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Indyted
07-20-2015, 10:37 AM
....to show up at next month's national meet with funds set aside for a 1960 Hawk?

The 1960 Hawk and a 1963-64 Avanti R-2 4-speed are my Kryptonite. :woot:

Commander Eddie
07-20-2015, 10:47 AM
Dangerous as in; you might find what you want and spend your money? Or that you won't find what you want and go home with your money and a heap of disappointment? ;)

Indyted
07-20-2015, 11:28 AM
Getting tempted in buying one....and then actually buying it. Is the corral a good place to find these cars?

TWChamp
07-20-2015, 11:34 AM
Ever heard the saying "MONEY CAN'T BUY HAPPINESS"?

Well, whoever said that must have never bought a STUDEBAKER. :D

StudeRich
07-20-2015, 12:09 PM
Your chances of getting a good look at the Car you like are better in the Car Corral than eBay, but the Cars are probably equal some good, some not so much, but the prices are usually fixed, so you do not have to outbid someone. :)

jclary
07-20-2015, 12:11 PM
....to show up at next month's national meet with funds set aside for a 1960 Hawk?

The 1960 Hawk and a 1963-64 Avanti R-2 4-speed are my Kryptonite. :woot:

If you have the money...why wait?:confused: The one you want may be sold by then.:oops:;)

BobPalma
07-20-2015, 04:46 PM
:) 'Sounds like as good a place as any, Ted.

The big advantage is that you get to inspect the car in person, and there are plenty of "experts" (;) both real and imagined) on the premises to advise you! :D :cool: BP

wlfrench
07-20-2015, 06:32 PM
The danger is just as great on ebay. You put in a low bid knowing for sure that someone is going to out bid you and then.....:)

Jessie J.
07-20-2015, 07:09 PM
Best not to carry a lot of cash. Nowadays one needs to be aware that if for any reason they have a traffic encounter involving police officers, any large amount of cash can, and likely will be confiscated for P.D. purposes. Good luck ever getting it returned.
Used to be we only needed worry about criminals robbing us in broad daylight, now its the Police Departments that commit Highway Robbery, with the full legal backing of State and Federal laws. For large cash transactions carry Travelers Checks.

rockne10
07-20-2015, 07:58 PM
Any serious seller should be willing to part with their vehicle for some amount of non-refundable earnest money--sans title.

Indyted
07-20-2015, 08:46 PM
Best not to carry a lot of cash. Nowadays one needs to be aware that if for any reason they have a traffic encounter involving police officers, any large amount of cash can, and likely will be confiscated for P.D. purposes. Good luck ever getting it returned.
Used to be we only needed worry about criminals robbing us in broad daylight, now its the Police Departments that commit Highway Robbery, with the full legal backing of State and Federal laws. For large cash transactions carry Travelers Checks.

Very true. I have heard of those stories too. I would likely have the means the wire the money from bank to bank. Plus, being the President of the AOAI - Indiana Chapter and the son of one of the designers of the Avanti, I aint Mr. Obsurity. :rolleyes:


And I ever ever tried something sneaky and welched a payment, a posse of Bob Palma, Chuck Kern, Ed Reynolds and Mike Baker would track me down and break both of my legs. :lol:

bob40
07-20-2015, 09:15 PM
Don't limit the looking to just the car corral.Many a deal has been struck just by talking to a owner.

TWChamp
07-20-2015, 11:50 PM
Don't limit the looking to just the car corral.Many a deal has been struck just by talking to a owner.

Yep, almost every car I ever bought has been by just asking the owner if they would care to sell their car. In fact the first Studebaker I bought in late 68 was because I stood by the car parked at a church in El Paso, Texas. I waited for the owner to come out so I could ask if they would care to sell the car. Two little old ladies got into the car, and I asked the driver if she would care to sell. She said yes, as a matter of fact she was about to buy a VW Beetle, so I could come over on Thursday to pick it up. When I asked the price, she said "would $100 be too much"? Of course I said no, that would be fine if it's OK with her. When I went to her apartment on Thursday to pay, she said she thought $100 was too much, so I should only give her $85. I still have that fine 1950 Commander, but it has used a quart of oil for each 100 miles since I bought it.

