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bob40
09-05-2008, 11:44 PM
http://www.midwestauctions.com/pauls/pauls_september_20.htm

Cant attend myself.Looking at the pics my guess
is that it's been sitting for a while.

StudeDave57
09-05-2008, 11:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by bob40

Looking at the pics my guess is that it's been sitting for a while.
I'll have to agree with you on that one!!! [:0] :( [V]


StudeDave '57 [8D]

bams50
09-06-2008, 05:19 AM
If the seller or the auction company had just taken the time to drag it back up onto the surface and airing up the tires, it would have made a huge difference in what it's bid to. As it sits, it may do less than scrap value...

Another case of poor marketing[xx(]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

BobPalma
09-06-2008, 05:28 AM
:) Sad indeed. Because it appears to be the only "old car" at the auction and the sale bill says there are "tons of scrap iron".....gulp!:(

I hope some Studebaker person -or even an old-car person of any sort- is able to take it home, even if they do nothing more than clean it up and store it inside for the next 10 or 20 years. :DBP

56H-Y6
09-06-2008, 05:46 AM
Hi

Figures, it's a '57 President Classic, a car i've been wanting to own again, but 1K miles away.

I too hope someone buys it to keep it out of the scrap, but we all know there is marginal interest in those models even with this group, who oddly name them and the '56's as the nicest driving, most luxurious Studebakers of the '50's along with the Packard Y-bodies.

Someone, Please save it for someone near there like me.

Steve

avantilover
09-06-2008, 05:48 AM
Maybe you could make a bid Steve and get a local to store it until you can collect it?

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Secretary Studebaker Car Club of SA (as of 3/19/08)
Lockleys South Australia

BubbaBear
09-06-2008, 06:39 AM
quote:Originally posted by 56H-Y6

Hi

Figures, it's a '57 President Classic, a car i've been wanting to own again, but 1K miles away.

I too hope someone buys it to keep it out of the scrap, but we all know there is marginal interest in those models even with this group, who oddly name them and the '56's as the nicest driving, most luxurious Studebakers of the '50's along with the Packard Y-bodies.

Someone, Please save it for someone near there like me.

Steve


Where are you located? I know of another '57 here in St. Louis that is available. Nice original unrestored condition and stored inside for the last 35 years and the price is I believe reasonable.
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m307/BubbaBear_2006/Stude1-24A-1-1.jpg

BShaw
09-06-2008, 08:12 AM
It's 84 miles north of me. I'll run up there if Lancaster doesn't completely wear me out. I dunno, maybe the tires are flat but it may just be sitting in some tall grass.

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Woodbury, Minnesota

Guido
09-06-2008, 08:30 AM
I think it has been sitting in the same spot for a period of time, the left front looks especially low to the ground. The right front window is open and I would check the condition of the floors closely.

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56H-Y6
09-06-2008, 09:22 PM
Hi BubbaBear

Thanks for your response, I am in Western New York, though the distance and shipping cost are a real determining factor for any purchase as it would be 1K miles distance for either car.

Steve

bob40
09-23-2008, 06:26 AM
Mr. Shaw.Were you able to make the auction?

BShaw
09-23-2008, 07:55 AM
Yep, my dad and I took the 80 mile trip north and most of the photo reviews posted here were spot on. If the odometer was correct at 42,000 it led a very hard life over those miles.:(

All the sheet metal was rusted beyond reasonable use. A few pieces of the stainless was usable but most would have been a challenge for even Dale McPhearson. The chrome was heavily pock marked. Glass all cracked. Interior a rodent wonderland.

Bottom line, I said a few kind Studebaker words over it and wished it Godspeed on its trip to that great crusher in the sky. Actually, we didn't hang around to see it sold but I'd bet it went for $50 or so...maybe a a bit more because of scrap prices.

Stopped at Black Bear casino on the way home and dad won enough to replace the gas we burned and his prescription we had to pick up. I won just enough to buy us lunch (that's a big win for me):)

BShaw,Webmaster
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Woodbury, Minnesota