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  • #16
    That's a nice car indeed, Louis; I remember seeing it at York as well. SMOOOOTH ride! Enjoy! BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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    • #17
      Bams50
      Thx for the reassurance - I've got so many positive comments on this car already it is UNREAL!

      I will not make the statement again "jumped off the bridge" although I've NEVER paid that kind of $$ for a 4 dr Studebaker.

      Louis Moore
      289Cruiser

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      • #18
        That Cruiser is a near twin to my ex-Cruiser. Enjoy the car and don't forget to put it in the Cruiser Registry!

        Mark Anderson
        Member SDC and FMCA
        Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
        www.65cruiser.com


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        • #19
          THX, MARK,

          You may not remember you lookd at a 22,000 mi. Daytona that I had before buying your Cruiser (original pristine car) that I eventually sold to a collector for 12 grand!!

          Yes I look forward to getting it here & DRIVING IT!

          When are you going to get another? Still driving that Mopar?

          Louis Moore
          289 Cruiser

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          • #20
            Jim told me that the gasket around the trunk could atand replacing, where & who has the best fitting type of seal & what has been your experiences??

            Louis Moore
            289 Cruiser

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            • #21
              Just a little perspective-

              If you paid say $10K for a modern car, in a year it'll be worth about $7500. In another year it drops to maybe $6000. In another year, probably $5000 (of course there are several factors that can adjust this a little either way, but the general principle stands).

              In 3 years your Stude will still be worth at least what you paid... and you will have the bonus of having enjoyed it during that time[^]

              We certainly do need the modern cars, and accept the depreciation; but in context, most nice Studes are a pretty decent investment[8D]

              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

              "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"



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              • #22
                Well darn, Louis I DO remember that! 12 grand huh, boy was THAT out of my price range. Yeah, still driving the Mopar. It's fun, but not as fun as a Studebaker. I will have another, but need to get college and my daughters wedding <gasp> out of the way first[}]

                quote:Originally posted by 289cruiser

                THX, MARK,

                You may not remember you lookd at a 22,000 mi. Daytona that I had before buying your Cruiser (original pristine car) that I eventually sold to a collector for 12 grand!!

                Yes I look forward to getting it here & DRIVING IT!

                When are you going to get another? Still driving that Mopar?

                Louis Moore
                289 Cruiser
                Mark Anderson
                Member SDC and FMCA
                Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
                www.65cruiser.com


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                • #23
                  Bams:

                  You are right on target! Depreciation is a killer in this market today! Bought my wife a '05 SE Camry in '05 (wholesale & most likely the car that would drop the least) than others but now is worth about 10 grand. A 25 grand car new!!

                  I've found that Studebakers have been very good in returning your investment & making me money - even 4 drs.

                  If I have to replace the tranny, engine w/in 5 years I will still be money ahead & WHO 5 years ago would have thought that collector cars would be bringing the kind of $$ they do today.

                  Louis Moore
                  289 Cruiser

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                  • #24
                    quote:If I have to replace the tranny, engine w/in 5 years I will still be money ahead & WHO 5 years ago would have thought that collector cars would be bringing the kind of $$ they do today.
                    Yes, I think that a lot of people are beginning to realize the lack of quality and substance to the modern cars. They do have a great fit and finish. However, if one makes a vehicle out of crap, no matter how good it looks, it's still crap. Also, many of the owners of new cars aren't willing to suffer the depreciation of new cars anymore. The beauty of a Studebaker is the availibility of parts to keep them running.

                    Congratulations on a great purchase. That's one beautiful car!


                    Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                    Ron Smith
                    Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                    Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                    Ron Smith
                    Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                    • #25
                      Studebaker parts are not only AVAILABLE , but also inexpensive as you stated compared to some imports.

                      Had to replace the master cylinder on an import pick up & THE KIT for master cylinder was over 60 bucks, that didn't work & finally HAD to buy a complete cylinder, never again, I'll just but (invest) in another Champ p-up

                      Louis Moore
                      289 Cruiser

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