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65cruiser
03-30-2007, 07:30 AM
Any guesses on what this V8 beauty will sell for? Only 7421 miles![:p]

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lstude
03-30-2007, 08:24 AM
My guess is that the reserve is somewhere between $30,000 and $40,000, but I doubt it will be bid that high.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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lstude
03-30-2007, 08:24 AM
My guess is that the reserve is somewhere between $30,000 and $40,000, but I doubt it will be bid that high.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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Roscomacaw
03-30-2007, 09:42 AM
I'm gonna say $18K - and WILL sell.[^]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-30-2007, 09:42 AM
I'm gonna say $18K - and WILL sell.[^]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Dick Steinkamp
03-30-2007, 09:53 AM
I'm with Len. I think it will bid low to mid 20's and not reach reserve.

What a beautiful car! Great color combo. Pretty special with those low miles.

What was the diff between a Commander Regal and a Commander State that year?



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Dick Steinkamp
03-30-2007, 09:53 AM
I'm with Len. I think it will bid low to mid 20's and not reach reserve.

What a beautiful car! Great color combo. Pretty special with those low miles.

What was the diff between a Commander Regal and a Commander State that year?



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BobPalma
03-30-2007, 03:40 PM
:) State models had the fender ornaments above the headlights, Dave. Fancier interior trim, too. Regals were C3; States were C5 on the body tag. There was no Commander Custom cheapie, and Regal dropped a notch from '50 to become the base model, squeezing out the DeLuxe at the bottom of the Commander food chain. (And you thought Chevrolet did that first with Bel Air trim in 1958, right? Maybe another Studebaker first? Probably not; that game is as old as the industry.) ;)

This car is relatively close to me on the south side of Indianapolis; we live in the bedroom community of Brownsburg about 12 miles northwest of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Dale "Lark Parker/Trim Trader" McPhearson lives up the road in Frankfort IN and thought he had a lead on this car several years ago but could not track it down for sure. Apparently, it was real.

It is being offered by Ray Skillman Classic Cars, a division of Ray Skillman Ford and Ray Skillman Olds-GMC dealerships on Indianapolis' south side. I'm not sure where all the money is coming from for this venture, but they have advertised heavily in central Indiana for several months now, seeking to buy collector cars. [}:)] They've been doing pretty well at it (judging from their inventory), so they must be paying up for them. ;)

If you remember, they had a 1955 President Regal Coupe (C-Body, not K) a couple months ago for $35,000. It was nice but I didn't see it in person so don't know how nice it was. It has been sold. [:0]

Not to disagree, StudeBob, but I think you're a tad low. I'll betcha this Commander crosses 20 biggies...and who knows if they'll even sell it then. This type of car (condition and preservation; even the fact that it exists!) is a whole lot more rare around here than it would be in drier California...where such things aren't common per se, but I think more frequently encountered than around here in the rust belt. [xx(]:D BP

BobPalma
03-30-2007, 03:40 PM
:) State models had the fender ornaments above the headlights, Dave. Fancier interior trim, too. Regals were C3; States were C5 on the body tag. There was no Commander Custom cheapie, and Regal dropped a notch from '50 to become the base model, squeezing out the DeLuxe at the bottom of the Commander food chain. (And you thought Chevrolet did that first with Bel Air trim in 1958, right? Maybe another Studebaker first? Probably not; that game is as old as the industry.) ;)

This car is relatively close to me on the south side of Indianapolis; we live in the bedroom community of Brownsburg about 12 miles northwest of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Dale "Lark Parker/Trim Trader" McPhearson lives up the road in Frankfort IN and thought he had a lead on this car several years ago but could not track it down for sure. Apparently, it was real.

It is being offered by Ray Skillman Classic Cars, a division of Ray Skillman Ford and Ray Skillman Olds-GMC dealerships on Indianapolis' south side. I'm not sure where all the money is coming from for this venture, but they have advertised heavily in central Indiana for several months now, seeking to buy collector cars. [}:)] They've been doing pretty well at it (judging from their inventory), so they must be paying up for them. ;)

If you remember, they had a 1955 President Regal Coupe (C-Body, not K) a couple months ago for $35,000. It was nice but I didn't see it in person so don't know how nice it was. It has been sold. [:0]

Not to disagree, StudeBob, but I think you're a tad low. I'll betcha this Commander crosses 20 biggies...and who knows if they'll even sell it then. This type of car (condition and preservation; even the fact that it exists!) is a whole lot more rare around here than it would be in drier California...where such things aren't common per se, but I think more frequently encountered than around here in the rust belt. [xx(]:D BP

Dick Steinkamp
03-30-2007, 05:00 PM
Thanks, Bob.



