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rockne10
11-12-2007, 07:36 PM
Appears to be a '54 Hardtop for $57,5000![:0] I don't usually waste my time picking apart Ebay auctions but I know some of you get a kick out of it and, sometimes proffer salient observations.
Have at it.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-Custom-1953-Studebaker-Custom-Award-Winner_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6466QQihZ019QQitemZ290179928899QQrdZ1QQsspagen ameZWDVW
http://www.classyauto.com/image.php?image_id=250210

JDP
11-12-2007, 08:05 PM
No picking here, it's probably worth every penny of the bid and that's way less then it cost to build. there are 100-200K Studebaker rods out there, so his is not that unusual.

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54,758.75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,439.30
63 Lark 2 door
52 Starliner
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

JDP
11-12-2007, 08:05 PM
No picking here, it's probably worth every penny of the bid and that's way less then it cost to build. there are 100-200K Studebaker rods out there, so his is not that unusual.

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54,758.75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,439.30
63 Lark 2 door
52 Starliner
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

showbizkid
11-12-2007, 08:08 PM
I wouldn't kick it out of my garage! [:p]


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

showbizkid
11-12-2007, 08:08 PM
I wouldn't kick it out of my garage! [:p]


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

S2DSteve
11-12-2007, 08:25 PM
Well OK. I think it sits a little high in the back, I don't know why anyone would substitute a '54 grill on a '53, and his trunk space is seriously compromised. Still...pretty sweet.

[img]http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u57/S2DSteve/Convert010-1.jpg[img]
Steve Hudson
The Dalles, Oregon
1937 Dictator Flatback sedan
1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually
1953 Commander Convertible
1953 Champion Starliner
1954 Champion Coupe
1960 Hawk

S2DSteve
11-12-2007, 08:25 PM
Well OK. I think it sits a little high in the back, I don't know why anyone would substitute a '54 grill on a '53, and his trunk space is seriously compromised. Still...pretty sweet.

[img]http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u57/S2DSteve/Convert010-1.jpg[img]
Steve Hudson
The Dalles, Oregon
1937 Dictator Flatback sedan
1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually
1953 Commander Convertible
1953 Champion Starliner
1954 Champion Coupe
1960 Hawk

stude freak
11-12-2007, 09:57 PM
Check out his other auctions this stude is cheap compared to them.But i'd rather have it than any of the other cars hes got.

David Baggett '53 coupe

stude freak
11-12-2007, 09:57 PM
Check out his other auctions this stude is cheap compared to them.But i'd rather have it than any of the other cars hes got.

David Baggett '53 coupe

Dick Steinkamp
11-12-2007, 10:04 PM
I'm a BIG fan of flames on a hot rod, and I'm NUTS about the latest style of them...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Seattle%20Roadster%20Show%202007/317d.jpg


...but I'm not crazy about them on a '53-54. Messes up the lines IMHO.

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
11-12-2007, 10:04 PM
I'm a BIG fan of flames on a hot rod, and I'm NUTS about the latest style of them...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/Seattle%20Roadster%20Show%202007/317d.jpg


...but I'm not crazy about them on a '53-54. Messes up the lines IMHO.

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

rockne10
11-12-2007, 10:17 PM
That is artistry, Dick. On this particular '53? '54? it is not.

I like the color but would omit the flames and, no, I would not kick it out of my garage. I don't need the car to jump off the ground on the base notes, nor the ghetto cans on the exhaust. I expect I'll drive my '53 more when it's done than the owner of this one ever did.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://www.4wheelz.net/virtual/images/rockne/1928_rockne03_f820_th.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

rockne10
11-12-2007, 10:17 PM
That is artistry, Dick. On this particular '53? '54? it is not.

I like the color but would omit the flames and, no, I would not kick it out of my garage. I don't need the car to jump off the ground on the base notes, nor the ghetto cans on the exhaust. I expect I'll drive my '53 more when it's done than the owner of this one ever did.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://www.4wheelz.net/virtual/images/rockne/1928_rockne03_f820_th.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

Dick Steinkamp
11-29-2007, 09:09 PM
quote:Originally posted by dday392

I think hot rods should have flames too! These pictures were taken during the California Hot Rod Reunion at Famoso Drag strip.


