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  • Really good deal? (not that knowledgeable on a lot of the pre-war stuff...)

    Went to CL to see some ad for a Studebaker truck, and as usual, they ad was gone. At that point I usually just type in Studebaker in the search window to see it items were put up again. Came across this car in Portland CL.

    1930 FH President sedan



    Plenty of illumination for the road (some I know cannot be original)



    Nice original interior



    And that nice long motor to push it down the road



    All that for less than 20K? Am I off a little by thinking that is a good price?
    http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/5622496877.html
    Last edited by 62champ; 07-04-2016, 06:31 AM.

  • #2
    Good, but not great. Looks like a fun car, for sure!
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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    • #3
      Not bad, but if you are really interested I'd suggest getting a private opinion from Richard Quinn.

      One thing in the ad......maybe I'm being too picky regarding the wording.......the ad says "The car does run and the brakes also work.".......but this may not mean 'drivable'. Believe me, I've looked at cars that had a 'running' engine and a brake pedal that pumped up, but sure weren't drivable.
      Paul
      Winston-Salem, NC
      Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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      • #4
        There is a very active SDC chapter in Portland and you may be able to find someone who can stop by and examine the car for you if you want to take it that far.
        Ed Sallia
        Dundee, OR

        Sol Lucet Omnibus

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        • #5
          Originally posted by r1lark View Post
          ... a brake pedal that pumped up, but sure weren't drivable.
          I don't know when hydraulic brakes were offered in the President. My '33 still has cable brakes.
          Last edited by rockne10; 06-29-2016, 03:18 PM.
          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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          • #6
            I don't know the value but it sure looks like a nice car.
            Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
              I don'r know when hydraulic brakes were offered in the President. My '33 still has cable brakes.
              Studebaker was offering 4-wheel hydraulic brakes as far back as 1924.
              Ed Sallia
              Dundee, OR

              Sol Lucet Omnibus

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              • #8
                Looks like a really nice car for the money. Of course you would want to have it checked out so there are no surprises.

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                • #9
                  I think it looks like a nice car, but then again, as was said in a different thread, these cars are losing value as years go by. There's just not that many folks interested in the stock cars of this era. This one happens to be a fairly plain jane version of the offerings of the time period. Some of them are highly sought after, but not many. This particular model does not have much of a following. That ship has sailed. If I was looking for a car as an investment, I would not buy this one. I just don't see a return on investment over time.
                  Now then, if you love the car and want it.... that's quite a different story. Get all over it and enjoy the heck out of it.
                  But, if you're thinking of using the equity of the car to send your kid through college in 15 years, don't count on it unless the college requires very large shoes and a big red nose.
                  sals54

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                  • #10
                    I believe this is one of the CCCA "Certified" classics. It does have that going for it. http://www.classiccarclub.org/grand_..._classics.html
                    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                    • #11
                      I think Sal is right on this one.
                      If it pushes your buttons, make an offer.
                      Andy
                      62 GT

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Andy R. View Post
                        If it pushes your buttons, make an offer.
                        My old car buttons are so broke they have been taken away from me - hope someone else will give it a good home...

                        Amazing to think it is 30 years between the above and my Lark - quite a lot of change in that time.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
                          I believe this is one of the CCCA "Certified" classics. It does have that going for it. http://www.classiccarclub.org/grand_..._classics.html
                          Yep... All the Presidents with the 337cid eight are certified.

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