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  • A VERY special 53 coming up for auction - One of Ed Ellis' cars

    Ed has decided to sell his hemi powered 53 Hardtop.



    In December, Ed had this car in a prestigious East Coast show. The car is pictured and described in this forum thread about that show...

    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ighlight=ellis

    Normally a 53K restomod finished to the level of this car would be all it would take to make it one of the most special ones in existence....but this car goes that one better with the Gene Adams hemi. Anyone into hot rods will be familiar with the name Gene Adams. He is THE guru of 1st gen Chrysler Hemis. A Gene Adams hemi is the best of the best. This one is backed by a T10 and 9" Ford.

    Ed is selling this car NO RESERVE at the upcoming Barrett Jackson Palm Beach auction on April 11-13.

    Here's the auction listing...

    https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Even...M-COUPE-230318
    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    Nice clean build...love the subtle interior, bonus points for the third pedal, double bonus points for the Hemi power. Like the grill treatment, where are the front turn signals? Thanks for posting. cheers junior
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    1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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    • #3
      I'll be watching that one for sure

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      • #4
        Originally posted by junior View Post
        Nice clean build...love the subtle interior, bonus points for the third pedal, double bonus points for the Hemi power. Like the grill treatment, where are the front turn signals? Thanks for posting. cheers junior
        Jr...the turn signals are built into the headlights. Pretty trick
        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA

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        • #5
          That is beyond nice. I wonder what it will bring. It may draw me into bidding at one of these B-J auctions. To think that it started out as a South Bend Champion.
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp View Post
            Jr...the turn signals are built into the headlights. Pretty trick
            That sounds interesting...please tell me more. Are these lights available off the shelf or are they a custom-made item?
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            In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Milaca View Post
              That sounds interesting...please tell me more. Are these lights available off the shelf or are they a custom-made item?
              There are quite a few varieties of these available...off the shelf.

              https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...ts&FORM=HDRSC2
              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA

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              • #8
                If money was no object....Oh well.
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                "In the heart of Arkansas."
                Searcy, Arkansas
                1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                1952 2R pickup

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                • #9
                  Good luck with your car Ed.

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                  • #10
                    I can go along with having thousands on deposit with them (B-J) in order to bid off-site. I do have a problem with paying $100, non-refundable, for the privilege of bidding AND paying a higher percentage buyer's premium than those at the auction.
                    Gary L.
                    Wappinger, NY

                    SDC member since 1968
                    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                    • #11
                      Nice to hear of another Arkansan Stude owner, .....

                      Originally posted by 52-fan View Post
                      If money was no object....Oh well.
                      we have a 56 Hawk nearing completion & we live in Mountain Home

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                      • #12
                        How did Rick get in the picture???
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                        • #13
                          If not liking the extra cost of remote bidding, just consider it all "convenience fees."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Xcalibur View Post
                            If not liking the extra cost of remote bidding, just consider it all "convenience fees."
                            You have to pay a fee to bid even if you are there, but the premium is a little lower. It seems like they should be more concerned with getting the best price for the item, not in collecting auction fees. I participate in many auctions where I do not have to pay a fee to bid whether I am there or not.
                            Gary L.
                            Wappinger, NY

                            SDC member since 1968
                            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                            • #15
                              For what it may be worth -

                              Gene was/is better known for his expertise in tuning mechanical fuel injection, mostly port injection. Don't get me wrong, he builds a killer first generation Hemi, but he has clientele lined up waiting for his injection tuning.

                              Mike

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