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KAREN8263
07-30-2011, 12:36 AM
Please be on the watch for a green and white 55 president-4 door that was stolen right out of my garage wed or thur night (july 27 or 28th) i have a police report filed and we hope it turns up soon. But if anyone knows anyone who might have seen it or ends up for sale..please call or email me. There is a reward offered too!
This used to be stan hanenkratts car for anyone who knows him..
you can call me too if you see or anyone trys to sell this car to you
916-241-5366

jlmccuan
07-30-2011, 12:43 AM
Where are you located?

KAREN8263
07-30-2011, 01:23 AM
Hi, it was located in rancho cordova, calif.

sals54
07-30-2011, 01:43 AM
Karen,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad's car. BTW, Rancho Cordova is in the Sacramento CA area. We will keep an eye out for your car.

studeclunker
07-30-2011, 02:38 AM
Maybe it's internet exploder ate, but your pictures don't work, Karen. All the best on recovering your car.

JRoberts
07-30-2011, 07:56 AM
The pictures work fine for me. I will try to post this thread elsewhere so more folks can keep a lookout for your beautiful car. Good-Luck with finding it and the low lifes that took it.

KJongenburger
07-30-2011, 11:23 AM
I'll keep an eye open on this side of the pond.

warrlaw1
07-30-2011, 12:08 PM
I know you must feel sick and angry about it. It can't cross the border without a title. I hope the idiots don't try to disassemble it. Good luck!

StudeRich
07-30-2011, 01:03 PM
Well so much for the theory that 4 door Sedans are not desirable or valuable! :eek:

BobPalma
07-30-2011, 01:08 PM
Dang! That's a pretty car. We'll all keep our eyes peeled. BP

satdoc2
07-30-2011, 02:46 PM
Call a local TV Station. They may show a picture being such a nice, rare automobile. May have been taken for just a "Joy Ride" and left in a remote area. List the phone number and email for the TV station and we can also contact them.
Allen

55 56 PREZ 4D
07-30-2011, 04:29 PM
Karen:
I looked at your Dad's car a while back. [I have the clone that was parked across the street]
I'm waiting to get stopped by the police.
Good luck in finding the car. It is a beauty.
I guess I will start locking mine. So much for ,"Who would steal a Studebaker ?"
What a lowlife to do that.
Dan

Anne F. Goodman
07-31-2011, 07:38 PM
Wow I was just showing my son your car on ebay. It was priced so reasonable too. We all need to watch out for this car. I think if I remember right it had a grey cloth interior too.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1955-STUDEBAKER-PRESIDENT-STOLEN-PLEASE-HELP-/310335371257?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item48416df7f9

California plate EHH525

55coupe
07-31-2011, 09:41 PM
Karen I'm in sock this is so wrong. I'll start calling club members this week also let people know to watch the swap meets. Stephen Rainville

royvaldez
07-31-2011, 10:11 PM
I am in Camino. If I see it, I will report it.

stan zoerner
08-01-2011, 01:01 AM
I have a 55 Champion and have been going to swap meets and that kinda stuff around Santa Rosa {just a little north S.F} I will keep my eyes open and tell a few of my friends around here and further north. HOPE THEY GET BUSTED SOME HOW...

Warren Webb
08-01-2011, 01:40 AM
Karen, I see you had the car for sale. How many people had come to see it? Do you have the i.d of those that did? They would be prime suspects I would think.

55 56 PREZ 4D
08-01-2011, 09:54 AM
Anne:
The interior is green, it just shows up as grey in the pictures.
One trunk lid hinge had been replaced, I think it was the drivers side.
The trunk lid paint is flat white while the remainder of white is shiny.
Dan

studebakerjoe
08-02-2011, 10:09 AM
i hope you find your car, best wishes on finding it.

raprice
08-02-2011, 11:57 AM
It never ceases to amaze me that there are low-lifes out there who would have the gall to take someone's car out of his garage. I hope the police catch the b--tard. (sorry, that's the only word I could think of the describe the perp.)
Rog

Bob Andrews
08-08-2011, 04:38 PM
Bump with Hemmings story:

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2011/08/08/stolen-car-alert-1955-studebaker-president/?refer=news

Andy R.
08-08-2011, 06:12 PM
Lovely car. We'll keep an eye out for it in the SF Bay Area.
When our car got stolen, we found it just a few blocks away three days later. Hopefully, yours will turn up soon.

55studeman
08-09-2011, 07:37 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss.

Will keep a look out too. 40% of Cars stolen in Sacramento are for "joy Riding" or "Busing" (where they cruise across town to get somewhere and then ditch it). Sorry to say that you're probably not that lucky (those are often recovered), since it sounds like a targeted (found via For Sale ad & whoever it was, was interested in a Studebaker of all things!), more sophisticated theft (taken from garage vs street).

Would be hard to miss, so I just hope they drive it around the highways. I'll keep a look out on I-80, on my commute.

Sdude
08-18-2011, 02:34 PM
Good News....

The car has been recovered intact. Second hand info I got was that they also stole some tools and tried to sell them on Craig's list. I'm not sure how they thought they could get rid of the car but it's a moot point now.

At least one in jail is what I hear. I guess the car is still for sale. Now it's got a storied history. Maybe it's worth more money....

warrlaw1
08-18-2011, 02:54 PM
What a great ending to a miserable tale. In Canada they would get a slap on the wrist. Hope the judge likes classic cars!

raprice
08-18-2011, 06:12 PM
Wow! That's great news that your car has been recovered.
Rog

Pat Dilling
08-18-2011, 06:29 PM
Excellent news indeed!! I just love happy endings, hope you have good luck with the sale.

