Okay guys, here is another sad car that hurts me because I grew up with studebakers amung other cars, havin three 62 gt hawks and attending anything studebaker related in the area since I was a kid.. This car looks like some old guy had it and died so his family junked it.. carb was rebuilt and valve covers were repainted not too long ago. car is a 64? Studebaker Daytona, 289 V8, automatic, 4dr and this car had ZERO rust on the back end and only slight rust on the front fenders.
11-18-2009 11:28 PM
:'( car is located at U pull it north, Omaha Nebraska, 1405 Grace St. 402-342-0831.. I bought the steering wheel and carburetor, it hurt because I know it probably doesn't matter much, but I put a rag in the intake to keep dirt and things out of there. :(
11-19-2009 11:40 AM
Originally Posted by 58lincoln
I know it probably doesn't matter much, but I put a rag in the intake to keep dirt and things out of there. :(
Now THAT is respect!
11-19-2009 11:59 AM
Originally Posted by 58lincoln
I bought the steering wheel and carburetor, it hurt because I know it probably doesn't matter much, but I put a rag in the intake to keep dirt and things out of there. :(
For a young man like yourself to have that kind of respect for "vintage tin", is very commendable and it's really good to see that from your generation.
11-19-2009 12:35 PM
Thats sad to see, post it on your local craigslist, maybe someone will come save it?
11-19-2009 01:16 PM
Oh the humanity! :( Somebody needs to grab that 289, if it wasn't so far away it would already be in the back of my pickup headed for my garage.
11-19-2009 02:52 PM
I see cars all the time at the local Pick-n-pull that make me want to cry. A while ago there was a super solid, original paint ZERO rust 70ish Chevy pickup. It had a wasted quarter panel (bolt on and they reproduce it) and a door was rough but repairable. It was a crying shame. Then how about the 55 Buick Super! My brother and I got all the good stuff off that we could but what a shame that it ended up there.
11-19-2009 03:12 PM
I am posting an ad on craigslist, that's a great idea :D
and yeah, my generation makes me mad sometimes too, I really have a lot of respect for classic iron and the people who built them. -Alex
11-19-2009 04:12 PM
I'm pretty sure the 64's used the Chevy 283's as a cost cutting as a last ditch. Funny thing, being rare doesn't make stuff valuable which is sad. A 57 Chevy that sold millions, great collector cars, figure that one out. The good news that you can probably buy a perfect ultra rare 56 Golden Hawk cheaper than a 57 Chevy. I own a 52 Willys Areo coupe, rare as hell, not worth much. A friend of mine was trying to sell a mint 327 powered Lark, gotta be rare as can be, I think he can't give it away.
Good ony you for posting the address & phone number
11-22-2009 10:20 PM
Alright, I also posted the info on the car on the studebaker drivers club forum and word spread very fast, I guess it sounds like the car is pretty much disassembled and the parts are going to good homes so atleast thats a positive in all this negative. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?
58lincoln, you are a great addition to this hobby. We need more guys like you to help save the vintage iron. THANKS !!!
11-23-2009 07:38 AM
FINALLY.......A young guy that gets it...Heres a big salute to your Mom and Dad. :thumbup: :thumbup: And one for you too... :thumbup: :thumbup:
11-30-2009 11:13 PM
Thanks a lot guys, really I appreciate all of it. Also, yeah Idk where I'd be without my parents, I guess my dad taught me (or tried to) a lot about respect and it did sink in, I've always had respect for vintage tin, they just don't make them to have character anymore, thanks again guys.-Alex