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hausdok
11-30-2014, 03:27 AM
The guy says it's the last one built.

http://flagstaff.craigslist.org/cto/4707615727.html

stude dude
11-30-2014, 05:22 AM
There are so many problems with that add its hard to know where to begin!

Chris.

EssexExport
11-30-2014, 07:46 AM
Some kind of VIN would be nice.

8E45E
11-30-2014, 07:51 AM
Answer here: -----> http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?41166-Next-To-Last-Studebaker&highlight=harrahs

Craig

junior
11-30-2014, 10:14 AM
Answer here: -----> http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?41166-Next-To-Last-Studebaker&highlight=harrahs

Craig

the ad said last 4 door American wagon made...not last wagon made. Still have no idea why he thinks it commands that kind of cash. cheers, junior

8E45E
11-30-2014, 10:17 AM
the ad said last 4 door American wagon made...not last wagon made.

And a million dollars to you to show me ANY 'American made' 1966 Studebaker. The grille may be from 1964, but the side trim hole locations and what is left of the Plum paint indicates it is a 1966.

Craig

8E45E
11-30-2014, 10:34 AM
Well….at least since it is (was) Plum, we know it was late production, correct?

Yes, one can agree it is a late-production car. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?51135-1966-interior-exterior-combinations&highlight=plum

Craig

Studebakercenteroforegon
11-30-2014, 12:45 PM
That might not be Plum. It might be Mount Royal Red, which was fairly dark. (I owned a Plum Cruiser and a Mount Royal Red Daytona Sport Sedan. These colors are certainly different from each other, but not much is showing to conclude from the pictures.)

junior
11-30-2014, 12:50 PM
Damn, I missed the '66 in the description, and did assume it was not a 66 by judging the grill...but plum, what plum? must be my new glasses 'cause I don't see plum anywhere... trim holes...what trim holes?...could a 60's something car not have holes drilled to have different trim attached after a re-paint or to spruce-it up a bit? Regardless, I think the point here is this ad clearly shows a Studebaker Wagonaire that lays claim to being 'rare' because it's the last American one made and what I see is clearly not $5000 worth of car regardless of the claim made. Without the VIN...S/N...whatever one wishes to call it... the year and claim to last one made would be next to impossible to verify. Even if it was the last American made Wagonaire would you be willing to dish out 5 G's of your hard earned cash to have this car in your possession? junior.

SN-60
11-30-2014, 12:53 PM
Yes, $5000 is a bit of a 'stretch' for this baby methinks!

qsanford
11-30-2014, 01:01 PM
There was a gem of a '66 Wagonaire in Roswell, NM that was to be auctioned off in September. Does anyone know if it sold and or who bought it? it was Timberline Turquoise with Black interior, V8 with OD. it was in better shape than this one!

studegary
11-30-2014, 02:32 PM
And a million dollars to you to show me ANY 'American made' 1966 Studebaker. The grille may be from 1964, but the side trim hole locations and what is left of the Plum paint indicates it is a 1966.

Craig

You can just mail me the check for one million dollars. I seem to remember that Canada is still in North America.

This reminds me of a local Chrysler dealer that had a "Made in America" bumper sticker on his new 1975 Chrysler Cordoba. I said to him that it only applies if he is referring to all of North America and not just the USA. All Cordobas were assembled in Canada. He said that I was the only one that picked up on that.

8E45E
11-30-2014, 02:53 PM
You can just mail me the check for one million dollars. I seem to remember that Canada is still in North America.

Canada may as well be the 51st state of the Union, but unfortunately, we are not.

Craig

57pack
11-30-2014, 06:32 PM
First time I ever remember seeing a car with the motor removed but the radiator is still installed?

StudeRich
12-01-2014, 02:50 AM
Yeah but, it's not about the $5000.00, it's the SAVINGS! If you hurry, you can save $12,500.00 what a Cyber Monday DEAL! :D

hausdok
12-01-2014, 05:24 PM
You can just mail me the check for one million dollars. I seem to remember that Canada is still in North America.

This reminds me of a local Chrysler dealer that had a "Made in America" bumper sticker on his new 1975 Chrysler Cordoba. I said to him that it only applies if he is referring to all of North America and not just the USA. All Cordobas were assembled in Canada. He said that I was the only one that picked up on that.

That's the same point I always try to make to my relatives when I'm up in Cape Breton for a visit. In conversation, one might say something with "you Americans" in the sentence; at which point I usually stop them and ask them why they refer to us as "you Americans" when they too are in North America. Most of them usually stop and are puzzled by it; but one nephew still in primary school asked, "Uncle Mike, what should we call you? You folks down there can call us Canadians and we all call people in Mexico Mexicans, but we can't exactly call people in the U.S. USAns." He had me there!

Out of the mouth of babes.

hausdok
12-01-2014, 06:16 PM
Yeah,

It's pretty rough; there's no question about it - but is it in fact the last one made if it is number 618?

I found a link below to an article that states in one paragraph, "Studebaker abandoned automobile production in March 1966 after building but 4648 '66 models -- 618 of which were Wagonaires."

http://www.automobilemag.com/feature...ark_wagonaire/

Were the Wagonaires numbered consecutively as Wagonaires or were they numbered as their sequence in the entire car production run?

8E45E
12-01-2014, 06:29 PM
Were the Wagonaires numbered consecutively as Wagonaires or were they numbered as their sequence in the entire car production run?

Not Hamilton production, which included all body styles. It was true of South Bend cars, though.

Craig

qsanford
12-01-2014, 08:23 PM
If I thought I had the last Wagonaire built, I would spring for a copy of the Production Order! I guess that assumes the owner knows they are available. Don't tell the Harrah's folks!

2R5
12-01-2014, 08:46 PM
Well the 1st 66 Wagonaire still survives and its in good shape as well !

8E45E
12-01-2014, 10:13 PM
Well the 1st 66 Wagonaire still survives and its in good shape as well !

And it has a 1965 body number tag as well. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?81022-1966-Wagonaire-CNE-Unit&highlight=exposition

Craig