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1930 studebaker President Reduced 32500

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Bring-A- Trailer seems like a good place to go to sell a car. Buyers seem serious. Auctions run 7 days, but all the action is in th last 30 minutes, sometimes 5 minutes. I have not advertised a car on BAT, but we are planning to list something in the net two weeks.

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I love BAT, but it seems that prewar cars don't do very good there. A 1931 Cadillac V12 coupe sold for $126k. A 1932 Packard eight roadster got stuck at $132.5k and a 1939 Packard V12 formal sedan was at $38k. Post war sports cars seem do very well on BAT.

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Thanks for your thought's

It appears that  my kind of pre war car is completley out of favor at this time.

I'll give it some time at this price and see what happens.At this time it's in pristine condition so if 

l start using it on tours that's when the chips and scratches happen and its downhill from there

Ken

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I have an ad in Hemmings for the last 11months,also in Classic Cars.com for 18 months.

Ebay is my last resort.

Ken

 

 

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On 7/4/2018 at 10:36 PM, ols car dog said:

Thanks for your thought's

It appears that  my kind of pre war car is completley out of favor at this time.

I'll give it some time at this price and see what happens.At this time it's in pristine condition so if 

l start using it on tours that's when the chips and scratches happen and its downhill from there

Ken

I understand your chip and scratch concerns, but unless you found old primers and paints to restore it the finish is incredibly more durable than those of the past. Unless you plan to rip down gravel roads at 50 MPH there's not much damage that can happen. Even after a few thousand miles the worst you'll encounter for work is a day under it with some soap and water. Putting miles on such cars is really 1/2 the juice of having them. It looks as though in your case the juice is really worth the squeeze. Cars with miles aquired are always better than the wallflower that never gets asked to "dance", if ya know what I mean. 

 

FInally, as to "out of favor", that's the fault of time and current owner's changing habits. The fun and marvel of vintage cars gets better with time ,not worse. Enthusiasm is contageous so get em out there and let's all stop with this "...nobody wants..." BS once and for all. Van Halen said it too, "Everybody Wants Some" so show em what they want y'all.

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On 7/4/2018 at 10:36 PM, ols car dog said:

...At this time it's in pristine condition so if 

l start using it on tours that's when the chips and scratches happen and its downhill from there

Ken

 

Ken, I agree that a car that has been used carefully

has more appeal than one that has barely gotten out of the trailer.

 

If you can say, "I've driven this car numerous times this year,

and put on 300 [or 500] miles without any problems," that 

gives confidence to a potential buyer.

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You  are correct,I believe they are 15-3/4" in dia.

Actually they are called covers instead of brake drums,

Mfg.by Bendix three shoes per wheel.

maybe 3/16" thick at best.

 

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