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bob40
08-31-2010, 01:12 PM
Got a phone call and was asked to help sell a couple of '54 coupes.The black one is pretty tough as you can see by the pics.The hood is off another car.The blue one was bought in Kansas and the story on that one is it was restored in the early 60's.Clean looking car but it failed the refrigerator magnet test in front of the rear wheels and beside the front fender vents.IF it was actually worked on in the early '60's it could have been leaded which also doesnt stick to a magnet.Looking for opinions about value.I can price them out by parts value but would enjoy hearing what you all think about it's worth as a complete car.Here is a link to photos.There are 3 pages.

http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k93/Bob40_2006/54%20studes/

tbredehoft
08-31-2010, 01:32 PM
Black car has a '53 dash and trunk lid, might be a '53 instead of 54. They look like solid enough cars. ....

bob40
08-31-2010, 01:43 PM
Black car could very well be a '53. I spent most of my time looking over the blue one.Blue car also has a title.

Henry Votel
08-31-2010, 05:49 PM
Black car $500 to a charitable $750. Needs too many parts, much repair. Cars more complete and better available at $2-3,000 with less acquisition required, less repair and a whole lot less work. Candidate for a rat rod though. . . .

Blue car $1,500 to a charitable $1,800. It's a 6 cylinder. Any prior renovations need to be done again. In the end it may be nice car; but it's still a 6. Will easily chew up 8-10K on renovations. Candidate for hot rodding though.

My 2.5

Henry Votel
Forest Lake, MN

StudeRich
08-31-2010, 07:05 PM
As mentioned, there is a '53 Dash in the Blue Car, and I see '53 Tail lights on the Black one. I would check the Serial Numbers and find out what they really are. The Black one could be just about anything from '53 to '61.

DEEPNHOCK
08-31-2010, 08:28 PM
Henry,
While I appreciate your 2.5 cents...
I hate it when someone 'assigns' an arbitrary dollar figure to a Studebaker.
What are we here? A blue pink green grey book on car values?
And what number applies in a free market society?
Let the market determine the value, and if anything, all we should do is report what similar Stude's have sold for.
My sphincter opinion...


Black car $500 to a charitable $750. Needs too many parts, much repair. Cars more complete and better available at $2-3,000 with less acquisition required, less repair and a whole lot less work. Candidate for a rat rod though. . . .

Blue car $1,500 to a charitable $1,800. It's a 6 cylinder. Any prior renovations need to be done again. In the end it may be nice car; but it's still a 6. Will easily chew up 8-10K on renovations. Candidate for hot rodding though.

My 2.5

Henry Votel
Forest Lake, MN

bob40
08-31-2010, 11:05 PM
I did ask for values.
I could part them out at those numbers. They will most likely hit the worldwide evil selling site or get stuffed back in the shed.
The ultimate value determination will be made by the court of public opinion(i.e.wallet opening)

studeclunker
08-31-2010, 11:36 PM
Actually, the problem is that neither of these is a complete car. Personally, I don't mind a six, as long as it has an OverDrive. The Blue car looks nice, but it still appears to have rust (judging by the photos), admittedly seemingly very little (though it did fail the magnet test). Still, with no interior at all, and the six, I wouldn't pay more than six hundred and if it ran eight. As to the black one, as a parts car, no more than four or five hundred. Then again, I'm rather cheap, so hopefully no one goes ballistic.;):p