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bams50
09-17-2008, 05:51 PM
In the description for this Wagonaire:

"AMC used the chevy engines towards their last years in business."

That's one thing- but then they add this:

"We have been in business for more than 50 years so you can bid with confidence."

Don't know whether to say &lt;&lt;SIGH&gt;&gt; or &lt;&lt;ARRGH!&gt;&gt;:( Guess I'll just go with a derisive chuckle;)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1965-Studebaker-Wagonaire-Sliding-Roof-Very-Rare_W0QQitemZ270277205132QQihZ017QQcategoryZ6466QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZVi ewItem

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?"

Roscomacaw
09-17-2008, 07:18 PM
And ya know what's really funny about it??? This guy's IN Kenosha, WI - where AMC lived and died. DUH........

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Guido
09-17-2008, 08:48 PM
Well Jeep did use Buick engines......[:o)]

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torker
09-17-2008, 08:48 PM
Actually.....The AMC Eagle DID utilize a GM-built 2.5L 4 cylinder engine, back in the very early eighties that was also found in certain Chevrolets... Prior to that, some of your Jeep wagoneers used Turbohydramatic transmissions.

studeclunker
09-18-2008, 01:12 AM
Looks like a nice car. The upholstry and headliner appears to be in great shape. However, they mention that it has rust issues. We'll see what it goes for. Wish it was closer. I'd bid on it. Then again... mayyyybe it's better that the thing is in Wisconsin.;)

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65cruiser
09-18-2008, 05:44 AM
Looks to me like the floors are completely gone and have sheet metal laid over them. Frame looks sorta crunchy too.

http://i5.ebayimg.com/02/i/001/0d/64/52f3_3.JPG

As far as the AMC reference, everybody knows those 64-66 Studebakers were made by Rammer!;)

Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
www.65cruiser.com


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Roscomacaw
09-18-2008, 10:16 AM
torker, izzat the engine referred to as The Iron Duke? Seems I heard someone call it that at one time. I pretty much lose interest in anything AMC after '68.[|)]

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

skyway
09-18-2008, 11:56 AM
Wasn't the "Iron Duke" was designed for the very first Chevy II's, with intake and exhaust on the same side. Sometime later GM gave it a crossflow head. I think it was still in use on late '70's early
'80's Pontiac Sunbirds and the like.

Bill Pressler
09-18-2008, 01:24 PM
One nice thing about a '65 Daytona Wagonaire, as opposed to a '64, is that the '65 Daytona interior is actually the '64 Cruiser interior...seats and door trim...plusher. Of course, you don't get the rear-seat center armrest, but other than that, it's the Cruiser interior.

Whew, I thought my car had some rusty floors when I bought it!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1

StudeRich
09-18-2008, 01:38 PM
I see after I slammed him for being in Kenosha 50 years and calling this Studebaker an AMC, he revised his story a bit! Lol! :D

That interior Bill, is not only plusher, it's drop dead BEAUTIFUL! I have never seen a '65 Daytona Wagonaire ordered with a Cruiser (almost) button pleated all vinyl interior!

But then, possibly the only '65 I have ever seen was that White one owned by Frost & French Studebaker in Los Angeles at the time, and I don't remember what interior was in it. It was pictured in that giant 3 Ft. X 4 Ft. poster with representative cars from about every year from the beginning shown. These were sold I think by Newman & Altman. I wonder if the interior is visible to tell if it has the Cruiser interior, maybe as you say it was Standard when ordered with all vinyl. [:0] The '65 brochure only shows '64 pics of the Wagonaire interior.

StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA

55pres
09-18-2008, 03:18 PM
quote:Originally posted by skyway

Wasn't the "Iron Duke" was designed for the very first Chevy II's, with intake and exhaust on the same side. Sometime later GM gave it a crossflow head. I think it was still in use on late '70's early
'80's Pontiac Sunbirds and the like.


No, the 2.5 in the early 60s was not the Iron Duke. The 2.5 was a 6 cylinder motor with 2 cut off. Either based off of the 194 or 230 engine. This engine became a very popular marine engine in boats, which later grew to a 3.0 liter, which is still available today with either a carb or EFI, producing 135-150hp at the prop shaft.

Randy Wakefield
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1955 President sedan

"For the future that we wait..."