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  • Exceptionally nice '56 President Classic on ebay

    My friend Matt Frushour just listed his '56 Classic. One of the nicest you're likely to find.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Stude...t_24080wt_1164

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  • #2
    Yep,.....It's beautiful.

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    • #3
      Really nice, Matt (and Matthew); thanks for the link.

      I wonder if the car was built before January 1, 1956? I suggest that because Directional Signals are listed as a separate, extra-cost option. I'd have to check, but I believe they were mandated by law on cars manufactured after January 1, 1956. BP
      We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

      Ayn Rand:
      "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

      G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
        Really nice, Matt (and Matthew); thanks for the link.

        I wonder if the car was built before January 1, 1956? I suggest that because Directional Signals are listed as a separate, extra-cost option. I'd have to check, but I believe they were mandated by law on cars manufactured after January 1, 1956. BP
        That's one of Dick Quinn's window stickers.

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        • #5
          I remember that car, at the Nashville Meet last September. It is absolutely beautiful, and lovingly preserved by its owner, who seemed like a heck of a nice guy.

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          • #6
            I'am not a fan of those models or a 4 dr. But that car looks real nice.

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            • #7
              If you consider what a lightly equipped rice burner costs nowdays , that BIN seems like a deal!
              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mbstude View Post
                That's one of Dick Quinn's window stickers.
                I realize that, Matt, since there was no such thing as a window sticker in 1956.

                Unless we had a copy of the Production Order and it noted Directional Signals as an ordered, separate, accessory option, we really can't say for sure one way or another.

                It might have even become one of those things like undercoat in later years; still specified as an option, but you got it automatically whether you wanted it or not. (Of course, undercoating wasn't a federal law, either! ) <GGG>

                I was glad to see the selling dealer listed; it saved me looking up the two President Classics sold new by Palma-Rhoads Motors in 1956, to see if it was one of them. But one of them had factory air conditioning, so I knew it wasn't that one! BP

                We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                Ayn Rand:
                "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                • #9
                  That is a beautiful car. If I was going to get another Studebaker, that would be the one. Love the color and the interior.

                  BIN price seems reasonable to me. You can't restore one to that condition for that kind of money.
                  Jon Stalnaker
                  Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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                  • #10
                    I like it! The car has a lot of style.
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                    In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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                    • #11
                      Nice car. I love the 56 President model. I don't understand these statements: "Mechanically, very little has ever been done, nor is anything needed."
                      ...and...
                      "Overall, this is probably one of the nicest original and unmolested '56 President Classics you'll ever find."

                      It just seems to be completely inaccurate and contradictory to the rest of the description. Just an observation. Not a big deal. I just don't understand it and I guess I really don't need to.

                      The sticker on the worn out spare is a nice touch.
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                      '89 Ford Festiva
                      '90 Ford F250 4x4
                      '14 Kia Rio
                      '64 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk
                      '66 International Harvester pickup

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by David View Post
                        Nice car. I love the 56 President model. I don't understand these statements: "Mechanically, very little has ever been done, nor is anything needed."
                        ...and...
                        "Overall, this is probably one of the nicest original and unmolested '56 President Classics you'll ever find."

                        It just seems to be completely inaccurate and contradictory to the rest of the description. Just an observation. Not a big deal. I just don't understand it and I guess I really don't need to.

                        The sticker on the worn out spare is a nice touch.
                        What is inaccurate? I wrote the ad, and if something isn't right, I'll gladly fix my mistakes. The car has never had any major mechanical work, the biggest things being oil and valve stem seals. And aside from seat covers, a partial repaint, and an engine detail, the car is original and unmolested. It has never been apart.

                        As far as the spare tire, Matt just called and told me that its one of the originals from the car from 1956. He put the sticker from the new Cokers on it. Easy enough to remove if you buy the car.

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                        • #13
                          door panel cardboard replaced ??

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                          • #14
                            That is a very nice car and a desirable, good driving model.
                            I like the way that the one non-stock item is pointed out.
                            The red ball on the antenna takes me back. They were handed out by Atlantic (later ARCO) stations and stood for Red Ball Service.
                            Gary L.
                            Wappinger, NY

                            SDC member since 1968
                            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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