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FourbyFounder
02-25-2017, 08:32 AM
I was given access by Ron Hackenberger to about 500 or so of the 750 or so vehicles in his collection that will soon (July 15, 2017) be auctioned. He is a Studebaker guy and there are a lot of them there. I am not a Studebaker guy, so the importance of some probably whooshed over my head. Since some on this site have recently helped me with a magazine project on the Zip Van, I thought I would post a few of the pics I snapped. Here are 19 of the ones I thought nifty. I will state this now that I am NOT shilling for VanDerBrink auctions. I just figured you guys would like an exclusive preview... and it helps Ron as well. Good for everyone in my book. At a very busy time in his life, Ron gave me access to the one and only Cerlist Diesel power Zip van (on another post) and this is me repaying that access. VanDerBrink has some pics up on the linked site below but I gather they are going to get all the stuff out, clean it up and photograph them for the auction book. That process will be starting soon. You guys get to see them in their raw state.

http://www.vanderbrinkauctions.com/auctions_details.php?detail=205&allimages=NO (http://www.vanderbrinkauctions.com/auctions_details.php?detail=205&allimages=NO)

Without further ado, here are the pics. I don't know how many I can post on one post, so I may replay to myself with more. Enjoy!

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FourbyFounder
02-25-2017, 08:35 AM
The rest of the Pics:

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57pack
02-25-2017, 09:28 AM
Thank you for taking the time to post all those great photos!
Any Packard photos?

FourbyFounder
02-25-2017, 10:19 AM
Thank you for taking the time to post all those great photos!
Any Packard photos?

Here's one more. There are several others there I didn't shoot.
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T.J. lavallee
02-25-2017, 12:16 PM
Thanks for posting. I enjoy seeing these cars in their dusty storage state before the "spit and polish" for the auction. Must be one heck of a collection.

TWChamp
02-25-2017, 12:31 PM
In the second picture, I want the 50 Champion Starlight. I'm sure it will sell cheap because it has Commander taillights in it. LOL

That looks like it might be a Renault next to it, by the single bolt hubcap, but I don't recognize the model.

RDWEAVER
02-25-2017, 12:47 PM
What is the best guess of the starting bid on that Packard Hawk? Everybody wants/needs one of these.

FourbyFounder
02-25-2017, 01:00 PM
That looks like it might be a Renault next to it, by the single bolt hubcap, but I don't recognize the model.

It's a 4CV and there are a couple of others there too. There a lot of oddball small cars. Fiat 600s, Subaru 360s, Honda 600s, Crosleys (including a Farm-o-Road) and Bantam cars out the Wazoo. Austin Americas, Beetles, Googomobiles, Tatra, 3 Citroen Maharis, Hona Civic CVCC, a bunch of oddball electric cars, Willys Aeros, a Trivan, a Saab Sonnett, a Saab Wagon, a Mini-Moke, a Coot, two Amphicars (one with less than 1,000 miles on it), a DeLorean, three BMW Isettas (that I saw). And some stuff I couldn't ID.

StudeDave57
02-25-2017, 01:15 PM
What is the best guess of the starting bid on that Packard Hawk? Everybody wants/needs one of these.

Somewhere in the many many many photos I have seen-- I've noted that there are at least two... ;)

Unless the one inside has been photographed outside as well. They looked to be the same color though.

LovelandJoe
02-25-2017, 02:01 PM
Where will the auction be held?

RDWEAVER
02-25-2017, 03:33 PM
Somewhere in the many many many photos I have seen-- I've noted that there are at least two... ;)

Unless the one inside has been photographed outside as well. They looked to be the same color though.
What was the color name of the one in this photo? It looks pink to me but that may be the lighting or the camera.

mbstude
02-25-2017, 04:46 PM
What was the color name of the one in this photo? It looks pink to me but that may be the lighting or the camera.

If it's original, it's Jewel Beige.

studeclunker
02-25-2017, 05:27 PM
Mr Hackenberger seems to have liked Studebaker trucks. He had a really nice collection of them! A few nice '56 cars too. There is a pic of the Packard-Hawk in the yard and it is definitely a pink of some shade. Like a sweet-pea pink. There is also a... '61(?) Tahiti Coral Lark as well. Looks like a sweet little car. But what a seriously nice collection of trucks! The stake-bed looks to have been a frame-over. Still a beautiful truck though. Note the thirties vintage travel trailer behind it. Love that Diesel Transtar too! Anyone know what year that would be? '59, '60... maybe? Then there's the Jeep COE pickup, very cool, love those. They look like a Jeep pickup and a VW pickup merged. Look behind the Jeep, is that another Packard hawk or just a '58 Packard sedan? Would love to take a day or two walking through that! Wish I could have gotten to the Vail Az sale too. Either way I'd have to keep well hydrated or I just might drool to death!

