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tony58
08-09-2013, 06:02 PM
Just kidding.But this e bay Studebaker ad is a little different...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1962-Studebaker-Gran-Tourisimo-/221265920627?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item33847a0273

jclary
08-09-2013, 06:20 PM
Well...if the story is true...the effort put into the ad sales pretty much reflects the efforts put in preserving the car. Unfortunately, the quality of vinyl put in cars back in 1962, the interior could have split, drawn, and cracked even if it was sheltered from the sun. (and not just Studebaker)

The car looks complete, even if it's not completely assembled. That badly kinked hood tells that it has a less than stellar history. The suspect rear quarters also make it unlikely that the car spent its road time in that part of the country. I also saw Hawks in 1978 that already looked that beat up and worn out. Looking at the seller's number of sales with a 100% positive feedback, is promising. Also, his starting bid is not that of an unreasonable "dreamer."

Anyone who has skills, resources, is looking for a challenging project, and takes pride in showing off unbelievable "Before and After" pictures...could have a real diamond in the rough here.

8E45E
08-09-2013, 06:28 PM
Anyone who has skills, resources, is looking for a challenging project, and takes pride in showing off unbelievable "Before and After" pictures...could have a real diamond in the rough here.

Not to mention, taking that "Left Toyn at Alber-koykee"!

Craig

62champ
08-09-2013, 06:31 PM
I guess after all those years he forgot how to open the hood as well...

studelark
08-09-2013, 08:40 PM
Tony58; What is the penalty for vehicle abuse? In reading your heading and then looking at your content, I blushed with shame. I stand accused of the crime of willful neglect and it haunts me today.

In my younger days in 1962, I bought a 1930 Marquette, model 30-37 sedan off a local used car lot. One owner, 36,000 miles, a very nice used car. I used the car for many AACA activities through the rest of the '60s and for much of the 70s. But after marrying in 1969 and soon with three children, a new home, and a new fascination with Studebakers, I put the car into a garage in the late 1980s. As the years have added years to me, medical problems, two moves, and a lot of Studebakering, the Marquette was neglected.

I visited it several weeks ago and I am ashamed. I lay awake at night now and ask, "Why?" Your title statement needs an answer.

Frank Drumheller
Locust Grove, VA
60S-W6
M16-52 48 Studebaker-Boyer fire truck

tony58
08-09-2013, 09:09 PM
Tony58; What is the penalty for vehicle abuse? In reading your heading and then looking at your content, I blushed with shame. I stand accused of the crime of willful neglect and it haunts me today.

In my younger days in 1962, I bought a 1930 Marquette, model 30-37 sedan off a local used car lot. One owner, 36,000 miles, a very nice used car. I used the car for many AACA activities through the rest of the '60s and for much of the 70s. But after marrying in 1969 and soon with three children, a new home, and a new fascination with Studebakers, I put the car into a garage in the late 1980s. As the years have added years to me, medical problems, two moves, and a lot of Studebakering, the Marquette was neglected.

I visited it several weeks ago and I am ashamed. I lay awake at night now and ask, "Why?" Your title statement needs an answer.

Frank Drumheller
Locust Grove, VA
60S-W6
M16-52 48 Studebaker-Boyer fire truck

Hi,my name is Tony and I'm also guilty of Studebaker abuse.I had a '53' Starliner coupe I drove 3-4 years thru high school and never changed the oil.I'II make it up on the next one though...

Warren Webb
08-10-2013, 01:11 AM
Is there a 12 step program for this abuse? :D

JimC
08-10-2013, 01:16 AM
That poor, poor car.

I think it's interesting that the ground cable is apparently run to the rocker cover. Not sure I've ever seen that, but hey, whatever grounds the car, right?

clonelark
08-10-2013, 03:46 AM
Looks like he bent the hood closing it, not opening it. The car is going to need a lot more love than i can give it.

Swifster
08-10-2013, 04:12 AM
I might be wrong, but the 'looks' solid.

jimmijim8
08-10-2013, 06:35 AM
Neglect. cheers jimmijim

gordr
08-10-2013, 10:25 AM
Sparse ad. Didn't even mention if manual or automatic, that I could see. But the starting bid is realistic.

8E45E
08-10-2013, 10:53 AM
Pictures clearly show its a regular column-shift Flightomatic.

Craig

JEWELL
08-10-2013, 11:58 AM
Maybe a 1,500.00 car, if so, it could make a good start for someone at that price.

Mark

tony58
08-10-2013, 01:28 PM
Maybe a 1,500.00 car, if so, it could make a good start for someone at that price.

Mark

Or a great parts car...