View Full Version : Would you sell a 1915 Studebaker and do this with the money?

01-14-2012, 02:38 PM
I am reading the book "Last Call The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" by Daniel Okrent. On page 106 is the following item:
On January 16, 1919 the Eighteenth Amendment was ratified.

"The opening clause of the Eighteenth Amendment----"After one year from the ratification of this article..."---meant life in the United States was no different on January 17, 1919, from what it had been on January 15. This didn't stop people from airing their reactions. H. L. Mencken sold his 1915 Studebaker and told his friend Ernest Boyd that he " invested the proceeds in alcohol."

01-14-2012, 04:21 PM
If I would sell a 1950 Stud I think I'd need a drink or two. So ... may be.

Andy R.
01-14-2012, 05:34 PM
I'd say that's a very smart man.
With timing like that, he could buy a slew of 20s Studebakers with the returns...IF he avoided jail.