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  • studegary
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    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)

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  • studegary
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    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)

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  • Guido
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    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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  • Guido
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    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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  • hank63
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    Maybe the price of the fuel has an influence ???
    /H

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  • hank63
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    Maybe the price of the fuel has an influence ???
    /H

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  • go-studebaker
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    Hi Pete the Kiwi,
    for some unkown reason just about every Studebaker owner in the US reads the milage on the speedo and say it is a 23k mile original car.
    Mostly the pictures tell the story and you know a car has gone round the clock a number of times, if you know what you are looking for.
    Really good cars are just so hard to find. Recently there were 3 lovely larks on ebay that really looked like low milage cars. There was a 63 Hawk recently on that boasted and astoundingly low number of miles, that looked nice but that was all. Most people say anything to sell a car so you just have to sort through all the chaff and work out what is right for you.

    Most of us die hard collectors of the make try and find the low mileage ones and keep them for our own use, but the average Joe Bloggs that owns a Stude will tell you or write anything to sell a car.

    Oddly enough, all my cars are low mileage, even my Australian cars. I did not belive that the mileage on my 1937 was correct at about 67k miles, but I met a previous owner who had courted his wife in the car and who'd owned it twice since 1970 and he confirmed that the mileage was at around 50k in the early 1970's before it needed full restoration. Australian cars, like American cars cop a pounding as it is a real big country.

    European Studes are all generally low milage as there is not to far to go over here, and in England there are people that have never looked over the next hill.....

    Regards
    Greg

    Greg Diffen
    Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

    1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
    1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
    1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
    1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
    1988 Avanti Convertible

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  • go-studebaker
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    Hi Pete the Kiwi,
    for some unkown reason just about every Studebaker owner in the US reads the milage on the speedo and say it is a 23k mile original car.
    Mostly the pictures tell the story and you know a car has gone round the clock a number of times, if you know what you are looking for.
    Really good cars are just so hard to find. Recently there were 3 lovely larks on ebay that really looked like low milage cars. There was a 63 Hawk recently on that boasted and astoundingly low number of miles, that looked nice but that was all. Most people say anything to sell a car so you just have to sort through all the chaff and work out what is right for you.

    Most of us die hard collectors of the make try and find the low mileage ones and keep them for our own use, but the average Joe Bloggs that owns a Stude will tell you or write anything to sell a car.

    Oddly enough, all my cars are low mileage, even my Australian cars. I did not belive that the mileage on my 1937 was correct at about 67k miles, but I met a previous owner who had courted his wife in the car and who'd owned it twice since 1970 and he confirmed that the mileage was at around 50k in the early 1970's before it needed full restoration. Australian cars, like American cars cop a pounding as it is a real big country.

    European Studes are all generally low milage as there is not to far to go over here, and in England there are people that have never looked over the next hill.....

    Regards
    Greg

    Greg Diffen
    Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

    1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
    1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
    1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
    1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
    1988 Avanti Convertible

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  • S2DSteve
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    A few years ago Turning Wheels had a special "100,000 Mile Club" feature, but discontinued it after so many western members said "what's the big deal? ALL my (several) Studebakers have over 100,000 miles". Seems that while the salt belt cars are disolving into the ground, the "dry state" cars just keep going and going.


    Steve Hudson
    The Dalles, Oregon
    1937 Dictator Streetrod
    1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually
    1953 Commander Convertible
    1954 Champion Coupe

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  • S2DSteve
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    A few years ago Turning Wheels had a special "100,000 Mile Club" feature, but discontinued it after so many western members said "what's the big deal? ALL my (several) Studebakers have over 100,000 miles". Seems that while the salt belt cars are disolving into the ground, the "dry state" cars just keep going and going.


    Steve Hudson
    The Dalles, Oregon
    1937 Dictator Streetrod
    1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually
    1953 Commander Convertible
    1954 Champion Coupe

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  • tstclr
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    Here's low mileage for ya:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1942-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Todd


    63 Lark 2dr Sedan

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  • tstclr
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    Here's low mileage for ya:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1942-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Todd


    63 Lark 2dr Sedan

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  • Guido
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    My lowest mileage Studebaker (with the possible exception of my horse drawn ones) is a 1946 M-16 that has 2349 original miles on it. Works out to less than 60 miles per year.



    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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  • Guido
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    My lowest mileage Studebaker (with the possible exception of my horse drawn ones) is a 1946 M-16 that has 2349 original miles on it. Works out to less than 60 miles per year.



    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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  • pete
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    yea but why such low miles wat happened the low mile car must have been still going and in good nic to drive and yep here cars get big miles on them especailly the *** cars and most studes here have got at least 200;000 miles on them even up to 400,000 plus at our last meet a gt with 937000 miles on the clock

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