http://www.vanderbrinkauctions.com/auction_images/205/fullsize/0302.JPGhttp://www.vanderbrinkauctions.com/auction_images/205/fullsize/041.JPGhttp://www.vanderbrinkauctions.com/auction_images/205/fullsize/0218.JPG

Studeous
02-25-2017, 06:20 PM
That 58 Golden Hawk sure looks lonely. All it needs is a little love and Lark shine. It's already got a battery hold down.

hausdok
02-25-2017, 06:23 PM
They are both the same PH.

8E45E
02-25-2017, 06:36 PM
More photos here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?99127-Hackenberger-Auction-in-Ohio&highlight=hackenberger

Craig

jts359
02-25-2017, 07:18 PM
Back in the early 60's we became a 2 car family with the addition of a Renault 4 CV , Pop and the neighbors rebuilt the engine and off we went , It was a great little car in the snow , It had a South wind heater in it which made it quite toasty , Very reliable, Ed

58PackardWagon
02-25-2017, 09:27 PM
Cars are still being itemized and photographed. Over 200 of them are Studies. Sales is in Ohio in July.

Robert Crandall
02-25-2017, 10:09 PM
A Nash truck in post #2! Very nice among so many other very nice choices. Thank you for showing.

qsanford
02-26-2017, 06:39 AM
Nice President Pinehurst wagon, too!

FourbyFounder
02-26-2017, 07:15 AM
Here are a couple more.
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Skip Lackie
02-26-2017, 08:03 AM
Love that Diesel Transtar too! Anyone know what year that would be? '59, '60... maybe?


To answer the above question, it is either a 1962 7E45 or 1963-64 8E45. Diesel production did not begin until May 1961, and all but one or two were serialized as 1962 models.

8E45E
02-26-2017, 08:10 AM
To answer the above question, it is either a 1962 7E45 or 1963-64 8E45. Diesel production did not begin until May 1961, and all but one or two were serialized as 1962 models.

Going by the size of those amber color parklights in the grille, I would say its an 8E. 7E's were smaller with a clear lens.

And looking at the six-bolt wheels, I will also say its an 8E45E.

Craig

64V-K7
02-26-2017, 08:15 AM
Can anyone get the serial number of that Avanti?

StudeDave57
02-26-2017, 11:25 AM
They are both the same PH.
Looking closer- I think you might be right.
Ooooops. :ohmy:


Nice President Pinehurst wagon, too!
Indeed. Including the Packards I've seen elsewhere- that makes like five '56-'58 wagons...?
There are so many it's getting hard to keep track!!!

One thing I know- there are at least two StudeBuses- and lots of SWEET BIG trucks!!!!




StudeDave '57 :cool:

FourbyFounder
02-26-2017, 12:44 PM
Can anyone get the serial number of that Avanti?


Didn't look, but a tag I saw listed it as a "63R" and I saw the number 4576. Make any sense? I might have misread something but in any case, when the final listing is made, they will have the serial numbers.

studeclunker
02-26-2017, 12:59 PM
To answer the above question, it is either a 1962 7E45 or 1963-64 8E45. Diesel production did not begin until May 1961, and all but one or two were serialized as 1962 models.


Going by the size of those amber color parklights in the grille, I would say its an 8E. 7E's were smaller with a clear lens.

And looking at the six-bolt wheels, I will also say its an 8E45E.

Craig

:drool:Oh... DROOL!:drool: Well I guess I have till July to figure out how to get it. However the chance of that is likely slim to none as there will be people there with a lot more money than I, even if I was able to scare up some cash and transportation half-way across the country.
Not to mention transport back...:whome:

studeclunker
02-26-2017, 01:37 PM
Hey, here's a video of the Diesel! Seems it was originally bought to be used with a camper. Since it was so deteriorated, Ron wrapped a cable around the camper and did a Hillbilly unload on it by driving the truck out from under it!:lol:

http://www.ronhackenberger.com/videos?wix-vod-video-id=1c4d9a0da18c4039a7b67fd287d40c03&wix-vod-comp-id=comp-iyc2ekcu#

Here's a link to the videos. The majority of them are of Studebakers, but there are also other brands, Hudson, Desoto, etc... included.

http://www.ronhackenberger.com/videos

Looks like he's planning on doing a video each week.

