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Dan White
05-06-2006, 09:08 PM
Here are a couple of Speedsters on ebay.

The first has a real clash of engine color vs. the Lemon/Lime.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-President-Speedster-1955-Studebaker-President-Speedster-Lemon-Lime_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6466QQitemZ4636651986QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

The second has the pink/gray/white combo, but w/ 3sp/OD. Also appears to have power windows, but needs work.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-Speedster-1955-Studebaker-Speedster-No-RUST-RARE_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6466QQitemZ4636912707QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

Dan White
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Roscomacaw
05-07-2006, 05:28 PM
Yeah, that metallic blue color on the engine is weird!
But look at the questions submitted at the bottom of the Pink - gray & white car. Some guy writes that the seller's WAY HIGH for an unrestored car! This with the bidding at roughly $3500 bucks! I guess you can't blame a guy for tryin'![}:)]

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Dan White
05-07-2006, 07:20 PM
I am not sure if that pink/gray and white car is really a speedster or not. The interior upholstery is wrong, there are no fog lights, the are no rear backup lights on the trunk lid, the hood ornament is wrong. It may be a president dolled up to look like a speedster????

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lotsalarks
05-07-2006, 07:38 PM
The trunk handle looks like it says "Commander," there are no front fender spears, and the little checkerboarded Speedster emblems are missing from the side trim, also.


"The Common Sense Car"

Dan White
05-07-2006, 07:48 PM
I couldn't make out the trunk emblem but it does look like Commander. Also, it has a 2bbl not 4bbl carb! Wrong wheel covers This is not a Speedster!

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55s
05-07-2006, 08:03 PM
I would agree that the second one is not a Speedster, unless amny original parts have been replaced. Incorrect door panels, upholstery, GT steering wheel and much else already mentioned.

55s

JDP
05-07-2006, 08:05 PM
It has a K7 Speedster body tag.

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Dan White
05-08-2006, 07:41 AM
Per Richard Quinn from the Studebaker Newsgroup:

For what its worth the serial number for this car should be 7166602 in
order to match the body # 6H K7 1547 (assembled 5-11-55). The original
paint color was the white/black/white combination. It was shipped to
the dealer in Denver, Colorado and was tagged for Mrs. Bartz. It would
have power windows and the 8.0 high compression head and automatic.
Does someone wish to contact the seller to see if the serial number
matches the body number? My guess is that it will not.

R. Quinn

If you are interested in the "Speedster" do your homework. I have emailed the owner and asked for the VIN. If he provides it I will post it here.

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JDP
05-08-2006, 08:19 AM
If the PO moved the body tag from a parts car over, it's likly he did the same with the serial tag.

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Dan White
05-08-2006, 08:44 AM
You are probably right John. I would not be surprised.

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JDP
05-08-2006, 08:50 AM
You'd really want to do your homework on that car. It's very possible the current owner does not know for sure.

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jimmijim8
05-08-2006, 01:16 PM
Owner of the speedster in question has e-mailed me the vin as being 7166606. Those triple 6's might be an omen of some some sort. He also replied in the question and answer section of the listing. jimmijim

Dan White
05-08-2006, 01:29 PM
The seller of the ebay "Speedster" replied to the request for the VIN#

"The VIN is 7166606, as found on car and the title" Which Richard Quinn gave as the corrected number for the body tag of a Speedster from his earlier information. So who knows whats up with this car. Owner probably has no idea either. I would guess that the fact that the transmission was supposed to be an automatic and it is now manual w/ OD that what ever was left of the original Speedster found its way onto this car that was originally a???? Not saying that trans changes do not happen but that is a lot of work. This is only my opinion.

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jimmijim8
05-08-2006, 01:43 PM
Maybee it is, maybee it ain't. If it gets properly restored and it has the title and tags to match I guess it can be a Speedster as far as I am concerned. Might not make it to the SNM but will probaly make someone a nice car. It can sit in my garage if someone wants to give it to me for a few bucks. AMEN. Carry on. jimmijim

JDP
05-09-2006, 07:34 PM
The current owner is now a bit concerned about the e-mails he's been getting. He told me he's pass on our concerns to the winning bidder if the car make reserve.

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Dick Steinkamp
05-09-2006, 07:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dan White

The seller of the ebay "Speedster" replied to the request for the VIN#

"The VIN is 7166606, as found on car and the title"


Per Richard Quinn:

For what its worth the serial number for this car should be 7166602 in
order to match the body # 6H K7 1547 (assembled 5-11-55).



Mr. Quinn says it should be 7166602. Seller says it is 7166606. Is one or the other just a typo, or are they different?



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JDP
05-09-2006, 07:58 PM
It was the news grouper that made the typo.

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Dan White
05-09-2006, 08:01 PM
Dick, sorry, Richard made a mistake and the number that the seller lists is the proper number for that body tag. However, it is not possible at this point to tell if the tags have been switched or what did or is going on with this car. It is clear there are issues that only one very interested would have the time and effort to determine.

From Richard:

Dan;

Yes, that is the correct serial number for body #6H K7 1547. I misread my chart. Therefore it could be a legit Speedster or someone changed both serial and body numbers. All of the other info I provided re the car was correct (i.e. color, destination, power windows etc.).

Richard Quinn

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Scott
05-09-2006, 09:04 PM
Even if it's a Speedster $19,000 is ridiculous for a car in that condition.[:0]