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hopinfox
11-27-2007, 07:43 AM
This is my first post ever so be kind...back in 65 I worked for Downtown Studebaker in Atlanta. My first job was to clean the four cars on the show room floor. There was a 65 Sports sedan that I lusted for but was way over my head at $2,650 on $1.25/hr. I worked under Mr. Oscar Nix there for about 7 months until the army got me. SO I'm in the market for a 65 sports sedan in good condition if anyone knows about one email me at hopinfox@aol.com Thanks Mike

BobPalma
11-27-2007, 08:08 AM
:) Welcome to the SDC Forum, Mike. You've come to the right place if you are looking for a 1965 Daytona Sports Sedan. If you find one for the $2,650 you remember, it will probably need a little more work than the one you polished on the showroom floor! Double that and you may find a pretty nice car. ;):D BP

BobPalma
11-27-2007, 08:08 AM
:) Welcome to the SDC Forum, Mike. You've come to the right place if you are looking for a 1965 Daytona Sports Sedan. If you find one for the $2,650 you remember, it will probably need a little more work than the one you polished on the showroom floor! Double that and you may find a pretty nice car. ;):D BP

rusty nut garage
11-27-2007, 08:32 AM
Welcome to the fold (sickness)
If you haven't done so already joint the SDC and a local chapter. It will help in your quest for the car and add to the enjoyment. Arm yourself with knowledge and have fun.
Russ

quote:Originally posted by hopinfox

This is my first post ever so be kind...back in 65 I worked for Downtown Studebaker in Atlanta. My first job was to clean the four cars on the show room floor. There was a 65 Sports sedan that I lusted for but was way over my head at $2,650 on $1.25/hr. I worked under Mr. Oscar Nix there for about 7 months until the army got me. SO I'm in the market for a 65 sports sedan in good condition if anyone knows about one email me at hopinfox@aol.com Thanks Mike


Russ Shop Foreman "Rusty Nut Garage"
57 SH (project)
60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)

rusty nut garage
11-27-2007, 08:32 AM
Welcome to the fold (sickness)
If you haven't done so already joint the SDC and a local chapter. It will help in your quest for the car and add to the enjoyment. Arm yourself with knowledge and have fun.
Russ

quote:Originally posted by hopinfox

This is my first post ever so be kind...back in 65 I worked for Downtown Studebaker in Atlanta. My first job was to clean the four cars on the show room floor. There was a 65 Sports sedan that I lusted for but was way over my head at $2,650 on $1.25/hr. I worked under Mr. Oscar Nix there for about 7 months until the army got me. SO I'm in the market for a 65 sports sedan in good condition if anyone knows about one email me at hopinfox@aol.com Thanks Mike


Russ Shop Foreman "Rusty Nut Garage"
57 SH (project)
60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)

hopinfox
11-27-2007, 08:46 AM
Thanks for your quick reponse..I have owned quite a few Studebakers from my first car at 16 (a 52 champion). When I worked at the Stude dealership I had a 53 commander 232 auto.(how I wish I had it now!)I'm a SDC member and a member of the local club (north Georgia chapter). And yes I expect to pay more than original list!

hopinfox
11-27-2007, 08:46 AM
Thanks for your quick reponse..I have owned quite a few Studebakers from my first car at 16 (a 52 champion). When I worked at the Stude dealership I had a 53 commander 232 auto.(how I wish I had it now!)I'm a SDC member and a member of the local club (north Georgia chapter). And yes I expect to pay more than original list!

65cruiser
11-27-2007, 11:05 AM
How about a 65 Cruiser[8D]? <shameless self-promotion>

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=019&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=290184425604&rd=1

Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm
Home of the Cruiser Registry

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/smstude.jpg

65cruiser
11-27-2007, 11:05 AM
How about a 65 Cruiser[8D]? <shameless self-promotion>

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=019&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=290184425604&rd=1

Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm
Home of the Cruiser Registry

