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Guido
11-27-2007, 06:12 AM
I never thought that I would see the day when a STP Oil Treatment can topped $25.00, much less $100.00. This can has been bid to $104.36 with 11 hours left. It is nice, no rust on the lid, but $100.00+ ?????

http://www.icehouse.net/breezyg/stpo.jpg

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=180182810035&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=008

Decimal Dude (quickly thinking what my 40+ cans may now be worth...)

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

DEEPNHOCK
11-27-2007, 07:48 AM
Amazing...
And to think it's available all day long now...brand new...at $2.19 a container;)
Jeff[8D]

DEEPNHOCK
11-27-2007, 07:48 AM
Amazing...
And to think it's available all day long now...brand new...at $2.19 a container;)
Jeff[8D]

BobPalma
11-27-2007, 07:58 AM
:) Gary: The [one] sealed can I have does not have a plastic tab pull; the tab pull is metal. On the front it says "Quiets Noisy Motors" where the auction can says "New Premium". Also, my can says STP Division of Studebaker Corporation, not Chemical Compounds.

Can you date the can on e-bay versus the can I have? [?] Thanks. [8D] BP

BobPalma
11-27-2007, 07:58 AM
:) Gary: The [one] sealed can I have does not have a plastic tab pull; the tab pull is metal. On the front it says "Quiets Noisy Motors" where the auction can says "New Premium". Also, my can says STP Division of Studebaker Corporation, not Chemical Compounds.

Can you date the can on e-bay versus the can I have? [?] Thanks. [8D] BP

2R5
11-27-2007, 08:01 AM
On some things the "Studebaker" name makes them more valuable !
Gary...if this keeps up there will be lots of STP stuff on ebay !

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2R5
11-27-2007, 08:01 AM
On some things the "Studebaker" name makes them more valuable !
Gary...if this keeps up there will be lots of STP stuff on ebay !

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/smallchamp.jpg HOME of THE FRIED GREEN TOMATO
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1960 Champ
1964 Daytona HT

JDP
11-27-2007, 08:03 AM
Just like the cars, condition is everything. For a memorabilia collector, a mint can like this is the Holy Grail. I agree, everyone with a dented, rusted can will now expect $100 plus, but won't get it. You see the same thing with cars, a condition 1 Studebaker will sell for 20K, then you'll see rust buckets with a line like: "One like it just sold for 20K" :)

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54664,75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,439.30
63 Lark 2 door
52 Starliner
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

JDP
11-27-2007, 08:03 AM
Just like the cars, condition is everything. For a memorabilia collector, a mint can like this is the Holy Grail. I agree, everyone with a dented, rusted can will now expect $100 plus, but won't get it. You see the same thing with cars, a condition 1 Studebaker will sell for 20K, then you'll see rust buckets with a line like: "One like it just sold for 20K" :)

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54664,75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,439.30
63 Lark 2 door
52 Starliner
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

BobPalma
11-27-2007, 08:04 AM
:) I just noticed the seller's claim that the auction can was "vintage 1950s." Wrong. Studebaker did not own Chemical Compounds in the 1950s.

Quoting from the STP section of The 1963 Studebaker Corporation Annual Report:

"Chemical Compounds was acquired by the growing Studebaker industrial complex in 1961."

Elsewhere in that report, it conclusively states that STP stands for Scientifically Treated Petroleum, as we have stated here on the Forum previously. [^]

BTW, the Annual Report has a photo of a service station attendant adding a can of STP Oil Treatment to what appears to be a 1961 Lark Six. The gas pump behind the attendant is barely visible, but you can see that it is American (Standard Oil) Premium. The sale numbers are fuzzy, but appear to be $2.00, with the quantity dispensed having been 5.4 gallons...of major-brand premium! :( BP

BobPalma
11-27-2007, 08:04 AM
:) I just noticed the seller's claim that the auction can was "vintage 1950s." Wrong. Studebaker did not own Chemical Compounds in the 1950s.

Quoting from the STP section of The 1963 Studebaker Corporation Annual Report:

"Chemical Compounds was acquired by the growing Studebaker industrial complex in 1961."

Elsewhere in that report, it conclusively states that STP stands for Scientifically Treated Petroleum, as we have stated here on the Forum previously. [^]

BTW, the Annual Report has a photo of a service station attendant adding a can of STP Oil Treatment to what appears to be a 1961 Lark Six. The gas pump behind the attendant is barely visible, but you can see that it is American (Standard Oil) Premium. The sale numbers are fuzzy, but appear to be $2.00, with the quantity dispensed having been 5.4 gallons...of major-brand premium! :( BP

JBOYLE
11-27-2007, 09:38 AM
quote:Originally posted by bondobilly
Problem with the Pepsi bottle was that after 90 days on the supermarket shelf the plastic reacted with tha plastic, making it not suitable for human consumption.

