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studefan
11-27-2013, 07:36 AM
http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4215740696.html

jclary
11-27-2013, 08:26 AM
Well...does that price include the pond?

rockne10
11-27-2013, 08:43 AM
If that Cadillac is on a trailer, have fun hitching!

StudeDave57
11-27-2013, 10:38 AM
Digg that '58 in the back round!!! :!:




StudeDave '57 :cool:

jclary
11-27-2013, 11:15 AM
All kidding aside, that may be no more than a wet weather puddle. However, think of the wonderful artwork of Norman Rockwell. Wouldn't it be great to see a painting of a little coverall clad boy, straw hat, fishing pole in hand, sitting on the front fender with his trusty dog by his side, and not a care in the world on a sunny spring day.:)

StudeRich
11-27-2013, 12:21 PM
I wonder why it is that the best Vehicles, sometimes the ones that draw the most interest are always in the background, not the ones advertised for sale? :confused:

I would not look twice at a "M" Series, but be interested pretty quick in a '58, maybe Starlight Hardtop and a '57 or so Transtar, or even that Cab Over Mercedes. :!:

WinM1895
11-27-2013, 06:41 PM
I wonder why it is that the best Vehicles, sometimes the ones that draw the most interest are always in the background, not the ones advertised for sale? :confused:

I would not look twice at a "M" Series, but be interested pretty quick in a '58, maybe Starlight Hardtop.
If you look at the extreme left of the '58 pic, you can make out the door post, negating it as a H/T.

You may recall that I owned a black '58 Packard H/T while working at Frost & French. I sold it to Jim Swank in 1977 who still owns it today. I've seen pics of it on this site.

I also owned a '58 Starlight H/T around the same time, it was purple and when I finished rubbing out the paint, my hands were purple.

dean pearson
11-27-2013, 08:43 PM
I have room for the caddy!
I can also figure out how to get it out of there no prob.

Dean.

Mrs K Corbin
12-03-2013, 12:16 PM
They're crazy...... $26k?

57pack
12-03-2013, 01:42 PM
Noticed the M in gray primer looks to have hinges on the windshield frame. :confused:

M15 Trucker
12-03-2013, 03:13 PM
Noticed the M in gray primer looks to have hinges on the windshield frame. :confused:

That is correct, IIRC Studebaker got permission from the Goverment to build 400 M-15 pick-up trucks in mid 1945 to sell to farms primaraly.
They used, I beleve C9 cabs as those were the cabs used on the US6x6 2.5 ton military trucks, which had top hinged windshield that would pevit out from the bottom for ventilation.

Skip Lackie
12-03-2013, 04:21 PM
Noticed the M in gray primer looks to have hinges on the windshield frame. :confused:
From the truck history on the main SDC website:

"By the time the war in Europe was finally coming to a close in the spring of 1945, there was a critical need for new trucks for both industry and agriculture. As a result, the War Production Board authorized Studebaker and some of the other automobile manufacturers to go back into limited production of some truck models. In the spring of 1945, Studebaker resumed production of M15 1-ton trucks: an M15-20 pickup with a 120-inch wheelbase, and a M15-28 truck with dual rear wheels and 128-inch wheelbase. Because the US6 was still in production, these 1945 M15s were built with the military truck’s model “C9” cab with swing-out windshield, metal interior panels, and painted bumpers (all other 1941-48 M-series trucks were built with a C2 cab with fixed windshield glass and cowl-mounted windshield wipers). A total of exactly 4000 of these 1945-model M15s were built, 3297 in calendar year 1945 and the last 703 in early 1946."

WinM1895
12-03-2013, 05:06 PM
The War Production Board informed automakers in September 1944 that they could resume production of trucks for the civilian market, but none were assembled until 1945. FoMoCo assembled slightly over 21,000 114" wheelbase trucks in 1945, of which 19,706 were pickups.

Studebaker "GI issue" trucks are easy to tell from other GI's due to the extreme slope of their windshields. Most were 'Lend Leased' to the Russkies, but some were used in the PTO (Pacific Theater of Operations).

GI Studebakers were used during the construction of the ALCAN Highway, the first vehicle to drive the completed highway was a Studebaker 6x6.

In Glenallen AK, there's an ALCAN roadside museum that contains among other things, 2 very rusty GI Studebaker 6x6's. The Alaska Transportation Museum in Wasilla has a GI Studebaker 6x6 dump truck, possibly the only one extant in the US.

kurtruk
12-03-2013, 06:37 PM
"They're crazy...... $26k?"

Between that guy in Denver and this guy in California, they've got a veritable GOLD MINE!!!

http://visalia.craigslist.org/cto/4213006180.html :woot: