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    Hello, I am not a Studebaker enthusiast but we have pulled an old 1948 Studebaker Commander from down in the woods of our property. It is undented, chrome everywhere. Would like to sell but do not have a clue where to start to decide the value. Any help would be appreciated. I have graphic pictures. Please mention Studebaker in subject line. Thank you

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    Petal,

    There are several key bits of information we need starting with location. It does a potential buyer (or seller) no good to get excited about a vehicle only to find it is 3000 miles away.

    We also need to know more about your vehicle, starting with the serial number (I believe on the "B" pillar) as well as the body tag on the right side of the firewall. This will identify the trim level and confirm the year.

    As with any 58 year old vehicle, the elements have probably taken their toll, especially if it has been stored outside as you indicate. An honest, detailed description of the sheet metal and mechanical condition of the car will help as well as options (radio, clock, overdrive, etc.)

    Even better, post a couple of pictures. The 'Sticky" at the top of the page tells you how. Be sure to hit "Preview" to be sure you did it right before submitting it.

    We will be standing by for the juicy details.

    Gary


    Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

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    • #3
      Petal,

      There are several key bits of information we need starting with location. It does a potential buyer (or seller) no good to get excited about a vehicle only to find it is 3000 miles away.

      We also need to know more about your vehicle, starting with the serial number (I believe on the "B" pillar) as well as the body tag on the right side of the firewall. This will identify the trim level and confirm the year.

      As with any 58 year old vehicle, the elements have probably taken their toll, especially if it has been stored outside as you indicate. An honest, detailed description of the sheet metal and mechanical condition of the car will help as well as options (radio, clock, overdrive, etc.)

      Even better, post a couple of pictures. The 'Sticky" at the top of the page tells you how. Be sure to hit "Preview" to be sure you did it right before submitting it.

      We will be standing by for the juicy details.

      Gary


      Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

      Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

      Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.
      Join me in removing narcissists, trolls, self annoited "experts" and general idiots via the Ignore button.

      The official SDC Forum heel nipper ���

      �Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.� E. Joseph Cossman

      For every mile of road, there are 2 miles of ditch. ���

      "All lies matter - fight the kleptocracy"

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      • #4
        Can you post a picture of it, or a description of the condition, mainly of the rust prone areas like floors, trunk, fenders? Also what the body style is ie: 4 door, 2 door, coupe, etc. I am assuming that it does not run, but is the motor locked up? Where is it located? eBay would be a good place to start once you have determined how much you want for it.

        Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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        • #5
          Can you post a picture of it, or a description of the condition, mainly of the rust prone areas like floors, trunk, fenders? Also what the body style is ie: 4 door, 2 door, coupe, etc. I am assuming that it does not run, but is the motor locked up? Where is it located? eBay would be a good place to start once you have determined how much you want for it.

          Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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