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rockne10
11-12-2009, 07:47 PM
$2900, no reserve, no bids, 16,556 on odometer, one day twenty-three hours left! (edited ending time)

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Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

Anne F. Goodman
11-12-2009, 07:54 PM
Wow

Mabel 1949 Champion
Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
Gus 1958 Transtar
The Prez 1955 President State
Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
Daisy 1954 Commander Regal Coupe
Fresno,Ca
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dean pearson
11-12-2009, 07:55 PM
I wish I had three grand and a garage my wife didn't know about!
After looking at the pics. I can't imagine it going for less than 5K.
Darned nice car.

Dean.

bams50
11-12-2009, 08:04 PM
Good thing for me that's not a 52 (my preferred year) or I might be tempted... someday a decent 52 4 door 6 O/D will be in my garage[:X]

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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52-fan
11-12-2009, 08:12 PM
I have never been a great fan of those four doors, but the wood grained dash in this era cars always impresses me. I just looked at the ad again and realized that the seller is the same fellow who handled the sale of my Daytona for his son. I really think he will tell you the truth about what he is selling.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg"In the heart of Arkansas."
1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas

Gary1953
11-12-2009, 08:20 PM
This car is a running joke among the Ozark Trails Chapter. One of our members bought it 30 years ago and it took him forever to sell it. He was finishing College and really did not need another car. ( I think he had maybe four at the time). It has floated between several members over the years. It was on display and for sale at the last Orphan Car Show in Branson.

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
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Eugene
11-12-2009, 08:28 PM
I would but my wife will kill me for sure if I even think of it..hmmmmm no I better not. Nice car.http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz297/Eugene_060/SDC10013.jpg

rockne10
11-12-2009, 08:28 PM
So, Gary, what's the issue with it, other than the fact it's a sixty-year-old sedan?

Gary1953
11-12-2009, 08:47 PM
It's an all right car. Matt the owner I was talking about just didn't need it at the time and it took him several years to sell. I looked it over at Branson last year and remember some rust and just a worn out look to it. It would probably make a good car for someone. Like Howard says above, if the person he thinks is selling it the seller will be honest in discribing the cars
There are other members in the Chapter that are more familiar with the car and can give more details. Jim Caldwell is a forum member and he may be able to add more.

P. S. the current price of $2900 would be on the high side for me for this car.


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Nixa, MO
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candbstudebakers
11-13-2009, 09:48 AM
Bams I thought you were a Lark lover? I have a 52 4 door but since mine is a V-8 with 3 speed over drive I guess you would not be interested, I am the 2 nd owner. love the suicide doors....Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA
canbstudebakers-
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bams50
11-13-2009, 05:55 PM
quote:Originally posted by candbstudebakers

Bams I thought you were a Lark lover? I have a 52 4 door but since mine is a V-8 with 3 speed over drive I guess you would not be interested, I am the 2nd owner. love the suicide doors....

Yep, all-out Lark lover for sure[:X] But that doesn't mean they're the only Studes I like! I'd also like a teens or twenties Stude someday, a late 30s Art Deco style. Also a really nice GT and maybe a finned Hawk for Linda (she's a fin lover):)

I'm one of the very few that actually prefers the 52s over the others- love the nose, beautiful dash, and the best-looking horn button of all Studes (at least post-war;)). I metioned the 6 because I have zero problem with them for where mine would be- ambling along the secondary roads in my mostly-flat area; plus, a 6-banger 52 4-door is about the least-loved Stude you can get... and I'm always drawn to that[^]

How about more info on yours? Any pictures? And, (I hate to ask) is it for sale??

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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kurtruk
11-13-2009, 06:54 PM
Would someone look at the last thumbnail (in the eBay listing) showing a closeup of the stainless rocker molding? It shows the front end of the molding coming to a point on the front fender. My '48 Champion Starlight does not have this. It has a blunt end that is capped. It ends at the cowl. The parts book did not clear this up for me. Are they supposed to be different this way? I like the looks of the Land Cruiser molding.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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mbstude
11-13-2009, 06:56 PM
Kurt, that's stock on a LC. I can get you a close up picture tomorrow. (48 LC at the shop).

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

kurtruk
11-13-2009, 07:04 PM
Thanks, Matt. I would appreciate that. You can PM me. Or not.
Any one know if Champions just have the blunt end?

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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rockne10
11-13-2009, 07:22 PM
I've wondered that myself. I've never seen the fender molding extension on anything after 1950, even the Starlight State.

Johnnywiffer
11-13-2009, 08:04 PM
I may be mistaken but I think the '47-'50 Commander/Land Cruiser had the pointy lower moulding and the Champion, [u]IF</u> they had one, was blunt on the end. This was because the Commander had longer fenders, cowl to front wheels, than the Champion.

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s311/johnnywiffer/starlight.jpg

But since both Champion and Commander/Land Cruiser used the same front fenders, '51-'52, the blunt end was used.

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s311/johnnywiffer/52buelc1.jpg
John

kurtruk
11-14-2009, 12:20 AM
Thanks, John. That sounds plausable. So...since that front joint doesn't have to be lined up with the cowl, I could cut down a Commander/L.C. molding at the rear to make it the right length for my Champion and have the pointy-ended molding on my lowly Champion.:)
I see Classic Ent. is going to soon have stainless steel rocker moldings and clips for all 47-52 cars according to their ad in TW. We'll see what they come up with. During '48 production, Studebaker changed from stud fasteners to using clips to hold them on...

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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StudeRich
11-14-2009, 08:08 PM
Man that Commander Starlight is SWEET! [:p] [:p]

There is probably not too much wrong with a Champion, but because it's a lowly model, I guess I just want the best!



StudeRich

DanTheFan
11-14-2009, 08:44 PM
If the 16K miles are authentic how could it have a worn out look to it? I think those post war Land Cruisers are the best riding and best built of all the Studes. And I love the dash on the 48 - this seems like a real buy.

Gary1953
11-14-2009, 09:16 PM
Go for it!

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
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rockne10
11-15-2009, 08:04 PM
Only one bid until the last 35 seconds; sniped at $2951.