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DEEPNHOCK
01-17-2014, 08:26 PM
(Result)
Detailed Information
Lot Number: 942
Auction: SCOTTSDALE 2014
Status: SOLD
Sale Type: NO RESERVE
Price: *$23,100.00
Year: 1948
Make: STUDEBAKER
Model: COMMANDER
Style: 2 DOOR COUPE
VIN: 4349601
Exterior Color: PEACOCK GREEN
Interior Color: TAN
Cylinders: 6
Engine Size: 226
Transmission: 3-SPEED MANUAL



DetailsRestored 1948 Studebaker Commander, award-winning complete restoration, finished to high standards and original spec. Studebaker's unique styling and detailed engineering shine in every detail of this car's smooth 6 cylinder engine and 3-speed transmission. Solid with factory boxed framerails and vibration dampening to create a famously smooth road car. From the John Hendricks Collection at the Gateway Auto Museum.

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DEEPNHOCK
01-17-2014, 08:31 PM
Barrett-Jackson Lot #908 - 1963 STUDEBAKER AVANTI 2 DOOR COUPE
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Detailed Information
Lot Number: 908
Auction: SCOTTSDALE 2014
Status: SOLD
Sale Type: NO RESERVE
Price: *$15,400.00
Year: 1963
Make: STUDEBAKER
Model: AVANTI
Style: 2 DOOR COUPE
VIN: 63R3002
Exterior Color: SLATE
Interior Color: RED
Cylinders: 8
Engine Size: 289
Transmission: 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC

DEEPNHOCK
01-17-2014, 08:36 PM
Barrett-Jackson Lot #441 - 1953 STUDEBAKER COMMANDER CUSTOM 2 DOOR COUPE
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Detailed Information
Lot Number: 441
Auction: SCOTTSDALE 2014
Status: SOLD
Sale Type: NO RESERVE
Price: *$66,000.00
Year: 1953
Make: STUDEBAKER
Model: COMMANDER
Style: CUSTOM 2 DOOR COUPE
VIN: 8833I06
Exterior Color: BLACK
Interior Color: GREY
Cylinders: 8
Engine Size: 514 CUBIC
Transmission: 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC



DetailsFrame-off restoration, chopped 5 1/2", body sand blasted and metal primed PPG Concept Acrylic urethane single stage black, bodywork finished in lead, tubbed, powder coated frame, underside is completely detailed and painted. 514cid V8 Ford crate motor with 600hp and runs on pump gas. Art Carr manual shift C-6 automatic with 2,800rpm stall converter, Mark Williams aluminum Ford 9" with 3.73 gears, Mark Williams carbon fiber driveshaft, coilover front suspension, leaf spring rear suspension, 4-wheel power disc brakes, Halibrand 5-spoke wheels, gray leather interior, full roll cage and Auto Meter gauges. 814 miles since restoration.

DEEPNHOCK
01-17-2014, 08:36 PM
Barrett-Jackson Lot #774 - 1956 STUDEBAKER CUSTOM PICKUP
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Detailed Information
Lot Number: 774
Auction: SCOTTSDALE 2014
Status: SOLD
Sale Type: NO RESERVE
Price: *$28,600.00
Year: 1956
Make: STUDEBAKER
Model:
Style: CUSTOM PICKUP
VIN: E1112101
Exterior Color: BLACK
Interior Color: BLACK
Cylinders: 8
Engine Size: 460
Transmission: 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC



DetailsThis truck has been fully restored from the ground up. The engine is a Ford 460cid V8 with an aluminum radiator, oil cooler, MSD ignition and a C6 Ford transmission. It has a Mustang II front end, power rack, disc brakes, 2" drop spindles and 2" drop coils. 10-bolt rear end with 3.70 gears. The rims are 15" smoothies and are mated to big white wall tires. Custom black paint with red bleed-through. The bed was shortened by 2'. Custom gauges, Lokar shifter, IDIDIT tilt column and black and red interior. This truck looks great and is very fast.

SN-60
01-17-2014, 08:37 PM
The Avanti would look much nicer with standard Studebaker Avanti full wheelcovers. The Speedster wires REALLY don't work on this car!

