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  • World's most expensive hubcap

    Wow... [:0]

    http://tinyurl.com/6ywyty

    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, GA


  • #2
    $976/2=$488

    At $488, I'd have bought the trim rings I needed for my Fury GT. Wheel covers and trim get so abused that I'm firmly convinced these are the single hardest item to find in excellent condition over time.

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    Tom - Mulberry, FL

    1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

    Tom - Bradenton, FL

    1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
    1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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    • #3
      Keep these prices in mind when buying a bargain, fancy Studebaker needing everything. What ever you estimate, it'll be too little.

      JDP/Maryland
      "I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
      Thomas Jefferson
      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        If these get put on a car I'll bet it's only while it is on the show field or auction block. These prices give a poor boy like me nose bleeds.


        1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, both w/overdrive.Searcy,Arkansas
        "I may be lazy, but I'm not shiftless."
        "In the heart of Arkansas."
        Searcy, Arkansas
        1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
        1952 2R pickup

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by mbstude

          Wow... [:0]
          http://tinyurl.com/6ywyty
          You may very well see the "World's Most Expensive" Studebaker wheelcovers if someone puts up a NOS set of 4 AC-3280, "Aero-Struts."

          I bought a set from Studebaker Salvage for $10 or $12 back in 1963, and installed them on the '57 Silver Hawk I had. They lasted about a week on the streets of South Bend before someone decided they liked them more than me. I rushed back to S/Salvage for another set, but they had all been sold![:0]

          <h4>The older I get ...the better I was! </h4>

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          • #6
            Winner is in Australia, where we can safely assume these parts are much harder to come by. But still!

            I saw a set of 4 Aero-Struts on eBay last year in driver condition - they went for around $375.


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            Clark in San Diego
            '63 F2/Lark Standard
            http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
            www.studebakersandiego.com

            Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by A1956GoldenHawk

              You may very well see the "World's Most Expensive" Studebaker wheelcovers if someone puts up a NOS set of 4 AC-3280, "Aero-Struts."

              I bought a set from Studebaker Salvage for $10 or $12 back in 1963, and installed them on the '57 Silver Hawk I had. They lasted about a week on the streets of South Bend before someone decided they liked them more than me. I rushed back to S/Salvage for another set, but they had all been sold![:0]
              I have accumulated a couple of sets of NOS Aero-Struts over the years. Every single one of them was pitted, right out of the box.

              Skip Lackie
              Washington DC
              Skip Lackie

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by Skip Lackie


                I have accumulated a couple of sets of NOS Aero-Struts over the years. Every single one of them was pitted, right out of the box.
                Any left you'd care to part with[?]

                <h4>The older I get ...the better I was! </h4>

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                • #9
                  The Aero-Struts weren't of great quality. Unlike other caps that Studebaker used (most of the post-war ones were from Lyon Mfg.)these weren't stainless steel. They were chromed steel (the cover) and chromed pot metal (the spinners). While I don't know who the maker was, it was likely a major player in the after-market parts biz.
                  I've got one Aero-Strut in my collection (Thanks Charlie!), but I'm not sure I'll ever sport the money to have it refinished. With rechroming what it is these days, it would end up being ONE EXPENSIVE wheelcover![:0]

                  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

                  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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                  • #10
                    The wire wheel caps introduced late in the 63 model run might bring more NOS and of course the mag wheel prices would buy you a nice GT Hawk.

                    JDP/Maryland
                    "I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
                    Thomas Jefferson
                    JDP Maryland

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                    • #11
                      Well it seems that the buyer paid $726.00 MORE than perfect NEW ones for one good NOS, and a shelf worn one! [:0] [:0]

                      WOW, talk about not understanding the market! [:0]

                      This Aussie could save a bunch, by just joining SDC and reading Turning Wheels!!

                      The AC2799 Wheelcover is in S.I.'s Catalog for $125.00 ea. so I am sure Ed has ran copies of that page in Turning Wheels at some point, or one could call the number there and ask for some! Or, I'll gladly sell anyone some! [:0]

                      I better email him and tell him about my RARE ONE of kind, '63 Lark 6 Regal 2 Dr. with Overdrive! It's the only one with 3 P215X75-R15 blackwall Tyres and a P205X75-R15 WHITEWALL and only two '59 Lark hubcaps!

                      And this week only, you can steal it for only $35,000.00! [:0]

                      StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA
                      StudeRich
                      Second Generation Stude Driver,
                      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                      • #12
                        Rich, what new ones in TW are you speaking of for that kind of price ?

                        JDP/Maryland
                        "I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
                        Thomas Jefferson
                        JDP Maryland

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by Swifster

                          Wheel covers and trim get so abused that I'm firmly convinced these are the single hardest item to find in excellent condition over time.
                          Another good reason to be a Lark lover... those for Larks are a dime-a-dozen, caps or full covers! I've bought a few sets of each off eBay[^]

                          So now I've made a mental note: If I come across some caps like the subject, I'll know they're worth slightly more than the $48 for a set of 4 that I paid for Lark covers[:0]

                          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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                          • #14
                            I had ten extra used spoke wheelcovers. About 20 years ago, I sold the best four (show quality) for $40. I still have the other six around here. They are all worn or damaged to some extent. That is why I didn't mention them on the thread where the guy needs two for his very nice 1961 Hawk.

                            Gary L.
                            Wappinger, NY

                            SDC member since 1968
                            Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                            Gary L.
                            Wappinger, NY

                            SDC member since 1968
                            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by Skip Lackie
                              I have accumulated a couple of sets of NOS Aero-Struts over the years. Every single one of them was pitted, right out of the box.
                              And, they are very heavy. I ran a set very briefly, but was having enough trouble keeping regular wheel covers on without worrying about these. I could just see one of those suckers spinning off and going through someone's windshield.


                              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
                              '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
                              '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
                              '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
                              Museum R-4 engine
                              1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
                              1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)
                              Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                              '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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