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StudeDave57
07-15-2006, 05:25 PM
Just when you thought all the '58s had been spoken for, along comes one that you only see once in a blue moon~ on an odd numbered Saturday in July...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=002&item=120009271244&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

I've been in the Club for as long as I can remember, and this is only about the third one of these I've ever seen. Yes, there is that custom Scotsman in Canada that looks the part, but this one's the real deal!!! Someone save this puppy!!!

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...)
'57 Commander 2dr
'57 Champion 2dr
'58 Packard sedan
'65 Cruiser

2R5
07-15-2006, 06:53 PM
A good friend of mine in Iowa has an exact one of these right down to that color. hes planning on restoring it soon.:D

tomnoller
07-15-2006, 07:03 PM
Dang, that'd be a fun project! There was a 4-door Champion locally (Seattle) on Craigslist. Went to see it but couldn't get the hood up and the guy wanted too much. Why is it most people who own, but aren't into Studes, overprice them?

Western Washington, USA

Roscomacaw
07-15-2006, 07:44 PM
Aw Geez! I wish I hadn't seen that! Yeah - someone - give that sweetie a good & loving home.[:I]

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

showbizkid
07-15-2006, 07:52 PM
Neat :) Love those headlight pods!

---------------------------
Clark in San Diego:

Proud new owner of a '63 Lark!

StudeDave57
07-15-2006, 08:47 PM
Sorry Mr. Biggs...

[:0] [}:)] ;) :D :)

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...)
'57 Commander 2dr
'57 Champion 2dr
'58 Packard sedan
'65 Cruiser

56H-Y6
07-16-2006, 09:06 AM
Hi
In the regional accent of New England: "Thaa Alltimate Aaaaahhhhhhddddity!!!!!! Love those cyclop pod headlights and ungainly fins!!!!
Hope a '58 enthusiast in the area will grab that up and restore it, they are real rarities!!!
Steve

raprice
07-16-2006, 09:44 AM
I'm getting scared. You guys are sounding like me. It seems that every time I see a beautiful Stude, I fall in love with it. (According to my wife).
Rog
Lark VI Regal Hardtop

Roscomacaw
07-16-2006, 11:37 AM
Roger, It's gonna happen that way. The trick is tactfully assuring the wife that none of your Studes could replace her.[:X]

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Roscomacaw
07-16-2006, 11:44 AM
No - I DO NOT have designs on this car. Not at all.

But out of curiosity, I wrote the seller and asked a few questions about rust, title & interior. I got 7 nice photos back - better than the ones they're selling it with!
It has a title, rust appears to be minimal and the interior's pretty decent considering. Nice door panels, paint not worn on steering wheel, minor rust in places you'd expect. Floors appear to be solid.
I'll forward his reply to anyone that's interested.;)

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

mbstude
07-16-2006, 02:17 PM
That car would look great beside your 57 Prez. two door. Just do a fire sell on one of those 53's... :D

Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut. Hazlehurst, Georgia
63 Daytona HT (project, OHV 6 engine, soon to have dual exhaust)
51 2R16 dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
52 Commander Starliner (basket case)(will trade for another Stude <g>)
MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars.
Click my name and check out "Links".

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/rainyday.jpg

imported_n/a
07-16-2006, 04:26 PM
It looks to me like the headlight bezels are the plated ones(instead of painted) that use the 7" sealed beams. The "Pods" are what make the 58's so distinctive--they do make more sense visually, after you've had one awhile.

StudeDave57
07-16-2006, 10:04 PM
Hey Mr. Biggs~ would you mind forwarding that email my way~

AFTER THE BIDDING HAS CLOSED, PLEASE!!! [:0] :)

They're for my 'records'~ I don't want to be too tempted, you know... ;) :( [V]



StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...)
'57 Commander 2dr
'57 Champion 2dr
'58 Packard sedan
'65 Cruiser

showbizkid
07-16-2006, 10:08 PM
Looks like they've added those photos to the auction listing.

---------------------------
Clark in San Diego:

Proud new owner of a '63 Lark!

StudeDave57
07-16-2006, 10:11 PM
COOL! I'll save those, and Mr. Biggs needn't worry... ;)


StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...)
'57 Commander 2dr
'57 Champion 2dr
'58 Packard sedan
'65 Cruiser