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  • 53k
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    [quote]quote:Originally posted by 8E45E

    Originally posted by Guido

    Don't get me (or JDP among others) started on a list of ones we have owned and disposed of.

    Ooooh, I was hoping we wouldn't get into what we all paid for our Studes along with what we own. It's a well known fact that, with a few exceptions, Studebakers were essentially used cars in the seventies, and priced accordingly. And those who have owned them since that time 'stole' them going by today's market value for them compared to what they're now worth even in #3 condition. For example, I only paid $350 for my '64 convert in 1980. And many of the cars I parted out, I paid anywhere from $25 to $100 each and got my money back in the parts. Many of us posted our 'Stude Regrets' a few months ago of ones that we parted out or let 'get away'. Looking back, I do wish I kept that '61 Cruiser that I had in 1979, but they weren't worth restoring back then. It's the old 'hindsight is 20-20' addage we all experienced, though it appears many of us did have the foresight to hang on to our Studebakers over the long term.

    Craig.
    I got two Studebakers for nothing in the 90s. The first was a '48 Champion 2-door sedan which hadn't been driven in 9 or 10 years, but was easily started and even the overdrive worked. The other was a '64 Challenger 4-door 6 with three-speed, solid with mimimal rust. The guy who gave it to me had spent a lot of money on it- new clutch, brakes, many small parts, but unfortunately it had two broken pistons and a bad starter and I didn't feel like tackling the engine. So I ended up donating it to Keystone for their auction when I couldn't sell it at York for $100 as a project car.

    [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

    Paul Johnson
    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
    Museum R-4 engine

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  • 53k
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    [quote]quote:Originally posted by 8E45E

    Originally posted by Guido

    Don't get me (or JDP among others) started on a list of ones we have owned and disposed of.

    Ooooh, I was hoping we wouldn't get into what we all paid for our Studes along with what we own. It's a well known fact that, with a few exceptions, Studebakers were essentially used cars in the seventies, and priced accordingly. And those who have owned them since that time 'stole' them going by today's market value for them compared to what they're now worth even in #3 condition. For example, I only paid $350 for my '64 convert in 1980. And many of the cars I parted out, I paid anywhere from $25 to $100 each and got my money back in the parts. Many of us posted our 'Stude Regrets' a few months ago of ones that we parted out or let 'get away'. Looking back, I do wish I kept that '61 Cruiser that I had in 1979, but they weren't worth restoring back then. It's the old 'hindsight is 20-20' addage we all experienced, though it appears many of us did have the foresight to hang on to our Studebakers over the long term.

    Craig.
    I got two Studebakers for nothing in the 90s. The first was a '48 Champion 2-door sedan which hadn't been driven in 9 or 10 years, but was easily started and even the overdrive worked. The other was a '64 Challenger 4-door 6 with three-speed, solid with mimimal rust. The guy who gave it to me had spent a lot of money on it- new clutch, brakes, many small parts, but unfortunately it had two broken pistons and a bad starter and I didn't feel like tackling the engine. So I ended up donating it to Keystone for their auction when I couldn't sell it at York for $100 as a project car.

    [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

    Paul Johnson
    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
    Museum R-4 engine

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  • 8E45E
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    [quote]Originally posted by Guido

    Don't get me (or JDP among others) started on a list of ones we have owned and disposed of.

    Ooooh, I was hoping we wouldn't get into what we all paid for our Studes along with what we own. It's a well known fact that, with a few exceptions, Studebakers were essentially used cars in the seventies, and priced accordingly. And those who have owned them since that time 'stole' them going by today's market value for them compared to what they're now worth even in #3 condition. For example, I only paid $350 for my '64 convert in 1980. And many of the cars I parted out, I paid anywhere from $25 to $100 each and got my money back in the parts. Many of us posted our 'Stude Regrets' a few months ago of ones that we parted out or let 'get away'. Looking back, I do wish I kept that '61 Cruiser that I had in 1979, but they weren't worth restoring back then. It's the old 'hindsight is 20-20' addage we all experienced, though it appears many of us did have the foresight to hang on to our Studebakers over the long term.

