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avantilover
03-13-2007, 03:58 AM
I'm the highest bidder on a 1964 Showroom Album which is 90 pages and has all the info anyone could want to know.

Do any of the literature collectors on the forum have such an item and are they rare[?] I mean with so many car dealers there must be some others around.

It's good for raising one's blood pressure to keep seeing "reserve not met" and I finally hit the jackpot with a $US130 bid which is above the $124.99 reserve. Now that's not including the postage eek[:0]

Does the price seem reasonable[?]

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

BobPalma
03-13-2007, 06:33 AM
Ah, what a difference a day [or more like 40 years] makes:

For years, there was kind of a run-down surplus store just outside the southern city limits of South Bend, as I recall. It was (the building is still there, but I'm not sure what it is) on the east side of U.S.31. They sold mostly surplus building materials, but would occasionally have just about anything. Not much automotive, though.

After Studebaker shut down in South Bend, that place had boxes of those beautiful 1964 Studebaker dealer showroom books, brand new, for something like $1 apiece...maybe $5 at the most. I forget exactly, but they were almost free. Sigh....BP

BobPalma
03-13-2007, 06:33 AM
Ah, what a difference a day [or more like 40 years] makes:

For years, there was kind of a run-down surplus store just outside the southern city limits of South Bend, as I recall. It was (the building is still there, but I'm not sure what it is) on the east side of U.S.31. They sold mostly surplus building materials, but would occasionally have just about anything. Not much automotive, though.

After Studebaker shut down in South Bend, that place had boxes of those beautiful 1964 Studebaker dealer showroom books, brand new, for something like $1 apiece...maybe $5 at the most. I forget exactly, but they were almost free. Sigh....BP

8E45E
03-13-2007, 07:21 AM
It's good for raising one's blood pressure to keep seeing "reserve not met" and I finally hit the jackpot with a $US130 bid which is above the $124.99 reserve. Now that's not including the postage eek[:0]

Does the price seem reasonable[?]

I would say its within reason right now. In another 10 years, it may be considered a 'steal' going by current pricing trends on them. In 1981, I got a 'deal' for buying three dealer albums for $100; the PD64-34 like what you have, the 1964 Color & Upholstery (with the Rev. 1-64 insert), and the gold 1963 Lark/Hawk Portfolio binder. In 1981, $40 a piece was considered 'too high' for them.

Craig

8E45E
03-13-2007, 07:21 AM
It's good for raising one's blood pressure to keep seeing "reserve not met" and I finally hit the jackpot with a $US130 bid which is above the $124.99 reserve. Now that's not including the postage eek[:0]

Does the price seem reasonable[?]

I would say its within reason right now. In another 10 years, it may be considered a 'steal' going by current pricing trends on them. In 1981, I got a 'deal' for buying three dealer albums for $100; the PD64-34 like what you have, the 1964 Color & Upholstery (with the Rev. 1-64 insert), and the gold 1963 Lark/Hawk Portfolio binder. In 1981, $40 a piece was considered 'too high' for them.

Craig

jimmijim8
03-13-2007, 07:40 AM
Mine brought near 200 on e-bay. Had I not had 2 of them I would have considered 200 not enough. At the same time a De Soto dealer showroom album featuring all 1957 trim, paint color options, viny and cloth swatches, plus a whole bunch of information brought 397.00 on e-bay. The buyer was happy to pay the same price for the second one I had. jimmijim

jimmijim8
03-13-2007, 07:40 AM
Mine brought near 200 on e-bay. Had I not had 2 of them I would have considered 200 not enough. At the same time a De Soto dealer showroom album featuring all 1957 trim, paint color options, viny and cloth swatches, plus a whole bunch of information brought 397.00 on e-bay. The buyer was happy to pay the same price for the second one I had. jimmijim

go-studebaker
03-13-2007, 07:43 AM
Hi John,
I think I paid US 80.00 for mine in 1993. They do vary in price a bit. I think I have seen them go for as high as US 250.00 on the big E.

That 64 book is a litte shy on information on Avanti and perhaps on the GT Hawk. Perhaps 2 pages each.

There is a gold book for 64 Avanti, but this is really hard to find. They are usually 63 Avanti ones, but SASCO once had a plethora of interior pages for those to convert the 63 one to a 64. Mostly they dont have the extra printed pages in the binders.

There is also a 64 Interior book, but this does not have much information on the cars themselves.

If you have a 64 car they are well worth owning.

Hang loose.

Regards
Greg

Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1988 Avanti Convertible

go-studebaker
03-13-2007, 07:43 AM
Hi John,
I think I paid US 80.00 for mine in 1993. They do vary in price a bit. I think I have seen them go for as high as US 250.00 on the big E.

That 64 book is a litte shy on information on Avanti and perhaps on the GT Hawk. Perhaps 2 pages each.

There is a gold book for 64 Avanti, but this is really hard to find. They are usually 63 Avanti ones, but SASCO once had a plethora of interior pages for those to convert the 63 one to a 64. Mostly they dont have the extra printed pages in the binders.

There is also a 64 Interior book, but this does not have much information on the cars themselves.

If you have a 64 car they are well worth owning.

Hang loose.

Regards
Greg

Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1988 Avanti Convertible

Skip Lackie
03-13-2007, 07:43 AM
I have one -- paid about $25 for it 30 years ago. The $130 price is probably reasonable in today's market.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

Skip Lackie
03-13-2007, 07:43 AM
I have one -- paid about $25 for it 30 years ago. The $130 price is probably reasonable in today's market.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

avantilover
03-13-2007, 02:03 PM
Thanks Guys, There's a 1938 one from another seller listed as $250 buy it now or best offer, may look at that in a month or so.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
03-13-2007, 02:03 PM
Thanks Guys, There's a 1938 one from another seller listed as $250 buy it now or best offer, may look at that in a month or so.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

Studedude1961
03-13-2007, 04:05 PM
I sold a 1964 dealer album, complete and in good shape, for $175 in 1999 on eBay and about fell over because it brought so much. That would be considered a real bargain now. You done good!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
03-13-2007, 04:05 PM
I sold a 1964 dealer album, complete and in good shape, for $175 in 1999 on eBay and about fell over because it brought so much. That would be considered a real bargain now. You done good!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

JBOYLE
03-13-2007, 04:14 PM
This might be a great topic for an article in Turning Wheels.

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

Washington State

JBOYLE
03-13-2007, 04:14 PM
This might be a great topic for an article in Turning Wheels.

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

Washington State

JDP
03-13-2007, 04:15 PM
The 1964 book is one of the most common ones around since many were left when a lot of dealers quit selling Studebakers. That's not the case with the older books. i.e. the dealers would have trashed the 50's books long before the end.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 GT Hawk R2 clone
64 Daytona HT
63 Cruiser
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
03-13-2007, 04:15 PM
The 1964 book is one of the most common ones around since many were left when a lot of dealers quit selling Studebakers. That's not the case with the older books. i.e. the dealers would have trashed the 50's books long before the end.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 GT Hawk R2 clone
64 Daytona HT
63 Cruiser
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander