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lugamatic
12-09-2018, 08:29 PM
I am making this post after much sole searching, i have around 100 studebaker cars and trucks that i am going to sell in the next year. These are all in as is condition , good project cars and trucks, they have been stored inside in pole buildings and i have owned most of them for over 30 years. The oldest is a 1937 4 door sedan up to 1966. I have hawks , speedsters ,convertibles , coupes, sedans, pickups, big trucks, 4x4 pickups, stations wagons, etc if anyone is seriously interested in a certain model, p m me to discuss it thanks

8E45E
12-09-2018, 09:27 PM
Sounds like quite a collection.

If its not too much effort, please take some good photos of what you have and post them in that new 'For Sale & Wanted' section here on the Forum. We don't insist on having to do it tonight, but over the next few days or weeks would be sufficient so we don't have to digest all of what you have at once.


Craig

jclary
12-09-2018, 09:34 PM
Well...dog gone it!...All these years I drove right by on my way to the York swap meet and never knew.:( I only have 5 Studebakers in my pole barn.:(

You certainly got my attention:drool:...BUT ...NOW WE'RE BOTH TOO OLD!:QQ:

sals54
12-09-2018, 11:00 PM
I sent you a PM.

firestoper 25
12-09-2018, 11:34 PM
I am interested in 1 ton, 1 1/2 ton or 2 ton truck PM me. Thanks for sharing! Sherm / Green Bay

creegster
12-10-2018, 12:13 AM
Sorry you have to sell! The upside is that if you have 100 vehicles, that means they will be distributed and back on the road around the country at some point soon.
Some photos of the trucks please.

Thank you

tim333
12-10-2018, 03:00 AM
Sent you a PM

50pete
12-10-2018, 09:16 AM
Sent a pm also

oilnsteel
12-10-2018, 12:30 PM
pm sent today

John K
12-10-2018, 01:57 PM
I tried to send a pm but got this message: lugamatic has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space.

dpson
12-10-2018, 01:58 PM
I'm also downsizing and need to keep reminding myself; do not send a PM, do not send a PM, do not send a PM!

sals54
12-10-2018, 03:33 PM
I have not yet heard anything back. Anyone else? I'd love to see what he's got.

lugamatic
12-11-2018, 01:24 AM
I guess i need to say that i will answer all pm:s as time permits, this is not a have to sell or fire sale , i have came to the conclusion that i have to many projects to finish in my lifetime. You know last spring i loaded about 30 that sat outside for 50 years on the lowboy and they went to china,i guess they would take more. Thanks

Michidan
12-11-2018, 08:03 AM
At age 52 I'm hoping I have another restore or two in me. I've got the desire and the tools, so why not. On the other hand I'm a long way from retirement and just don't know where I would find the time. I would not buy a car to let it sit, only to work on.
Every post or auction like this intrigues me, but I wonder how serious I really am. I'm sure there would be a lot of interest in these cars Lugamatic. I'd love to see what you have. Although the wife will only approve another if it's a convertible. We've never had one of those.

cnsrww
12-11-2018, 04:16 PM
I always have an interest in coupes and conv. Also v8 trucks . I am willing to come out and see your collection or would like more info on what you have. I have the ability to restore the cars but I am not interested in rust buckets. Thanks Bob Wilson If you wish you can always call me at 302-328-5547.

mch
12-11-2018, 05:22 PM
I too have an interest, so when posting, please include me. I like Hawks and trucks pre 1950
thanks
Mark

57pack
12-11-2018, 09:54 PM
Sad reality, sooner or later we all will “age out”.
It’s happening in our fire dept, in five years or so there won’t be anyone left able to man the trucks. Then folks will be upset as the county will have to go to a fire district along with the tax bill to pay for it.

studeclunker
12-13-2018, 12:49 AM
I'm also downsizing and need to keep reminding myself; do not send a PM, do not send a PM, do not send a PM!

:lol:I hear ya brother!:lol:
Thankfully, in my case, this fellow is WAYYYYYYYYY... out of my puny reach! That way I'm not tempted into something stupid...:rolleyes::o

DieselJim
12-13-2018, 06:01 AM
:lol:I hear ya brother!:lol:
Thankfully, in my case, this fellow is WAYYYYYYYYY... out of my puny reach! That way I'm not tempted into something stupid...:rolleyes::oRoad trip.....

