View Full Version : Rarest Studebaker Ever! (LOL)

Chris Pile
04-26-2010, 10:48 PM
Anyone spot the "rarest Studebaker ever" on eBay tonight?
Maybe that's why the seller turned off his email so no one can point out his obvious error.


Chris Pile

04-27-2010, 12:35 AM
I wonder if it still has its original Ford V8 in it? LOL!

Dylan Wills
Everett, Wa.
'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

Chris Pile
04-27-2010, 08:58 AM
It does have the original battery holddown!

Chris Pile

04-27-2010, 09:59 AM
Evidently it was built with that rare flat tire feature. Not many of those left the factory that way.[:p]

Stu K

'63 Lark Regal, "Miss Rose"

04-27-2010, 10:03 AM
:) Wow! He! sure! does! use! a! lot! of! exclamation! marks! in! his! ad! copy!!!

That said, he's close on the production figure if you mean only 1951 Commander "F" bodies, for they made 8,034 1951 Commander F3 Regal 2-doors and 3,903 1951 Commander F5 State 2-doors....but! I! doubt! that! is! what! he! is! talking! about!!

For! a! total! of! 11,937!! 1951! Commander! F-body! cars!

In all seriousness, he doesn't realize how close he is, since they did build only one 1951 Commander Business Coupe, and it has never been documented or located. If he had that one, it would be "the" rarest 1951!! [8D]!BP!

04-27-2010, 10:04 AM
If you shovel your way past all the hype, it has potential. It looks neat with that "rubber rake". On the down side it would take a lot of $ to make it like I would want it.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg"In the heart of Arkansas."
1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas

04-27-2010, 12:27 PM
I guess he has not talked to Fonzie the bear lately about his Commander V8 2 Dr. Sedan, the OTHER car like this on the Planet! :D


04-27-2010, 12:46 PM
I liked the use of a A/T brake pedal cut in half to work on the standard pedal arms.
Seems to be all there, and well worth the no reserve opening bid. He didn't have to put all the bs hype in there, the car is too honest looking for that.

JohnP, driving & reviving
an early Lark

04-27-2010, 02:02 PM
I don't beleive Jay Leno does have one of those. But if he wanted one, he could afford it.

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC

Chris Pile
04-28-2010, 04:55 PM
Just returned from eyeballing the '51 with another SDC member. Too bad the photographer didn't show the rusted out trunk floor - you can see the gas tank quite clearly.

The floor has large "see through" areas on the both sides of the front seat, and the rockers are basically gone. We think it had been sitting in the mud, as every time a door closed or we rapped on a body panel, large quantities of mud fell on the pavement.

Speaking of body panels, the hood and the passenger door have bondo a quarter-inch thick in several spots. The bumpers and overriders are good, the grille is excellent along with the bullet.

The only good glass is the rear backlight. Both front turn signal lenses are broken. Rear lenses are good. There are only 3 wheel covers, in OK shape. Rims have been painted silver metallic recently.

Most chromed trim is in good shape. Stainless is OK. Dashboard is missing many of the lower parts & trim. Seats are wasted, of course.

Someone has been working on the motor, which does not turn over. There are no spark plugs, but someone stuck a tap in one of the threaded holes on the passenger side of the engine.

We didn't lay down to check out the underneath of the vehicle. Forgot, the trunk springs are in bad shape - doesn't fit tight. Hood doesn't latch, either.

If you need some straight body panels and spare parts, this is a good choice. If you like hard fabrication work - then it will make a decent project.

That's all!

Chris Pile

04-28-2010, 07:36 PM
WOW! a picture is worth a thousand words. But that doesn't say how many are true. My remark as to worth/honesty was WAY off , , ,

But I still think the Rube Goldberg pedals are a hoot!

JohnP, driving & reviving
an early Lark

04-28-2010, 10:31 PM
After looking this car over today with Chris, I'd have to say that the clutch and brake pedals are it's most redeeming feature. Now, if a guy was good at bodywork, and didn't mind replacing the floors/rockers/trunk/radiator splash pan/etc it would make a decent car. I'd rather buy this one and put a V8 in it: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-1950-Studebaker-Champion-Restore-parts-/170477935107?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item27b146da03

Eric Boyle
Packard Engineering, LTD.
Wichita, Ks.

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dean pearson
04-29-2010, 11:49 AM
I wish ypu luck, Who ever that is.

What a geek.


04-30-2010, 01:53 AM
Well, to put their selling skills into perspective, when we were there to look at it, the guy just showed us where it was, and let us take a look. Didn't come up to us after that, didn't say hi, bye, kiss my a.. or anything. We stayed there probably about 30 minutes looking at the other cars, opening doors, popping hoods, and no one said anything to us. Must not be too interested in selling it, if you ask me.

Eric Boyle
Packard Engineering, LTD.
Wichita, Ks.

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05-03-2010, 03:15 AM
17 hours to go and it's up to $1500. I think the buyer's going to be rather disappointed.

Eric Boyle
Packard Engineering, LTD.
Wichita, Ks.

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05-03-2010, 05:51 AM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) Wow! He! sure! does! use! a! lot! of! exclamation! marks! in! his! ad! copy!!!

Finally looked at it and you're right, maybe StudeRich! wrote the! copy!:D

No reserve. Wonder if it will sell or he'll yank the listing seeing that he thinkd it's THAT rare

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
Ephesians 6:10-17

05-03-2010, 06:40 AM
Very rare in Australia.In fact I've never seen a 51 Commander 2 door sedan out here.Did see a Champion in the 70's.
Wonder how many rescuable ones exist in the U.S??


Chris Pile
05-14-2010, 11:15 PM
The seller has added even MORE BS to his auction page. The price is higher this time than the last, too. Hope no one in the Club gets ripped off by this guy.


Chris Pile

05-14-2010, 11:35 PM
It's that old story, buy cheap sale high



"I sweat alot to keep others cool"

05-15-2010, 08:31 AM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

I guess he has not talked to Fonzie the bear lately about his Commander V8 2 Dr. Sedan, the OTHER car like this on the Planet! :D


This is why I love the Muppet Movie so much!
BTW, two of these rare cars were used in filming, one modified to be driven from the trunk!
I think that's the one they drove around with a truck on the roof...

A. Charles Eck, Jr.
Essex, MD
Studebakers were made to drive! (Besides, they don't get lost as easy in the Wal-Mart parking lot!)

'64 Cruiser 'Louise'
'57 Commander 4 door sedan 'Bluebird'
'66 Ford F-250
'53 John Deere 50
'41 John Deere H All-Fuel
'41 John Deere B All-Fuel

Chris Pile
05-15-2010, 10:30 AM
I contacted the seller and pointed out his errors, here's what I received in response...

"F**k you! Studebakers are a s**t car anyway, and only an idiot would want one. Mopars rule, dude".

I guess he told me.

Chris Pile

05-15-2010, 11:11 AM
Hmm.........maybe he works in the WH:-(

05-16-2010, 09:07 AM
quote:Originally posted by Laemmle

Hmm.........maybe he works in the WH:-(
nobody "works" in the White House........

'59 Lark hardtop w/355 blown sbc, 700R4, 8.8" rear w/ 3.73 gears
Dogs are a man's best friend. Just ask my Dachshunds!

05-16-2010, 12:34 PM
ebay is home to some of the biggest com artists on the planet.

And I mean the executives as well as the sellers.