DEEPNHOCK
01-17-2014, 08:37 PM
Barrett-Jackson Lot #850.1 - 1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK 2 DOOR HARDTOP
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Detailed Information
Lot Number: 850.1
Auction: SCOTTSDALE 2014
Status: SOLD
Sale Type: NO RESERVE
Price: *$66,000.00
Year: 1957
Make: STUDEBAKER
Model: GOLDEN HAWK
Style: 2 DOOR HARDTOP
VIN: 6103897
Exterior Color: WHITE
Interior Color: GOLD
Cylinders: 8
Engine Size: 289
Transmission: 3-SPEED MANUAL



DetailsHere is a beautiful 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk that is factory supercharged. It has been beautifully restored. Recently out of a large private collection. Studebaker 289/275hp engine with McCulloch supercharger. Very rare car which was one of only 4,356 produced. Stunning white and gold color combination with a gold interior. In its day, the Golden Hawk was compared with the Chrysler 300B, Ford Thunderbird and Chevrolet Corvette. Zero to 60mph was 7.8 seconds and top speed of 125mph. The Golden Hawk was one of the very first muscle cars. As the final years of Studebaker, now Studebaker-Packard were coming to end, this design combined with state-of-the-art engineering produced a magnificent statement for the company.

DEEPNHOCK
01-17-2014, 08:39 PM
(coming up soon)

Barrett-Jackson Lot #1521 - 1953 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION 2 DOOR SEDAN
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Detailed Information
Lot Number: 1521
Auction: SCOTTSDALE 2014
Status: AVAILABLE
Sale Type: NO RESERVE
Price:
Year: 1953
Make: STUDEBAKER
Model: CHAMPION
Style: 2 DOOR SEDAN
VIN: G1262797
Exterior Color: GREEN
Interior Color: GRAY
Cylinders: 6
Engine Size: 169
Transmission: 3-SPEED MANUAL



DetailsThis arrow-straight Lombard Green restored classic has 50,300 original miles. Powered by a 6 cylinder engine and 3-speed transmission with overdrive. Runs and drives great. Options include fender skirts, wide white wall radial tires, factory radio and the extremely rare swamp cooler option.

DEEPNHOCK
01-17-2014, 08:39 PM
Barrett-Jackson Lot #1535 - 1946 STUDEBAKER PICKUP
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Detailed Information
Lot Number: 1535
Auction: SCOTTSDALE 2014
Status: AVAILABLE
Sale Type: NO RESERVE
Price:
Year: 1946
Make: STUDEBAKER
Model:
Style: PICKUP
VIN: 22615
Exterior Color: NAVAJO TAN
Interior Color: TAN
Cylinders: 6
Engine Size:
Transmission: 4-SPEED MANUAL



DetailsFrame-off restoration was completed in 2011. The frame was sandblasted and painted. All new brake lines, wheel cylinders, shoes and drums were also installed. All wheel bearings were also replaced with new. Engine was rebuilt with all new parts by OK engines in Lincoln, MN. It is a Flathead 6 cylinder and according to the manufacturer's tag on the seat base, it is rated at 68hp at 3,600rpm. There was no rust through, just surface rust and minor dents. All glass was installed. The body shop was able to match the original color using modern paint and clear coat, thanks to the Build Sheet. All the interior is repainted and replaced with NOS materials and re-upholstered. The exhaust is also new. The pickup runs and drives excellent.

Bob Andrews
01-17-2014, 08:58 PM
Amos Minter almost croaked when his Charcoal E-code '57 T-bird sold for $300K. Me too, for that matter!

StudeMichael
01-17-2014, 09:26 PM
The Avanti was a decent deal.

41 Frank
01-17-2014, 09:59 PM
I was there and viewed most of these in person. The Avanti was mostly original with a quicky repaint, it brought about what it was worth.

clonelark
01-18-2014, 02:24 AM
That 48 Commander is drop dead gorgeous.

paintim613
01-18-2014, 07:31 AM
The Golden Hawk is truly a beautiful car, but I never would have guessed it would sell for anything close to $66,000. The Avanti interior appeared original and somewhat timeworn keeping the price down. The Champion sedan is in excellent condition. My guess is that it will sell for $20-25 K.

