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    I purchased a 1937 Studebaker President 8 4door Sedan almost a year ago and I am trying to find a value for it. I need to know how to tell the difference between a Cruiser and Custom and I can't seem to find it with Google, does anyone know? I have pictures but since I'm new I'm not sure where to put them? Thank you!

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    I do not believe there was a Cruiser or custom in the 1937 President line just different body styles sedans and coupes. There may have been a President State model.
    To post a picture drop to the bottom of your post and click "Go Advanced". Click "Manage Attachments" and you can then select and download a picture.

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    • #3
      In 1936, there was a Cruising Sedan and a Touring Sedan, the difference being the Touring Sedan had a bustle-back making for a larger trunk.

      Craig

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Amanda View Post
        I can't seem to find it with Google,
        Google doesn't know much about Studebakers.

        But this site does! http://studebakerdriversclub.com/index.asp
        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        '33 Rockne 10,
        '51 Commander Starlight,
        '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
        '56 Sky Hawk

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          • #6
            Nice looking car.

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            • #7
              That is nice! I wish the pictures were not sideways and upside down.

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              • #8
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                Thank you!

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                Ok Thank you.

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                  Bellingham, WA

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                  • #10
                    You might be interested in my feature article in the magazine Collectible Automobile for Dec 2011. Approx 3500 words and 30 images. You can find a copy by doing an ebay search. I also did a feature in the Antique Studebaker Review so no shortage of info on the '37 Presidents. Have dozens of original photos and hundreds of pages of original documentation. Check the body plate on the firewall. Your photo tells me it should start 37C W3 which would make it a Cruising Sedan (with trunk) and no side mounts. My 2nd photo below is the same car as yours but with the dual sidemounts, ergo a State Cruising Sedan (37C W2).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by doug View Post
                      Nice looking car.
                      I agree! I got to see that car up close in 2008 at the Pacific CanAm Zone Meet: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...t-Lots-of-Pics!

                      Craig

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                      • #12
                        Craig,
                        Paul Springer is who we bought it from and he was so nice. I've not been able to get in touch with him or his wife Crystal since we purchased it. I was hoping to let him know how much we love it.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Amanda View Post
                          Paul Springer is who we bought it from and he was so nice. I've not been able to get in touch with him or his wife Crystal since we purchased it.
                          You chose an excellent example of a '37 President to own. I'm certain one of the SDC members in WA can provide an update on Paul and his wife.

                          Craig

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                          • #14
                            Thank You so much!!
                            Amanda

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                            • #15
                              Love the color and the car! You got a good one and a keeper!

                              Mark

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