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Quiz - 1964 Challenger on The Price Is Right - What was the right price?

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  • #16
    In true 'The Price is Right' tradition, since 56 Golden bid $2,198.95 F.O.B., I will bid $2,199.00 F.O.B.

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    • #17
      $48 down and $48/month for 48 months

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      • #18
        $2,124, final answer. I was thinking about $1,501 but that would just be mean.

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        • #19
          We have a winner. Swiss-Goldenhawk nailed it, exactly $2188. Was it a lucky guess or ? See sales dept bulletin below. Lots of others very close. Thanks for participating.

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          Richard Quinn
          Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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          • #20
            Hello Richard

            Thank you also for the interesting story. Well, I have to admit that this question was already asked once in 2008. That was an advantage, so maybe the real winner would be the one who was closest to the price without looking in older posts.

            Rudy
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            • #21
              Originally posted by 55s View Post
              $2,124, final answer. I was thinking about $1,501 but that would just be mean.
              Ha ,ha I love it. That's the way the game is played.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Swiss-Goldenhawk View Post
                Hello Richard

                Thank you also for the interesting story. Well, I have to admit that this question was already asked once in 2008. That was an advantage, so maybe the real winner would be the one who was closest to the price without looking in older posts.

                Rudy
                Right on Rudy, suspected that you may have had a some luck with the "search" function and found it! In that case it looks like Gary wins at $2168, or $20 under the actual price.
                Richard Quinn
                Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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                • #23
                  So. Who won the car in 1963?
                  American iron, real old school
                  With two tone paint, it sure is cool

                  Its got 8 cylinders and uses them all
                  With an overdrive that just won't stall

                  With a 4 barrel carb and dual exhausts
                  With 4.23 gears it can really get lost

                  Its got safety belts and I ain't scared
                  The brakes are good and the tires are fair.

                  Tried to sell her, but got no taker
                  I"ll just keep driving my Studebaker

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by greyben View Post
                    So. Who won the car in 1963?
                    I have no idea.
                    Richard Quinn
                    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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                    • #25
                      My guess was based on information from two sources that I had handy without getting out of my seat. I had the 1964 base MSRP of $2040 and I had 1963 accessory prices. I figured that they would not change much for 1964, and if they did, they would go up. I was incorrect in that seat belts went down. The main part of my $20 error was undercoating. I thought that undercoating was standard unless deleted. So, instead of giving money back on deleting undercoating, the majority were just charged extra for it (without ordering it).

                      EDIT: I see for 1963, undercoating was optional on the base six cylinder sedan and compulsory on all other models , except the Avanti. Extrapolating this over to 1964, that would make undercoating optional on the six cylinder Challenger, the car in question.
                      Last edited by studegary; 08-31-2016, 10:55 AM.
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #26
                        I WAS THE ONE THAT PRESENTED THAT CAR TO THE LADY THAT WON IT!

                        Somewhere I have a "press" pic that was taken when I presented the keys. It was either in the Portland or Seattle Washington area as memory serves me. As well as I remember we only had a Cruiser in "zone inventory" at the time & that was the car given! Will look for the pic & post later.
                        I was the regional marketing manager just before Thanksgiving that "last year of production" & left that area & got back to my "home area" of Georgia before I had to return all air travel cards etc before closing.
                        Have wished many times that I had kept the "R1 Hawk" field car I was driving at the time, but was quite disgusted & left it in the Hilton parking garage in Portland & flew to Atlanta

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                        • #27
                          Thanks, Richard. I'm glad to know from that bulletin in your Post #19 that, "the illuminated rocker-type switches will give a lifetime of trouble-free operation." Nothing misleading or deceptive there because the expected / predicted length of the "lifetime" is not specified. I.e., we may assume that when they go bad, that's the end of their lifetime!

                          Gary: Undercoating was a delete option on all 1964 models except the Challenger Six 2-door; 64S-F2. Therein, it was optional at extra cost and had to be ordered so if the customer wanted the car so equipped. On all other models, you got it and were billed for it as an extra-cost option unless you specifically deleted it, as reflected on that billing in Richard's Post #19.

                          Since the show would have been seen in black & white, I wonder if Horizon Green was chosen because of how it would look in B&W. Just musing; I have no knowledge of that. Perhaps some expert in that area will opine. (We know, for example, that the Corvettes used in Route 66 were painted, I think it was, light blue for that reason. Of course, everyone thought those Corvettes were red, but they've confirmed they were not. ) BP
                          We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                          Ayn Rand:
                          "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                          G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
                            Gary: Undercoating was a delete option on all 1964 models except the Challenger Six 2-door; 64S-F2. Therein, it was optional at extra cost and had to be ordered so if the customer wanted the car so equipped. On all other models, you got it and were billed for it as an extra-cost option unless you specifically deleted it, as reflected on that billing in Richard's Post #19.

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                            The car in question was a four door, not a "2-door". I think that the undercoating situation existed for all 64S-F2 trim level cars.
                            Gary L.
                            Wappinger, NY

                            SDC member since 1968
                            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                            • #29
                              I apologize to Bob for what turned out to be a failure for us to communicate.

                              I will point out that I edited my post #25 more than seven hours before Bob's post # 27.
                              Gary L.
                              Wappinger, NY

                              SDC member since 1968
                              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                              • #30
                                The Studebaker letter makes mention of an Avanti in connection to The Price Is Right. Was an Avanti a prize on the show?

                                Scott Griggs
                                Louisville, KY

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