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  • Jeb
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    "If you and the current owner come to an agreement...grab it and don't look back!" Thanks Mr. Clary. I will.

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  • Jeb
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    I found it stashed behind some buildings, tracked down the owner and started a conversation. We talked a little about the car and alot about the owner and his life adventures. I didn't even ask about purchasing because I don't know what to offer.
    Originally posted by 5859 View Post
    If it is not for sale, why are you looking at it, or a better question would be why are they letting you look at it?

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  • Jeb
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    Originally posted by Milaca View Post
    If you really want this car and the owner refuses to sell it now, it might make good relations (between the two of you) if you would offer to help him repair a few items in order to make it a driver again. I'm sure he would appreciate it and may consider selling to you at a later date.
    I'm all over it. I'm trying to help with the brake problem now.

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  • TX Rebel
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    I have seen quality restored examples sell for far more than that, but today's market is very soft, as we saw last night. I don't expect things to get better anytime soon, either..

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  • hausdok
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    Hi,

    Realistically, not running, if it needs everything and of it is all there and the engine is salvageable but not seized up, a fair unemotional price would be somewhere between $3K and $5K. If you've got a good interior and not too much rot but still need to restore the engine and chassis - $10K is the limit. A clean survivor with good paint, exterior, engine and no rust - $12K to $20K. A full frame-off, pristine and correct $30K to $45K.

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  • jackb
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    $1500. - why is because I cannot see the car. No personal intent in my comments.

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  • Pat Dilling
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    Looks like it did not make reserve. Stalled at $23,700.

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  • StudeRich
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    Thats weird, Barry's AD has to be the first I have ever seen without Pictures of the CAR!

    I have seen them before with not enough full car Pics, (it only takes TWO, the left front and right rear, to show all 4 sides) mostly close ups of the detail pieces, but never with none.

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ID:	1674749 If memory serves me correctly, the California Auto Museum sold this rough 58 PH on e-bay about a year ago for $12K. They claimed it was rare because it has a manual transmission. It ran but was totally cosmetically challenged.

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  • TX Rebel
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    Wise observations, John.
    It took me 3 years to pry my Packard Hawk away from the former owner. I contacted him after spotting the car among a yard full of Studes and he flatly stated that it was not for sale.
    First he sold me all of his Studebakers, then all of his parts, and then one day out of the clear blue, he called me to come & get the Packard.

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  • jclary
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    I try to eliminate the word "fair" from my vocabulary as much as possible. It is an obscene four letter word, too often, the subjective concept of "fair" requires someone else to be punished or mistreated in its judgement and application. I know that in today's world...this seems kinda corny, but the best policy ever given on the subject is "do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

    In that manner, "fair" usually results without being forced.

    As to the value of the car, it is a negotiation between you and the owner. Years ago, I recall a "comer & goer" member of our club. (Comer and goer is someone who stumbles into our membership with unrealistic expectations, gets discouraged, and leaves when things don't go their way) He confided to me that his feelings were very hurt when he overheard another person talk about turning down purchasing his car from the previous owner. Turns out that the person refused to buy the car when it was offered at a price way below what the current owner ended up paying for it. My response was that if he was happy to buy the car, had the money, and as mature responsible adults...everybody should be happy with the deal.

    When I buy a car, I try not to discuss details of "the deal" too much with my friends. When I do brag about my "good deal skills" I usually have "braggers remorse" because in the back of my mind I am thinking that I might have to attempt to sell that item to the very guy I just told how cheap it was. How many of you really know how much the merchant paid for what you are buying every day?

    If you and the current owner come to an agreement...grab it and don't look back!

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  • Flashback
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    I would say on the "what's it worh". I would look at it two ways. Is it a investment? Is it something I really want? If it's an investment, you might consider what the gang here thinks. If it's a bucket list item, then it all depends on what you can afford, and your personal "wow" factor for it. I paid twice what most people would have for my 53. It is a bucket list item for me, and I don't care what it's worth to someone else.

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  • 5859
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    Originally posted by Jeb View Post
    This rig is of the "survivor" category. Everything is original from the dealership. I'm not even sure if I can pry this car from its current owner. It's an "I'm going to fix the ignition and brakes someday" situation. If someone doesn't get to purchase the car it will probably rot where it sits. I think it's in excellent condition if the engine is functional.

    Jeb
    If it is not for sale, why are you looking at it, or a better question would be why are they letting you look at it?

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  • Milaca
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    Originally posted by Jeb View Post
    This rig is of the "survivor" category. Everything is original from the dealership. I'm not even sure if I can pry this car from its current owner. It's an "I'm going to fix the ignition and brakes someday" situation. If someone doesn't get to purchase the car it will probably rot where it sits. I think it's in excellent condition if the engine is functional.

    Jeb
    If you really want this car and the owner refuses to sell it now, it might make good relations (between the two of you) if you would offer to help him repair a few items in order to make it a driver again. I'm sure he would appreciate it and may consider selling to you at a later date.

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  • TX Rebel
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    Originally posted by aarrggh View Post
    pics required ! !
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...e=STRK:MESE:IT

    www.studebakersite.com

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