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    This 51 Commander has potential to be a fun car, but the seller would not like what I would offer.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-dr-...item2eaa2c5f98

    "In the heart of Arkansas."
    1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
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    "In the heart of Arkansas."
    Searcy, Arkansas
    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
    1952 2R pickup

  • #2
    You can never pay too much for a car - but you can buy it years too soon. Did you want this specific car?

    Thomas

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    • #3
      "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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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by Thomas63R2

        You can never pay too much for a car - but you can buy it years too soon. Did you want this specific car?

        Thomas
        What does that mean?

        "In the heart of Arkansas."
        1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
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        "In the heart of Arkansas."
        Searcy, Arkansas
        1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
        1952 2R pickup

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        • #5
          Rough puppy for half the price, nothing special there unless you only want a 51 commander 2 door and it is the only one around...

          Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

          Castro Valley, CA
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          • #6
            Starting bid is $8500 - no bids yet. Go figure....

            Jon Stalnaker
            Editor, Hawk Talks
            Karel Staple Chapter SDC
            Jon Stalnaker
            Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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            • #7
              You can never pay too much for a car - but you can buy it years too soon.

              Only if you out live the time it takes it to catch up in value.

              101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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              • #8
                No battery hold-down or front license plate bracket.

                '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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                • #9
                  Now, if it had the stainless mud guards, that would be worth an extra $500 or so... (!)

                  Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
                  '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

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                  • #10
                    I guess this was the point of my original post. Although this is a car that I would like to have, for that starting bid I would expect the car to have an interior, some decent tires, and I would want to see lots of pictures of the floors and other possible rust spots. That less than careful paint job (note the over spray) hints of a car that might hide sloppy repairs underneath.
                    The car MIGHT be a little jewel, but who would risk that much without a better presentation?

                    "In the heart of Arkansas."
                    1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
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                    "In the heart of Arkansas."
                    Searcy, Arkansas
                    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                    1952 2R pickup

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                    • #11
                      2400.00 max on a good day. jimmijim

                      Stude Junkie+++++++Do it right the f$$$$ Time. Never mind. Just do it right. When youre done your done. You'll know it.
                      sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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                      • #12
                        The expression "You can never pay too much for a car..." means that eventually an old car may be worth its purchase price - but as noted above, you may need to live a long time to see that value.

                        Nothing ventured, nothing gained - why don't you send a note to the seller that you could be interested in this car, but that you feel he is out of range. He'll either: 1) blow you off, 2) reply in an unfriendly way 3) entertain further talks.

                        Thomas

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                        • #13
                          If I had paid $2,750.00 for my 52 in 1971 instead of $275.00 it would have been too much. The value of the dollar was higher and the work to earn it longer. Starting with the bottom price he has listed and then really making this car drivable would put the cost out of reason in today's money.
                          You are right about the offer thing. If I am in his neighborhood and can look at the car I might do that. Lake Village where he is located is about 3 hours from me in the southeast corner of the state. Might be a good road trip.

                          "In the heart of Arkansas."
                          1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
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                          "In the heart of Arkansas."
                          Searcy, Arkansas
                          1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                          1952 2R pickup

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