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    Anyone know where an early Excalibur is for sale? I want to build a Studebaker SS with an R3 engine.





    1957 Packard Clipper
    1958 Golden Hawk
    1963 Daytona Convertible
    1963 R2 Daytona
    1963 R2 GT Hawk
    1963 R1 Wagonaire
    1963 R4 Avanti
    1964 Champ
    1966 Cruiser

  • #2
    Check Hemmings...there is a guy in Conn. who specializes in them.
    IIRC, the early cars don't come cheap...they're considered the best (higher performance, better looking) of the lot.

    In later years, Excaliburs were rather like the rest of the "neo-classics".

    63 Avanti R1 2788
    1914 Stutz Bearcat
    (George Barris replica)

    Washington State
    63 Avanti R1 2788
    1914 Stutz Bearcat
    (George Barris replica)

    Washington State

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    • #3
      there is one one hwy 50 east of seymour indiana setting on a trailer for sale been there for about a year. i have never stopped to see what kind of shape it is in.


      Erin Hays
      "From Stuck and Rusty to Slick steel and sex appeal"
      RZRECTD
      1961 Hawk
      1962 Lark
      1963 Wagonaire

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      • #4
        Do you own and regularly ride a motorcycle? That's the best indication if you would be happy with an Excaliber. Spend the money to fly where there's one for sale and take a [u]long</u> test drive in less-than-perfect weather. Make sure some of the drive is in city traffic.

        thnx, jack vines

        PackardV8
        PackardV8

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        • #5
          There is one being advertised in Belgium -- so it is pretty far away... ( I think that shipping from port to port from western / northern Europe is roughly starting from 1000-1500 USD in a shared container)

          I have not seen the car .. just seen the ad every now and then .. I think that the car has been for sale few times during the past couple of years. I have no idea of the asking price either.

          The description is in French .. at the bottom brief description in English .... and the battery is definitely not period correct.... and sure it is missing a battery hold-down

          http://tinyurl.com/Excalibur-in-Belgium


          Pekka

          1955 President State Coupe

          1961 Lark Regal VIII Convertible
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          1960 Lark VIII Regal convertible - 1964 Daytona Wagonaire

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          • #6
            You may already know, but I thought that I would mention that only the Series I (1964-1969) cars were built on a Studebaker frame.

            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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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by studegary

              You may already know, but I thought that I would mention that only the Series I (1964-1969) cars were built on a Studebaker frame.
              Since that's the case, are they recognized by the club?
              IMHO, they probably should be, given their design heritage & frame.

              The club can't be too catholic if they show & judge, non-Studebaker Avantis...(not only the IIs with Chevy motors, but the late 80s versions on Chevy frames and especially the post-2000 cars built on Firebirds and Mustangs...with no Stude parts content).


              63 Avanti R1 2788
              1914 Stutz Bearcat
              (George Barris replica)

              Washington State
              63 Avanti R1 2788
              1914 Stutz Bearcat
              (George Barris replica)

              Washington State

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              • #8
                There is a category at the meets sometimes for Excalibur. I am not concerned about the weather but I would like to eat a few Cobras for lunch and dinner!

                1957 Packard Clipper
                1958 Golden Hawk
                1963 Daytona Convertible
                1963 R2 Daytona
                1963 R2 GT Hawk
                1963 R1 Wagonaire
                1963 R4 Avanti
                1964 Champ
                1966 Cruiser

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                • #9
                  The SDC Judging Manual...

                  http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...licyManual.pdf

                  ...puts Excaliburs in Class SI (Special Interest)

                  Division SI: Special Interest Vehicles (One award per class)
                  Class A: Non-Motorized - Wagons, Buggies, Carts, Wheelbarrows
                  Class B: Related Vehicles - Weasels, Racers, Excalibur
                  Class C: Toys - Goat Wagons, Larkettes, Pedal Vehicles

                  Dick Steinkamp
                  Bellingham, WA

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                  Dick Steinkamp
                  Bellingham, WA

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by StudeMichael

                    Anyone know where an early Excalibur is for sale? I want to build a Studebaker SS with an R3 engine.
                    Here is the SS showcar with R2.



                    Craig

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                    • #11
                      OOOO-it has the very rare warner two speed automatic transmission....hmm--over here we just call em powerglides.

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

                        The SDC Judging Manual...
                        ...puts Excaliburs in Class SI (Special Interest)
                        Class B: Related Vehicles - Weasels, Racers, Excalibur
                        Class C: Toys - Goat Wagons, Larkettes, Pedal Vehicles
                        Learn something every day...
                        I have never seen one in TW and I'll admit to not knowing the Judging Policy Manual by heart. (That may change when my Avanti is back together...)

                        Nice to learn that I can bring a goat wagon to a meet...I've just got to find one that my basset can pull. Maybe a lowrider?

                        63 Avanti R1 2788
                        1914 Stutz Bearcat
                        (George Barris replica)

                        Washington State
                        63 Avanti R1 2788
                        1914 Stutz Bearcat
                        (George Barris replica)

                        Washington State

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by buddymander

                          OOOO-it has the very rare warner two speed automatic transmission....hmm--over here we just call em powerglides.
                          GM designed and built the Powerglide...not Borg Warner.

                          I believe in the ad that Pekka posted, the author made the common mistake of describing the BW Flightomatic used by Studebaker as a 2 speed automatic since they start in second gear.

                          Dick Steinkamp
                          Bellingham, WA

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                          Dick Steinkamp
                          Bellingham, WA

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                          • #14
                            Yep, the "BORG-WARNER" trans was a 3 speed. Most made with a second gear start but 1st gear was available in the low "L" setting. G.M. had the slip & slide powerglide & if I'm not mistaken, the Ford "FORDOMATIC" was a 2 speed also (at least my dad's 59 wagon was or seemed like it)

                            60 Lark convertible
                            61 Champ
                            62 Daytona convertible
                            63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
                            63 Avanti (2)
                            66 Daytona Sport Sedan
                            59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
                            60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
                            61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
                            62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
                            62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
                            62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
                            63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
                            63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
                            64 Zip Van
                            66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
                            66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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                            • #15
                              Better take a closer look Dick. That's a chevy motor in there. No borg warner bolts up to that block.

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