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    Where would be the best place to find a 1958 sedan?

    I have a weird love for 1958 Champion-Commander-President sedans because, in my mind, they are Virgil Exner meets Studebaker (thereby creating an intriguing study into design). Point is, where would be the best place to find and purchase one once I am ready? I am willing to be realistic as these things aren't exactly common but I have my hopes anyway.

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    Well, I think you've just cranked up the SDC Locator Service. I'll be watching ol' salty Michigan for one! Actually, there was a really nice '58 sedan in southwest Michigan up for grabs last year for $2900! So, you never know..

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    Ya, I know it's the Packard, but hey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drpreposterous View Post
    Oh, my....
    OH MY is right! That 58 Packard does look tempting!
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    Is there an SDC member in N. Wisconsin for a scouting report?

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    That Packard is way overpriced. Needs a ton of work

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    Wow! It may be over priced, but it certainly could become a really cool ride. I am glad I do not live anywhere near the location.
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    Try to locate a time-travel device in good working order, set it to go back to the fall of 1957, find a local Studie dealer, and you'll have your pick!
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    Mine was found about a decade ago, in a barn in the middle of a pecan orchard in rural south Georgia, where it'd been sitting for 35 years. We dragged it home, got it going, and I drove the snot out of it as a daily driver. In 2011 I sold it to a kid in North Carolina who still owns it. I think I had more fun in that car than any other I've owned.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mbstude View Post
    Mine was found about a decade ago, in a barn in the middle of a pecan orchard in rural south Georgia, where it'd been sitting for 35 years. We dragged it home, got it going, and I drove the snot out of it as a daily driver. In 2011 I sold it to a kid in North Carolina who still owns it. I think I had more fun in that car than any other I've owned.
    Nice to hear more about that 58 sedan that brought you into the Studebaker world, mbstude!
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    There was a decent '58 Packard here in the Spokane area a while back. Rest assured, I will not be bidding against you for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackardV8 View Post
    ... Rest assured, I will not be bidding against you for it.

    jack vines
    That makes two of us. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The side view in post #10 looks like a South American design studio merged a '57 Plymouth front end with a '57 Chevy back end. But I too have an inkling for the odd car so I guess we all get a "pass" from time to time.
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    Having been privileged to drive Steve and Kathy Porter's sharp '58 Commander 4dr on a number of occasions, I can certainly confirm they're a very nice old ride indeed, and you won't regret getting yourself one...good hunting! Incidentally there was a Plymouth in the Stude studio for study during the period in question...they definitely were going for the Mopar look.

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    1958 Commander Sedan on eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjackameit View Post
    In general, the car appears good. I can go along with painting the roof white and perhaps also the fins, but not the trunk and hood individually. The odometer looks messed up (not that indicated miles means anything).
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    I agree Gary, paint scheme looks weird.

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    This car is on Ocala craigslist for 15k or trade.

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    It is WAY beyond Weird! Who would DO that to a Car?

    I get that someone liked Red and White, but the Interior is more than enough, I agree with what Gary said, the Original Paint scheme would have enhanced it, rather than devalued it.

    Only Taxis and Police Cars get Pieces Painted different Colors.

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    I have a nice 58 Packard 4 door for sale in Oregon. Less than half the price of the other one. 503 302 4344 Thanks for looking, Zane

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    I have a 58 Scotsman Studebaker 4 door I have $2,900.00 in it Gypsum, Colorado. flat head 6 has valve noise 3 spd on the tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stude Shoo-wop! View Post
    I have a weird love for 1958 Champion-Commander-President sedans because, in my mind, they are Virgil Exner meets Studebaker (thereby creating an intriguing study into design).
    If I was looking for a Virgil Exner designed Studebaker, I'd probably be looking for a 47 or 48.

    https://patents.google.com/patent/US...q=virgil+exner

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    Especially the Champions. Sleek Loewy early Googie shape, busy Exner late Deco grill and bumpers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 61Lark View Post
    If I was looking for a Virgil Exner designed Studebaker, I'd probably be looking for a 47 or 48.
    While I could see what you mean with the 47 or 48, I originally meant that they were aping Exner's most famous achievement of the "Forward Look" MoPars.
    Jake Kaywell: Shoo-wops and doo-wops galore to the background of some fine Studes. I'm eager and ready to go!

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