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    This morning, at the Mecum Florida auction, prior to the vehicles, they sold other auto related things. They had many double sided neon signs that were listed as "authentic reproduction". A large, horizontal, Studebaker sign sold for $4K. For comparison, a Rambler sign sold for$3K and a Cadillac sign sold for $5K.
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    Love those "authentic reproductions."
    I guess after that fiberglass "39 Studebaker pickup" on the S-10 chassis sold for $85,000 there are few things in life that make much sense anymore.
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    • #3
      Based on the title, I expected to see the auction results on one of these...

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      Dick Steinkamp
      Bellingham, WA

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      • #4
        Not in your's or my lifetime!!

        Craig

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
          Not in your's or my lifetime!!

          Craig
          I wouldn't bet on that.
          When I wrote the title, I wanted something besides Mecum auction for future searches. Of course, I thought of the car since I sold MANY of them both new and used. I liked the pictured two door, but the vast majority (at least that I sold) were four doors.
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #6
            According to their website, it did not sell--high bid was $4000. Out of 18 signs offered, 11 did not sell.

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            • #7
              Was there a reserve on this item?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp View Post
                Based on the title, I expected to see the auction results on one of these...

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                I really like the looks of those early Neons.

                There is a guy named Pat down in Columbus In who races one, that color too IIRC. His is hopped up and it is really quick.
                Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by t walgamuth View Post

                  I really like the looks of those early Neons.

                  There is a guy named Pat down in Columbus In who races one, that color too IIRC. His is hopped up and it is really quick.
                  There was an SRT-4 version, that was supposed to be quicker than a Corvette of the same vintage.

                  Mark
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                  • #10
                    I dunno bout that...maybe in a drag race. I beat one in my old 84 280e euro at an autocross one day back when the sr4ti was new. I was pleasantly surprised.
                    Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by S2Deluxe View Post
                      There was an SRT-4 version, that was supposed to be quicker than a Corvette of the same vintage.
                      I'll take a Subaru WRX STi over an SRT-4.

                      I would expect to see a first-generation unabused, low-mileage WRX STi to appear at a future Mecum auction before I would an SRT-4, if one hasn't already.

                      Craig
                      Last edited by 8E45E; 01-14-2020, 05:46 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp View Post
                        Based on the title, I expected to see the auction results on one of these...

                        ...so did I!

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

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                        • #13
                          BMW actually congratulated Chrysler engineers on this design. It was quite forward thinking for an econobox; cab forward passenger compartment, wheels pushed outward to the corners, plenty of pep and good fuel economy.
                          sigpic"Somewhere West of Newport Center"
                          1956 2E12 O/D SOLD!
                          1959 4E2 4spd, TT
                          1963 8E28 GSA order
                          1963 8E5 SOLD!
                          1963 Lark Daytona Wagonaire 289,O/D, TT

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