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  • gord holden
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    Another as we use to call wild goose chase.but if you do not look ,you will never know.My 57 g.h. was found 300 miles away had been looking for 20 years for one.beutifull rust free car all parts there original motor needed paint every option for g.hawk on car .flight o matic,p.s.p.b. power windows front only.tinted glass.twin traction.7.10 15 whites.plus 9 other factory options.4500 in 96.

    gh

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  • Green53
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    I looked at the car today. Guys it is rough. He wants $7500 and was insulted when someone offered around $4000. Top is crushed, interior totaly shot, rust, not sure if it is original engine, no blower set up. Probably $25-30K would make a driver. Needs a body and heart transplant. I have pictures I can send off line
    Denny L

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  • studegary
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    quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

    Truly bizarre equipment, Gary. Wonder if it had been ordered like that?


    I assume that it was an ordered car. It was built that way (not later modifications). I couldn't imagine Studebaker building it that way for stock or show. The car was originally black. The guy that I sold it to, after nine years, changed it to white. I think that the original owner didn't want anything to rob any of that 275 HP and didn't want extra weight on the front end.

    This reminds me of selling new Chryslers. We got one 300M with the special heavy duty suspension/handling package. I thought that it was a real bear to drive in town. We sold it to a body builder that didn't mind it at all. I had a small guy in his 70s come in and wanted that package. I did all that I could to talk him out of it. He said that he was going to turn me in to Chrysler for not taking his order for what he wanted. He stormed out (probably went to another dealer that would take his money no matter what). The guy was probably used to ordering heavy duty components in the '50s-'60s (I did then also.). This package was nothing like that. I drove a couple of others, but we never got another one for stock. I guess that I didn't believe that the customer always knew best. I had many other customers thank me, send me cards, send letters to the owner, etc. and I had a 100 CSI on sold units (so I guess that I was doing something right). Sorry for going off on a tangent, again <G>.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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  • Roscomacaw
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    Truly bizarre equipment, Gary. Wonder if it had been ordered like that?

    Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President two door

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  • Roscomacaw
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    Truly bizarre equipment, Gary. Wonder if it had been ordered like that?

    Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President two door

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  • studegary
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    quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

    This guy told me he's had this car for some years, ever since he picked it up at the Harrah's resto facility in Reno. He told me it's a manual shift car W/O PS. Been in storage for 23 years.[|)]




    My 1957 Golden Hawk was an overdrive car that did not have either power steering or power brakes, but it did have power seat and power windows. How is that for an unusual combination? The engine number was/is PS3000.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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  • Roscomacaw
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    This guy told me he's had this car for some years, ever since he picked it up at the Harrah's resto facility in Reno. He told me it's a manual shift car W/O PS. Been in storage for 23 years.[|)]

    Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President two door

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  • Roscomacaw
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    This guy told me he's had this car for some years, ever since he picked it up at the Harrah's resto facility in Reno. He told me it's a manual shift car W/O PS. Been in storage for 23 years.[|)]

    Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President two door

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  • bams50
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    Denny, I'm not a buyer, but an interested observer; so I'll be looking forward to your report[^]

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131

    "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

    "It was the last chance for Studebaker to turn things around. The company was down to its last bullet, and this new small car was it. They called it the Lark"



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  • Green53
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    I will go look at it this coming week. It's about 5 miles from me.
    Denny L.

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  • barnlark
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    Add this one to the you never know category. Some of the older owners/horders may not be the best advertising writers, but great at keeping parts and a solid car forever and just run out of steam one day. Or...gave in to 40 years of nagging for half of the garage.


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  • Roscomacaw
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    I've been in communication with this seller. More out of curiosity than anything. I asked if he was firm on his price and he came back that he's willing to "talk" with serious prospects. I've got a Ph# if anyone wants to make contact.

    Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President two door

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  • Roscomacaw
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    I've been in communication with this seller. More out of curiosity than anything. I asked if he was firm on his price and he came back that he's willing to "talk" with serious prospects. I've got a Ph# if anyone wants to make contact.

    Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President two door

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  • Roscomacaw
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    I got some info on this car. Tag reads 57H-K7 1147 and all the parts ARE included.

    Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President two door

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  • bams50
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    True, it's not a very good presentation. Usually they're not worth pursuing for one reason or another; what my Dad used to call a "wild goose chase"

    But sometimes, weak ads are hiding a diamond-in-the-rough and/or a smoking deal! They can be like panning for gold[]

    I just bought a rare car from a tiny ad I didn't even see but was referred to me. It wasn't necessarily a steal, but it was a great deal with lots of NOS parts that no one knew was there.

    I don't know much about GHs, but it could be the wrong car in poor shape for way too much money... or a rare, solid, well-protected steal[^]

    Hopefully someone here looks into it and lets us know.

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131

    "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

    "It was the last chance for Studebaker to turn things around. The company was down to its last bullet, and this new small car was it. They called it the Lark"



    Leave a comment:

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