So it's just like regular Pepsi?[}:)]

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
11-27-2007, 09:38 AM
quote:Originally posted by bondobilly
Problem with the Pepsi bottle was that after 90 days on the supermarket shelf the plastic reacted with tha plastic, making it not suitable for human consumption.

So it's just like regular Pepsi?[}:)]

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

bondobilly
11-27-2007, 09:59 AM
The high price is due to the Blue Plastic pull top. I have gone thru all my STP cans and there are a lot, none have the blue pull top. This can might be a prototype can.

I have a ton of Pepsi bottles that never made it to the market. One is the first prototype of their plastic bottle. Problem with the Pepsi bottle was that after 90 days on the supermarket shelf the plastic reacted with tha plastic, making it not suitable for human consumption. Also have Cokes prototype, same thing.

bondobilly
11-27-2007, 09:59 AM
The high price is due to the Blue Plastic pull top. I have gone thru all my STP cans and there are a lot, none have the blue pull top. This can might be a prototype can.

I have a ton of Pepsi bottles that never made it to the market. One is the first prototype of their plastic bottle. Problem with the Pepsi bottle was that after 90 days on the supermarket shelf the plastic reacted with tha plastic, making it not suitable for human consumption. Also have Cokes prototype, same thing.

2R5
11-27-2007, 11:07 AM
They are not proto type but they are one of the hardest to come by. These cans are in the same era as the rack that has the Studebaker emblem in the right hand bottom corner.
I have one of these racks and 3 of my cans have the blue tab.

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1964 Daytona HT

2R5
11-27-2007, 11:07 AM
They are not proto type but they are one of the hardest to come by. These cans are in the same era as the rack that has the Studebaker emblem in the right hand bottom corner.
I have one of these racks and 3 of my cans have the blue tab.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/smallchamp.jpg HOME of THE FRIED GREEN TOMATO
"IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/smallestR.jpg
1950 2R5
1960 Champ
1964 Daytona HT

StudeRich
11-27-2007, 11:35 AM
What no one has said is does the can with this blue pull tab and this label on the front have the "STP Division of Studebaker Corp." on the back? [:0] That is all that matters to us! [^] They are worthless to us without that! :(

Ebay is down right now, so I can't look to see if this auction has a back side view.


quote:Originally posted by 2R5

They are not proto type but they are one of the hardest to come by. These cans are in the same era as the rack that has the Studebaker emblem in the right hand bottom corner.
I have one of these racks and 3 of my cans have the blue tab.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
11-27-2007, 11:35 AM
What no one has said is does the can with this blue pull tab and this label on the front have the "STP Division of Studebaker Corp." on the back? [:0] That is all that matters to us! [^] They are worthless to us without that! :(

Ebay is down right now, so I can't look to see if this auction has a back side view.


quote:Originally posted by 2R5

They are not proto type but they are one of the hardest to come by. These cans are in the same era as the rack that has the Studebaker emblem in the right hand bottom corner.
I have one of these racks and 3 of my cans have the blue tab.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Guido
11-27-2007, 11:39 AM
Bob,

I wish that I knew in what order the cans were produced as that is something I always wanted to know. I am at work now, but I think that I have several of the blue pull tabs on cans like this. I agree with JP on value, however 2 of the nicest cans I have I found on e-bay within the past year for a combined total of $10.00. [:p] Seems no one else even bid on them. Of course I also bought 5 from one guy and he just dumped them in a box without any wrapping and they were all ruined and leaking when they arrived. [xx(]

At one time I looked at all of my cans and determined that there were 7 or 8 different Studebaker ones in my collection. In fact, I seem to recall finding 2 cans where the labels were identical but the tops were different.

Before Art suggests it, this would be a good short article for TW.





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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
11-27-2007, 11:39 AM
Bob,

I wish that I knew in what order the cans were produced as that is something I always wanted to know. I am at work now, but I think that I have several of the blue pull tabs on cans like this. I agree with JP on value, however 2 of the nicest cans I have I found on e-bay within the past year for a combined total of $10.00. [:p] Seems no one else even bid on them. Of course I also bought 5 from one guy and he just dumped them in a box without any wrapping and they were all ruined and leaking when they arrived. [xx(]

At one time I looked at all of my cans and determined that there were 7 or 8 different Studebaker ones in my collection. In fact, I seem to recall finding 2 cans where the labels were identical but the tops were different.

Before Art suggests it, this would be a good short article for TW.





http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Jeff_H
11-27-2007, 11:43 AM
I was wondering about that plastic pull tab, thought maybe it was a "new" can because of it. I recall my Dad would buy cases of STP for the Wisconsin air-cooled V4 in the old Case pull-type combine he had that burned a lot of oil otherwise. Those all had a metal pull ring like the old pop cans only bigger. This was early 70s. Does STP still come in cans or is it plastic bottles now?

