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  • bams50
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    quote:Originally posted by wally

    Mr Biggs may have been frowning re: giving Ethel to your nephew for his first car. We know what fate quite often befalls those cars...
    No worries there, either... if Evyn becomes the type that needs to act like a fool on the road, it'll be hands off the Studes till he gets over that! He can get some foreign piece of junk and put a fart can on it and hammer it into the ground[xx(]

    I was that way [:I] But I did it with cheapo Camaros, Chargers, Malibus, etc... you know, the cars that rich numbskulls are paying 6 and 7 figures for now[|)]

    However- it doesn't seem that Evyn will be that type- I think he'll protect and appreciate Studes. If not, they'll be here when he grows up!

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131


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  • bams50
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    quote:Originally posted by wally

    Mr Biggs may have been frowning re: giving Ethel to your nephew for his first car. We know what fate quite often befalls those cars...
    No worries there, either... if Evyn becomes the type that needs to act like a fool on the road, it'll be hands off the Studes till he gets over that! He can get some foreign piece of junk and put a fart can on it and hammer it into the ground[xx(]

    I was that way [:I] But I did it with cheapo Camaros, Chargers, Malibus, etc... you know, the cars that rich numbskulls are paying 6 and 7 figures for now[|)]

    However- it doesn't seem that Evyn will be that type- I think he'll protect and appreciate Studes. If not, they'll be here when he grows up!

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131


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  • bams50
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    I always planned to get into becoming a major classic car collector when my racing career was over. I've found something I liked in all American brands, so I'm open to lots of different brands. I've always had a love for Lincolns, and have my ideal one now! (side note: that car may be changing hands this week[V]).

    As it happened, one too many concussions combined with my doctor's overreaction to same nudged me into semi-retirement from driving race cars[}] I chose to make it into a positive by expanding my business and going after my car-collecting dream. I'm secure enough that I don't need to go with ego cars (we all know what they are) and am drawn to the unusual. I like some Ramblers, and Nashes; so I just keep my eyes open. My first Stude came to me not from the love of Studes, but the love of old cars in general! Then, searching the 'net, I found this forum. Seeing the amount of support, knowledge, and availability kept me here. Now I've met too many good people that I enjoy for me to turn my back; and as a by-product, certain models of Studes have really captured my imagination- as anyone can see...

    I'm blessed to have had some success, and can afford to accumulate few-hundred-dollar Studes, and put some money into them, as opposed to a 6-digit Hemi Charger or Camaro Pace Car... the cost takes the enjoyment out for me.

    I have plenty of space; as of this writing you can't see any Studes from the road, as they're all put away; and I've barely made a dent in my space. I'll still buy more, but make no mistake- they're only toys. While we like to joke about a "disease" I keep this stuff in perspective- I don't overspend, or obsess about them. The cars I have will be restored in two stages- first, made into decent drivers (like Molly is), then someday brought the rest of the way. This way, the cars can be enjoyed and kept active, and if I don't finish them, they'll be good drivers for someone else to take the rest of the way!

    I've no idea why anyone would disapprove, but if they do, God Bless... it's not gonna deter me from enjoying life- and the "thrill of the hunt!"

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131


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  • bams50
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    I always planned to get into becoming a major classic car collector when my racing career was over. I've found something I liked in all American brands, so I'm open to lots of different brands. I've always had a love for Lincolns, and have my ideal one now! (side note: that car may be changing hands this week[V]).

    As it happened, one too many concussions combined with my doctor's overreaction to same nudged me into semi-retirement from driving race cars[}] I chose to make it into a positive by expanding my business and going after my car-collecting dream. I'm secure enough that I don't need to go with ego cars (we all know what they are) and am drawn to the unusual. I like some Ramblers, and Nashes; so I just keep my eyes open. My first Stude came to me not from the love of Studes, but the love of old cars in general! Then, searching the 'net, I found this forum. Seeing the amount of support, knowledge, and availability kept me here. Now I've met too many good people that I enjoy for me to turn my back; and as a by-product, certain models of Studes have really captured my imagination- as anyone can see...

    I'm blessed to have had some success, and can afford to accumulate few-hundred-dollar Studes, and put some money into them, as opposed to a 6-digit Hemi Charger or Camaro Pace Car... the cost takes the enjoyment out for me.

