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03-01-2010, 09:48 PM

03-01-2010, 09:52 PM
If he wants to get rid of any of those model kits or scale cars, let me know.;):D

Chris Dresbach
1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N

03-01-2010, 09:52 PM
Glad I'm not in that garage. I'd implode! Email sent. [^][^][^]

03-01-2010, 10:19 PM
Those of you that email, I'll get back to you as soon as I get prices. Those that emailed first will get first shot.

03-02-2010, 12:39 AM
Email also sent. Sad to see it go, but better now while he can, rather than by others once he has passed.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

03-02-2010, 01:38 AM
Email denied,not enough posts! It's like not getting your first job for lack of experience. Dave Murray

03-02-2010, 09:55 AM
Dave, my email is mbstude@gmail.com

03-02-2010, 10:20 AM
I'm sorry to hear of this happening.[V] Do you know if there is any '61 lark stuff?

Dylan Wills
'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

03-02-2010, 11:20 AM
This can be helpful to many Stuebaker enthusiasts.
Thanks for posting this!
I will e-mail you directly with questions.
Good Roads.

Brian Woods
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)

03-02-2010, 11:33 AM
I doubt he has anything for '61 Larks. He has some stuff for Champ trucks, but none of what he has would fit a car.

03-02-2010, 11:34 AM
Any Avanti stuff?

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

03-02-2010, 11:50 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

What you see is just a teaser.

If there's something you see in the pics that you're interested in, email me and I'll get with Tom on prices. Some items aren't for sale, but much of it is. Like I said, none of it is "cheap", so you won't be getting a NOS vacuum operated antenna kit for a '51 for $100. :) Those of you that are serious, I'd be happy to hear from you.

I really like those strato wheel covers - could you find outwhat he would part with those for?

Stu K

'63 Lark Regal, "Miss Rose"

03-03-2010, 09:08 AM

03-03-2010, 04:30 PM
Forgive me asking if it's sensitive, but why's Tom selling all these goodies?


Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard

03-04-2010, 12:10 PM
quote:Originally posted by showbizkid

Forgive me asking if it's sensitive, but why's Tom selling all these goodies?

He's been collecting these parts and pieces since the '70's with the intent that once he retired, he would restore several cars, including his first car, the '51 Starlight coupe. He was even going to build a replica of a dealership in his backyard with parts displays, cars in the shop, etc. In August of '08, just a few months after retirement from Delta Airlines, he began having strange weaknesses in his legs. In January of '09 he was diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. While not taking over nearly as rapidly as most cases, the disease is taking it's toll on him and he simply can't work on a car anymore. He just sold the Starlight coupe and decided it's time to start letting go of the parts. He doesn't want to and doesn't have to, he just knows that he'll never be able to use them and wants them to go to the right homes. Right now it's "If it sells okay and if it doesn't okay" and the prices reflect that.

I'll be driving up Saturday and staying for a few days. I'll take piles of pictures and try to inventory some of the stash. I've had some interest in the '51 Business Coupe so maybe we can get it outside and take some decent pictures of it. The Avanti needs the rear suspension put back in (he bought all the HD stuff from T-Bow and had it powder coated). He mentioned wanting me to do that, so we'll see what happens.

It'll be a busy couple of days but I'll try to keep everyone posted on what parts we uncover. He's been poking through some of it already and is finding stuff he forgot he had. :)

03-04-2010, 04:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

quote:Originally posted by showbizkid

Forgive me asking if it's sensitive, but why's Tom selling all these goodies?

I'll be driving up Saturday and staying for a few days.
So I guess you won't be at our chapter meeting Saturday?
Give my best to tom and Mo. NT

Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.

03-04-2010, 04:51 PM
Thanks, Matt. I'm very sorry to hear this. Hope I didn't open any wounds by asking.


Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard

03-04-2010, 04:54 PM
Poor guy. That diagnosis had to hit like a baseball bat.
When it's all said and done, guys, this stuff...any stuff is just stuff.

03-04-2010, 05:13 PM
I'll be at our chapter meeting and will drive up to Tom's afterwards.

No harm in asking, Clark. It's better people know what's going on, rather than hiding it or worse, rumors forming.

Invalid User Name
03-04-2010, 06:55 PM
I can't think about Tom without thinking of the note he wrote on that bus. Good luck Matt. May God grant you lots of energy while you are there.

Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1

03-04-2010, 07:49 PM
I have seen a little bit of this collection. It certainly is awe inspiring. For what little time I got to talk with Tom, I learned that he has a heart of gold and a true passion for Studebakers.
I have to thank Matthew for the opportunity to meet Tom. It is a shame that his health will not let him work on his cars anymore. If I was closer, I would be more than happy to lend a hand.

Jamie McLeod
Hope Mills, NC

03-06-2010, 03:18 AM
That's really a crying shame. My brother has MS, so I can utterly sympathize.