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studegary
08-31-2009, 01:39 PM
The '57 Heaven Auto Museum is selling out at auction. They have excellent quality examples of all American brands for the model year 1957. This includes Studebaker and Packard. The auction will include 65 collector cars, automotive collectibles and re-created '50s era storefronts. The auction is by Mecum Auctions on October 24 at Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater in Branson, MO. All vehicles and automobilia will be offered at no reserve (my kind of auction - as auctions should be). For information: 815-568-8888 or www.Mecum.com I got this information from the September 3, 2009 issue of Old Cars Weekly.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studegary
08-31-2009, 02:02 PM
If you go to www.mecum.com you can see color pictures of all of the lots.

The three that apply to this group all appear to be excellent examples. They are; '57 Studebaker Transtar (259), '57 Studebaker Golden Hawk (gold, AT), '57 Packard Country Sedan (lilac & white, wagon).

There are many other lots that are of interest to me and probably other things that most anyone here would be interested in. I have NO connection to the museum or auction company. A no reserve auction like this is just something that I thought that our members should be made aware of.


Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

Edit: typo

Roscomacaw
08-31-2009, 03:05 PM
Makes you realize just what an array of makes and models there were back then. And this place only had a sampling of different models from a given maker.

I did note that their pretty '57 Clipper wagon still shows it's supercharger-unique oil filler pipe, but not much else that would give evidence of it's being so equipped. It even mentions it's "unusually powerful engine" without ever noting that it would've been supercharged from the factory.[B)]

They also say that the 57 Nash was the last before Nash closed it's doors. Of course, it was the last year for the Nash nameplate, but it was hardly the end of American Motors.[^]

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/58_Avatar.jpg
1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

StudeRich
08-31-2009, 04:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

I did note that their pretty '57 Clipper wagon still shows it's supercharger-unique oil filler pipe, but not much else that would give evidence of it's being so equipped. It even mentions it's "unusually powerful engine" without ever noting that it would've been supercharged from the factory.[B)]
Yes clearly this one extremely beautiful '57 Packard Clipper Country Sedan, but it is very wrongly advertised per the original factory data instead of the reality that it no longer is a 275 HP Supercharged 289, and says it's a 2 Brl. (more like 210 HP) but I am not so sure even THAT is correct! Under that big GM air cleaner transplant, may be a 4 Brl.

The mechanical restoration may have been a "Museum" display only resto, it appears that the heater may not be connected either.

StudeRich

Roscomacaw
08-31-2009, 04:57 PM
Rich, looking at some of the other car's photos closely, I can see really tired weatherstripping and other overlooked details. But since it was really a matter of flash and dazzle for these things, there's probably lots of little details that would need attending if one had a notion to put one back on the road.[}:)]

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/58_Avatar.jpg
1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

ST2DE5
08-31-2009, 07:59 PM
It was posted before. I know you only read certain ones.
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=32420

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/StudebakerPlant.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2

Roscomacaw
08-31-2009, 09:21 PM
You're right about that. I don't have the time or the desire to follow each and every thread on this site! I hardly have time to follow the ones I do choose to read!

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/58_Avatar.jpg
1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

studegary
09-01-2009, 01:06 PM
quote:Originally posted by ST2DE5

It was posted before. I know you only read certain ones.
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=32420



I apologize! I did look through the Studebaker section of the Forum for it before posting. I wouldn't have expected to find it in the Stove Hugger's section of the Forum since there are three Studebaker-Packard products that I was posting about. In the early days of the Forum, I read every post. Now, I only read a minority of the posts. This is why a good topic title is important.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer