Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Desert Classics, Butte, Montana

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Desert Classics, Butte, Montana

    HI,

    I new to the Studebaker Forum. I have been a fan of Studebaker cars since I was five years old. It was the article in the January 1963 edition of Popular Mechanics, "Test Matching Corvette, Avanti, T-Bird and Riviera", that caught my eye. The Avanti was the most unusual car I had ever seen. I asked my Dad about it and all he would say is, "they don't make it any more". I still have that copy of Popular Mechanics, "Brass Trim for Tomorrow's Cars?"

    My main question to the Forum is: Has anyone had any experience with Desert Classics? I am currently looking at a 1957 Studebaker Commander Provincial Station Wagon. It's pricey but appears to be in fair shape. If anyone has had dealings with Desert Classics, please let me know about your experience. Thanks.

  • #2
    They are probably fine, but my experience is; you always get a better deal from an Owner than a Dealer marking it up and adding paperwork fees and Tax to your bill.

    What Site is it advertized on? Got a LINK?
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

    Comment


    • #3
      The site~
      http://www.desertclassics.com/aboutDCcom.html

      The 'restorable' Studes~
      http://www.desertclassics.com/studebaker2.html

      The 'restored' Stude~
      http://www.desertclassics.com/Studebaker1.html

      The Stude trucks~
      http://www.desertclassics.com/StudeTrucks.html


      The '57 Provincial~
      http://www.desertclassics.com/Stude57cpSW.html

      On the 'plus' side- they have TWO '57 Presidents to help in the resto.
      On the not so plus side- their prices are a bit steep.

      They have a bunch of other cool odd stuff besides the Studes.

      Like buses. Lots and lots of interesting buses...
      Last edited by StudeDave57; 02-26-2016, 05:26 PM. Reason: added words
      StudeDave '57
      US Navy (retired)

      3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
      SDC Member since 1985

      past President
      Whatcom County Chapter SDC
      San Diego Chapter SDC

      past Vice President
      San Diego Chapter SDC
      North Florida Chapter SDC

      Comment


      • #4
        They had a 1957 Broadmoor offered a few years back. Wasn't as rough as this Provincial. Had the rear tailgate window busted out but was complete otherwise.
        I guess it was sold as I don't see offered anymore.
        Maybe someone in our group purchased it?
        Last edited by 57pack; 02-27-2016, 08:17 AM.
        sigpic1957 Packard Clipper Country Sedan

        "There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer"
        Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
        "I have a great memory for forgetting things" Number 1 son, Lee Chan

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by 57pack View Post
          I guess it was sold as I don't see offered anymore.
          Found it!!! http://www.desertclassics.com/Sold5/Stude57brdsw.html

          Honestly- it looks like a better car that 'sold' for way less money compared to this Provincial.
          How interesting.





          StudeDave '57
          StudeDave '57
          US Navy (retired)

          3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
          SDC Member since 1985

          past President
          Whatcom County Chapter SDC
          San Diego Chapter SDC

          past Vice President
          San Diego Chapter SDC
          North Florida Chapter SDC

          Comment


          • #6
            Despite being in the desert, the left rear wheel looks like it's been buried in mud. The soil is above the bottom of the hubcap. I can't make out a flat tire, so I'd be curious about the condition of the floor and frame.
            Mark L

            Comment


            • #7
              If anyone is interested, I have access to a VERY solid, disassembled but complete '57 Broadmoor that is for sale. I think the engine has been rebuilt. Engine and transmission are out of the car, seats and door panels have been reupholstered. Please email me at brngarage@gmail.com for pictures.
              The car is in southern California (close to Los Angeles),Thanks Howard
              Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
              '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
              '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
              '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

              Comment


              • #8
                What Color (Colors) is/are your '57 Broadmoor Howard?
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner

                Comment


                • #9
                  Do you guys remember the one I pictured (Provincial I think)from northern Nevada(complete with tumble weeds) last year? If not I can probably find it and and repost if anyone is interested.
                  Bill

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Anyone have an idea if this place will negotiate or do they stick to their price? There is one or two I'm interested in (non-Studebaker).
                    Tom - Bradenton, FL

                    1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                    1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Helena Montana I am hopeful finding one who can get my overdrive working again. It worked 3 months ago!
                      1954 Studebaker 3R6-12 Pickup 3 sos OD 246 in line six. Thanks ! Rick relhart@msn.com

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X