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/smstude.jpg

Roscomacaw
11-27-2007, 11:15 AM
Welcome aboard, Mike! Were you a member of the North Georgia Chapter when I was? (74 thru 81, IIRC)
I had a nice (although engineless) 66 Sports Sedan up until I left GA. One of the NGC members bought it from me before I left GA. I've wondered what happened to that car.
Did Downtown hang in there thru the '66 models? I dealt with Mr. Nix when he worked for Southern Auto Parts. He was one heck of a nice fella! I recall going to his home one evening so we could look thru his stash of Stude parts in the basement.:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
11-27-2007, 11:15 AM
Welcome aboard, Mike! Were you a member of the North Georgia Chapter when I was? (74 thru 81, IIRC)
I had a nice (although engineless) 66 Sports Sedan up until I left GA. One of the NGC members bought it from me before I left GA. I've wondered what happened to that car.
Did Downtown hang in there thru the '66 models? I dealt with Mr. Nix when he worked for Southern Auto Parts. He was one heck of a nice fella! I recall going to his home one evening so we could look thru his stash of Stude parts in the basement.:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

hopinfox
11-27-2007, 11:52 AM
No thanks on the cruiser as I have a 64 commander now. Yes the downtown studebaker dealership hung on up until the end. I left in January of '66. After basic training I came back in July of '66 and they were selling a car nobody had ever heard of called Toyota! Mr Nix was a great guy and I did visit him some years later at his home in Marietta. I've been a member of the NGC since 2003 and don't remember seeing a '66.

hopinfox
11-27-2007, 11:52 AM
No thanks on the cruiser as I have a 64 commander now. Yes the downtown studebaker dealership hung on up until the end. I left in January of '66. After basic training I came back in July of '66 and they were selling a car nobody had ever heard of called Toyota! Mr Nix was a great guy and I did visit him some years later at his home in Marietta. I've been a member of the NGC since 2003 and don't remember seeing a '66.

lstude
11-27-2007, 12:07 PM
There is a guy in our chapter. Phil DeVos, who has a 65 Sport sedan for sale. It is slightly modified, but won a trophy at the Charlotte meet.

If you are interested I can give you his email address.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/JulyMeetPhils65.jpg

The interesting thing is that I looked at this car in 1989 when it was on a used car lot. Here is what it looked like then.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/PhilDeVosStudebakerinFloyd1989cc.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
11-27-2007, 12:07 PM
There is a guy in our chapter. Phil DeVos, who has a 65 Sport sedan for sale. It is slightly modified, but won a trophy at the Charlotte meet.

If you are interested I can give you his email address.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/JulyMeetPhils65.jpg

The interesting thing is that I looked at this car in 1989 when it was on a used car lot. Here is what it looked like then.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/PhilDeVosStudebakerinFloyd1989cc.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

Scott
11-27-2007, 12:11 PM
I know of a couple for sale, but they're both still projects. One is in Vancouver with no title and the I think the guy wants too much, but if you want to know more just email me. I have one that runs and drives, but needs new paint, new vinyl top and interior work. I'm not really planning on selling it right now, though.

Scott
11-27-2007, 12:11 PM
I know of a couple for sale, but they're both still projects. One is in Vancouver with no title and the I think the guy wants too much, but if you want to know more just email me. I have one that runs and drives, but needs new paint, new vinyl top and interior work. I'm not really planning on selling it right now, though.

hopinfox
11-27-2007, 12:28 PM
Thanks for the info..wonder what happened to the side moulding? I'm open to anything thats drivable. send me info at my email addr. Thanks Mike

hopinfox
11-27-2007, 12:28 PM
Thanks for the info..wonder what happened to the side moulding? I'm open to anything thats drivable. send me info at my email addr. Thanks Mike

lstude
11-27-2007, 12:38 PM
Here is Phil's email address. He may still have the side molding, but I don't know.

phipfox@yahoo.com

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
11-27-2007, 12:38 PM
Here is Phil's email address. He may still have the side molding, but I don't know.

phipfox@yahoo.com

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

hopinfox
11-27-2007, 12:48 PM
got it and emailed Phil.. Thanks,Is this great or what! Shame it took me so long to find this forum..ebay seems to have sucked all the oxygen or is it just me?

hopinfox
11-27-2007, 12:48 PM
got it and emailed Phil.. Thanks,Is this great or what! Shame it took me so long to find this forum..ebay seems to have sucked all the oxygen or is it just me?

Roscomacaw
11-27-2007, 12:48 PM
I gotta say - I like it better withOUT the side mouldings![:p]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
11-27-2007, 12:48 PM
I gotta say - I like it better withOUT the side mouldings![:p]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

lstude
11-27-2007, 12:54 PM
Phil also liked it better without the side moldings.

He works out of town so he may not respond until the weekend.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
11-27-2007, 12:54 PM
Phil also liked it better without the side moldings.

He works out of town so he may not respond until the weekend.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

hopinfox
11-27-2007, 01:24 PM
okay and thanks again!

hopinfox
11-27-2007, 01:24 PM
okay and thanks again!