View Full Version : Pre-war Question: Is this a realistic price?

05-23-2010, 10:57 PM
No criticism here, I just have no idea of what pre-war stuff is worth; are these bits of car worth that kind of money?

No question it would be a fabulous car finished, though:cool: Just trying to learn here:


Bo Markham
05-23-2010, 11:01 PM
No, some one is on a fishing expedition.

05-23-2010, 11:06 PM
Desirable parts indeed if you need them. I would suspect ending bid would be less than 1/10 of starting bid.

05-23-2010, 11:15 PM
Um, no. That's more for those parts than I paid for my whole car!

05-23-2010, 11:16 PM
I agree that its too much money but could easily see one spending that much to locate, purchase and ship these parts a piece or two at a time if he needed them. It all depends on finding someone that needs these parts. Steve

05-23-2010, 11:24 PM
Where else would one find '32 convertible sedan sheetmetal?

Not to say that's a realistic price. But those era Studebakers aren't usually restored by CASO's.

05-23-2010, 11:59 PM
Hi all, This guy knows his stuff, I worked for him in the 90s he is a high roller and has some of the nicest cars he has his own privet museum, Here in Lacrosse Wisconsin. I was going to go and see him and see if he will let me take some pictures of his cars. Back in the 90s I ran one of his shops the building was 1 million to put up. This guy is a self made millionaire... I think the parts he is trying to sell are way to high but, I just wanted to give you all a bit of history on him.. Some of the cars he has are to die for. I will try to get some pictures and post them if you all want me to.. Thank you Gene.

05-24-2010, 05:27 AM
He has listed these parts several times before. FWIW.

05-24-2010, 06:18 AM
Made me wonder. I don't pay much attention to cars from the 30s because as much as I'd love one I figure I could never afford a nice one. This listing seems to confirm that:( What's the comparable number of/condition in parts for say a Lark worth- doors, couple fenders, bare cowl, piece of body tub, grille shell? About $3-500:p

Of course, what's a finished 32 convertible worth, and a comparable Lark convertible worth?? <G>

05-24-2010, 01:11 PM
Hi Mr. Andrews, I just paid for two front fenders and a right rear 1/4 panel for my 1960 Lark NOS. $680.00. and as a caso also traded a 2 1/2 ton jack & horn button, hood ornament , and some inside door handles & window cranks & the headlight rings with the built in signal light glass in them from a Studebaker Truck that is from the 50s ? I think the numbers on it reed M2---- Did I pay to much?? Gene...

05-24-2010, 01:15 PM
He has listed these parts several times before. FWIW.

Ya I have seen them listed for over a year now. ebay is making money lol. Gene.

M15 Trucker
05-24-2010, 01:34 PM
I see this guy's Studes for sale on Hemmings Motor News online all the time. I think the cheepest car that he's had for sale, he wanted wanted $68,000 for. I think he had for sale on Hemmings a '32 four seasons president roadster for $138,000. Just another guy living in Dreamland.


05-24-2010, 09:16 PM
Usually I'm long winded with my replies but I'll make this one short......"NO"

05-24-2010, 09:28 PM
Hi Mr. Andrews, I just paid for two front fenders and a right rear 1/4 panel for my 1960 Lark NOS. $680.00. Did I pay to much?? Gene...

Not for NOS you didn't! That's a very good price for NOS 59-63 Lark fenders.

Imagine if the parts for the 32 listed above were NOS... WOW!

BTW- Bob is fine. Mr. Andrews was my father <G>

05-25-2010, 07:02 AM
Hi Bob, Thank you I was thinking that I paid to much for the fenders & 1/4 panel, The 60 Lark is the one I am building for the wife. When I get the 62 Lark Daytona finished, Gene.

05-25-2010, 12:01 PM
Trouble is who else would be selling parts like this? The market is limited so there is no competition for them. Is there anybody out there restoring or building up a 32 Commander convertible sedan from pieces? If the vendor is as savvy as he would appear to be, he can pretty much ask whatever he feels the market will bear and have a reasonable expectation of getting that price.


05-26-2010, 01:25 AM
I've seen someone at the swap meets for the pass year or two now that had lark quarter panels for sale and he hasn't had them sell. I may see him again this season. The problem isn't always the price its trying to be at the right place at the right time thats the tricky part.

05-26-2010, 01:35 AM
Eugene my opoligies , when I posted I thought my reply was going to the pre war "Bams50"

05-26-2010, 08:56 AM
Hi Junk Yard Dog, No opoligies needed I thought that is what you were talking about the pre war stuff.. I see you are new here to Welcome to the club J,Y,D, Gene.

vegas paul
05-26-2010, 07:12 PM
Quote from ad: "I have all of the hard parts to find, but cannot put all of my photos up." Yeah, and I have just solved Fermat's last theorem, but there's not enough room in the margin of this email to write it...

For crying out loud, for that kind of money, give a 12-year old that knows how to use a digital camera/computer $20 and load the darn pictures!