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  • #16
    Don't know Jerry Kaiser but know he ain't no Johnny Come Lately in the Stude world
    sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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    • #17
      It is one of the last 1953 Commanders built in Vernon (LA), yet it does not have a tri-star on the hood. Maybe it has been changed since 1953.

      EDIT: It DOES have the tri-star on the trunk.

      Things like this bother me <G>.
      Last edited by studegary; 11-09-2012, 11:16 AM.
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #18
        Originally posted by studegary View Post
        It is one of the last 1953 Commanders built in Vernon (LA), yet it does not have a tri-star on the hood. Maybe it has been changed since 1953.

        If its one of the last, I believe it would not have had a tri-star in the first place.

        Craig

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        • #19
          It is my understanding that all 53s from the Vernon plant had the tri-star throughout the run.

          Mine was mid run, and had the tri-stars.
          Dave Nevin
          Corvallis, OR
          1953 Champion Deluxe Coupe
          Stud-e-venture blog

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          • #20
            Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
            If its one of the last, I believe it would not have had a tri-star in the first place.

            Craig
            The best information that I have is that ALL Vernon (LA) 1953s had the tri-star and that the tri-star was discontinued mid-model year for the South Bend built cars.
            What makes this car confusing is that it has the tri-star on the trunk, but not on the hood. I can not imagine any of the factories building it like that.
            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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            • #21
              Originally posted by dnevin View Post
              It is my understanding that all 53s from the Vernon plant had the tri-star throughout the run.

              Mine was mid run, and had the tri-stars.
              Interesting to know. I wonder if the same was true for the Hamilton plant.

              Craig

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              • #22
                Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
                Interesting to know. I wonder if the same was true for the Hamilton plant.

                Craig
                I don't know for sure. My guess is that they all got tri-stars. There were only about 1300 1953 Commanders of all body styles made in Hamilton.
                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                SDC member since 1968
                Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                • #23
                  Nice '53 &quot;C&quot;

                  Originally posted by studefan View Post
                  This looks like a really nice car at a really good price.

                  http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Stude...#ht_853wt_1093
                  Forgetting about the minute, unimportant details and getting back to your question, Yes it would be a very good deal at or near the current bid price of $6100.00. BUT, Jerry is a knowledgeable SDC Member who I am sure knows he has a $20,000.00 plus car, so the reserve will reflect that.

                  This is a Beautiful Car with Tri-Star/8 or V/8 does not matter, as it is fixable.
                  StudeRich
                  Second Generation Stude Driver,
                  Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                    Forgetting about the minute, unimportant details and getting back to your question, Yes it would be a very good deal at or near the current bid price of $6100.00. BUT, Jerry is a knowledgeable SDC Member who I am sure knows he has a $20,000.00 plus car, so the reserve will reflect that.
                    I have met Jerry, and he is, in fact, indeed, a fine fellow, honest as the day is long.

                    I have not been to his place, but he has been to mine.

                    He's so fine a fellow, in fact, that he is offering his $20,000 plus car for a buy it now of only $14,500.00!

                    Temping, indeed!

                    *EDIT* Upon talking to Jerry, I learned that this is not "his" car. Nonetheless, I'm satisfied that he has described it accurately.
                    Last edited by Studedude; 11-09-2012, 10:13 PM.
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                    • #25
                      I agree, this is one I would love to have, and it is a nice beautiful car. You couldn't build it for the price. However, there are still things I wonder about. Should the hood and trunk emblems match? Should it have tri-star wheel covers? were the trunk lift handles painted both white and black? Was the arm rest ever put on backwards? And are the colors on interior and trunk right? Would it be considered modified at a show?

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                      • #26
                        All those pics and not one of the engine. Who needs an engine anyway.

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                        • #27
                          I just talked to Jerry. He's sending me more pics/info. If I was smart, I'd hit the BIN now.

                          There are several folks here that are smarter than me, so I'm sure somebody else will hit the BIN while I'm trying to figure out why I have not already done so.
                          Last edited by Studedude; 11-09-2012, 07:56 PM.
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Studedude View Post
                            I just talked to Jerry. He's sending me more pics/info. If I was smart, I'd hit the BIN now.

                            There are several folks here that are smarter than me, so I'm sure somebody else will hit the BIN while I'm trying to figure out why I have not already done so.
                            Just do it. It's been too long since Sheba had a friend.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by mbstude View Post
                              Just do it. It's been too long since Sheba had a friend.
                              Too true, too true.
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                              Dave Lester

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Studedude View Post
                                Too true, too true.
                                The center of the wheelcovers are already painted gold. You wouldn't even have to add those horrible spinners.

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