Here's a 53 Coupe and a brand x with the flames Dick likes.




My '54 took a GoodGuys pick at Famoso a couple of years ago. I think I would have lost BIG TIME to that one you pictured. Awsome [:p]

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/60%20Lark%204%20door/IMG_3996.jpg?t=1195958924
<h5>Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA</h5>

Dick Steinkamp
11-29-2007, 09:09 PM
quote:Originally posted by dday392

I think hot rods should have flames too! These pictures were taken during the California Hot Rod Reunion at Famoso Drag strip.


Here's a 53 Coupe and a brand x with the flames Dick likes.




My '54 took a GoodGuys pick at Famoso a couple of years ago. I think I would have lost BIG TIME to that one you pictured. Awsome [:p]

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/60%20Lark%204%20door/IMG_3996.jpg?t=1195958924
<h5>Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA</h5>

dday392
11-29-2007, 09:36 PM
I think hot rods should have flames too! These pictures were taken during the California Hot Rod Reunion at Famoso Drag strip.


Here's a 53 Coupe and a brand x with the flames Dick likes.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0729-1.jpg

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0766.jpg


Studebaker truck

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0659.jpg


Studebaker truck? (I don't recognize the grill)

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0738.jpg

I personally prefer the traditional flames like these.
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0747.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0769.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0767.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0756.jpg

As for the car that is on ebay still. Sadly, customs like that car, Dick's 54 and my 53 (when it's finished) will be worth more as hot rods then factory perfect restored ones of the same year. That ebay car is a trailer queen like Rockne10 states, but I think most of us drive the snot out of our hot rods because it is just too much fun!

Thanks for letting me carry on,

[^]

ddavis

dday392
11-29-2007, 09:36 PM
I think hot rods should have flames too! These pictures were taken during the California Hot Rod Reunion at Famoso Drag strip.


Here's a 53 Coupe and a brand x with the flames Dick likes.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0729-1.jpg

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0766.jpg


Studebaker truck

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0659.jpg


Studebaker truck? (I don't recognize the grill)

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0738.jpg

I personally prefer the traditional flames like these.
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0747.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0769.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0767.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd92/HemiStu/102_0756.jpg

As for the car that is on ebay still. Sadly, customs like that car, Dick's 54 and my 53 (when it's finished) will be worth more as hot rods then factory perfect restored ones of the same year. That ebay car is a trailer queen like Rockne10 states, but I think most of us drive the snot out of our hot rods because it is just too much fun!

Thanks for letting me carry on,

[^]

ddavis

Guido
11-30-2007, 06:22 AM
quote:Originally posted by dday392
Studebaker truck? (I don't recognize the grill)
It is a '55/'56 grille, but may have an earlier R series hood. I can't tell from the picture.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
11-30-2007, 06:22 AM
quote:Originally posted by dday392
Studebaker truck? (I don't recognize the grill)
It is a '55/'56 grille, but may have an earlier R series hood. I can't tell from the picture.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Avantidon
11-30-2007, 06:38 AM
We all have our own preferences to the way we modify, restore or conserve our cars. The car on ebay is nice as are all of the others that have been posted in this link All are great and done to each owners taste. Would I go as far as these I don't know but I do have a modified Avant R-2 done to my liking. The eBay car is nice and if I owned it I'd keep it in the garage with the rest of the flock and drive it too.

See you in the future as I write about our past

Avantidon
11-30-2007, 06:38 AM
We all have our own preferences to the way we modify, restore or conserve our cars. The car on ebay is nice as are all of the others that have been posted in this link All are great and done to each owners taste. Would I go as far as these I don't know but I do have a modified Avant R-2 done to my liking. The eBay car is nice and if I owned it I'd keep it in the garage with the rest of the flock and drive it too.

See you in the future as I write about our past