BobPalma
12-13-2018, 06:39 AM
:!: Thanks for saving all these cars indoors, Tom. :) I hope they find good homes. :cool: BP

TENNESSEEHILLBILLY
12-13-2018, 03:37 PM
I am making this post after much sole searching, i have around 100 studebaker cars and trucks that i am going to sell in the next year. These are all in as is condition , good project cars and trucks, they have been stored inside in pole buildings and i have owned most of them for over 30 years. The oldest is a 1937 4 door sedan up to 1966. I have hawks , speedsters ,convertibles , coupes, sedans, pickups, big trucks, 4x4 pickups, stations wagons, etc if anyone is seriously interested in a certain model, p m me to discuss it thanks

Hi I might be interested in a 1960 Lark Conv. Please let me know what you have and the price. Thanks. If you can send pictures to me at
whynotme640@gmail.com

Mrs K Corbin
12-14-2018, 06:48 AM
the 37 is up my alley. What you asking and what condition?
Plenty of pics please!

ed peters
01-05-2019, 07:41 PM
I am making this post after much sole searching, i have around 100 studebaker cars and trucks that i am going to sell in the next year. These are all in as is condition , good project cars and trucks, they have been stored inside in pole buildings and i have owned most of them for over 30 years. The oldest is a 1937 4 door sedan up to 1966. I have hawks , speedsters ,convertibles , coupes, sedans, pickups, big trucks, 4x4 pickups, stations wagons, etc if anyone is seriously interested in a certain model, p m me to discuss it thanks
Could you give me a list of what you have and when they could be seen ?

KenS
01-05-2019, 07:57 PM
I'm interested in any 64, 65, 66's you may have, I'm in DE, so I would like to ride over to see what you have.

lugamatic
01-05-2019, 08:05 PM
Sorry guys in florida, nothing is going to happen till june o the cars

jts359
01-05-2019, 10:20 PM
Hmph ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jackb
01-06-2019, 09:38 AM
Who said "they don't make them anymore" ?

studeclunker
01-06-2019, 09:57 PM
Sorry guys in florida, nothing is going to happen till june o the cars


Hmph ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Too, too funny!:lol:
So very glad I'm out of range... No road trip possible for me. The truck could likely do it, however the Spartan is in bits all over the property getting rebuilt. Again, too far for me.

packard352
01-07-2019, 08:17 AM
Sent you PM

ed peters
01-20-2019, 10:55 AM
Where in florida ? Im near clearwater

candbstudebakers
01-20-2019, 11:17 AM
I love road trip and have the truck and trailer to make a trip any time I want, but not looking for any more Studebaker's in my life time but any thing close on the west coast is a short trip and most cases just to look.

kmul221
01-20-2019, 02:19 PM
My head says YES but body says NO ! will pass but the ability has gone.

sals54
01-20-2019, 10:07 PM
Sorry guys in florida, nothing is going to happen till june o the cars

I'll believe it when I see it. So far, sounds like a tease.

studeclunker
01-21-2019, 12:55 AM
I'll believe it when I see it. So far, sounds like a tease.

:lol: too, too funny! :lol:

CORVAIRWILD
01-24-2019, 11:53 PM
I have a friend with a 150 corvairs in his backyard, and after 30 years some neighbor complain, and after multiple visits to the zoning planning board BS, he finally agreed to dispose of one car a month, I think he fell behind schedule at day 31. I've also got one Corvair pickup truck sitting there, he promised to have it running 5 years ago. I think all he's done is stack junk around it, in fact I know he has lol. I repaired the long collapsed roof on one building with 10 cars in it, the cars were junk when he put them in there 30 years earlier, and they haven't gotten any better with age.

DEEPNHOCK
01-25-2019, 06:39 AM
Just call a reputable auction company.
Let them do the hard work.
Pay their fee, take the proceeds, and enjoy life.

Mrs K Corbin
01-25-2019, 06:44 AM
Most likely the heirs will.....

CORVAIRWILD
01-25-2019, 07:47 AM
What was the purchase price point when you bot these? I'd like to come look and take some pix of the StudePorn. My friend has a junkyard in Peyton Colorado, I go there twice a year and wander around, making videos and reminicing about the lives the cars and trucks may have lived

rusty65
01-25-2019, 03:41 PM
Ha! I'm just down the road a ways in Maryland! May have to take a look-see at some point.

