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  • Lynn
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    Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
    This car has been off and on Craigslist for about 5 years. It was a former complete restoration that was later stored under a tarp outside. It completely rotted underneath.
    Don't know how I missed it, but just looked closely at that rear underside shot. Ouch.

    Way too much work to buy as a flip car. Still, would be a nice one to bring back if you were planning a complete resto anyway.
    Best of luck to the new owner.

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  • SN-60
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    I would think that the stick o/d setup alone would be worth at least half the selling price to someone singing the 'Packard Twin-Ultramatic Blues'!!

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  • bezhawk
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    This car has been off and on Craigslist for about 5 years. It was a former complete restoration that was later stored under a tarp outside. It completely rotted underneath.

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  • SN-60
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    Originally posted by r1lark View Post
    Yes, there were overdrive transmission Golden Hawks in 1956. Post #11 shows a reproduction of the production order for this car, note the 'OD Transmission' listed.
    Lynn was asking if there were o/d AUTOMATIC transmissions offered in 56J's.....No.

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  • tim333
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    There was quite a bit of rot underneath, that's why gas tank was hanging.

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  • r1lark
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    Originally posted by Lynn View Post
    No OD auto trans in 56, correct?
    Yes, there were overdrive transmission Golden Hawks in 1956. Post #11 shows a reproduction of the production order for this car, note the 'OD Transmission' listed.

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  • JoeHall
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    Originally posted by hausdok View Post
    Well,

    The auction just ended and it went for $6,100. Any of the brethren here buy it?
    Hopefully someone bought it so they can flip it, and make lots of money.
    Last edited by JoeHall; 10-23-2016, 05:30 PM.

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  • hausdok
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    Well,

    The auction just ended and it went for $6,100. Any of the brethren here buy it?

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  • Lynn
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    I am going to be driving right by there in November. Would be pretty easy to hook a trailer to the Suburban. I would only be buying to make it roadworthy and then flip.
    But, if I don't know whether the engine trans is original, probably not interested.

    Tag looks like 1101.

    No OD auto trans in 56, correct? And yes, I realize what a stupid sounding question that may be. But I am relatively new to Studebakers.

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    Last edited by Lynn; 10-23-2016, 01:59 PM.

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  • aarrggh
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    Originally posted by Lynn View Post
    Well, I am a bit confused. Some believe this is the original engine and trans, others do not.
    Yep , After all these years you would think these guys know what they are looking at . . winkety wink . . .

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  • Lynn
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    Well, I am a bit confused. Some believe this is the original engine and trans, others do not.

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  • SN-60
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    Originally posted by JoeHall View Post
    Most 56J folks know the 'S' prefix on the motor serial number indicate it is, "correct" for an UltraMatic transmission. A 'K' prefix is correct for 3 speed OD transmission. Not sure what's up with that. Could be the motor has been swapped, or the transmission has been swapped. Not a big deal, either way, if done well.
    Some folks still assume the 'S' prefix is correct for a factory stick o/d '56 Golden Hawk because period 'Motors Auto Repair Manuals' and probably some other auto manuals, mistakenly indicated that!

    As Joe indicated, this 56J either does not have its 'factory installed' Packard engine, or it was converted from automatic to standard shift earlier in its life.
    Last edited by SN-60; 10-22-2016, 07:41 AM.

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  • 56Golden
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    Number (1101) on body tag visible when zooming in on eBay photo matches this 56J.

    Likely this 56J may have spent its entire 60 years less than a 100 miles from the end of the assembly line. Originally shipped to Chicago; currently in "Southern Chicago" (a.k.a. Frankfort, IL).

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  • 56Golden
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    Everything pictured in that eBay ad is configured according to the PO for Serial # 6030806. Of course except for that non-'56 Hawk hood now installed & that spare non-'56 Hawk hood.

    Original South Bend installed engine number was: K1130
    Last edited by 56Golden; 10-20-2016, 11:23 AM.

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  • JoeHall
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    Most 56J folks know the 'S' prefix on the motor serial number indicate it is, "correct" for an UltraMatic transmission. A 'K' prefix is correct for 3 speed OD transmission. Not sure what's up with that. Could be the motor has been swapped, or the transmission has been swapped. Not a big deal, either way, if done well.

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