This was our first time at BJ and we will return in the future. What an overpowering experience!

ken-renda
01-18-2014, 08:36 AM
what does the red * mean preceding the sale price mean? Ken, Deltaville, Va

DEEPNHOCK
01-18-2014, 08:44 AM
what does the red * mean preceding the sale price mean? Ken, Deltaville, Va

*Price Includes Buyers Commission

Gunslinger
01-18-2014, 09:01 AM
The Avanti would look much nicer with standard Studebaker Avanti full wheelcovers. The Speedster wires REALLY don't work on this car!


Absolutely! Some good detailing, installing the proper spark wire covers, original wheel covers and white stripe tires would have gone a long way to enhance this car's appearance.

SScopelli
01-18-2014, 07:30 PM
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Tom "The Mongoo$e" McEwen (lft) and Don "The Snake" Prudhomme (Rt) were there to sign as well as sell their Funny Cars.
I got my Original 1970, Mongoose/Snake box signed, plus the picture of me opening it up on Christmas day!

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DEEPNHOCK
01-18-2014, 09:23 PM
Love the "Hot Wheels" track display setup...
Heard neither hauler made reserve and they were a no sale....

blackhawk61
01-18-2014, 11:10 PM
Rick Hendrick ended up with the complete set up

DEEPNHOCK
01-18-2014, 11:23 PM
Rick Hendrick ended up with the complete set up

He must have bought them afterwards.
They announced them all as a no sale. and B/J has them listed as not making reserve.
31516

I did see whare he bough the 2014 Camaro #00001 for huge dollars...

JBOYLE
01-18-2014, 11:41 PM
How did the Avanti look in person? I see they put new WSW tires since the consignment photos were taken. Too bad about the wheel covers and lack of engine detail though.

It didn't serve as a great advertisement for the car, Avantis or Studebakers the way it was presented. An ill-prepared car at such a high profile venue reflects badly on all Studebakers.

58PackardWagon
01-19-2014, 12:36 AM
Might it be with less demand, the Avanti prices are starting to come down. This isn't the first example. There have been a number over the last six months.

rkapteyn
01-19-2014, 06:43 AM
Look at this!
http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/01/17/stripped-down-studebaker-golden-hawk-sells-for-108000/

JBOYLE
01-19-2014, 07:21 AM
Might it be with less demand, the Avanti prices are starting to come down. This isn't the first example. There have been a number over the last six months.

I think there are more examples of Avanti prices on the rise than the other way around.
This wasn't a top flight example and the photos show it was not particularly well prepared for auction. The under hood area has missing/incorrect items in addition to the incorrect wheel covers and outside mirror.

It's a #3 (or lower) car and it brought #3 money.

Bish
01-19-2014, 07:28 AM
I agree the 48 Commander is a beauty! Cool track set up for the Hot Wheels cars. I really like the '56 Transtar despite the super lame "patina" paint job. What were the prices for the no reserve cars? Did I miss something?
Oh, I see they haven't come up yet.
Bish

Bob Andrews
01-19-2014, 07:58 AM
I did see whare he bough the 2014 Camaro #00001 for huge dollars...

Yup. 650 grand!

I still say that my goal in life is to be able to go and buy a prime time car at that auction.

Not that I ever intend to, I just would like to have the money to be ABLE to :-)

DEEPNHOCK
01-19-2014, 07:59 AM
Ken had it right.....

(copy)


Snake and Mongoose haulers and funny cars bid to $1 million, don’t meet reserve, later sell to Rick Hendrick (http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/01/18/snake-and-mongoose-haulers-and-funny-cars-bid-to-1-million-dont-meet-reserve-later-sell-to-rick-hendrick/)without comments (http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/01/18/snake-and-mongoose-haulers-and-funny-cars-bid-to-1-million-dont-meet-reserve-later-sell-to-rick-hendrick/#comments)
http://images.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2013/08/SnakeandMongoose_02_1000-700x525.jpg (http://images.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2013/08/SnakeandMongoose_02_1000.jpg)
Snake and Mongoose transporters and funny cars. Photos courtesy of Barrett-Jackson.
By almost anyone’s definition, it was an ambitious lot. One high bid would have been enough to take home the original transporters (http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2013/08/23/original-snake-and-mongoose-haulers-head-to-auction/) used by Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwan, along with Prudhomme’s original Rapid Transit 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda and a reproduction of McEwan’s Plymouth Duster. Bidding for the entire package lot quickly reached $1,000,000 before stalling, but it was not enough to meet the reserve and the vehicles were not sold on stage.
http://images.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2013/08/Mongoosetruck_01_2000-150x112.jpg (http://images.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2013/08/Mongoosetruck_01_2000.jpg)http://images.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2013/08/snaketruck_2000-150x112.jpg (http://images.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2013/08/snaketruck_2000.jpg)
Enter NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, who approached owner Don Prudhomme as soon as the lot was moved off-stage. Though the terms of the sale have not yet been released, Hendrick has reportedly purchased the transporters and cars from Prudhomme. We’ll advise as soon as we hear of a selling price.

