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  • Honest seller

    This seller is honest about a problem I've seen before, I wonder what solution there could be. The bidding is up to close to 10K on his R1 Hawk, so it deserves to be saved, but how would you title it ? I know about the "secret serial number " on the frame, but it's likely to be gone on a rusty frame.

    He says:


    "The worst thing that happened while in the care of the body shop was that the cowl sequence tag and the VIN tag in the driver's door jamb were removed, and then lost. I know of no company reproducing these right now, so you'll have to look elsewhere on the body to find the VIN that matches my clear Colorado title and the Studebaker-supplied build sheet."


    JDP
    Arnold Md.
    Studebaker On The Net
    http://stude.com
    My Ebay Items
    http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

    64 GT hawk
    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
    63 Avanti R1
    63 Daytona convert
    63 Lark 2 door
    62 Lark 2 door
    60 Hawk
    59 3E truck
    52 Starlight
    52 Starliner
    51 Commander

    JDP Maryland

  • #2
    I know we have covered this topic from all angles so here is my thoughts. A good clear title and a build sheet is a strong starting point. I would look for the serial numbers on the frame first. If I found them or not I would get a Vin number plate (maybe use a repo stude plate of some type as I am not familiar with what is correct for this year) made with the title/ Vin on it and attach it to the car. Then I would do some research on the car. I would contact the company who makes these repo plates and see if they could make one. Please keep in mind that these are only steel plates to identify a car. I think sometimes we stude guys get to detailed on these things. Only maybe 300 people in the world would know this would be the wrong style plate. Most GM and Ford cars of the 60's and back had nothing more then a ss strip with a Vin number stamped to it. NO state inspection station that I have ever been to would know the diff. In closing let me say that I would confirm the numbers on the title for correctness and would not proceed if I had any doubt of fraud. Also I am NOT saying this is not a problem that needs to be addressed just that sometimes we old car nuts try to hard to solve these problems. Good Luck

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    • #3
      I know we have covered this topic from all angles so here is my thoughts. A good clear title and a build sheet is a strong starting point. I would look for the serial numbers on the frame first. If I found them or not I would get a Vin number plate (maybe use a repo stude plate of some type as I am not familiar with what is correct for this year) made with the title/ Vin on it and attach it to the car. Then I would do some research on the car. I would contact the company who makes these repo plates and see if they could make one. Please keep in mind that these are only steel plates to identify a car. I think sometimes we stude guys get to detailed on these things. Only maybe 300 people in the world would know this would be the wrong style plate. Most GM and Ford cars of the 60's and back had nothing more then a ss strip with a Vin number stamped to it. NO state inspection station that I have ever been to would know the diff. In closing let me say that I would confirm the numbers on the title for correctness and would not proceed if I had any doubt of fraud. Also I am NOT saying this is not a problem that needs to be addressed just that sometimes we old car nuts try to hard to solve these problems. Good Luck

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      • #4
        I once bought a 63 Hawk the owner was buying 64 trim for. He had a 64 title from a scrap car and had already cut a stainless plate with the correct decal on it. He had it engraved with the 64 serial number and was ready to go. had I have waited a few months, I would have bought a "64 Hawk" without a clue


        JDP
        Arnold Md.
        Studebaker On The Net
        http://stude.com
        My Ebay Items
        http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

        64 GT hawk
        63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
        63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
        63 Avanti R1
        63 Daytona convert
        63 Lark 2 door
        62 Lark 2 door
        60 Hawk
        59 3E truck
        52 Starlight
        52 Starliner
        51 Commander

        JDP Maryland

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        • #5
          I once bought a 63 Hawk the owner was buying 64 trim for. He had a 64 title from a scrap car and had already cut a stainless plate with the correct decal on it. He had it engraved with the 64 serial number and was ready to go. had I have waited a few months, I would have bought a "64 Hawk" without a clue


          JDP
          Arnold Md.
          Studebaker On The Net
          http://stude.com
          My Ebay Items
          http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

          64 GT hawk
          63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
          63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
          63 Avanti R1
          63 Daytona convert
          63 Lark 2 door
          62 Lark 2 door
          60 Hawk
          59 3E truck
          52 Starlight
          52 Starliner
          51 Commander

          JDP Maryland

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