58PackardWagon
02-26-2017, 01:52 PM
You do not need to be present to win. Bidding online and via the phone will be all setup for this auction.

studeclunker
02-26-2017, 02:19 PM
You do not need to be present to win. Bidding online and via the phone will be all setup for this auction.

No doubt, no doubt! Sounds like a club lottery drawing. In my case about all I could afford to to is to drool anyway. So might as well plan a road trip and at least get a good look at what's there. Kinda like a touchy-feely visit to the SNM!:!!:

studeclunker
02-26-2017, 02:39 PM
I like this little French cutie too!
https://static.wixstatic.com/media/83ec84_9208f4386a564f0aae674da47dc6c285~mv2_d_4160_2340_s_2.jpg/v1/fill/w_894,h_503,al_c,q_90,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/83ec84_9208f4386a564f0aae674da47dc6c285~mv2_d_4160_2340_s_2.webphttp://www.vanderbrinkauctions.com/auction_images/205/fullsize/0190.JPG

Mohr HP
02-26-2017, 03:03 PM
Not French, American Bantam circa 1940.

studeclunker
02-27-2017, 11:36 AM
not french, american bantam circa 1940.

:woot:Even Better!! :!!:

52-fan
02-27-2017, 12:52 PM
I'll add my thanks for the pictures. I would love to just walk through and look at all the vehicles, but not much chance of that. There area few I would love to own.

studeclunker
02-28-2017, 02:43 PM
I'll add my thanks for the pictures. I would love to just walk through and look at all the vehicles, but not much chance of that. There area few I would love to own.

Yeah, welcome to the choir...

jbwhttail
02-28-2017, 05:14 PM
We have made plans to attend both days of the auction, my thought is we will never again have the opportunity to see Studebakers in this volume at an auction in our lifetime. And there is that chance I might see something I just can't pass on. Son is interested in the diesel truck, and dang if there just happens to be one of those Stude 4 wheel drive trucks..........

DieselJim
02-28-2017, 10:19 PM
That diesel caught my eye. Think I had better stay home.

Milaca
02-28-2017, 11:33 PM
Wow, he even has a Powell, the pride of California automotive manufacturing!
http://www.vanderbrinkauctions.com/auction_images/205/fullsize/0137.JPG

And he has a Freeway, the pride of Minnesota automotive manufacturing!
http://www.vanderbrinkauctions.com/auction_images/205/fullsize/0205.JPG

64V-K7
03-01-2017, 02:36 AM
Didn't look, but a tag I saw listed it as a "63R" and I saw the number 4576. Make any sense? I might have misread something but in any case, when the final listing is made, they will have the serial numbers.


Many thanks.... If you get close to that 4 Door, also check it out..

studegary
03-01-2017, 02:09 PM
The local (Poughkeepsie, NY) Freeway dealer died when his demonstrator flipped over on a state highway on his way home.

8E45E
03-01-2017, 04:55 PM
The local (Poughkeepsie, NY) Freeway dealer died when his demonstrator flipped over on a state highway on his way home.

That's the reason I don't trust a 3-wheeler at highway speeds.

Another one you mentioned here who met their end driving a 3-wheeler: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?84301-Morgan-Tire-Problem&highlight=morgan

Craig

jbwhttail
03-01-2017, 09:28 PM
1956 Sky Hawk looks nice in the picture of 3 wheeler.

hausdok
03-02-2017, 03:25 AM
That's the reason I don't trust a 3-wheeler at highway speeds.

Another one you mentioned here who met their end driving a 3-wheeler: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?84301-Morgan-Tire-Problem&highlight=morgan

Craig

Speaking of 3-wheelers. The Polaris Slingshot can now be rented at major motorcycle rental outlets. I think one of these would be a gas to scoot around in.

http://www.polaris.com/en-us/slingshot/slingshot/specs

Robert Crandall
03-02-2017, 06:05 AM
Is that a Tatra behind the Bantam in post #31?

8E45E
03-02-2017, 06:31 AM
Is that a Tatra behind the Bantam in post #31?

Appears to be the four cylinder Tatraplan T600.

Craig

showbizkid
03-02-2017, 10:44 AM
I am entranced with the big yellow airport / hotel limo, with the ladder over the trunk to get to the roof rack. I'd love to know the story behind that!

qsanford
05-20-2017, 06:51 AM
The rest of the Pics:

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Has anyone seen subsequent photos of the '56 President Pinehurst wagon? This is the only photo I have seen of it. Nothing in any of the Vanderbrink Auction material promotional material.