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62champ
06-29-2016, 09:41 AM
Went to CL to see some ad for a Studebaker truck, and as usual, they ad was gone. At that point I usually just type in Studebaker in the search window to see it items were put up again. Came across this car in Portland CL.

1930 FH President sedan

http://images.craigslist.org/01313_leeG0fhUQFW_1200x900.jpg

Plenty of illumination for the road (some I know cannot be original)

http://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_7ZhGlhdYQDY_1200x900.jpg

Nice original interior

http://images.craigslist.org/00b0b_6teb5bTGS8z_1200x900.jpg

And that nice long motor to push it down the road

http://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_fn5jcEBJTWA_1200x900.jpg

All that for less than 20K? Am I off a little by thinking that is a good price?
http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/5622496877.html

Chris Pile
06-29-2016, 10:42 AM
Good, but not great. Looks like a fun car, for sure!

r1lark
06-29-2016, 11:23 AM
Not bad, but if you are really interested I'd suggest getting a private opinion from Richard Quinn.

One thing in the ad......maybe I'm being too picky regarding the wording.......the ad says "The car does run and the brakes also work.".......but this may not mean 'drivable'. Believe me, I've looked at cars that had a 'running' engine and a brake pedal that pumped up, but sure weren't drivable.

Commander Eddie
06-29-2016, 12:02 PM
There is a very active SDC chapter in Portland and you may be able to find someone who can stop by and examine the car for you if you want to take it that far.

rockne10
06-29-2016, 01:46 PM
... a brake pedal that pumped up, but sure weren't drivable.I don't know when hydraulic brakes were offered in the President. My '33 still has cable brakes.

t walgamuth
06-29-2016, 01:49 PM
I don't know the value but it sure looks like a nice car.

Commander Eddie
06-29-2016, 02:23 PM
I don'r know when hydraulic brakes were offered in the President. My '33 still has cable brakes.

Studebaker was offering 4-wheel hydraulic brakes as far back as 1924.

Don Kelstrom
06-29-2016, 04:33 PM
Looks like a really nice car for the money. Of course you would want to have it checked out so there are no surprises.

sals54
06-29-2016, 06:09 PM
I think it looks like a nice car, but then again, as was said in a different thread, these cars are losing value as years go by. There's just not that many folks interested in the stock cars of this era. This one happens to be a fairly plain jane version of the offerings of the time period. Some of them are highly sought after, but not many. This particular model does not have much of a following. That ship has sailed. If I was looking for a car as an investment, I would not buy this one. I just don't see a return on investment over time.
Now then, if you love the car and want it.... that's quite a different story. Get all over it and enjoy the heck out of it.
But, if you're thinking of using the equity of the car to send your kid through college in 15 years, don't count on it unless the college requires very large shoes and a big red nose.

rockne10
06-29-2016, 06:21 PM
I believe this is one of the CCCA "Certified" classics. It does have that going for it. http://www.classiccarclub.org/grand_classics/approved_classics.html

Andy R.
06-29-2016, 07:40 PM
I think Sal is right on this one.
If it pushes your buttons, make an offer.

62champ
06-29-2016, 07:55 PM
If it pushes your buttons, make an offer.

My old car buttons are so broke they have been taken away from me - hope someone else will give it a good home...

Amazing to think it is 30 years between the above and my Lark - quite a lot of change in that time.

GrumpyOne
06-29-2016, 09:41 PM
I believe this is one of the CCCA "Certified" classics. It does have that going for it. http://www.classiccarclub.org/grand_classics/approved_classics.html

Yep... All the Presidents with the 337cid eight are certified.