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  • jedmu0940
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    Gee, I wonder what Sid (my 1964 R2 GT Hawk) would do at B-J ? It is far and away more rare.
    Jack

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  • SN-60
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    Thanks for the clarification Guys!!------------ A Studebaker with a Chevy engine can be very nice, but.............................

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  • BobPalma
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    Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
    Wrong Richard---If that '57 GH had a 'belly button' SBC under its hood, it would have sold for about $100,000 less--on a good day!!
    Ed: Richard is making a funny; he wouldn't advocate a SBC in a nice Golden Hawk in a hundred years...but he's got a dry sense of humor, too, so it's understandable that his generic ribbing could be misconstrued.

    I guess that's why we have <GGG>, to identify a "non-serious" post to be taken in jest. BP

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  • 556063
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    Didn't see the car, didn't see the sale. But, if a 1948 Tucker 4 Door Sedan can sell for $2.65M, and bring more than the world's lowest mile Gullwing Mercedes, it's pretty clear that pedigree, condition and exclusivity are worth more than sporty style and reputation.

    With banks charging fees to hold on to large deposits, and money earning close to zero interest in low risk investments and bank accounts, it's no wonder investors are buying investment grade collector cars. And, a Studebaker can be an investment grade collector car.

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  • SN-60
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    I'd never knock a SBC. They're very good engines. But installing one into a 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk, in otherwise pristine original condition, would, in My opinion, certainly lower the car's resale value.

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  • JBOYLE
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    Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
    Wrong Richard---If that '57 GH had a 'belly button' SBC under its hood, it would have sold for about $100,000 less--on a good day!!

    I'm sure some Chevy lover...Rick Hendricks or Richard Childress NASCAR-type would have bought it for too much money..

    Just like animals have instincts...some guys have a knee-jerk reaction to install a SBC...whether it makes sense or not.
    Last edited by JBOYLE; 01-22-2012, 02:27 PM.

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  • SN-60
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    Wrong Richard---If that '57 GH had a 'belly button' SBC under its hood, it would have sold for about $100,000 less--on a good day!!

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  • 63larkr1
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    From what I have read on here by some, I bet the guy that sold the 1957 GH at Barrett-Jackson wishes he had the sense to put a belly button SBC in it so he could get the big bucks!
    <GGGG>
    Richard
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  • StudHawk60
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    Originally posted by vmania View Post
    I'm restoring my 57 GH now....Wanted to paint it White w/ Gold fins and interior (original)..... Any thoughts on this combo?
    Do it, do it, do it. Definately a classy look. Danbury Mint released a white/ gold GH a few years ago.

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  • JDP
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    Originally posted by mike super View Post
    If you gentlemen believe that price was legit .....then you have lead a very sheltered life.

    Your comment sounds almost exactly like ones I got when I sold my 57 Golden for 25 K maybe 10 years ago. Many accused me of faking the ebay auction too.

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  • vmania
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    I'm restoring my 57 GH now....Wanted to paint it White w/ Gold fins and interior (original)..... Any thoughts on this combo?

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  • 41 Frank
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    While I was there and saw the car from a distance of several feet, I thought it was nicely done. The area it was in inside the big tent and was roped off so noone could get close enough to do am accurate assessment, unless you had a $500.00 bidders pass of course. Was it worth that kind of money, not in a heartbeat. Then again the much lesser quality one brought $99.000 there last year. When we talked with the owner last year he said he would be tickled to get $50.000! That car was probably worth closer to 20k something,if that.
    Last edited by 41 Frank; 01-21-2012, 08:10 PM.

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  • Corvanti
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    i'm thinking it's kinda like the old "all corvettes are red" to the folks that don't know that most of the 1st ones were white...

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  • jbwhttail
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    I agree SN-60: My in laws had a white with black fins 1957 Golden Hawk, it was fully optioned and many folks said it couldn't be a GH, they all were gold and white. Gold and white enhanced the car sold today.

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