one.

It's already down and the second skim coat is on the wall, so it's a done deal (plus I believe the new fridge is coming Friday...) not having real plastering skills, I'm covering my errors with drywall mud. Tasty dust!

nate

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bams50
03-31-2009, 03:11 PM
Well, my bid just got cancelled because "the item is no longer available for sale". So that's the end... or not...

The drama (game) continues...



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?"