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  • $9,900 patina?

    This seller may have got the "patina" thing right (as opposed to just rust), but $9,900.00? To this poor boy that seems like an awfully high starting bid for a truck with rust across the hood and many unknowns. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950-Studeba...VZG099&vxp=mtr
    "In the heart of Arkansas."
    Searcy, Arkansas
    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
    1952 2R pickup

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    Some people see old trucks as goldmines.
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Chris Pile View Post
      Some people see old trucks as goldmines.
      Especially in Germany.
      IF you can a car like this, the price starts at 15,000.00 $ and goes up to 25,000.00$

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      • #4
        I always thought the word 'patina' was code for too broke to do body work....
        Tom - Bradenton, FL

        1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
        1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Swifster View Post
          I always thought the word 'patina' was code for too broke to do body work....
          Same for "rat rod," and any number of euphemisms to describe societal "laziness" these days. Some of the highly patina(-ed) offerings are well on their way to becoming "One With the Earth" again. A dusting over the rust with clear-coat, and a little rubbing of wax will only delay the inevitable.

          It is one thing to present something as a way to give it "THE LOOK," but entirely another to try and con your circle of acquaintances into thinking mediocrity is a highly valued achievement.
          John Clary
          Greer, SC

          SDC member since 1975

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          • #6
            Looks like a good solid truck to use as a base. He would be hard pressed to get 10 grand for it if it was restored let alone in the shape it's in. Swifster you are correct and for most also includes make it safe to drive.

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            • #7
              The patina reference was because it actually has a worn, but usable appearance. Too often "patina" is misused as a term for rusty junk. The truck looks like the kind I would like to have, but not at that buy in. I notice that the seller's name ends in "motors" and probably means he is a dealer hoping to find a barefoot pilgrim with cash.
              "In the heart of Arkansas."
              Searcy, Arkansas
              1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
              1952 2R pickup

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              • #8
                Here are more of the seller's offerings.

                http://www.ebay.com/sch/colomemotors...p2047675.l2562
                RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                • #9
                  I should offer him my '66 Cruiser with patina for $8,000. That sounds about right. No, wait, his truck has only two doors and mine has four. Make it $18,000.
                  "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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                  • #10
                    Actually with the recent auction results this may represent the new levels for Studebaker evaluation. Better snap up all the cheap ones without delay!
                    Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                    • #11
                      Looks like a lot of body hammer tracks on the inside of the cab and bondo falling off under the rear window. Wonder what would be left when the rest of it falls out.

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                      • #12
                        Not quite sure of what to make of the whole patina craze… My daily driver is a 56 chevy pu with original blue -rust paint, fake weathered speed shop signage on the doors. Its all new underneath 406 tremec 5spd etc. I also have a 57 chevy big window pu ,very expensive paint , all new chrome, oak bed wood all the bells and whistles……guess which truck gets the most looks and feedback? I think with a lot of people it reminds them of their grandpa's truck or something along those lines

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jclary View Post
                          Same for "rat rod," and any number of euphemisms to describe societal "laziness" these days. Some of the highly patina(-ed) offerings are well on their way to becoming "One With the Earth" again. A dusting over the rust with clear-coat, and a little rubbing of wax will only delay the inevitable.

                          It is one thing to present something as a way to give it "THE LOOK," but entirely another to try and con your circle of acquaintances into thinking mediocrity is a highly valued achievement.
                          You are attaching morality to a choice of finishes. It's just not a moral question.
                          Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lumpy View Post
                            Not quite sure of what to make of the whole patina craze… My daily driver is a 56 chevy pu with original blue -rust paint, fake weathered speed shop signage on the doors. Its all new underneath 406 tremec 5spd etc. I also have a 57 chevy big window pu ,very expensive paint , all new chrome, oak bed wood all the bells and whistles……guess which truck gets the most looks and feedback? I think with a lot of people it reminds them of their grandpa's truck or something along those lines
                            That is not a surprise. Shiny is common, looking like grandpa's truck if he ever had one feels cool to folks.
                            Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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