- See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/category/shows/auctions/#sthash.82eKaRHs.dpuf

Bob Andrews
01-19-2014, 08:01 AM
It frustrates me that I did not see most of the day sale, and won't be able to. I usually record it all and watch it during the coming week. But the way it's all split up now, I just didn't take the time to chase all the different channels. Oh well.

rknight89
01-19-2014, 11:34 AM
Anybody else notice how many of these beautifully restored cars have tail lights burned out as they go across the stage?!?! Someone pointed this out to me and I started paying attention to it and I'll bet every 2nd or 3rd car has a tail light or brake light that doesn't work. Seems funny to put that kind of money into a car and not fix something 'simple' like a light. Just an observation. Lots of beautiful cars up for bid!

JBOYLE
01-19-2014, 12:23 PM
Anybody else notice how many of these beautifully restored cars have tail lights burned out as they go across the stage?!?!bet every 2nd or 3rd car has a tail light or brake light that doesn't work.

They're trying for the OEM look as pioneered by late model GM pickups. :)

SScopelli
01-19-2014, 04:29 PM
How did the Avanti look in person? I see they put new WSW tires since the consignment photos were taken. Too bad about the wheel covers and lack of engine detail though.

It didn't serve as a great advertisement for the car, Avantis or Studebakers the way it was presented. An ill-prepared car at such a high profile venue reflects badly on all Studebakers.

It was a driver for sure. Did not ask to open the hood, but I saw them start it up and drive it to the stage. Clean body, no repairs and no rust in the body stiffener. Frame looked solid. Still brought a respectable dollar value although as you noted, little prep. I figure it was from a guy like that A$$ Monkey garage, a "flipper," and not a real Studebaker owner.


Yup. 650 grand!

I still say that my goal in life is to be able to go and buy a prime time car at that auction.

Not that I ever intend to, I just would like to have the money to be ABLE to :-)

For the most part, many of these cars have a really nice paint job at best. There are the +$100K cars that are diamonds, but most are just cosmetic. Barrette-Jackson just list them and sells them. They have the group of car owners that they know and promote. If you are a guy like the Avanti owner, your best to sell it on your own..


Might it be with less demand, the Avanti prices are starting to come down. This isn't the first example. There have been a number over the last six months.

As for that, YES, but it is will all of the cars. There was a 57 Chevy Convertible with 130K of restoration that went for $52K, another with a 5 yr old resto for $30K.

But a 57 Conv, with a modern LS1, 700r4 trans, disc brakes went for $120K..

The full on restored cars have no money in them.. The Resto-Rods are what people want. Where can you fine a guy to repair that R1 engine or Powershit trans in that Avanti?

I know You know, but do you think that Chevy minded crowd does?

I still point out that 60 Lark 2door HT with a LT1, not an LS1, went for 60K!

johnod
01-20-2014, 01:52 PM
From what I can see of sale prices, it looks likely to throw a monkey wrench into the old "worth more restored " argument.

StudeDave57
01-20-2014, 07:36 PM
Note to self- NO red wheels on any of my green cars!!!
Or green wheels on my red one for that matter... ;)
Otherwise- that is one nice lookin' '53, eh?





StudeDave '57 :cool:

Studebakercenteroforegon
01-20-2014, 08:46 PM
Ken had it right.....

