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doublepaddle
04-01-2013, 12:51 PM
Found this from Barnfinds.com. Nothing in it for me but I would love to have the spare money for this one. One of my favorite Studes.
This INCREDIBLE Nice ORIGINAL 1942 Studebaker Coupe will be auctioned off at the Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale on Sat., April 13 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas

http://wichita.craigslist.org/atq/3672071458.html

raoul5788
04-01-2013, 02:23 PM
I would love to own this car.

Chris Pile
04-01-2013, 03:39 PM
A few Midway Chapter members plan on attending this auction.

kurtruk
04-01-2013, 09:39 PM
Can't say enough about the Mennonite Relief sales (And I'm not Mennonite). Everything is donated. If your women like handmade quilts, this is the place to see and buy amazing pieces of art and work. Every year these ladies turn out spectacular quilts, many hand stitched. Fresno's Mennonite Relief sale is this coming weekend. Raisin fritters are our favorite thing to buy and eat. A dozen at a time! :!!: :!!:

warrlaw1
04-02-2013, 08:39 AM
I bought a rear window from a Mennonite charity auction on eBay. The lady doing the shipping was adorable. She called me with progress reports and finally found a "coffin maker" in the community that built a beautiful little "packing crate" for it from pine. Window's been in the car for four years and I kept the crate, too. Wonderful people.

Chris Pile
04-06-2013, 04:20 PM
Here is an updated CL ad with more pictures of the car.

http://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/3715818872.html

There was a story in today's Wichita Eagle about it:

http://www.kansas.com/2013/04/06/2749435/another-barn-find-for-charity.html

My guess is that the un-named Studebaker collector who looked the car over is Vern Ediger.
You can bet he will be bidding on this car.

klifton1
04-06-2013, 07:19 PM
Looks to be an overdrive car. Klif

studegary
04-07-2013, 10:11 AM
Brings back bad memories. I was part owner of a 1942 Studebaker coupe until it "disappeared". I never got the car or anything for it. In the end, I am the winner because I am alive and the other guy isn't <G>.


EDIT: After some thought, I believe "my" coupe was a 1946 model. The short lived 1946 model cars were similar to the 1942 models. There were 1285 1946 five passenger coupes. Studebaker made 119,325 cars in 1941, 9285 in 1941 and 77,567 cars in 1946 which includes all of the early "first by Far With a Postwar Car" 1947 models (19,275 were 1946 models - more than half of these were four door sedans).

Roscomacaw
04-07-2013, 12:23 PM
We all win with you being here, Gary! :D

jlmccuan
04-07-2013, 12:37 PM
Brings back bad memories. I was part owner of a 1942 Studebaker coupe until it "disappeared". I never got the car or anything for it. In the end, I am the winner because I am alive and the other guy isn't <G>.

Note to self. Don't cross Gary. He will take out a hit on you.

Chris Pile
04-07-2013, 11:08 PM
Well... the seller changed his CL ad for the 3rd time!
I have had several people email me complaining that the links had been flagged, so confusion was high (and some folks were angry).

I emailed him and told him to leave that crap alone, as people are checking out the car beyond the Kansas area.
He replied, and stated that he was unaware of any interest in the car, as he had only gotten 2 calls about it.
He knows nothing of old cars - but knows it's originally from dry western Kansas.

Anyway - here's the latest (and hopefully last) Craigslist link to the '42 Champion.
http://wichita.craigslist.org/atq/3672071458.html

t walgamuth
04-08-2013, 04:32 AM
It looks like a sweetheart!

studegary
04-08-2013, 01:15 PM
We all win with you being here, Gary! :D

Thank you! You made my day (helps to ease the current back pain).

It is strange, but this guy and a couple of others that took me for thousands on an Avanti are all deceased and were all younger than I was at the time of their death.

hawk58man
04-08-2013, 01:38 PM
What ever ''Goes around comes around". They will pay when they meet there "Maker", and I'm sure "they have paid" since they are no longer around. But you are still here with us ,Thanks!. Current 'Blown L4-5 Right side Disckectomy patient with arthritis at places I never knew it was before! Take care of yourself and your "back" please . Mike..:cool:

Chris Pile
04-11-2013, 08:50 AM
Getting this thread back on track...

Seller made an additional listing on CL with better pictures.
For you out of state guys - they will take phone bids on this thing.
I predict it will sell for a pretty penny!

http://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/3736580169.html

wolfie
04-13-2013, 08:28 AM
If anyone attends this auction please let us know what the Stude brings. Thanks, Steve

Roscomacaw
04-13-2013, 09:49 AM
If anyone knows, I'm curious as to the mounting of that oil filter cannister. Almost looks as tho it mounts to the side of the manifold! That can't be. I also can't imagine it mounts to the inner fender - although I'd believe that before being mounted to the manifold.

Chris Pile
04-13-2013, 10:08 AM
If anyone knows, I'm curious as to the mounting of that oil filter cannister. Almost looks as tho it mounts to the side of the manifold! That can't be. I also can't imagine it mounts to the inner fender - although I'd believe that before being mounted to the manifold.

I'm thinking firewall.
I will report on the auction.

Chris Pile
04-13-2013, 03:49 PM
First of all - the oil filter IS mounted to the manifold.

Checked out the car, and it is in very good shape. The interior is rumpled, but not torn - not even very dirty. Pretty clean under the hood, no visible leaks. One piece of chrome trim in the trunk. Engine sounded good.

Several Midway members present for the auction - didn't recognize anyone else. There was a Kenny Studebaker there to see it sell - he was a friend of the family that owned it for all those years.

Bidding was strong - old car & tractor guys and younger rodders. Midway's own Larry Erker finally dropped out when it hit $13,000. It gaveled at $14,750 - the new owner was a grumpy old guy who was headed to another auction, so I didn't get to talk much longer than congratulating him.

Someone left SDC club literature in the seat for the new owner....