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    I have been liking the entire history of Studebaker for a long time, I saw a GT hawk here in LA, years ago with the seller wanted ~5k, it was real nice, the price of them have gone up.


    I am very very interested in the 63 Lark Cruiser, or if need be a 64, not too keen on the ones with chevy small blocks. Stude made flying fortress bomber engines in the war, so why would I want a Chevy?

    to widen my selection I am looking out of state,

    anyone here know how to buy without ebay a car so that the buyer is safe and the seller is safe?

    thank you!

  • #2
    You should not have to go far to find a Stude. The western states seem to have plenty of rust free cars. Which is what you want.

    My question has been how do you get the title?

    Good luck

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    • #3
      So it appears that you will be happy with a '59 to '64 Lark or Lark Type with original Studebaker power, probably a V8 but prefer a '63 or '64?

      And the number of Doors is not Super important?

      These are quite a bit less money than C & K Coupes, Hardtops and Hawks.
      ___________________________________________

      Originally posted by 70Avanti2 View Post
      /Cut/My question has been how do you get the title?
      Good luck
      Do you mean buying out of State (to Calif.)?
      If so, I thought everyone knew, you just show a signed and dated Title (picked up with the Car) with proof of Sale Price on it or include a Bill of Sale to ANY State Licensing Dept. and trade it for a New Title.
      Last edited by StudeRich; 01-10-2019, 05:00 PM.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
        So it appears that you will be happy with a '59 to '64 Lark or Lark Type with original Studebaker power, probably a V8 but prefer a '63 or '64?

        And the number of Doors is not Super important?

        These are quite a bit less money than C & K Coupes, Hardtops and Hawks.
        2 door 59-64
        4 door 63-64
        ac would be nice
        NO rust
        drums front ok
        automatic for sure
        god glass a must, no one replaces windshields for less than 1000.00

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        • #5
          Buying out of state will always have an element of risk. But if you have a SDC club member look it over for you before you buy, that is usually a reliable means of getting what you're expecting. They can then give their assessment of the cars condition, rust, paint, mechanicals etc. They may also be able to tell you if they feel its worth the asking price.
          Shipping can be a crap shoot also, but if you use a broker, you can often get a decent price and dependable service.
          As far as money is concerned, you can use a bank transfer, or use paypal if you don't mind paying a fee. Communicate via text messages or email. Those can be used in court.
          I've had very good luck dealing with Studebakers through the years. Decades of buying and selling and hundreds of cars. If you tell us what you're looking at, someone may be near enough to look at it quickly. Or someone may already know the car.
          Good luck.
          sals54

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          • #6
            You can also check craigslist and Facebook marketplace for local deals.

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            • #7
              thanks do you have a link for facebook and for los angeles, it's slim pickin's for stude and you should see what they want for some rust buckets, they would never get it but what the heck?

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              Originally posted by creegster View Post
              You can also check craigslist and Facebook marketplace for local deals.


              thanks do you have a link for facebook and for los angeles, it's slim pickin's for stude and you should see what they want for some rust buckets, they would never get it but what the heck?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sals54 View Post
                Buying out of state will always have an element of risk. But if you have a SDC club member look it over for you before you buy, that is usually a reliable means of getting what you're expecting. They can then give their assessment of the cars condition, rust, paint, mechanicals etc. They may also be able to tell you if they feel its worth the asking price.
                Shipping can be a crap shoot also, but if you use a broker, you can often get a decent price and dependable service.
                As far as money is concerned, you can use a bank transfer, or use paypal if you don't mind paying a fee. Communicate via text messages or email. Those can be used in court.
                I've had very good luck dealing with Studebakers through the years. Decades of buying and selling and hundreds of cars. If you tell us what you're looking at, someone may be near enough to look at it quickly. Or someone may already know the car.
                Good luck.
                did a little research on shipping, i have sold some vehicles on ebay ( a delorean for one) and it's doable, but that is ebay and there are protective measure in going thru that system, but to hand over cash equivalent to someone without escrow is a bit concerning.