    Craig.

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  • 8E45E
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    [quote]Originally posted by Guido

    Don't get me (or JDP among others) started on a list of ones we have owned and disposed of.

    Ooooh, I was hoping we wouldn't get into what we all paid for our Studes along with what we own. It's a well known fact that, with a few exceptions, Studebakers were essentially used cars in the seventies, and priced accordingly. And those who have owned them since that time 'stole' them going by today's market value for them compared to what they're now worth even in #3 condition. For example, I only paid $350 for my '64 convert in 1980. And many of the cars I parted out, I paid anywhere from $25 to $100 each and got my money back in the parts. Many of us posted our 'Stude Regrets' a few months ago of ones that we parted out or let 'get away'. Looking back, I do wish I kept that '61 Cruiser that I had in 1979, but they weren't worth restoring back then. It's the old 'hindsight is 20-20' addage we all experienced, though it appears many of us did have the foresight to hang on to our Studebakers over the long term.

    Craig.

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  • gordr
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    Oh-oh!

    Have to think a bit here.
    '37 Dictator sedan, partially built street rod.
    '40 Champion business coupe.
    '44 (?) Weasel
    '44 US6
    3 '47 M16s
    '52 2R5 (parts only)
    '52-3 2R15
    '53 2R17A
    '53 Champion 4 door, early tristar car
    '53 Champion coupe, parts only
    Several Hawk parts cars, plus a "builder" '58 Silver Hawk
    2 '63 Wagonaires
    '64 GT hawk
    '62 Champ
    '64 Wagonaire
    '64 Daytona Hardtop

    I make it 19, counting some that will never run, but most of them do, although not all are roadworthy.

    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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  • gordr
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    Oh-oh!

    Have to think a bit here.
    '37 Dictator sedan, partially built street rod.
    '40 Champion business coupe.
    '44 (?) Weasel
    '44 US6
    3 '47 M16s
    '52 2R5 (parts only)
    '52-3 2R15
    '53 2R17A
    '53 Champion 4 door, early tristar car
    '53 Champion coupe, parts only
    Several Hawk parts cars, plus a "builder" '58 Silver Hawk
    2 '63 Wagonaires
    '64 GT hawk
    '62 Champ
    '64 Wagonaire
    '64 Daytona Hardtop

    I make it 19, counting some that will never run, but most of them do, although not all are roadworthy.

    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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  • studeclunker
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    Paring down from nine I currently have six. I would like to get the number down to three before the move. Move... Oi. My gimmy just blew the transmission. I'm currently wondering what I'm going to do. Sorry, too much personal info.

    2 '63 Daytona project wagons. One has the third seat and tailgate step.
    1 '62 Y-body sedan. Trying to get it to Michigan and it's new home.
    2 '62 Champs -- long bed and short bed. The short bed needs a home.
    1 '52 Commander 4dr. Frumpy also needs a home.


    Lotsa Larks!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith

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  • studeclunker
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    Paring down from nine I currently have six. I would like to get the number down to three before the move. Move... Oi. My gimmy just blew the transmission. I'm currently wondering what I'm going to do. Sorry, too much personal info.

    2 '63 Daytona project wagons. One has the third seat and tailgate step.
    1 '62 Y-body sedan. Trying to get it to Michigan and it's new home.
    2 '62 Champs -- long bed and short bed. The short bed needs a home.
    1 '52 Commander 4dr. Frumpy also needs a home.


    Lotsa Larks!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith

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  • Guido
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    Don't get me (or JDP among others) started on a list of ones we have owned and disposed of. I made a post about a month ago on a nice appointed '63 Daytona that I could only get $60.00 for in 1976. I did okay as I only paid $29.00 for it the year before!


    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.

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  • Guido
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    Don't get me (or JDP among others) started on a list of ones we have owned and disposed of. I made a post about a month ago on a nice appointed '63 Daytona that I could only get $60.00 for in 1976. I did okay as I only paid $29.00 for it the year before!


    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.

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  • 8E45E
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    Okay, here goes!!!!

