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  • #16
    I have a couple of fire trucks and typically the mileage on them is low and correct. They are usually fairly well maintained and stored indoors as well.

    My '62 GT Hawk just passed 58K yesterday on the way to our chapter outing. This also is accurate mileage as I received a bunch of documentation with the vehicle (including the original sales invoice from Pomona Imports) and know that it was stored in a garage unused from 1974 - 1999.

    On the other hand I once sold another Stude that had less than 20K showing on the clock. The vehicle had all the appearances of having gone around at least once based on the usual rust and wear on the pedals, etc. but I later heard the new owner thought it was original.


    Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

    Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

    Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

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    • #17
      I have a couple of fire trucks and typically the mileage on them is low and correct. They are usually fairly well maintained and stored indoors as well.

      My '62 GT Hawk just passed 58K yesterday on the way to our chapter outing. This also is accurate mileage as I received a bunch of documentation with the vehicle (including the original sales invoice from Pomona Imports) and know that it was stored in a garage unused from 1974 - 1999.

      On the other hand I once sold another Stude that had less than 20K showing on the clock. The vehicle had all the appearances of having gone around at least once based on the usual rust and wear on the pedals, etc. but I later heard the new owner thought it was original.


      Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

      Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

      Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

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      • #18
        Another factor is that most Studebakers, particualrly near the end, were purchased new by older people. Older people tend not to drive as much. During most of my driving years, I drove more than 30,000 miles per year on my first car. About ten years ago, I was driving 65,000 miles a year. Now that I am retired, I drive about 6000 miles per year. As an example of an older person, my father bought a 1992 Corsica in 1992 when he was 90. He stopped driving when he was 101 (2003). I drove the car a little after that. I sold the car in 2005 (when my father was 103) with 23,000 mies on it.

        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #19
          Another factor is that most Studebakers, particualrly near the end, were purchased new by older people. Older people tend not to drive as much. During most of my driving years, I drove more than 30,000 miles per year on my first car. About ten years ago, I was driving 65,000 miles a year. Now that I am retired, I drive about 6000 miles per year. As an example of an older person, my father bought a 1992 Corsica in 1992 when he was 90. He stopped driving when he was 101 (2003). I drove the car a little after that. I sold the car in 2005 (when my father was 103) with 23,000 mies on it.

          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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