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Dick Steinkamp
03-30-2007, 05:00 PM
Thanks, Bob.



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rockne10
03-30-2007, 07:18 PM
I'll be watching this one with interest, not that my '51 State will be appearing at auction for the foreseeable decade. It was rescued from oblivion for $450 and, after a little investment...er, make that substantial time, money, sweat and a little bit of blood, I've added 25,000 to the odometer. It now reads 77,255. Nice part is, I only had to replace a little sheetmetal at the bottom of the doors. HC-5 #8562

too much fun!:)
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Untitled-1.jpg

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

rockne10
03-30-2007, 07:18 PM
I'll be watching this one with interest, not that my '51 State will be appearing at auction for the foreseeable decade. It was rescued from oblivion for $450 and, after a little investment...er, make that substantial time, money, sweat and a little bit of blood, I've added 25,000 to the odometer. It now reads 77,255. Nice part is, I only had to replace a little sheetmetal at the bottom of the doors. HC-5 #8562

too much fun!:)
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Untitled-1.jpg

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

BobPalma
03-30-2007, 07:23 PM
:) It just occurred to me: If this Commander is "all original," I wonder if the ding toward the top of the drivers front fender was put there by the mechanic replacing the original camshaft under warranty! That would make a good story, and who could disprove it? ;) Heh, heh... BP

BobPalma
03-30-2007, 07:23 PM
:) It just occurred to me: If this Commander is "all original," I wonder if the ding toward the top of the drivers front fender was put there by the mechanic replacing the original camshaft under warranty! That would make a good story, and who could disprove it? ;) Heh, heh... BP

lstude
03-30-2007, 07:34 PM
quote:I wonder if the ding toward the top of the drivers front fender was put there by the mechanic replacing the original camshaft under warranty!

I almost missed the ding because I was looking at the photographer :D

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/51Commandercoupeding.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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lstude
03-30-2007, 07:34 PM
quote:I wonder if the ding toward the top of the drivers front fender was put there by the mechanic replacing the original camshaft under warranty!

I almost missed the ding because I was looking at the photographer :D

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/51Commandercoupeding.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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Lark Parker
03-31-2007, 11:04 AM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) It just occurred to me: If this Commander is "all original," I wonder if the ding toward the top of the drivers front fender was put there by the mechanic replacing the original camshaft under warranty! That would make a good story, and who could disprove it? ;) Heh, heh... BP


Or maybe when the 8 volt battery option was factory installed? [:o)]

But to be fair -- it is not claimed as all original. That is kind of assumed because of the mileage.
Lark Parker aka Trim Trader

Lark Parker
03-31-2007, 11:04 AM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) It just occurred to me: If this Commander is "all original," I wonder if the ding toward the top of the drivers front fender was put there by the mechanic replacing the original camshaft under warranty! That would make a good story, and who could disprove it? ;) Heh, heh... BP


Or maybe when the 8 volt battery option was factory installed? [:o)]

But to be fair -- it is not claimed as all original. That is kind of assumed because of the mileage.
Lark Parker aka Trim Trader

52hawk
03-31-2007, 12:28 PM
Looks nice in pictures-except it's so shabby under the hood,and I wouldn't trust that radiator for more than 2 or 3 miles.

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

52hawk
03-31-2007, 12:28 PM
Looks nice in pictures-except it's so shabby under the hood,and I wouldn't trust that radiator for more than 2 or 3 miles.

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

StudeRich
03-31-2007, 04:08 PM
I believe these '51's did come with body color wheels except the Black ones, which had Maroon wheels, right? I would like it better with the correct wheel color and wheel covers like Brad's car almost has!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-31-2007, 04:08 PM
I believe these '51's did come with body color wheels except the Black ones, which had Maroon wheels, right? I would like it better with the correct wheel color and wheel covers like Brad's car almost has!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

rockne10
03-31-2007, 05:24 PM
Data I've read indicates all wheels should be Commanche Red. Mine were black when I got the car and I have no reason to believe they were not original. More stuff to ponder.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

rockne10
03-31-2007, 05:24 PM
Data I've read indicates all wheels should be Commanche Red. Mine were black when I got the car and I have no reason to believe they were not original. More stuff to ponder.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

Dick Steinkamp
04-07-2007, 09:46 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=010&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=200094756806&rd=1,1

It didn't make reserve, but Biggs was closest to the $ it would bid to.


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Dick Steinkamp
04-07-2007, 09:46 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=010&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=200094756806&rd=1,1

It didn't make reserve, but Biggs was closest to the $ it would bid to.


http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Roscomacaw
04-07-2007, 12:31 PM
:D

Roscomacaw
04-07-2007, 12:31 PM
:D