PAt

52hawk
08-18-2011, 06:42 PM
I can't imagine anyone stupid enough to steal such a noticeable car. I'm so glad it was recovered!!!

sals54
08-19-2011, 01:09 AM
Karen, Great News Indeed. ! ! ! ! I'm so glad for you. I hope they did not do any damage while they had the car. Good luck on the resale.

JunkYarDog
08-19-2011, 01:57 AM
BIG OUCH, I had the gas cap stolen off my 58 two years ago and I'm still ticked off about that so I can just imagine how you feel. I'm up north of you if I see anything be asured I'll contact you..

clonelark
08-19-2011, 02:38 AM
So happy you got that beautiful 55 back, for sure the best looking 4 door made.

gordr
08-19-2011, 12:06 PM
Any details on who stole it, and why, and how it was recovered? Such knowledge might help others among ud from being similarly victimized.

Not asking for the sort of details that might prejudice a court case against the miscreants.

warrlaw1
08-19-2011, 12:30 PM
Geez, Gord, I wish it was a jury trial and we were the jury pool! I doubt that any details posted here would prejudice the trial. The police might be close lipped, but the info you are asking for from a victim could certainly help us all. Cheers.

BobGlasscock
08-19-2011, 06:56 PM
I'm sort of curious why we haven't heard from Karen on this recovery....................................

wolfie
08-21-2011, 01:04 AM
I E-mailed her and here is her reply


Hello,
yes we recovered it last week, the local police dept took a craigslist posting that we found online of our tools, upon contact with the guy who had the stolen tools for sale, he also had our studebaker right in his apartment complex under a car cover. turns out he was a felon on parole and had a long history of car theft. they took him away in cuffs and we towed our car home! what a day! it now sits in my garage and we are going to take it to our mechanic to fix the ignition he popped, and have it checked out. luckily that was all he did to it. anyway thanks for the interest and pass along the word if you would (:
Karen




Steve

BobPalma
08-21-2011, 06:46 AM
Good to hear that, Steve/Karen. Thanks.

What a moron, popping the ignition switch. In less time, he could have hot-wired the thing, if he knew what he was doing.

Geeze, Johnny Wipff could have showed him how when Johnny was only 14 years old:

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?46971-The-night-I-stole-the-truck

BP

BobGlasscock
08-21-2011, 08:17 AM
Geeze, Johnny Wipff could have showed him how when Johnny was only 14 years old:

BP

AND, we would have had an awesome story to read.

JunkYarDog
08-22-2011, 01:21 AM
Yep real smart, steal something then put it on the internet for sale. But you can be thankfull the guy's an Idiot or you'd never have seen your car again.

Thank God for stupid thiefs. I'm sure your breathing a shy of releave on this whole thing.

stupak
08-22-2011, 03:23 PM
Glad to hear the car was recovered. I can't even imagine a car that I loved being stolen. And, as usual, the Studebaker community stood up and supported Karen. But.....I'm puzzled. Why did Karen NOT share her good news with us directly intsead of a member having to contact her and make a post for her? If it were me, thank heavens it wasn't, I'd be back on the forum thanking everyone that offered advise and support. But then again, that's me. stupak

Sdude
09-18-2011, 06:58 PM
I just got word that Karen got the car back from the shop and it is good to go and for sale again. She plans to run an ad in TW but will entertain offers now.

Welcome
09-18-2011, 08:41 PM
Glad to hear the car was recovered. I can't even imagine a car that I loved being stolen. And, as usual, the Studebaker community stood up and supported Karen. But.....I'm puzzled. Why did Karen NOT share her good news with us directly intsead of a member having to contact her and make a post for her?<<< stupak

Maybe it has something to do with this $500 cash reward she offered us??? ...and then again maybe it doesn't.;););)


I had a cherry 1955 green and white two tone president 4dr stolen out of my garage if anyone finds it there is $500 cash reward. email me at apuaga@yahoo.com

sals54
09-19-2011, 10:36 PM
Karen is not a member, nor is she actively engaged in this forum. The car was here late father's. She was selling off her father's Studebaker cars and parts. She was directed here for our help in locating the car which was stolen after she had been showing it for sale. She is a class act, and by the way, still hurting from the loss of her dad and does not deserve any derision or accusations from this forum. Have a little heart, eh?

Sdude
09-20-2011, 01:15 AM
Karen is not a member, nor is she actively engaged in this forum. The car was here late father's. She was selling off her father's Studebaker cars and parts. She was directed here for our help in locating the car which was stolen after she had been showing it for sale. She is a class act, and by the way, still hurting from the loss of her dad and does not deserve any derision or accusations from this forum. Have a little heart, eh?

Well said Sal....

Bob Andrews
09-26-2011, 06:30 AM
FWIW, this car's for sale here:

http://sacramento.ebayclassifieds.com/classic-cars/rancho-cordova/1955-president-studebaker/?ad=13962694

And cheaper, here:

http://forums.aaca.org/f119/1955-studebaker-president-reduced-4400-a-312532.html

I wonder why it was not offered on the forum?

Anyway, it looks like a nice car for the money.

stupak
09-26-2011, 10:19 AM
Since when is a 'final chapter' or a THANK YOU note a ".....derision or accusations..."? In my book, that is common courtesy. I don't care if it is this forum or another form of communication. Courtesy has never gone out of style. And, excuses are not polite. stupak