Jeff in ND
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'53 Champion Hardtop

Jeff_H
11-27-2007, 11:43 AM
I was wondering about that plastic pull tab, thought maybe it was a "new" can because of it. I recall my Dad would buy cases of STP for the Wisconsin air-cooled V4 in the old Case pull-type combine he had that burned a lot of oil otherwise. Those all had a metal pull ring like the old pop cans only bigger. This was early 70s. Does STP still come in cans or is it plastic bottles now?

Jeff in ND
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'53 Champion Hardtop

Guido
11-27-2007, 11:54 AM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

What no one has said is does the can with this blue pull tab and this label on the front have the "STP Division of Studebaker Corp." on the back? [:0] That is all that matters to us! [^] They are worthless to us without that! :(

Ebay is down right now, so I can't look to see if this auction has a back side view.

Rich,

I am at work and can't access e-Bay, but there are 3 views of the can including one showing the Studebaker name.

Gary

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
11-27-2007, 11:54 AM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

What no one has said is does the can with this blue pull tab and this label on the front have the "STP Division of Studebaker Corp." on the back? [:0] That is all that matters to us! [^] They are worthless to us without that! :(

Ebay is down right now, so I can't look to see if this auction has a back side view.

Rich,

I am at work and can't access e-Bay, but there are 3 views of the can including one showing the Studebaker name.

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

2R5
11-27-2007, 01:22 PM
Gary....I checked my rack and I have cans that are exactly the same except some have the blue tabs and some just an aluminum tab. I understand the blue ones came 1st and they had a problem with the tab coming off before it would open so they switched to the other tabs. I looked the cans over and nothing else is different.
As far as value goes the little top oil cans are harder to come by and worth more money. As far as I know there are 2 different top oil cans with the studebaker emblem...differnce being the STP emblem is bigger on one then the other.

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http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/smallestR.jpg
1950 2R5
1960 Champ
1964 Daytona HT

2R5
11-27-2007, 01:22 PM
Gary....I checked my rack and I have cans that are exactly the same except some have the blue tabs and some just an aluminum tab. I understand the blue ones came 1st and they had a problem with the tab coming off before it would open so they switched to the other tabs. I looked the cans over and nothing else is different.
As far as value goes the little top oil cans are harder to come by and worth more money. As far as I know there are 2 different top oil cans with the studebaker emblem...differnce being the STP emblem is bigger on one then the other.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/smallchamp.jpg HOME of THE FRIED GREEN TOMATO
"IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/smallestR.jpg
1950 2R5
1960 Champ
1964 Daytona HT

bondobilly
11-27-2007, 01:29 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

What no one has said is does the can with this blue pull tab and this label on the front have the "STP Division of Studebaker Corp." on the back? [:0] That is all that matters to us! [^] They are worthless to us without that! :(

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

The second photo clearly shows Chemical Compounds Division STUDEBAKER with the blue pull top in one photo.

bondobilly
11-27-2007, 01:29 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

What no one has said is does the can with this blue pull tab and this label on the front have the "STP Division of Studebaker Corp." on the back? [:0] That is all that matters to us! [^] They are worthless to us without that! :(

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

The second photo clearly shows Chemical Compounds Division STUDEBAKER with the blue pull top in one photo.

bondobilly
11-27-2007, 01:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

Amazing...
And to think it's available all day long now...brand new...at $2.19 a container;)
Jeff[8D]

Yes, but have you ever opened a can of original STP an today's STP?
The old stuff is totally clear with a golden yellow tint, the new stuff looks like thick opaque oil. Over the years I believe the formula has changed. The original cans clearly state "add a can to your sutomatic transmission". There is no longer any reference on the new stuff to add to a transmission.

A few years ago a can of Studebaker general purpose household oil sold on E-bay for nearly $480. That can was pristine, not like mine which has some discoloration.

bondobilly
11-27-2007, 01:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

Amazing...
And to think it's available all day long now...brand new...at $2.19 a container;)
Jeff[8D]

Yes, but have you ever opened a can of original STP an today's STP?
The old stuff is totally clear with a golden yellow tint, the new stuff looks like thick opaque oil. Over the years I believe the formula has changed. The original cans clearly state "add a can to your sutomatic transmission". There is no longer any reference on the new stuff to add to a transmission.

A few years ago a can of Studebaker general purpose household oil sold on E-bay for nearly $480. That can was pristine, not like mine which has some discoloration.

Guido
11-27-2007, 06:27 PM
No more bids came in, it closed at $104.36. Sold to someone with zero feedback who is also the high bidder on a couple of other cans.

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
11-27-2007, 06:27 PM
No more bids came in, it closed at $104.36. Sold to someone with zero feedback who is also the high bidder on a couple of other cans.

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.