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  • How far will you drive?

    I have been reading the forum and seeing deals in other parts of the country and a few deals here close to home, I know I was considering the drive to northern California for a free Champ pick-up. So I thought I would ask the question "How far would you drive for a Studebaker?" If its in Texas and the price is right (nearly free) Driving wouldnt be a problem.

    Randy_G
    www.automotivehistoryonline.com

  • #2
    My limit is a day trip, there and back in a day. longer then that, and I ship the car. If it's a "free car", it has to be worth at least $500 for me to make the effort or at least be worth the shipping charge.
    I've spent up to $1300 to ship a expensive Studebaker, but can't afford to do that on a rough car, but that's just me. I value my time based on what I'd make by staying home and working on a Studebakerat, it may just be free time to othere that don't play with Studebakers full time.


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    64 Daytona HT
    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
    63 GT Hawk
    63 Avanti R1/AC
    63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
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    62 Lark 2 door
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    • #3
      My limit is a day trip, there and back in a day. longer then that, and I ship the car. If it's a "free car", it has to be worth at least $500 for me to make the effort or at least be worth the shipping charge.
      I've spent up to $1300 to ship a expensive Studebaker, but can't afford to do that on a rough car, but that's just me. I value my time based on what I'd make by staying home and working on a Studebakerat, it may just be free time to othere that don't play with Studebakers full time.


      Studebaker On The Net
      http://stude.com
      Studebaker News Group
      http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
      Arnold Md.
      64 Daytona HT
      63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
      63 GT Hawk
      63 Avanti R1/AC
      63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
      63 Daytona HT
      63 Lark 2 dr.
      62 Lark 2 door
      60 Lark convert
      60 Hawk
      57 Silver Hawk
      53 Starliner
      51 Commander
      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        For me alot depends on where the car is... all things being the same I'll go a lot farther for a car that's near someplace where I can combine it with a vacation- i.e. East Coast, since we go to Florida a lot...[8D]

        However, I love road trips; so even if I'm not interested in visiting a destination, if the car's worth it I'll go just as an excuse for a road trip! []

        Next week I'm going to FL to deliv er some Lincoln seats; I can drive my Conversion Van round-trip for less in gas than they wanted for shipping! So we're delivering the parts, going to Disney, and bringing home a Lark parts car from Frank Drumheller in VA!

        Now that's how you do it.....

        Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
        Parish, central NY 13131
        http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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        • #5
          For me alot depends on where the car is... all things being the same I'll go a lot farther for a car that's near someplace where I can combine it with a vacation- i.e. East Coast, since we go to Florida a lot...[8D]

          However, I love road trips; so even if I'm not interested in visiting a destination, if the car's worth it I'll go just as an excuse for a road trip! []

          Next week I'm going to FL to deliv er some Lincoln seats; I can drive my Conversion Van round-trip for less in gas than they wanted for shipping! So we're delivering the parts, going to Disney, and bringing home a Lark parts car from Frank Drumheller in VA!

          Now that's how you do it.....

          Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
          Parish, central NY 13131
          http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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          • #6
            I used to go all over for cars. Now, I ship anything that is more than 100 miles.

            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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            • #7
              I used to go all over for cars. Now, I ship anything that is more than 100 miles.

              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by studegary

                I used to go all over for cars. Now, I ship anything that is more than 100 miles.

                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                I'd buy a lot more Studes if I could find a way to ship them that made sense dollar-wise... how much could you get a Stude that hasn't run or moved in 20 or 30 years that's 2-300 miles away for?

                Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                Parish, central NY 13131
                http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by studegary

                  I used to go all over for cars. Now, I ship anything that is more than 100 miles.

                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                  I'd buy a lot more Studes if I could find a way to ship them that made sense dollar-wise... how much could you get a Stude that hasn't run or moved in 20 or 30 years that's 2-300 miles away for?

                  Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
                  Parish, central NY 13131
                  http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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                  • #10
                    My grandad has been all the way from here in GA to Austin, TX for a '51 Commander two door sedan. He towed in all the way back with a tow dolly. [:0] And the car wasn't even his, he was just doing a Stude friend a favor. He did get to attend the Austin, TX Nationl Meet thgouh.



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                    • #11
                      My grandad has been all the way from here in GA to Austin, TX for a '51 Commander two door sedan. He towed in all the way back with a tow dolly. [:0] And the car wasn't even his, he was just doing a Stude friend a favor. He did get to attend the Austin, TX Nationl Meet thgouh.



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                      • #12
                        Bob,

                        A lot of that depends on who you can find. I have a friend here in Richmond that runs a LTL (less than load) trucking company and goes all across the country. He has brought back tractors, crawlers, Studebakers and 1 Packard from Canada, New Hampshire, California, Kansas, Minnesota, etc. I have had others bring items from Canada, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio and Kansas. The biggest problem with using him is that you need a rollback or loading dock to get his van trailers loaded.

                        Personally I have criscrossed Virginia and also hauled home from West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Pennsylvania. I have had great success in posting message on the hauling section of Yesterdaystractors.com. In fact I bought my '61 grain truck sight unseen on a Wednesday night, overnighted the payment and had the truck here on Saturday evening.

                        Gary




                        Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

                        Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

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                        • #13
                          Bob,

                          A lot of that depends on who you can find. I have a friend here in Richmond that runs a LTL (less than load) trucking company and goes all across the country. He has brought back tractors, crawlers, Studebakers and 1 Packard from Canada, New Hampshire, California, Kansas, Minnesota, etc. I have had others bring items from Canada, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio and Kansas. The biggest problem with using him is that you need a rollback or loading dock to get his van trailers loaded.

                          Personally I have criscrossed Virginia and also hauled home from West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Pennsylvania. I have had great success in posting message on the hauling section of Yesterdaystractors.com. In fact I bought my '61 grain truck sight unseen on a Wednesday night, overnighted the payment and had the truck here on Saturday evening.

                          Gary




                          Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

                          Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

                          Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.
                          Join me in removing narcissists, trolls, self annoited "experts" and general idiots via the Ignore button.

                          The official SDC Forum heel nipper ���

                          �Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.� E. Joseph Cossman

                          For every mile of road, there are 2 miles of ditch. ���

                          "All lies matter - fight the kleptocracy"

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                          • #14
                            The farthest I have gone for a car was about 150 miles and the day I arranged to pick up the car it was 100 degrees and incredibly muggy. The car did fine coming home and I considered myself lucky. Any farther than that though, I'd have it shipped or pay a buddy to trailer it. I've sold several cars that have been shipped to different parts of the country very satisfactorily for the new owners.

                            Studedude1961
                            --1963 Cruiser

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                            • #15
                              The farthest I have gone for a car was about 150 miles and the day I arranged to pick up the car it was 100 degrees and incredibly muggy. The car did fine coming home and I considered myself lucky. Any farther than that though, I'd have it shipped or pay a buddy to trailer it. I've sold several cars that have been shipped to different parts of the country very satisfactorily for the new owners.

                              Studedude1961
                              --1963 Cruiser

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