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  • And You Thought JP's E-Bay Auctions Ended High!

    Market-Maker JP had better catch up. To wit:

    Ray Skillman is a fairly wealthy dealership owner [8D] with several new-car dealerships (Ford, Mitsubishi, GMC Truck, others) in the Indianapolis area. His company recently opened a "Classic & Muscle Car" adjunct dealership in Greenwood IN, south of Indianapolis, behind his Ford dealership.

    They had a full-page color ad in the widely-circulated Indiana Auto/RV advertising book last week. Included was a birds-eye view of their entire inventory, possibly 60-70 collector-type pieces inside a huge showroom that may have been the service area of a former dealership. (I haven't been down there to check it out.)

    One of the cars clearly visible in the photo was a yellow-and-white 1955 Studebaker Regal (or State) Coupe ("C" body with butterknives), but that's all you could tell from the photo because it was so far from the camera, and the front end was not visible. It did look nice, from what you could see. Correct wide whites, but no wire caps. So I called the person in charge and inquired. [}]

    Answer to First Question: Yes, it is a V-8.

    Answer to Second Question: It is a President, not a Commander (I gave him two choices).

    Answer to Third Question (asking price): $35,500! (I repeated the price to him to verify the audio abuse to which my now-bleeding right ear had just been exposed...and, yes, that would be thirty-five thousand five hundred dollars).

    And it isn't even a State Hardtop, much less a Speedster. [:0][:0][:0][:0][:0][:0][:0][:0][:0][:0] 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.

  • #2
    Asking and selling price is the key. I have a bidder on my R2 Hawk pushing 20K and he only had one question. He wanted to know if my reserve was under the 42K he'd seen another one advertised for. When I told him it was way under, I got the feeling he either thought I was out of touch with values, or my car was a P.O.S.


    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
    63 Lark 2 door #2
    62 Lark 2 door
    60 Hawk
    59 3E truck
    52 Starliner
    51 Commander

    JDP Maryland

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    • #3
      Asking and selling price is the key. I have a bidder on my R2 Hawk pushing 20K and he only had one question. He wanted to know if my reserve was under the 42K he'd seen another one advertised for. When I told him it was way under, I got the feeling he either thought I was out of touch with values, or my car was a P.O.S.


      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
      63 Lark 2 door #2
      62 Lark 2 door
      60 Hawk
      59 3E truck
      52 Starliner
      51 Commander

      JDP Maryland

      Comment


      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

        There could be a difference between "asking" and "selling"


        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA
        [}] Er...more to the point, Dick: I think there will be a difference between asking and selling!
        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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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

          There could be a difference between "asking" and "selling"


          Dick Steinkamp
          Bellingham, WA
          [}] Er...more to the point, Dick: I think there will be a difference between asking and selling!
          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.

          Comment


          • #6
            There could be a difference between "asking" and "selling"


            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA
            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA

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            • #7
              There could be a difference between "asking" and "selling"


              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA
              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA

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              • #8
                quote:What do you think now ?
                I think my grandma could be persuaded to sell her '63 GT Hawk now. [)]

                ___________________________________________

                Matthew Burnette
                Hazlehurst, Georgia
                '59 Scotsman PU
                '63 Daytona HT



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

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                • #9
                  quote:What do you think now ?
                  I think my grandma could be persuaded to sell her '63 GT Hawk now. [)]

                  ___________________________________________

                  Matthew Burnette
                  Hazlehurst, Georgia
                  '59 Scotsman PU
                  '63 Daytona HT



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

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                  • #10
                    I heard that story about the R2 Hawk, but could not find it anywhere.


                    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
                    63 Lark 2 door #2
                    62 Lark 2 door
                    60 Hawk
                    59 3E truck
                    52 Starliner
                    51 Commander

                    JDP Maryland

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I heard that story about the R2 Hawk, but could not find it anywhere.


                      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
                      63 Lark 2 door #2
                      62 Lark 2 door
                      60 Hawk
                      59 3E truck
                      52 Starliner
                      51 Commander

                      JDP Maryland

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I dont think JDP's auction s end too high.He displays a well documented car that has been serviced and fixed so the buyer wont have any surprises.I would not hesitate to buy any of his vehicles if i had the cash to purchase them.If he would trade for some off brands i might strike up a deal, lol.I feel when he sales a car the buyer has got what he paid for no matter the profit for JDP.

                        David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

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                        • #13
                          I dont think JDP's auction s end too high.He displays a well documented car that has been serviced and fixed so the buyer wont have any surprises.I would not hesitate to buy any of his vehicles if i had the cash to purchase them.If he would trade for some off brands i might strike up a deal, lol.I feel when he sales a car the buyer has got what he paid for no matter the profit for JDP.

                          David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

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                          • #14
                            The funny thing about some of the comments about ebay prices, is they are lower then many other venues. i.e. do a Google search for Studebakers in Hemming's or at on line dealers. You'll find lots of cars with asking prices 50% higher then ebay. Even if you bargain down a nice GT hawk or example to 12-15K from their silly asking price, you'll still be paying over the ebay prices.
                            Most of you guys would be better off not buying one of my cars because you can do what I do starting with a cheaper car that just needs TLC.( Besides, fixing them up is part of the fun)


                            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
                            63 Lark 2 door #2
                            62 Lark 2 door
                            60 Hawk
                            59 3E truck
                            52 Starliner
                            51 Commander

                            JDP Maryland

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              The funny thing about some of the comments about ebay prices, is they are lower then many other venues. i.e. do a Google search for Studebakers in Hemming's or at on line dealers. You'll find lots of cars with asking prices 50% higher then ebay. Even if you bargain down a nice GT hawk or example to 12-15K from their silly asking price, you'll still be paying over the ebay prices.
                              Most of you guys would be better off not buying one of my cars because you can do what I do starting with a cheaper car that just needs TLC.( Besides, fixing them up is part of the fun)


                              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
                              63 Lark 2 door #2
                              62 Lark 2 door
                              60 Hawk
                              59 3E truck
                              52 Starliner
                              51 Commander

                              JDP Maryland

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