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BobPalma
05-22-2007, 06:48 AM
:) It was noted that Jack's Strato Blue 1964 convertible closed on e-bay for $20,100. [:0]

JP and others: Is this the first documented 1964 convertible sale over $20,000? And that was for a non-R-engine car with a bench seat! The imagination shudders to think what a properly-done, full-package R2 convertible might do in the e-bay environment!

Barrett-Jackson would be jealous [not]. ;):D

Along those lines, there was a gorgeous, Strato Blue 1964 convertible that appeared at The Hoosier Auto Show and Swap Meet many years ago, possibly in the late 1970s, with somewhere around 16,000 actual miles on it. I believe it wore New Jersey plates at the time, but I'm not sure. It was a beautifully-maintained original-paint car, just as nice as you could ask for.

Does anyone know the whereabouts of that car today? [?]:D[?] BP

lstude
05-22-2007, 07:55 AM
Thanks for all the information you posted about 64 convertibles, Bob. Just for your info, here is the build sheet on my 64 Daytona. It was an early production and not many options, although it does have the correct Studebaker A/C unit, that was probably added by the dealer.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/64Daytonabuildsheetcrop.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Mein64DaytonaatBradfieldssm2.jpghttp://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/52Commanderoutofgarage4-3.jpg

lstude
05-22-2007, 07:55 AM
Thanks for all the information you posted about 64 convertibles, Bob. Just for your info, here is the build sheet on my 64 Daytona. It was an early production and not many options, although it does have the correct Studebaker A/C unit, that was probably added by the dealer.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/64Daytonabuildsheetcrop.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Mein64DaytonaatBradfieldssm2.jpghttp://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/52Commanderoutofgarage4-3.jpg

JDP
05-22-2007, 09:12 AM
It was not the highest, several have sold in the mid 20's and even my 63 hardtop sold for 25K ,but it was a R2.

JDP/Maryland


63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
05-22-2007, 09:12 AM
It was not the highest, several have sold in the mid 20's and even my 63 hardtop sold for 25K ,but it was a R2.

JDP/Maryland


63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

8E45E
05-22-2007, 09:25 AM
[quote]Originally posted by lstude

Thanks for all the information you posted about 64 convertibles, Bob. Just for your info, here is the build sheet on my 64 Daytona. It was an early production and not many options, although it does have the correct Studebaker A/C unit, that was probably added by the dealer.

Did the dealer also add a radio? Or a clock? Seems odd they weren't ordered, especially on a convertible.

Craig

8E45E
05-22-2007, 09:25 AM
[quote]Originally posted by lstude

Thanks for all the information you posted about 64 convertibles, Bob. Just for your info, here is the build sheet on my 64 Daytona. It was an early production and not many options, although it does have the correct Studebaker A/C unit, that was probably added by the dealer.

Did the dealer also add a radio? Or a clock? Seems odd they weren't ordered, especially on a convertible.

Craig

Swifster
05-22-2007, 09:41 AM
I don't think the radio would be that big a deal. Dealers sell those all the time. If a car was ordered for stock, it's easier to order without the radio and sell the customer what he wants out of the parts department. I would think the same with the clock.

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

Swifster
05-22-2007, 09:41 AM
I don't think the radio would be that big a deal. Dealers sell those all the time. If a car was ordered for stock, it's easier to order without the radio and sell the customer what he wants out of the parts department. I would think the same with the clock.

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

lstude
05-22-2007, 12:38 PM
quote:Did the dealer also add a radio? Or a clock? Seems odd they weren't ordered, especially on a convertible.

Craig

The car has a clock and a correct AM-FM radio, but I don't know if they were dealer installed or whether Sam Miller who bought the car in 1969 had them installed. Sam is now dead, so I might not ever know.

lstude
05-22-2007, 12:38 PM
quote:Did the dealer also add a radio? Or a clock? Seems odd they weren't ordered, especially on a convertible.

Craig

The car has a clock and a correct AM-FM radio, but I don't know if they were dealer installed or whether Sam Miller who bought the car in 1969 had them installed. Sam is now dead, so I might not ever know.