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Collection Doctor
06-11-2009, 07:47 AM
Looks like a decent little Lark, but $17,500???

"Own a piece of history with this beautiful 1 owner late 1950s Studebaker with Original parts!!! It is a 3 speed manual, good condition and runs great too! Email for any questions. Asking $17500 OBO"

Reply to: sale-mm5et-1213648685@craigslist.org


No tags and looks like it has been relegated to the back yard for a while.

vegas paul
06-11-2009, 09:00 AM
They may have misplaced a decimal point by one position...

Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

06-11-2009, 10:14 AM
If that price IS correct, it's gonna spend a few more years in that back yard![B)]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

06-11-2009, 11:23 AM
Don, a link to the actual listing would be helpful. Where is the car located? It looks pretty good in the picture provided. Who knows? It could have been grandpa's pet project and now he's gone the grandkids want to cash in. There definately must be a misplaced decimal point in there...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
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Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

06-11-2009, 12:26 PM
They'll probably tell you...
"Jay Leno has been calling about it. If you don't want it at that price, he will..." :D

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

06-11-2009, 10:54 PM
Must be related to my neighbor!
Bought his building at auction for $225k (I dropped out at $130k) Complained for the last four years that he paid too much (Duh!) and now he has it listed for sale for, get this, $300k!

I offered the agent $140k. We'll see...

A. Charles Eck, Jr.
Essex, MD
Studebakers were made to drive! (Besides, they don't get lost as easy in the Wal-Mart parking lot!)

'64 Cruiser 'Louise'
'57 Commander 4 door sedan 'Bluebird'
'66 Ford F-250
'66 Ford F-100
'53 John Deere 50
'41 John Deere H All-Fuel
'41 John Deere B All-Fuel

06-12-2009, 05:21 AM
I searched Craigslist as best I could but couldn't find the listing- how about that link?? We'd all like to see the ad!

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

Lark Hunter
06-12-2009, 07:40 AM
Oooff! Ouch! That smarts[B)] Hey... Along these lines, anyone have an idea of what a more earthly and correct price for a car in similar condition should go for? The car would be a '59 four door, six and O/D, chalky paint, worn interior, no rot, running well. It even included free air in the tires. I wanted to buy it in the mid 1990's- asking price $300 or $350. My dad wouldn't let me buy it, as I wasn't of driving age, yet. Been looking around, and getting the impression that Larks are bringing just a little more than they did, then.

Collection Doctor
06-12-2009, 02:33 PM
I do not check in here all that often. The car is on the Norfolk Craigslist and the price has now been reduced to $15,000.


There is also a second ad for it that lists it as a 1955.


Someone ought to give him a call to see where he got his information to price it.