Guido
07-21-2015, 01:32 PM
Best not to carry a lot of cash. Nowadays one needs to be aware that if for any reason they have a traffic encounter involving police officers, any large amount of cash can, and likely will be confiscated for P.D. purposes. Good luck ever getting it returned.
Used to be we only needed worry about criminals robbing us in broad daylight, now its the Police Departments that commit Highway Robbery, with the full legal backing of State and Federal laws. For large cash transactions carry Travelers Checks.

Subsequent to any traffic stop, a police officer would need probable cause to search you or your vehicle. I doubt the average Studebaker driver fits any type of police profile other than those related to age impaired driving.

olasar
07-21-2015, 03:37 PM
When I bought my car at a meet had a letter from my bank stating my check was good for X $ and wrote the seller a check. I assume banks still do that

Jessie J.
07-21-2015, 04:57 PM
Subsequent to any traffic stop, a police officer would need probable cause to search you or your vehicle. I doubt the average Studebaker driver fits any type of police profile other than those related to age impaired driving.
And as we know us Stude drivers are generally youngsters. :P
'Probable cause' may consist of whatever the Officer considers as appearing 'suspicious'.

A "Studeebaker? driven by an old geezer that looked like an escapee from a nursing home? Looked mighty suspicious to me your Honor.'

Apart from a treating the subject with a bit of humor, our nations Police Departments are becoming notorious for their confiscation of the cash of innocent motorist's.

Not being personally acquainted with Indyted or his personal financial arrangements or circumstances,
my suggestion of obtaining Travelers Checks was simply a general precaution to the readers of this thread. Our 'Police Departments' have degenerated into a often unrecognized _until you are a victim, public 'danger'

Corvanti
07-21-2015, 10:15 PM
And as we know us Stude drivers are generally youngsters. :P
'Probable cause' may consist of whatever the Officer considers as appearing 'suspicious'.
A "Studeebaker? driven by an old geezer that looked like an escapee from a nursing home? Looked mighty suspicious to me your Honor.'
Apart from a treating the subject with a bit of humor, our nations Police Departments are becoming notorious for their confiscation of the cash of innocent motorist's.
Not being personally acquainted with Indyted or his personal financial arrangements or circumstances,
my suggestion of obtaining Travelers Checks was simply a general precaution to the readers of this thread. Our 'Police Departments' have degenerated into a often unrecognized _until you are a victim, public 'danger'

I'm sorry, but your 2 posts are "cr@p" in 99% of the US. :mad:

yeah, there are still "speed traps" around - but mainly on 2 lane roads nearby or in towns.

i do agree that i probably wouldn't carry that amount of $$$ to buy what Ted is looking for in my wallet, but there are alternatives.
besides, most everyone attending the meet in St. Louis will know of Mr. Harbit.:!:

do "they" still issue Traveler's Checks in this day???

hobiejack11
07-21-2015, 11:42 PM
It may be true that money can't buy happiness but it suer can buy a lot of things that will make you happy, in our case, mostly Studebakers!

jclary
07-23-2015, 10:08 AM
....to show up at next month's national meet with funds set aside for a 1960 Hawk?

The 1960 Hawk and a 1963-64 Avanti R-2 4-speed are my Kryptonite. :woot:

May I take this opportunity to attempt to drive this thread back to the original topic? After a couple of days, it dawned on me (quick mind:rolleyes:) that you must suspect that a certain '60 Hawk might be showing up at the meet.;)

I'll look forward to your next adventure describing getting acquainted with your Hawk.:!:

Indyted
07-23-2015, 01:15 PM
Maybe. ;)

Actually, I have no specific car in mind. Our family owned one when I was born. It was the first car I rode in. So we will see if there are any out there that get my interest.

Guido
07-23-2015, 01:23 PM
I do agree that i probably wouldn't carry that amount of $$$ to buy what Ted is looking for in my wallet, but there are alternatives.
besides, most everyone attending the meet in St. Louis will know of Mr. Harbit.:!:

do "they" still issue Traveler's Checks in this day???

Wrong Ted, Ted Harbit goes by Chicken Hawk here on the Forum.

Corvanti
07-23-2015, 04:55 PM
^ oops, i had another brain f@rt.:o sorry...