    I have plenty of space; as of this writing you can't see any Studes from the road, as they're all put away; and I've barely made a dent in my space. I'll still buy more, but make no mistake- they're only toys. While we like to joke about a "disease" I keep this stuff in perspective- I don't overspend, or obsess about them. The cars I have will be restored in two stages- first, made into decent drivers (like Molly is), then someday brought the rest of the way. This way, the cars can be enjoyed and kept active, and if I don't finish them, they'll be good drivers for someone else to take the rest of the way!

    I've no idea why anyone would disapprove, but if they do, God Bless... it's not gonna deter me from enjoying life- and the "thrill of the hunt!"

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131


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  • mbstude
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    Bob Andrews, you are becoming a BIG TIME Studebaker collector, and FAST! Lookout, there's a new kid in town...

    [)][^]

    Matthew Burnette
    '59 Scotsman
    '63 Daytona
    Hazlehurst, GA




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  • mbstude
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    Bob Andrews, you are becoming a BIG TIME Studebaker collector, and FAST! Lookout, there's a new kid in town...

    [)][^]

    Matthew Burnette
    '59 Scotsman
    '63 Daytona
    Hazlehurst, GA




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  • Guido
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    I think Bigsy's concern is how quickly you were overcome with a severe case of Studitis. Most of us succumbed to the disease slowly, but it has only taken you a year and a half to be eaten up by it and have most of the landscape around your house covered with cars.


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  • Guido
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    I think Bigsy's concern is how quickly you were overcome with a severe case of Studitis. Most of us succumbed to the disease slowly, but it has only taken you a year and a half to be eaten up by it and have most of the landscape around your house covered with cars.


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  • bams50
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    quote:Originally posted by Randy_G

    Hello Ethel welcome to the forum. Nice car get her inside before she catches a cold. [)]
    No problem, Randy- she was inside about an hour after that pictue was taken, like the rest[^]

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131


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  • bams50
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    quote:Originally posted by Randy_G

    Hello Ethel welcome to the forum. Nice car get her inside before she catches a cold. [)]
    No problem, Randy- she was inside about an hour after that pictue was taken, like the rest[^]

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131


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  • Stu63
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    I had a 62 Daytona HT that I bought new with the same color interior and a metallic brown exterior. My seats looked almost that bad in less than two years. Mine had a 289 4bbl 7 4spd. Except for the wimpy vinyl wish I still had it. Surprised many a brand x'r with it. Good luck with yours.

    Butler, PA
    63 Avanti R1 R2899

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  • Stu63
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    I had a 62 Daytona HT that I bought new with the same color interior and a metallic brown exterior. My seats looked almost that bad in less than two years. Mine had a 289 4bbl 7 4spd. Except for the wimpy vinyl wish I still had it. Surprised many a brand x'r with it. Good luck with yours.

    Butler, PA
    63 Avanti R1 R2899

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  • wally
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    Mr Biggs may have been frowning re: giving Ethel to your nephew for his first car. We know what fate quite often befalls those cars...

    Seriously, though it IS a find; Congratulations on your acquisition! I wouldn't mind having one like it, myself. I see nothing wrong with warehousing some cars, just giving them a safe haven till they can get prettied up(or have a new engine) and back on the road, again.

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  • wally
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    Mr Biggs may have been frowning re: giving Ethel to your nephew for his first car. We know what fate quite often befalls those cars...

    Seriously, though it IS a find; Congratulations on your acquisition! I wouldn't mind having one like it, myself. I see nothing wrong with warehousing some cars, just giving them a safe haven till they can get prettied up(or have a new engine) and back on the road, again.

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  • bams50
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    I don't get it, Biggs... why the "disapproval" icon? Is it wrong to have several Studes? Because if it is, I'll have to live with being wrong[B)] If you're worried about my family, they don't see a problem; if you're worried about the cars, I promise to treat them all with care; and if you're worried about my finances, I promise I'm OK there If I add up every penny I've spent on Studes and related parts, literature, and expenses, I still haven't added up to the cost of one year of the racing I was doing! So, try not to "disapprove" too much! I'm having a heckuva lot of fun!

    Rich, I was surprized to see how solid the floors are! I did pick that loose undercoating off, and the floor is very solid! You only saw the famous Stude brittle undercoating

    I too thought about green; the interior's so good I've got to stay with it's color, but am not thrilled with the exterior color; but the car's such a survivor I may keep it original! In any case, it'll stay 259 auto. p/s- It's just too nice of a combo originally to change! Remember, the 4spd. set-up is for Frankenstein[8D] As suggested, I'll put some Marvel or the like in the cylinders and put her to bed; and time will tell when she'll get her turn to hit the road again![^]


    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131


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