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    ebay Sticker Shock!

    Anyone need one of these? Thank goodness I don't.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-Studeb...UAAOSwmT1bM~hV

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    Wow!Is that for 56j only?Looks like any Hawk up to about 1960.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Bates View Post
    Wow!Is that for 56j only?Looks like any Hawk up to about 1960.
    That's what I was thinking, and maybe 61 also???
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    ALL the Hawks...for 56-58 at least...

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    Just sold for $1525. Starting bid was ~$50. Someone was desperate. You gotta like the $15 Economy shipping.

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    When I click on it, it says it sold for $44. Looks like a bug in the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creegster View Post
    When I click on it, it says it sold for $44. Looks like a bug in the system.
    Nope that is another one from seller "donsoldcarstuff" with a $44.00 Buy It Now. feebay now sends you to a similar item when you click on an item that has ended and you didn't have it on your watch list.. Why couldn't they just leave well enough alone?????
    Here is the original listing:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-Studeb...UAAOSwmT1bM~hV
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    Congratulations to both the seller and the buyer.
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    Now even the link I provided in post #7 is no good. Da** you feebay!!!!!!!!!
    It was a NOS 56-to 61??? HAWK Engine Turned Glove Box Door with minor rust on the backside. It had 46 bids and sold for a whopping $1525.00!!!!! Or did it really sell? Maybe one of the guys Buddies just ran the bid up????? Hmmmm.
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    My link says $44



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    Now I just clicked on my link in post #7 and it took me to the original listing. WT?
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    Clicking on the original listing brings up the $44 door, but says above that: "The listing you’re looking for is no longer available. Check out this similar item we found for you."

    However if you click on the word "listing" and scroll down it will bring you to the $1525 door, so it appears to be for real.




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    This is what my '56J glove compartment door looks like. IMG_1909.jpgI THINK the eBay item is for a GT Hawk
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    And here I've been saying Studebakers are undervalued. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by brngarage View Post
    This is what my '56J glove compartment door looks like. IMG_1909.jpgI THINK the eBay item is for a GT Hawk

    That's what i thought too. The Ebay one I saw looks just like the one in my '62 GT, emblem and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarkTruck View Post
    Anyone need one of these? Thank goodness I don't.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-Studeb...UAAOSwmT1bM~hV

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    It says the item is no longer available. It doesn't say the item sold.
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    Try this link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-Studeb...1bM~hV&vxp=mtr

    If that doesn't work, here is a screen shot. (eBay is making it harder and harder to see previous auctions with all the detail intact..... )

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    Personally, I am not surprised nor shocked at such eBay listings. From early on in my internet wanderings, I quickly figured out that it would be fraught with schemers and dreamers. Something about these things reminds me of a famous quote attributed (possibly erroneously) to P. T. Barnum, "There's a sucker born every minute."

    No...not me...I would hang around here on the forum and further spend time with you guys, but for now, I need to go install the new oxygen sensor (fits Studebaker) I bought off eBay for my 1955 Studebaker six-cylinder engine!!!
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    That's why I always use -fits when I search for Studebaker parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jclary View Post
    ... No...not me...I would hang around here on the forum and further spend time with you guys, but for now, I need to go install the new oxygen sensor (fits Studebaker) I bought off eBay for my 1955 Studebaker six-cylinder engine!!!
    And that is why when I search for cars on Craigslist I set the price start point at $100. WAY too many cars with three zeros missing on the price ($10,000 car has a $10 price). I mean especially with classic cars of which there are few. They just HAVE to be in the first few cars when the search is set by price. Why???

    And even on cars that they have a fair number of, say a Camry, does the seller think the buyer is SO lazy they won't bother to scroll down to see what else is available? Frankly I just see the seller as deceiving when they do that and leaves me to wonder what else they may be evasive about.

    It use to be you had to look out for the small number of devious people. Now you have to search for the small number of honest people.
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    If you need one, you need one.

    PBS Antiques Roadshow says things are worth more, when they come with the original box.
    That must be it.

    When doing my '60 Lark Restoration, I bought some NOS doors from Newman & Altman in South Bend. The Lark door supply was getting scare and NLA could be found on Lark stuff. I told my Dad about my "find" and what I paid for them. Since he was working at my Grandfather's Dealership back in the day, he was shocked and the current prices.
    Dad could NOT believe I paid $250.00 for a door. His reply.... we use to get them for $35.00

    Oh where is my time machine? That would solve the NLA problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stude-Preferred View Post
    If you need one, you need one.
    Since he was working at my Grandfather's Dealership back in the day, he was shocked and the current prices.
    Dad could NOT believe I paid $250.00 for a door. His reply.... we use to get them for $35.00

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    Tell your dad you got a better deal than he did. 35 , 1965 dollars is worth 279.54 , 2018 dollars. You only paid $31.30 per door. ($33.80 in 2013)

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    Were these truly "engine turned", or simply stamped? The ones I've seen appear to be stamped.

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    An NOS 1956 in unsealed box sold for just over 1500. cheers jimmijim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stude-Preferred View Post
    Dad could NOT believe I paid $250.00 for a door. His reply.... we use to get them for $35.00.
    That is never ending. A number of us still make references to 1970's N&A prices whenever we see what a NOS roll-up antenna or a Kleenex dispenser sells for on Ebay these days.

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    These are more than likely fraud or money laundering or something nefarious like that. There is no way anyone would pay these prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockne10 View Post
    Were these truly "engine turned", or simply stamped? The ones I've seen appear to be stamped.
    Sure looked like stamped aluminum on my former 56J. True engine turning is too expensive to do!

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    They are stamped with an engine turn pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockne10 View Post
    Were these truly "engine turned", or simply stamped? The ones I've seen appear to be stamped.
    I have watched my father make panels that looked like that. It was very labor intensive. He made each circular pattern individually. I believe that these were all done in one fell swoop (probably stamped).
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    I've done engine-turning and if it were REALLY done that way (by hand and with such small "eyes"), I'd sell glove-compartment doors for $1500 dollars, too!

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    I don't think aluminum that thin could be properly engine-turned while still maintaining its overall shape and remain flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creegster View Post
    These are more than likely fraud or money laundering or something nefarious like that. There is no way anyone would pay these prices.
    There are Golden and Packard Hawks being restored at the cost of well over $100,000. If someone needs a part to complete their high end restoration, sometimes price isn't relevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbstude View Post
    There are Golden and Packard Hawks being restored at the cost of well over $100,000. If someone needs a part to complete their high end restoration, sometimes price isn't relevant.
    Thanks, Matt.

    And its not just individual parts for cars that have escalated price-wise, either. Car-related items, including dealer signs, and vintage gas station equipment have gone into the four and five-figures, even for ones full of bullet holes.

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