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BobPalma
09-07-2016, 02:31 PM
:) I saw three Studebakers to be auctioned off at the Fall 2016 Auctions America Auburn Auction. Here are pictures of them and the prices they brought, including the Buyer's Premium of 10%...well, at least the two that sold:

The oldest was a cute, supposedly California 1950 Champion Business Coupe:

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/DSCF73171_zpsgiok7qiv.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/DSCF73171_zpsgiok7qiv.jpg.html)

I can believe the California pedigree because, look, it had no Climatizer!

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/DSCF73121_zpshmtno80n.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/DSCF73121_zpshmtno80n.jpg.html)

Also odd is that it did not have overdrive...an more unusual yet in that it did have a clock! Who knows if it was ordered that way, but that's got to be the only 1950 Champion Business Coupe in the country with a rare Champion clock but straight three-speed and no Climatizer!

The car did not sell; it is listed as "Still Available for Sale." The auction Company's pre-auction estimate was $30,000-$35,000, but there is no disclosure as to what the reserve was, nor what the high bid was.


Moving on into 1951 was this unusually-nice 1951 Commander State Convertible with Overdrive:

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/DSCF73201_zpsfafved5n.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/DSCF73201_zpsfafved5n.jpg.html)

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/DSCF73251_zps6t0by9kd.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/DSCF73251_zps6t0by9kd.jpg.html)

The Commander was offered at NO RESERVE and sold for $45,650, including Buyer's Premium. It seemed to be a really nice car.


The newest Studebaker was this cute, slightly modified 1960 Lark VIII two-door in Colonial Red:

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/DSCF73391_zps9fcmou6i.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/DSCF73391_zps9fcmou6i.jpg.html)

It was a factory V8 car, said to now be powered by "a later Cruiser engine." That could well be; the engine's "P" serial number was in the range for 1963 289 V8s:

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/DSCF73401_zpsw0eqimid.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/DSCF73401_zpsw0eqimid.jpg.html)

It had a five-speed manual transmission with nicely-done interior and floor shift. The car was offered with a Reserve, but that was not disclosed. It must've met the reserve, because it sold for $18,150, including Buyer's Premium.

Nice Studes; I wonder what the 1950 Champion owner thinks it is worth? There is a limit on things, you know! ;) :cool: BP

warrlaw1
09-07-2016, 02:55 PM
Cool. Good prices, almost the cost to restore one.

joncon
09-07-2016, 05:10 PM
The red Lark looks like the same one I saw at the Cars & Guitars show in Seymour, IN a couple of months ago. It was a nice car. The owner was talking about selling it, then.

nels
09-07-2016, 07:29 PM
Those three are all very nice cars. The convertible couldn't be restored for that price; Neither could the other two. If I was looking for any of the the three and could afford them, they were all good buys. I wonder if that 60 Lark was from Ohio

TX Rebel
09-07-2016, 08:19 PM
Nice cars and worth the money. For another 10K, this ragtop could be had:
http://studebakersite.com/1951_commander_convertible.html

RadioRoy
09-08-2016, 11:27 AM
Studebaker never painted 50 and 51 cars bright red, but there sure are a lot of "restored" bullet nose cars painted that color.

You could get bright red on a truck, and the sales brochures incorrectly showed the cars that color, too.

JRoberts
09-08-2016, 02:30 PM
I hope the guy who bought that black '60 Lark on Bring A Trailer saw what this red one brought so he can be even more pleased with his great deal. Both Larks are lovely automobiles.

studegary
09-08-2016, 04:41 PM
Bob P - Thanks for posting this information.

Not all three passenger coupes were originally used for business. Some individuals just wanted them for an around town car and would have no need for overdrive.

I am almost CERTAIN that I know that 1951 convertible quite well. I was instrumental in the purchase of the car when it was in complete, but unrestored condition. I evaluated it for the potential new owner and went with him to pick it up (on a trailer). It was originally Maui Blue. The new owner had a Maui Blue 1952 Commander Convertible (like a Pace Car), so he didn't want a 1951 in the same color. He had the 1951 professionally restored with a color change to the authentic color that it now is. The guy that went through all of that time, effort and expense is now deceased. He had sold the car, to someone in NJ IIRC, prior to his death.

jackb
09-09-2016, 08:17 AM
Can anyone confirm that like cars in their area sold for these prices ? Or, are these prices, like the other big show auctions, sometimes distorting values .....

raprice
09-10-2016, 05:33 PM
Looking at that '51 Commander State convertible brought back a bunch of memories. It belonged to my mom, but she told me to take it to school in my last college year. That year, St. John's Univ, College of Pharmacy moved out to their brand new campus in Jamaica, NY and I needed a car to get me there and home. I also took it on dates. Boy oh boy, do I wish I had that car now. Living on Long Island, we have some terrific beaches. Driving along the south shore of Long Island toward Jones Beach in the summer with the top down was the BEST!!!
Rog

studegary
09-11-2016, 01:52 PM
Looking at that '51 Commander State convertible brought back a bunch of memories. It belonged to my mom, but she told me to take it to school in my last college year. That year, St. John's Univ, College of Pharmacy moved out to their brand new campus in Jamaica, NY and I needed a car to get me there and home. I also took it on dates. Boy oh boy, do I wish I had that car now. Living on Long Island, we have some terrific beaches. Driving along the south shore of Long Island toward Jones Beach in the summer with the top down was the BEST!!!
Rog

Rog - I believe that you are referring to a similar car, not this exact car, even though you state: "...that '51...It belonged to my mom..."