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    1948 Studebaker Champion

    Hey i have a 1948 Studebaker Champion which is being currently worked on. I was wondering what the price range would be for it, based on the condition. (from poor to showroom condition).

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    Depending on body style and condition, from the 4 door sedan, 2 door sedan, business coupe, Startlight coupe, convertible in order of increasing value. i.e. a poor 4 door might be a few 100 dollars, a trailer queen rag top 20K or more. We need more data.

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    Did Champion only come in a 4 door model?

    Mine is prob. only worth.......Hmmmmm

    One million dollars

    But it all reality it's prob. only worth 500bucks!!

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    DanO FYI

    Production chart for 1949

    8G Champion Price ($) Produced

    DeLuxe sedan 2 dr 1.657 10.359
    DeLuxe sedan 4 dr 1.689 20.134
    DeLuxe 3 pas coupe 1.588 1.642
    DeLuxe 5 pas coupe 1.683 5.917
    Regal DeLuxe sedan 2 dr 1.731 5.618
    Regal Deluxe sedan 4 dr 1.762 24.328
    Regal DeLx 3 pas coupe 1.652 718
    Regal Duxe 5 pas coupe 1.757 9.828
    Regal DeLuxe conv coupe 2.086 7.035

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    so it's worth is/was $1,689.00?
    and there was 20,134 built?

    Not too bad I paid 1,500.00 for it back in Dec.

    Yep! Gonna be worth Mmmmmmmmm

    One million dollars !! [B)]

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    What about a 48 Champ convertible? My grandad's first car when he was 16 was a 17 year old 48 Champ-vertible his dad paid $35.00 for. He drove it for a couple of years, the top rotted and blew of, the tires got slick, the starter started dragging, and a few more minor things went wrong with it. He didn't know how to work on cars at the time, and figured up that it would cost him $250.00 to fix up a $35.00 car, so he sold it for $15.00. [:0][:0][}] But things got better, he moved on to a 54 Champ coupe and then on to a series of Hawks. The last being a Sky Hawk that he flipped. He had to sell his 40 Commander because of the wreck too.(My mother was a few months old at the time, and if she had have been in her car seat instead of her mama' lap in the front, I wouldn't be here as the top crushed the car seat.[:0]) After that, he didn't own another Stude until he bought a 57 Silver Hawk in 1979, which is here:

    took the pics out, way too big.



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    I bought my 4-door sedan last summer for $200. I believe, based on watching sales of similar vehicles that have been restored, that it will be worth (on the market) between $6-7,000 restored.

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    Ah, Matt. It's like twisting a knife in my stomach when I see that black 1957 hawk 6. I know you're grandpa won't sell it - such a shame. I would part with my GT hawk for that one - but alas! It's not meant to be...

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    I know this will hurt even more Scott, but that 57 Hawk has a full flow 289 (from a 63 Hawk), 3 speed OD tranny, and a TT rear. He has the V-8 emblems to go on the fenders but he hasn't put them on yet.


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    Yeah, Matt. That hurts a little. I like the V8s OK, but I like the light feel of the flathead 6 in a hawk. With the right speed equipment (like dual single barrel carbs), I am pretty sure I would prefer it over the V8. Still, if that hawk drove by with a for sale sign on it I'd be getting a pen out!

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    A Hawk needs a V-8. but that's just me. My dad was seriously thinking of bidding on that NICE 57 Hawk 6 on ebay just last week.

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    Hey, Matt. Shrink that Daytona photo quite a bit, so we don't have to scroll way to the right just to read everyone's words. [8D]

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    Hey sorry bout the wait. Mine is a 48 Deluxe 4-door sedan
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    If the picture doesn't show up, that means I don't know how to put one in.
    Mine has minimal rust on the left side, has an engine that runs and brakes that work. The carbeurator will probably have to be replaced, and one wheel needs spacers. The clutch and gears work fine, and so do the windshield washers, headlights, taillights, turn lights, dome lights (in back seat), but the heater core will be replaced. Other than that, the car is in pretty good condition.

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    Also, if anyone knows how to get a history report on a 48 studebaker, that would be great. Thanks.

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    This may help

    http://hem.bredband.net/b284654/project/1948.htm

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    Its easy to get a factory production order for you car. Just contact the Studebaker National Museum. Kevin

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    That better DilloCrafter? I know what you mean, I'll start shrinking them from now on.

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    Dude, (Matt, that is)
    I didn't mean for you to take the photos away, just shrink that big one down. Now I'm sorry I mentioned it, because we can't see that Lark anymore

    Feel free to contact me by email if you don't have some image editing program that can resize a photo. I'll see if there's some free software out there that you can install and use for that purpose.


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    I have the stuff, just didn't feel like messing with it. [:I]
    However, here's one for you to enjoy. This pic was taken before I did anything to it other than put in a new tranny. In now has a stripped inteior, painted white wheels, new tires, 64 style wheel covers, and the fire chief equipment is also off.



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    63 Daytona HT (project)
    51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
    52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

    MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
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