                and frankly bu the time anything goes to court , i have already gone insane,

                my ideal budget it 4-7.5k and i have seen some asking for that, is that a pipedream?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mw2013 View Post

                  my ideal budget it 4-7.5k and i have seen some asking for that, is that a pipedream?
                  Not at all. You should find plenty of solid, running, and relatively rust-free Larks and Lark types in that range. In fact, there always seems to be several for sale at reasonable prices in the Pacific northwest. Watch Craigslist, Bring a trailer, eBay, and especially the For Sale section on this forum for deals.
                  Mike Davis
                  Regional Manager, North Carolina
                  1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by StudeNewby View Post
                    Not at all. You should find plenty of solid, running, and relatively rust-free Larks and Lark types in that range. In fact, there always seems to be several for sale at reasonable prices in the Pacific northwest. Watch Craigslist, Bring a trailer, eBay, and especially the For Sale section on this forum for deals.
                    thank you very much

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                    • #11
                      Search here
                      https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...ry=Studebakers

                      I see 9 vehicles in the LA/OC area.

                      Craigslist shows 3-4 cars. Happy hunting!

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                      • #12
                        Try https://www.searchtempest.com to search craigslist as far as you want to travel to find a car. It does the search in one screen.

                        Bob
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                        • #13
                          And I just found a guy who has parts here in LA- sweet!
                          https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...790813455.html

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                          • #14
                            mw2013,

                            How do you do it? You hire an intermediary to birddog the car, negotiate purchase price with the seller, inspect the car, pay for the car, pick it up and bring it to you.

                            Cost will vary, depending on complexity of the deal. If your birdog has to get on a plane to go inspect the car, the cost of that roundtrip gets added to the fee. If he has to stay overnight at a motel, the price of the motel is added to the fee. If he only has to drive a few hundred miles, inspect the car, pay for the car in cash, load it up and hault it to you, it's gas, tolls, meals added to the fee.

                            You're looking for a 63 - 65 model? Right now for sale in North America there are:

                            Two (2) '64 4-door Commander V8s priced at $600 and $4,200

                            Seven (7) '64 4-door Cruiser V8s priced at $1,500, $2,800, $4,500, $6,495, $6,500, $7,500, $12,000

                            One (1) '64 4-door Daytona V8 priced at $5800

                            One (1) '64 2-door Daytona V8, but you wouldn't want it because it's got a Chevy engine

                            One (1) '65 Wagonaire V8 priced at $7800

                            One (1) '65 2-door Commander V8 priced at $7,000

                            One (1) '65 4-door Commander V8 priced at $1,500

                            Two (2) '65 -4-door Cruiser V8s each priced at $1,500 but one of them you wouldn't want because it's equipped with a Chevy 283.
                            Last edited by hausdok; 01-10-2019, 10:56 PM.
                            Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
                            Kenmore, Washington
                            hausdok@msn.com

                            '58 Packard Hawk
                            '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
                            '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
                            '69 Pontiac Firebird
                            (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hausdok View Post
                              mw2013,

                              How do you do it? You hire an intermediary to birddog the car, negotiate purchase price with the seller, inspect the car, pay for the car, pick it up and bring it to you.

                              Cost will vary, depending on complexity of the deal. If your birdog has to get on a plane to go inspect the car, the cost of that roundtrip gets added to the fee. If he has to stay overnight at a motel, the price of the motel is added to the fee. If he only has to drive a few hundred miles, inspect the car, pay for the car in cash, load it up and hault it to you, it's gas, tolls, meals added to the fee.

                              You're looking for a 63 - 65 model? Right now for sale in North America there are:

                              Two (2) '64 4-door Commander V8s priced at $600 and $4,200

                              Six (6) '64 4-door Cruiser V8s priced at $1,500, $2,800, $4,500, $6,500, $7,500, $12,000

                              One (1) '64 4-door Daytona V8 priced at $5800

                              One (1) '64 2-door Daytona V8, but you wouldn't want it because it's got a Chevy engine

                              One (1) '65 Wagonaire V8 priced at $7800

                              One (1) '65 2-door Commander V8 priced at $7,000

                              One (1) '65 4-door Commander V8 priced at $1,500

                              Two (2) '65 -4-door Cruiser V8s each priced at $1,500 but one of them you wouldn't want because it's equipped with a Chevy 283.

                              Thank you , that's a first, i read about CASO, i am not sure yet but i could be one of them in the making, but how did you see all these cars for sale?

                              are cruisers totl and are cammanders base models?

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