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    1950 Land Cruiser ~ Wanted To Buy

    I've been trying to purchase a 1950 Land Cruiser for a while and have not had any luck. The ones that I was interested in were already sold or there was no response from the seller to my inquires. A '50 Land Cruiser has a lot of memories (Grandfather's car and my first car) and would really enjoy having another one.

    Please help in locating one. My criteria is rather easy:
    1950 Land Cruiser
    No rust through floors, rockers, fenders (not like my Pennsylvania car)
    Surface rust OK
    Complete car, does not have to run or drive (but prefer it did)


    Thank You,
    Joe

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    Joe, please PM me.
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    As an aside, Welcome to the Forum, Joe! The '50 Land Cruisers are a favorite of mine as well. Here's wishing you well in your search, and keep us posted as to your progress.
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    This one is still for sale, and it's rust free from North Dakota, other than light surface rust. It needs a few things to make it nicer, but it's a good driver as is. It's been for sale for over a year, and he finally dropped the price by $1000, but I think it's still a bit high for me.

    https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/c...035119565.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWChamp View Post
    This one is still for sale, and it's rust free from North Dakota, other than light surface rust. It needs a few things to make it nicer, but it's a good driver as is. It's been for sale for over a year, and he finally dropped the price by $1000, but I think it's still a bit high for me.

    https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/c...035119565.html
    I would also like to welcome you to the forum. To me, first look at the car in the above link looks pretty darned good. You know what you are looking for. If you feel confident in your Studebaker knowledge, certainly go take a look. If you decide it is worth the price, buy it, live with your decision, and enjoy it. If you have an offer to make that is less than the asking price, make sure you make the offer in front of his wife, then leave after being sure he has a way to contact you. In your absence, she will see to it he takes your offer.

    I own a '51 Land Cruiser. A highway capable, eloquent, grand experience. All the Studebaker President/Land Cruiser series sedans fit that description.
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    Chuck Stanford still has a 1950 Land Cruiser for sale here in Tucson AZ. A three owner low mileage car Copper Mist car. It has had one repaint, interior if it was redone has the original fabric and the price last time I checked was lower than the Indiana car. It has an Automatic. PM me if you want his contact information or email him at cstandford2@cox.net

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    My first personal Studebaker was a dark blue 1950 Land Cruiser. I was in high school.
    I was walking through a older junk yard looking for something and spotted a that "nose" sticking out of some bushes.
    Asked the owner about it and he said he'd sell it, wanted $60. For it.
    I drug it home, stuck a battery in it and it started right up!
    Drove her all through high school, was always a hit as it drove and rode so nice and had a roomy luxurious interior.
    Good luck finding yours!

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    Welcome and congratulations on having a grandfather with such good taste. The '50 Land Cruiser is a unique, one-year-only model. I like it so much I can forgive it not having a V8. Now, if Studebaker had only continued it into '51 . . . .

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    An experienced recommendation only: I would put a much higher priority on finding an OVERDRIVE 3 Speed Manual Trans. Car if I were you.
    You could also consider doing a conversion to Overdrive if the Car cost is reasonable.

    While the Detroit Gear 3 Band Studebaker Automatic Drive was a strong Transmission when working good, in today's World looking down the Road, it is not a good choice due to Parts Availability, Cost and most importantly, qualified Technicians to work on it properly.

    On another Note:
    I wonder if this '50 Commander would do it for you?

    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...mpion-for-sale

    This is as close as it gets to a '50 Land Cruiser, they are BOTH Commanders.
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    I was going to mention the same car, Rich. It's only a few inches shorter and in pretty good condition.
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioRoy View Post
    I was going to mention the same car, Rich. It's only a few inches shorter and in pretty good condition.
    Yabbut it ain't the same; only a '50 Land Cruiser is the ne plus ultra.
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    Jack, what from the 50 did you want carried over to the 51?

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    I don't know about Jack, but I would want the superior frame, the larger body, the better looking dash, the bigger brakes, and the fact it wasn't based on a Champion body. ....just for starters
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    I want to thank all of you that assisted me in finding a 1950 Land Cruiser. I was able to purchase my new car from one of the leads. Thank you, Joe

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    Pictures, please.
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

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    Yes, pictures, and is it stick or automatic?

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    https://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/6065725817.html

    I know it's not a 50 but looks like a great car for the money

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