(copy)


Snake and Mongoose haulers and funny cars bid to $1 million, don’t meet reserve, later sell to Rick Hendrick (http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/01/18/snake-and-mongoose-haulers-and-funny-cars-bid-to-1-million-dont-meet-reserve-later-sell-to-rick-hendrick/)without comments (http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/01/18/snake-and-mongoose-haulers-and-funny-cars-bid-to-1-million-dont-meet-reserve-later-sell-to-rick-hendrick/#comments)
http://images.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2013/08/SnakeandMongoose_02_1000-700x525.jpg (http://images.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2013/08/SnakeandMongoose_02_1000.jpg)
Snake and Mongoose transporters and funny cars. Photos courtesy of Barrett-Jackson.
By almost anyone’s definition, it was an ambitious lot. One high bid would have been enough to take home the original transporters (http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2013/08/23/original-snake-and-mongoose-haulers-head-to-auction/) used by Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwan, along with Prudhomme’s original Rapid Transit 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda and a reproduction of McEwan’s Plymouth Duster. Bidding for the entire package lot quickly reached $1,000,000 before stalling, but it was not enough to meet the reserve and the vehicles were not sold on stage.
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Enter NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, who approached owner Don Prudhomme as soon as the lot was moved off-stage. Though the terms of the sale have not yet been released, Hendrick has reportedly purchased the transporters and cars from Prudhomme. We’ll advise as soon as we hear of a selling price.

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I recently saw a picture of a similar but different quad cab Dodge car hauler that was used in Northwest oval track racing.
Go to donhallracing.com, picture gallery #6, top picture in third row.

SScopelli
01-21-2014, 10:48 AM
I recently saw a picture of a similar but different quad cab Dodge car hauler that was used in Northwest oval track racing.
Go to donhallracing.com, picture gallery #6, top picture in third row.

A link to your recomendation..

http://donhallracing.com/photos_6/photos_6_2.html

How about this one with Keith Black Pistons as a sponsor..

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh252/stage1scott/old%20drag%20%20car%20and%20trucks/SNAKES_TRUCK___CAR_71_MILAN.jpg

BobPalma
01-21-2014, 12:47 PM
Anybody else notice how many of these beautifully restored cars have tail lights burned out as they go across the stage?!?! Someone pointed this out to me and I started paying attention to it and I'll bet every 2nd or 3rd car has a tail light or brake light that doesn't work. Seems funny to put that kind of money into a car and not fix something 'simple' like a light. Just an observation.

An excellent point, Chris, and so true.

It's even more important than you might think because so much of the "auction" takes place after the car had been moved off center stage. They usually roll it on, just off the stage, to coax bidders to keep going, lest they "loose" it.

Well, that puts the tail of the car in a prominent position to be viewed. If a buyer is right on the edge of his next bid and is torn about bidding again, one glance over to the car, seeing a bulb that is not illuminated when it should be, might be just enough to make him keep his hands in his pocket. :oops:

(And anybody who thinks I'm blowing smoke doesn't understand the psychology of auctions.;)) BP

2R5
01-21-2014, 01:03 PM
Most of those cars with tail lights out are plastic cars , they are always a problem , every light fixture has its own ground wire

48skyliner
01-25-2014, 09:25 AM
Regarding the 48 Commander shown above, is there likely to be a nicer example of a 47-49 starlight coupe anywhere? I have not seen this car of course except for this photo, but the price seems pretty cheap to me. I am just trying to understand what would be the top price for a stock car, as opposed to one with a modern engine and suspension etc.

Guess I will never be a real "Studebaker Guy", because I would much rather have that 48 than any of the Avantis or Hawk types.

southbend
01-25-2014, 10:03 AM
Regarding the 48 Commander shown above, is there likely to be a nicer example of a 47-49 starlight coupe anywhere? I have not seen this car of course except for this photo, but the price seems pretty cheap to me. I am just trying to understand what would be the top price for a stock car, as opposed to one with a modern engine and suspension etc.

Guess I will never be a real "Studebaker Guy", because I would much rather have that 48 than any of the Avantis or Hawk types.

You are not alone. I'm standing in line right behind you for that '48. Have no idea about the value of a stock #1 car. I'm sure it's much less than a #1 modified car which often has more money poured into it. Plus, it's the simple law of supply and demand. Modified cars and performance cars are in greater demand these days, hence they tend to draw more dollars. When it comes to old cars, I've always told people that a car is worth whatever the buyer is willing to pay and the seller is willing to accept.