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    So I'm going thru the Ebay listings and find...this

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1960-...QQcmdZViewItem

    I see the $2500 starting price and as the pictures come up there is an old owners manual covered with mold. The speedometer looks like is was submerged. The interior looks water damaged as well. I wonder how many old cars from New Orleans will so up in the next few months since most visions of Katrina are starting to fade.

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    Tom - Valrico, FL

    1964 Studebaker Daytona

    Tom - Bradenton, FL

    1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
    1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

  • #2
    Um, isn't 2.5k a bit high for this car? Yeah, it's got nice seats and the paint is almost decent (at least it's not as surface rusted as mine are). Don't see any cancer... yet. It looks to me to be maybe a 1k car or possibly $500. But what do I know?

    With it's being flooded, won't that ruin the instruments? The glove box and climatizer will be toast. After all, they're a type of cardboard. And doesn't flooding damage the engine? Nothing serious, I don't think. Still doesn't that have to be delt with as well? If this car really was damaged in the flooding, there could be a ton of problems...[xx(]

    I hope they get their price, but...[?]


    Lotsa Larks!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
    Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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    • #3
      Um, isn't 2.5k a bit high for this car? Yeah, it's got nice seats and the paint is almost decent (at least it's not as surface rusted as mine are). Don't see any cancer... yet. It looks to me to be maybe a 1k car or possibly $500. But what do I know?

      With it's being flooded, won't that ruin the instruments? The glove box and climatizer will be toast. After all, they're a type of cardboard. And doesn't flooding damage the engine? Nothing serious, I don't think. Still doesn't that have to be delt with as well? If this car really was damaged in the flooding, there could be a ton of problems...[xx(]

      I hope they get their price, but...[?]


      Lotsa Larks!
      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
      Ron Smith
      Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
      Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
      Ron Smith
      Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

      Comment


      • #4
        The engine would only be damaged if it was running. Wouldn't hard to get it running. But the electrical over time would be a large concern, as would the transmission. I hope that if this was a flood car that they got the 'stink' out.

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        Tom - Valrico, FL

        1964 Studebaker Daytona

        Tom - Bradenton, FL

        1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
        1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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        • #5
          The engine would only be damaged if it was running. Wouldn't hard to get it running. But the electrical over time would be a large concern, as would the transmission. I hope that if this was a flood car that they got the 'stink' out.

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          Tom - Valrico, FL

          1964 Studebaker Daytona

          Tom - Bradenton, FL

          1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
          1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

          Comment


          • #6
            Yes, and New Orleans would have a particularly vile smell. Due to what was in the water with the sewage and etc...[xx(] I honestly don't think that would be possible to get out of the stuffing and headliner.[}][B)] Then again, what do I know?


            Lotsa Larks!
            K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
            Ron Smith
            Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
            Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
            K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
            Ron Smith
            Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

            Comment


            • #7
              Yes, and New Orleans would have a particularly vile smell. Due to what was in the water with the sewage and etc...[xx(] I honestly don't think that would be possible to get out of the stuffing and headliner.[}][B)] Then again, what do I know?


              Lotsa Larks!
              K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
              Ron Smith
              Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
              Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
              K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
              Ron Smith
              Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

              Comment


              • #8
                Yep, pretty far gone over the headlights, and it's fairly recent break out under the repaint.

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

                JDP Maryland

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                • #9
                  Yep, pretty far gone over the headlights, and it's fairly recent break out under the repaint.

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

                  JDP Maryland

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                  • #10
                    My '60 Lark is a supposed flood victim of a different sort. As it was told to me by the previous late owner's son, his dad drove the car to work (at one of the old LV casinos) every day. Well, the way it works here in the desert is once it starts to rain, even a little, flash floods can come sweeping down a street out of nowhere, which is exactly what happened one unfortunate day. A torrent of water swept the car either into another lane or into on-coming traffic. Either way, the car was spun around and ended up making considerable contact with another vehicle and the driver's side rear door and rear fender were crunched pretty badly. This happened about ten years ago, give or take, and it'll be one of the first things I tackle once I start tearing her down.

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                    • #11
                      My '60 Lark is a supposed flood victim of a different sort. As it was told to me by the previous late owner's son, his dad drove the car to work (at one of the old LV casinos) every day. Well, the way it works here in the desert is once it starts to rain, even a little, flash floods can come sweeping down a street out of nowhere, which is exactly what happened one unfortunate day. A torrent of water swept the car either into another lane or into on-coming traffic. Either way, the car was spun around and ended up making considerable contact with another vehicle and the driver's side rear door and rear fender were crunched pretty badly. This happened about ten years ago, give or take, and it'll be one of the first things I tackle once I start tearing her down.

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                      • #12
                        The car has definately had some water damage, I don't know if it is a flood victim or not though, I have seen pictures of cars that were submerged in the flood and they are much rougher, and caked with mud inside and out, If this one was submerged, it has been cleaned up an awful lot.

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                        • #13
                          The car has definately had some water damage, I don't know if it is a flood victim or not though, I have seen pictures of cars that were submerged in the flood and they are much rougher, and caked with mud inside and out, If this one was submerged, it has been cleaned up an awful lot.

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                          • #14
                            It seems a bit risky, but if it was cheap enough and you had the space to strip it down totally, it may be OK. Wiring probably needs replacing anyhow in a 47 year old car. Instruments etc could be dismantled and cleaned. Be interesting to watch the listing, maybe he'll have to sell it cheaply?

                            John Clements
                            Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
                            Lockleys South Australia
                            John Clements
                            Christchurch, New Zealand

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                            • #15
                              It seems a bit risky, but if it was cheap enough and you had the space to strip it down totally, it may be OK. Wiring probably needs replacing anyhow in a 47 year old car. Instruments etc could be dismantled and cleaned. Be interesting to watch the listing, maybe he'll have to sell it cheaply?

                              John Clements
                              Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
                              Lockleys South Australia
                              John Clements
                              Christchurch, New Zealand

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