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kromer891
02-25-2007, 10:22 PM
I ran across an add for this same 1940 Sedan Delivery a few months ago on craigslist in my area, and it's back up again, but this time, with some (poor) pictures. I can't see it being worth half of the asking price, but this guy seems to love all of his old cars (including a few other Studes I've posted here about and some interesting ones I've emailed the seller about).

Anyways, here's a link to the post:
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/car/284608390.html

It appears to have some sort of delete panel over the rear windows, but I'm sure someone out there will have some knowledge to share that far exceeds my guesses. It does have a rear window. I've tried to do some research but can't dig anything up on a 1940 SD. Does anyone have any info on these or is it just me?

Thanks in advance!
Mark

Dick Steinkamp
02-25-2007, 10:28 PM
Phantom or no phantom...it's pretty cool [:p]



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
02-25-2007, 10:28 PM
Phantom or no phantom...it's pretty cool [:p]



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

kromer891
02-25-2007, 10:31 PM
I thought so too, and I may be wrong here, but doesn't a Sedan Delivery, by definition, have to have a rear door? I'd like to see a picture of the back of this one, not to mention some of the interior...

kromer891
02-25-2007, 10:31 PM
I thought so too, and I may be wrong here, but doesn't a Sedan Delivery, by definition, have to have a rear door? I'd like to see a picture of the back of this one, not to mention some of the interior...

Studebaker Wheel
02-26-2007, 12:04 AM
The car is a standard two door sedan (F body) with the rear floor pan from a coupe to allow for the spare tire to be mounted horizontally. It had a standard deck lid. The rear seat and partition were removed and metal panels substituted for rear quarter glass. It was available with either a full width front seat or one-man utility seat. The base price was $736.50. The conversions were performed by Edwards Iron Works of South Bend. Studebaker issued a two sided illustrated advertising flyer for the car entitled, "The New 1940 Studebaker [u]Sedan Delivery</u>."

The esteemed editor of The Antique Studebaker Review wrote a fairly comprehensive article on these cars, plus the Studebaker Coupe Deliveries (Coupe with pick-up box in place of deck lid) in the July/August 1998 issue of that publication with lots of photos and other details.

As for the car in the ad it has been advertised for many, many years. I recall it appeared in Hemmings about 25-30 years ago and at that time belonged to a man named Cripe. It is an old desert car that would require a person with lots of money and ambition. This is one of two known. The only other one came out of Colorado Springs, then went to New England and eventually ended up as a street rod now owned by a fellow in Michigan.

8 X 10 B&W photos of original cars are available as well as copies of the Antique Studebaker Review mentioned above. Inquire if interested.

editor: Antique Studebaker Review

R. Quinn

Studebaker Wheel
02-26-2007, 12:04 AM
The car is a standard two door sedan (F body) with the rear floor pan from a coupe to allow for the spare tire to be mounted horizontally. It had a standard deck lid. The rear seat and partition were removed and metal panels substituted for rear quarter glass. It was available with either a full width front seat or one-man utility seat. The base price was $736.50. The conversions were performed by Edwards Iron Works of South Bend. Studebaker issued a two sided illustrated advertising flyer for the car entitled, "The New 1940 Studebaker [u]Sedan Delivery</u>."

The esteemed editor of The Antique Studebaker Review wrote a fairly comprehensive article on these cars, plus the Studebaker Coupe Deliveries (Coupe with pick-up box in place of deck lid) in the July/August 1998 issue of that publication with lots of photos and other details.

As for the car in the ad it has been advertised for many, many years. I recall it appeared in Hemmings about 25-30 years ago and at that time belonged to a man named Cripe. It is an old desert car that would require a person with lots of money and ambition. This is one of two known. The only other one came out of Colorado Springs, then went to New England and eventually ended up as a street rod now owned by a fellow in Michigan.

8 X 10 B&W photos of original cars are available as well as copies of the Antique Studebaker Review mentioned above. Inquire if interested.

editor: Antique Studebaker Review

R. Quinn

kromer891
02-26-2007, 02:16 PM
R, thanks for the info... First of all, I must say that I find this car to be intriguing, even more so after your input, but I'm in no way interested in buying the car for myself. That said, my curiosity has the best of me. I'd love to find out more, like miles, if the car runs, I'd love to see it for myself... I only know of the current owner's first name, which is Joe.

Joe owns an old bone yard here and has been trying to get rid of everything. My guess is that he would like to turn over the acreage since land is so valuable in this area, but he's ridiculous on the asking price of his cars. The prices of a few others he has have gone up and down and back up again, so I wonder what the final price would actually be if it ever came down to it.

-Mark

kromer891
02-26-2007, 02:16 PM
R, thanks for the info... First of all, I must say that I find this car to be intriguing, even more so after your input, but I'm in no way interested in buying the car for myself. That said, my curiosity has the best of me. I'd love to find out more, like miles, if the car runs, I'd love to see it for myself... I only know of the current owner's first name, which is Joe.

Joe owns an old bone yard here and has been trying to get rid of everything. My guess is that he would like to turn over the acreage since land is so valuable in this area, but he's ridiculous on the asking price of his cars. The prices of a few others he has have gone up and down and back up again, so I wonder what the final price would actually be if it ever came down to it.

