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candbstudebakers
06-24-2012, 12:55 AM
Today our chapter had a very nice Bar-B-Q at the Brayden's in Petaluma, Ca. with a very nice size group of members and some others not sure how many but could have been 20 Studebakers there, My wife, Grandson, and sister in law went with me in the Rose Mist cruiser, that is the car I just picked up a month or so ago with just over 83,000 original miles, this car had been off the road since the original owner passed away in 1989 after a good full tune up and buffing the paint it looked and drove like a new car, the 150 round trip miles, not one that is 49 years old, it was a pleasure to drive, this car is now on E-bay and ends tomorrow, I hope some one else took some pictures to post on the forum.

Milaca
06-24-2012, 12:31 PM
Glad to hear that you all had a good time. I'm disappointed that you didnt bring your camera with though. ;)

studeclunker
06-24-2012, 01:30 PM
Glad to hear that you all had a good time. I'm disappointed that you didnt bring your camera with though. ;)

Ditto, ditto! Nice car Bob.:!: Best of luck with the auction.:D

JoeHall
06-24-2012, 02:02 PM
You are lucky, in having woke one up from sleeping that long and not needing the usual, rubber stuff. I am currently waking a 63 GT that has been sleeping around 7 years, and have not been so lucky. Of course Arizona heat has not helped mine, though stored inside, it obviously was not climate controlled. It needs a rear main seal, PS pump seal, brakes re-done, distributor refurbished, and who knows what else will come out of the woodwork when it actually hits the road.

That sure is a nice looking Cruiser. I tried to interest the wife in it a few months ago, but her heart was set on another 63 GT, like the one she wrecked about 8 years ago.

candbstudebakers
06-24-2012, 09:11 PM
It did not make reserve so as of right now not sure what might happen to it, could keep it and drive when ever I wanted go get in a Studebaker that I know will start right up and backout of the garage, it is to bad more people were not that interested in an original survivor in this super nice shape, runs and drives like a new 49 year old car.

Milaca
06-24-2012, 10:44 PM
Sorry Bob but my shed is full, otherwise it is a car I would like to have. Perhaps list it in Turning Wheels (hey, the ad is free!) and maybe relist it on Ebay or post a price here for it. Speaking of my shed being full, I kicked my daily driver out of my garage to keep the convertible in it. That thing sure is fun to drive!

JoeHall
06-25-2012, 09:41 AM
It did not make reserve so as of right now not sure what might happen to it, could keep it and drive when ever I wanted go get in a Studebaker that I know will start right up and backout of the garage, it is to bad more people were not that interested in an original survivor in this super nice shape, runs and drives like a new 49 year old car.

I think, more than anything, it is a sign of the tough economic times.

candbstudebakers
06-25-2012, 10:14 AM
I think, more than anything, it is a sign of the tough economic times.

Ya Joe I know that but still almost one of a kind in the shape it is in, I don't plan on giving it away but would talk to anyone really interested in a survior, this is one you could fly out and drive it home.