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    a Champ truck I found several months ago?

    Several moths ago, when I was just beginning to recover from a serious accident, and not yet able to walk, a Champ truck showed up on Craigslist in the state where I live. I contacted the seller and we texted and e-mailed a few times. He sent me pics of the truck and I liked what I saw. Then I had some complications and was "out of the loop" for a few weeks. Somehow during that time, probably due to something I deleted without realizing it, I lost all the texts and e-mails I had from him except for a couple of pics that somehow survived. I watched Craigslist for a while to see if he listed the truck again, but never saw it or either of the other Studebakers he had offered for sale. I figured the truck and other Studebakers had sold. Now, today, on another site with classifieds I found his Champ truck listed for sale, in a current listing. I am however, reluctant to contact him again, because he must think that I am completely full of it since I "left him hanging" last time. I was actually interested in the truck though, and would still like to have it, just can't quite get up the nerve to send that e-mail. Oh well.
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    Thom, just explain the situation to him. I'll bet he will understand. Sometimes life sends us off on a different direction without notice. Especially when it is health related.
    Glad you are doing better. Go get that truck!
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    I agree. People lose contact info all the time. I'm guessing that he would like to hear from you, if it gets his truck sold.

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    Agree. The older I get, the more I forget and/or lose -- and then kick myself for doing so.

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    A couple of the pics that I didn't lose. All the parts are with the truck, just not currently attached. The truck would be worth more if it were a V-8 automatic I suppose, but I personally like inline sixes. I hope it finds a good home, even if not with me.
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    Thom
    I think you dodged a bullet on this one. Lots of V8 auto Champs out there to pick from.
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    Rust is always the big question. Cannot see the fenders or cab corners. Otherwise it looks to have had some tlc at some point

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    Well, if the price were right, it might be a very nice project. At this point, replacing the engine is the easy part.

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    Rust is not a problem with this truck. The rockers have been replaced. The only other rust was just a little in the very front of the bed floor.
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    If you really like the truck,I would contact the seller again.After all, it's for sale again,right? It's like I tell the fellas at work;it's like asking Momma for a little love or the boss for a raise.The worst they can say is no,lol.

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    I agree with Rusty. Give the fellow a call. The worst he can say is, "bug off!" He might turn out to be decent enough to give you a chance also.

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    This sort of thing happens all the time. He'll just be glad you are still interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thom View Post
    A couple of the pics that I didn't lose. All the parts are with the truck, just not currently attached. The truck would be worth more if it were a V-8 automatic I suppose, but I personally like inline sixes. I hope it finds a good home, even if not with me.
    Is it an automatic six cylinder?

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    No, six with three speed and no overdrive.
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    Someone on here has responded to his ad so maybe the truck is sold.
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    I agree with the other posters here that the seller will be glad to hear back from you.

    But I must add one word of caution: There is the possibility, though remote, that the add is a fake, copied from the original and posted by a scammer. Why do I say this? Because of this:

    https://saleofcar.com/studebaker-lark-/0100686

    This add is a direct copy of the text and pictures which I posted on Craigslist three years ago. IT IS A SCAM.

    Therefore, proceed with caution. Caveat emptor.
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    No, in this case I recognize the sellers name, though I would have never been able to remember it otherwise, and I am sure the contact info given is the same as before. I just can't make myself contact him. My biggest fear, being since I never actually saw the truck, live and in person before, if I look at it and find more rust than I expect or other issues and decide against buying it, after all this time, won't that look foolish? Also I can't remember exactly what the price was then and now it's "make an offer". I don't know what the truck's worth. Like I said earlier, it looks like something's going on so maybe the truck is already sold. I found the ad on another site.
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    Mike, can't you contact "saleofcar.com" and tell them, or are THEY maybe the Crooks?

    That Ad sounds VERY believable and honest, I guess it should, YOU wrote it!
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    Rich, I tried to contact them once but got no reply. I may try again as I would hate for somebody to get snookered.
    Mike Davis
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    I saw in the ‘62 Lark post you are in VA, so am I. Send me the info and I will contact him for you.
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