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  • '50 Studebaker Convertible - Modified

    not mine and know nothing about the car or seller, but apparently is in my new hometown mailing area. he has listed his phone # in the ad and is willing to discuss the reserve price.

    if anyone is really interested after talking to him, i could take a look at it. only 2 days left on the listing.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-/...m=141918891355
    Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

    '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

    '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

  • #2
    I would consider it if I had a spare 50K

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    • #3
      At that price, he should get his "options" correct. Here is a quote from the listing; "...373 Ford ring and pension gear with new axial bearings. House of Colors Orange with Tan interior, Tan convertible top with tunnel cover." It is up to the reader to make four corrections/assumptions to just this little part of the listing.
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #4
        With the magnitude/complexity of the modifications he did, I am surprised he did not chop the top and windows.
        RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

        17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
        10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
        10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
        4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
        5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
        56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
        60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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        • #5
          So much of that is really nice!

          Dean.

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          • #6
            Maybe I'm in the minority. I'll never understand why some guys will take a really good looking car and change it just for the sake of changing it. To me, he just reduced the value of the car. That's just me talking.
            Rog
            '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
            Smithtown,NY
            Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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            • #7
              DITTO.
              I plan to modify my 50 Champion convertible too, but it will be done as a retro sitting on a 64 frame, but looking like a 1950 Champion. The bullet nose design was, and is, one of the all time coolest designs. Anything done to improve it is very questionable in my opinion. Go to any car show that has a bullet nose Studebaker of any model, and there's a crowd of people around it.
              Originally posted by raprice View Post
              Maybe I'm in the minority. I'll never understand why some guys will take a really good looking car and change it just for the sake of changing it. To me, he just reduced the value of the car. That's just me talking.
              Rog
              sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
              1950 Champion Convertible
              1950 Champion 4Dr
              1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
              1957 Thunderbird

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              • #8
                I like it. Great Job!!

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                • #9
                  Now you really can't tell "which way is it going."
                  But on a more serious note, it appears to me that the bullet nose, and slanted headlights are going in opposite directions and visually working against one another.

                  That said, looks like great workmanship.

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                  • #10
                    No, you're speaking for me, too.

                    Originally posted by raprice View Post
                    Maybe I'm in the minority. I'll never understand why some guys will take a really good looking car and change it just for the sake of changing it. To me, he just reduced the value of the car. That's just me talking.
                    Rog

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                    • #11
                      A set of front fenders and a bit of paint matching and it could look pretty decent.

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                      • #12
                        the auction ended last Saturday evening with 1 bid at $10K and has not been relisted as of tonight. i wonder if someone purchased it after the auction was over (?).

                        i'm not going to comment on his "build vision" other than it's not "my cup of tea".

                        supposedly his reserve price was much lower than his "Buy It Now" at $39K. another good example to not use a BIN - start low with a reserve price that one can live with.
                        Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

                        '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

                        '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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                        • #13
                          If someone hit the BIN then the final price would have reflected the BIN and two bids.
                          I agree, not my cup-o-tea, not even close. However I must grudgingly admit the fellow did a great looking job.
                          Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                          K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                          Ron Smith
                          Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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