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  • Seller's remorse

    I was cleaning up on Saturday (actually organizing so no one would think I was throwing things away ) and came across the 1975-76 SDC roster. Inside was a TW ad that I had written for a '63 Daytona that I owned. Until I saw the ad I had forgotten how well equiped it was, 289, AT, PDB, PS, vanity, AM radio, etc. I had it priced at $200 (got no takers) and eventually sold it locally for $60. I had bought it for $29 and it was running at the time of sale.

    A local club member purchased it and parted it out [xx(]. Wish I had it back now.


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  • #2
    Yes, those were the "good old days." I guess that we didn't realize how good we had it then and expected those prices to remain. It reminds me of a 1963 Cruiser with 27K miles that I bought from the original owner for $100 in the early '70s. I put a set of tires on it and did some other things. It was like a new car. I only kept it a couple of months and sold it for $200 including delivery. I sold it quick because I couldn't stand that Rose Mist color (like the expensive '63 Cruiser now on eBay).

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      Yes, those were the "good old days." I guess that we didn't realize how good we had it then and expected those prices to remain. It reminds me of a 1963 Cruiser with 27K miles that I bought from the original owner for $100 in the early '70s. I put a set of tires on it and did some other things. It was like a new car. I only kept it a couple of months and sold it for $200 including delivery. I sold it quick because I couldn't stand that Rose Mist color (like the expensive '63 Cruiser now on eBay).

      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #4
        Do you guys forsee Stude prices going up to "Barret-Jackson" type levels in the future? I know I missed out on sub-$1K Studes, but I'm hoping to be able to buy one before the prices shoot thru the roof. I'm remembering the really nice 54 a neighbor had, that I just couldn't come up with the $ for at the time, that now would sell for 10X what he was asking for it...

        http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i44/DansStudes/
        http://s427.photobucket.com/albums/p...Studes%202010/

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        • #5
          Do you guys forsee Stude prices going up to "Barret-Jackson" type levels in the future? I know I missed out on sub-$1K Studes, but I'm hoping to be able to buy one before the prices shoot thru the roof. I'm remembering the really nice 54 a neighbor had, that I just couldn't come up with the $ for at the time, that now would sell for 10X what he was asking for it...

          http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i44/DansStudes/
          http://s427.photobucket.com/albums/p...Studes%202010/

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          • #6

            Daan,

            I don't think prices will rival B-J prices except for some of the rarest and most sought after models. Even then, I doubt they'll give the "Muscle Cars" a run for the money.

            I bought a cream puff of a Commander hardtop for $300 in '76 or so. 29 K miles on it and a little ol' lady car at that! When I found another Stude to lust after, I sold the 58 for the $300 I had in it.
            Here it is 30 years later and I'm still finding loacal Studes for under a thousand bucks. And not just junk either.

            Miscreant adrift in
            the BerStuda Triangle!!

            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe
            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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            • #7

              Daan,

              I don't think prices will rival B-J prices except for some of the rarest and most sought after models. Even then, I doubt they'll give the "Muscle Cars" a run for the money.

              I bought a cream puff of a Commander hardtop for $300 in '76 or so. 29 K miles on it and a little ol' lady car at that! When I found another Stude to lust after, I sold the 58 for the $300 I had in it.
              Here it is 30 years later and I'm still finding loacal Studes for under a thousand bucks. And not just junk either.

              Miscreant adrift in
              the BerStuda Triangle!!

              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe
              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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              • #8
                I can tell you as a NADA advisor, it's hard to keep up with the values. i.e. the $11,600 I just sold a condition 4 53 Starliner is about 4K over my old estimate. When Ed Elllis sold his truck for 50K at Kruse and may get 35-45K for his 53 hardtop it's a sign we are headed up for the right cars and trucks.


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                64 Daytona HT
                63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
                63 GT Hawk
                63 Avanti R1/AC
                63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
                63 Daytona HT
                63 Lark 2 dr.
                62 Lark 2 door
                60 Lark convert
                60 Hawk
                59 3E Truck
                57 Silver Hawk
                53 Starliner
                52 Starliner
                51 Commander
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                • #9
                  I can tell you as a NADA advisor, it's hard to keep up with the values. i.e. the $11,600 I just sold a condition 4 53 Starliner is about 4K over my old estimate. When Ed Elllis sold his truck for 50K at Kruse and may get 35-45K for his 53 hardtop it's a sign we are headed up for the right cars and trucks.


                  Studebaker On The Net
                  http://stude.com
                  Studebaker News Group
                  http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
                  Arnold Md.
                  64 Daytona HT
                  63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
                  63 GT Hawk
                  63 Avanti R1/AC
                  63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
                  63 Daytona HT
                  63 Lark 2 dr.
                  62 Lark 2 door
                  60 Lark convert
                  60 Hawk
                  59 3E Truck
                  57 Silver Hawk
                  53 Starliner
                  52 Starliner
                  51 Commander
                  JDP Maryland

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                  • #10
                    So I may be able to afford a Stude in the next couple years without having to sell a kidney, huh?

                    http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i44/DansStudes/
                    http://s427.photobucket.com/albums/p...Studes%202010/

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                    • #11
                      So I may be able to afford a Stude in the next couple years without having to sell a kidney, huh?

                      http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i44/DansStudes/
                      http://s427.photobucket.com/albums/p...Studes%202010/

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                      • #12
                        Just buy a six or a 4 door, this Daytona six is very nice.

                        http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_W0QQ...mZ150044006991


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                        http://stude.com
                        Studebaker News Group
                        http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
                        Arnold Md.
                        64 Daytona HT
                        63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
                        63 GT Hawk
                        63 Avanti R1/AC
                        63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
                        63 Daytona HT
                        63 Lark 2 dr.
                        62 Lark 2 door
                        60 Lark convert
                        60 Hawk
                        59 3E Truck
                        57 Silver Hawk
                        53 Starliner
                        52 Starliner
                        51 Commander
                        JDP Maryland

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                        • #13
                          Just buy a six or a 4 door, this Daytona six is very nice.

                          http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_W0QQ...mZ150044006991


                          Studebaker On The Net
                          http://stude.com
                          Studebaker News Group
                          http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
                          Arnold Md.
                          64 Daytona HT
                          63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
                          63 GT Hawk
                          63 Avanti R1/AC
                          63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
                          63 Daytona HT
                          63 Lark 2 dr.
                          62 Lark 2 door
                          60 Lark convert
                          60 Hawk
                          59 3E Truck
                          57 Silver Hawk
                          53 Starliner
                          52 Starliner
                          51 Commander
                          JDP Maryland

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                          • #14
                            No remorse here. I bought my 63 R2 SuperLark in 1978 for $500 and still have it. Even if the original color is Rose Mist

                            http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/vwands...aker/my_photos

                            David

                            1963 R2 Super Lark
                            1963 Lark HT
                            1951 Champion 2dr sedan
                            1957 Broadmoore wagon
                            1957 Broadmoore wagon
                            1958 Provincial wagon
                            1966 Daytona 2dr sedan
                            1951 1 1/2 ton truck
                            and others, plus various air cooled VW's

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                            • #15
                              No remorse here. I bought my 63 R2 SuperLark in 1978 for $500 and still have it. Even if the original color is Rose Mist

                              http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/vwands...aker/my_photos

                              David

                              1963 R2 Super Lark
                              1963 Lark HT
                              1951 Champion 2dr sedan
                              1957 Broadmoore wagon
                              1957 Broadmoore wagon
                              1958 Provincial wagon
                              1966 Daytona 2dr sedan
                              1951 1 1/2 ton truck
                              and others, plus various air cooled VW's

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