-Mark

Dick Steinkamp
02-26-2007, 02:51 PM
Here's the deal on the price. Unless you are VERY talented and can do EVERYTHING yourself (body and paint, interior, engine rebuild, other mechanicals) and have a parts car or access to any and all of the missing parts, you would spend at least $40k to do this car "right" even doing a lot of the work yourself. (by "right" I mean approaching a 400 point SDC car, a 100 point concours restoration, or a Grand National Roadster Show rod). A full pro restoration would be over $60k.

If a buyer REALLY wants to do this car (they certainly won't find another like it), and has the funds budgeted to do it right, they probably won't care if it's $1000, $2,000 or $4,000. The purchase price is almost not a factor when considering the total that would be spent on the car.

If a buyer wants to purchase it and put it in his back yard and "fix it up someday", the purchase price becomes a factor.

I sure do hope someone in the former category buys this one. It is quite special.



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
02-26-2007, 02:51 PM
Here's the deal on the price. Unless you are VERY talented and can do EVERYTHING yourself (body and paint, interior, engine rebuild, other mechanicals) and have a parts car or access to any and all of the missing parts, you would spend at least $40k to do this car "right" even doing a lot of the work yourself. (by "right" I mean approaching a 400 point SDC car, a 100 point concours restoration, or a Grand National Roadster Show rod). A full pro restoration would be over $60k.

If a buyer REALLY wants to do this car (they certainly won't find another like it), and has the funds budgeted to do it right, they probably won't care if it's $1000, $2,000 or $4,000. The purchase price is almost not a factor when considering the total that would be spent on the car.

If a buyer wants to purchase it and put it in his back yard and "fix it up someday", the purchase price becomes a factor.

I sure do hope someone in the former category buys this one. It is quite special.



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

DEEPNHOCK
02-26-2007, 04:04 PM
This would be a case where one should buy a pristine perfect original 391.35 point sedan and strip it bare to rebuild this sedan delivery. Then you'd only have to restore the sedan delivery specific body parts.
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

Here's the deal on the price. Unless you are VERY talented and can do EVERYTHING yourself (body and paint, interior, engine rebuild, other mechanicals) and have a parts car or access to any and all of the missing parts, you would spend at least $40k to do this car "right" even doing a lot of the work yourself. (by "right" I mean approaching a 400 point SDC car, a 100 point concours restoration, or a Grand National Roadster Show rod). A full pro restoration would be over $60k.

If a buyer REALLY wants to do this car (they certainly won't find another like it), and has the funds budgeted to do it right, they probably won't care if it's $1000, $2,000 or $4,000. The purchase price is almost not a factor when considering the total that would be spent on the car.

If a buyer wants to purchase it and put it in his back yard and "fix it up someday", the purchase price becomes a factor.

I sure do hope someone in the former category buys this one. It is quite special.



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg



http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

DEEPNHOCK
02-26-2007, 04:04 PM
This would be a case where one should buy a pristine perfect original 391.35 point sedan and strip it bare to rebuild this sedan delivery. Then you'd only have to restore the sedan delivery specific body parts.
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

Here's the deal on the price. Unless you are VERY talented and can do EVERYTHING yourself (body and paint, interior, engine rebuild, other mechanicals) and have a parts car or access to any and all of the missing parts, you would spend at least $40k to do this car "right" even doing a lot of the work yourself. (by "right" I mean approaching a 400 point SDC car, a 100 point concours restoration, or a Grand National Roadster Show rod). A full pro restoration would be over $60k.

If a buyer REALLY wants to do this car (they certainly won't find another like it), and has the funds budgeted to do it right, they probably won't care if it's $1000, $2,000 or $4,000. The purchase price is almost not a factor when considering the total that would be spent on the car.

If a buyer wants to purchase it and put it in his back yard and "fix it up someday", the purchase price becomes a factor.

I sure do hope someone in the former category buys this one. It is quite special.



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg



http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

kromer891
02-26-2007, 06:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel

Studebaker issued a two sided illustrated advertising flyer for the car entitled, "The New 1940 Studebaker [u]Sedan Delivery</u>."

...This is one of two known. The only other one came out of Colorado Springs, then went to New England and eventually ended up as a street rod now owned by a fellow in Michigan.


I wonder if this was something that Studebaker hoped would take off but ended up failing in the end due to some logistical reasons... It seems odd to me that there would be promotional literature produced with only a handful being made.

Does anyone out there have any electronic pictures of one of these (other than sitting in pieces in this condition) that they could post here?

kromer891
02-26-2007, 06:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel

Studebaker issued a two sided illustrated advertising flyer for the car entitled, "The New 1940 Studebaker [u]Sedan Delivery</u>."

...This is one of two known. The only other one came out of Colorado Springs, then went to New England and eventually ended up as a street rod now owned by a fellow in Michigan.


I wonder if this was something that Studebaker hoped would take off but ended up failing in the end due to some logistical reasons... It seems odd to me that there would be promotional literature produced with only a handful being made.

Does anyone out there have any electronic pictures of one of these (other than sitting in pieces in this condition) that they could post here?

Studebaker Wheel
02-26-2007, 09:04 PM
As I mentioned I have several photos. If you want me to email them to you personally just contact me: (rtq11 at aol.com). I do not post pictures on the Newsgroup. If you are seriously interested you should spend a few $$ and get a copy of the Antique Studebaker Review!

R. Quinn

Studebaker Wheel
02-26-2007, 09:04 PM
As I mentioned I have several photos. If you want me to email them to you personally just contact me: (rtq11 at aol.com). I do not post pictures on the Newsgroup. If you are seriously interested you should spend a few $$ and get a copy of the Antique Studebaker Review!

R. Quinn