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Chris_Dresbach
04-14-2010, 12:01 AM
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Invalid User Name
04-14-2010, 05:42 AM
That 55 and the coupe behind it look like they would make a nice retirement project for someone with some time on their hands. ;)

Doug
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JRoberts
04-14-2010, 07:33 AM
I'm sure there are a lot, and I mean a lot, of problems underneath the outer shell of the '55, but it looks like a complete car. Gotta love that butterknife trim and such. Maybe not too bad of a project.

Joe Roberts
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Bud
04-14-2010, 09:11 AM
That 55 would need a complete restoration for sure, but it looks like a car from a high and dry western state as it appears to have the original paint with only surface rust. The bullet noses in the background would be good candidates for restoration too. Bud

dean pearson
04-14-2010, 11:19 AM
Well if one of you guys is up for it I have a hood for one of those I'd sure like to move.

Dean.

bams50
04-14-2010, 02:48 PM
I'd bet a dollar that car was wrecked at one time in the front. Looks like the front clip was replaced and the paint was blended back into the door to match. The paint was a cheapie brand that probably looked good for years, but time eventually caught up to it.

Then based on the surroundings I'd go double-or-nothing that it's pretty solid underneath. Hopefully it doesn't have what I've found to be the biggest curse to restorable Studes: uncooperative and/or unrealistic owner turning away buyers[xx(]

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ST2DE5
04-14-2010, 02:51 PM
If I remember right the car is in Utah. My wife wanted to go get it last year. But it didn't happen.

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studeclunker
04-14-2010, 03:02 PM
Okay, Carl... drop the other shoe willya? Why didn't it happen?


quote:Hopefully it doesn't have what I've found to be the biggest curse to restorable Studes: uncooperative and/or unrealistic owner turning away buyers


Oi,[V] How often do I hear these yahoos say, "Ah, but it's a classic and they're worth a lot more than $[V].. This is usually connected with a vehicle that would barely make a parts car.

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woodysrods
04-14-2010, 03:43 PM
They all look like dry project cars. Why has someone not bought this car[:p]
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Brian

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raprice
04-14-2010, 06:24 PM
Just think, it was someone's pride and joy back in '55. Boy if that car could tell us its life story.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY
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bams50
04-14-2010, 06:29 PM
quote:Originally posted by woodysrods

Why has someone not bought this car[:p]


See my above post for a possible answer...

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