    Keepers:

    1964 Daytona 4 dr sedan (first Stude)
    1964 Daytona convertible
    1966 Commander (aka 'Moby Grape', late year production)
    1963 Diesel 8E45E 2-ton
    1965 Cruiser (6cyl, w/OD)
    1965 Commander (what I'm usually seen at meets and other places in)

    Gonners:

    1965 Commander (VERY rusted; parted out in 1977)
    1961 Cruiser (very thinly optioned, but I sort of wish I kept it.
    parted it out in 1979)
    1964 Daytona Wagonaire, (a rusted out hulk I parted out in 1980)
    1959 Lark 4 door (V8 in Deluxe trim, one my mom had hauled away on
    me)
    1959 Lark 2 dr ht. (bought it in 1984, sold it in 1988, needed down
    payment for a house[]. Car is in B.C. now)
    1966 Commander, (was to be parts car for Moby Grape, but too nice
    to part out. Since sold it to a member in SK.)

    Craig.


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  • 8E45E
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    Okay, here goes!!!!

    Keepers:

    1964 Daytona 4 dr sedan (first Stude)
    1964 Daytona convertible
    1966 Commander (aka 'Moby Grape', late year production)
    1963 Diesel 8E45E 2-ton
    1965 Cruiser (6cyl, w/OD)
    1965 Commander (what I'm usually seen at meets and other places in)

    Gonners:

    1965 Commander (VERY rusted; parted out in 1977)
    1961 Cruiser (very thinly optioned, but I sort of wish I kept it.
    parted it out in 1979)
    1964 Daytona Wagonaire, (a rusted out hulk I parted out in 1980)
    1959 Lark 4 door (V8 in Deluxe trim, one my mom had hauled away on
    me)
    1959 Lark 2 dr ht. (bought it in 1984, sold it in 1988, needed down
    payment for a house[]. Car is in B.C. now)
    1966 Commander, (was to be parts car for Moby Grape, but too nice
    to part out. Since sold it to a member in SK.)

    Craig.


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  • r1lark
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    quote:Originally posted by Randy_G

    I was reading about different guys on this forum that have more than one Studebaker. So I was wondering how many Studebakers do you have? Running or not. Randy_G
    Well, my wife says I have......TOO MANY! <G>

    Seriously, I think the following list is correct, give or take one:
    '64 GT Hawk R1/Full Package (licensed but not driven in a while)
    '64 Commander 4-door (licensed, driven once and a while)
    '64 Daytona hardtop 259/4spd
    '63 Daytona Skytop/R1 (licensed, not driven in a while)
    '63 Champ 1/2 ton (finishing up frame off resto)
    '62 GT Hawk
    '62 Daytona hardtop 289/4spd (in middle of frame off resto)
    '62 Lark Regal convertible
    '61 Hawk 4sp (was destined to be a '54, but not sure now.....)
    '55 E7 1/2 ton pickup
    '54 Champion 4-door (my daily driver)

    Paul

    Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html

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  • r1lark
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    quote:Originally posted by Randy_G

    I was reading about different guys on this forum that have more than one Studebaker. So I was wondering how many Studebakers do you have? Running or not. Randy_G
    Well, my wife says I have......TOO MANY! <G>

    Seriously, I think the following list is correct, give or take one:
    '64 GT Hawk R1/Full Package (licensed but not driven in a while)
    '64 Commander 4-door (licensed, driven once and a while)
    '64 Daytona hardtop 259/4spd
    '63 Daytona Skytop/R1 (licensed, not driven in a while)
    '63 Champ 1/2 ton (finishing up frame off resto)
    '62 GT Hawk
    '62 Daytona hardtop 289/4spd (in middle of frame off resto)
    '62 Lark Regal convertible
    '61 Hawk 4sp (was destined to be a '54, but not sure now.....)
    '55 E7 1/2 ton pickup
    '54 Champion 4-door (my daily driver)

    Paul

    Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html

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  • mbstude
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    quote:Before the forum police correct you, technically the '81 Avanti is not a Studebaker though it is based on the original design.
    It has a Studebaker frame.




    http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
    http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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