Ron Dame
01-25-2019, 04:03 PM
I'll believe it when I see it. So far, sounds like a tease.I know, but if it's real and he gets pissed off and crushes them......

sals54
01-25-2019, 08:50 PM
It'll just make mine and ours more valuable.

Mrs K Corbin
01-28-2019, 07:25 AM
Same reason I don't go to strip clubs.... Too Many Teases....;)

george o
01-28-2019, 05:35 PM
I went by his place after one of the york pa swap meets years ago. All I will comment is that the vehicles are real!! Hope they all go to good homes.

sals54
01-28-2019, 09:35 PM
If they're outdoors in PA, I can't imagine they've survived too well. Salted roads when they were alive and grass and mud and snow and rain and sun while they're dead will just make them more dead.

lugamatic
01-29-2019, 06:26 AM
Mr sals54 you need to read my post again, slowly so you understand its content !!!!

studeclunker
01-31-2019, 12:55 AM
If they're outdoors in PA, I can't imagine they've survived too well. Salted roads when they were alive and grass and mud and snow and rain and sun while they're dead will just make them more dead.

Honestly Sal! I think your memory is getting as bad as mine!:lol: He said they're all in Pole buildings! If they have sides, then good dry storage. If not, then decent storage out of the weather. Likely they'll all be in decent shape. Wish I could walk around and drool on 'em.

55s
02-16-2019, 06:53 PM
Slight thread hijack:

I perfectly understand where lugamatic is coming from.

For what its worth, I also have a big collection (even more than lugamatic's) and after a lot of soul searching will be doing the same as him. I have been an SDC member for ~45 years, and have served as Chapter President (and other roles) for the Ontario Chapter. My dad was the first chapter President. The collection was primarily assembled from 1965 to 1975.

Like lugamatic, I am not in a hurry to give stuff away. Most have been stored in barns for many years, but I have had some roof damage. Close to $200K was spent many years ago on barns to keep them in better condition. It would be nice to recover some of that money. However, some cars were in poor condition when rescued, and have not gotten better.

I have not done a complete inventory. (Most are complete cars, with many NOS parts stashed in applicable trunks).

I understand why people want to be curious, walk around, and take pictures, but I am a private person and I don't want hoards of people hanging around. I have also had kids shoot out windows and headlights when they were outside. (about 15 CK windshields for example.)

I was disappointed with another thread on cores: who is collecting cores? (almost no one). Values of cores? (almost nothing).

I have put my name and contact information in the soon to be released March 2019 vendor information issue. Since I'm in Canada, not much will be happening for a few months. (SNOW!) Look for me in TW, and if you have any cars or parts needs, let me know - sooner than later. Some stuff has to go!!.

Paul 'PaulStudeParts@gmail.com'

Milaca
02-16-2019, 07:10 PM
I appreciate those of you that have saved/collected Studebakers all of these years. Without your efforts, they would have been scrapped decades ago, thus leaving few project cars or parts cars for the present and future.

sals54
02-16-2019, 07:25 PM
Honestly Sal! I think your memory is getting as bad as mine!:lol: He said they're all in Pole buildings! If they have sides, then good dry storage. If not, then decent storage out of the weather. Likely they'll all be in decent shape. Wish I could walk around and drool on 'em.
Ron
All I’m sayin is that not all pole barns are equal. Some can get infested with rats. Some allow a lot of weather. And some don’t have much of a roof. It all depends on what their intended use was, not what ended up being stored there.
I hope every car stored is in pristine condition and sold cheap. But what are the odds of that?

55s
02-16-2019, 08:05 PM
Even good pole barns and other types of barns are not perfect. Mice seem to get in everywhere, I've even had them in my house. (None since the cat!!!) I've even had a pesky raccoon or two. They have kept the foxes, bears and deer out.

Moth balls, perfume, traps, Bounce and Irish Spring seem to help a little, but its really annoying finding little bite marks in the Irish Spring and Bounce sheets used as bedding.

No storage is perfect. An in general, it is very expensive.

The ravages of time, fire, floods, snow, animal and insect pests, rust, and mold wait for no car...

Jwboff
02-17-2019, 09:38 AM
Looking for a 51 champion parts car

Guido
02-17-2019, 08:42 PM
Tom, are any tractors going? Another 1650/1655 with a loader would be nice...