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  1. 29StudiePrez

    1930 studebaker President Reduced 32500

    Well Oval Headlights started in 1931 which means they changed the model designation from FH and FE for the two President models to 80 and 90 series. In addition to the change in the oval headlamps, they eliminated the cowl lights which then became running lights on the top of the front fenders and the the shape of the radiator no longer was like the flat face Model A style but started to angle and a chrome strip came down the center of the radiator. You can look at the attached pictures and compare to other ones I posted. Best way to know for sure, and that some didnt just put different headlights on it is to look at the firewall tag and the serial number data plate on the left front frame. The information off of these two plates will tell us right away what you have.
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    1930 studebaker President Reduced 32500

    You should look at your firewall and on the drivers side just above the steering column there should be a metal tag with raised numbers and letters about the size of a business card. 1st line should say something like "FE X2" or "FE X4" OR "FE M1" M2 OR M3. This designates that it is the large (FE) wheelbase President and which 7 passenger body style it is. The numbers on the second line will indicate which one it was in production, i.e. if it has "21" it was the 21st 7 passenger of all 7 passengers built, if it said for example "FE X2" 201 that would mean it was the 201st FE President 7 passenger State Sedan with dual sidemounts and wire wheels built. You should also have a large aluminum plate on the left front frame which should be between serial numbers 6,013,001-6,950,501. Studebaker had 3 Sedan body styles which had jump seats, there was the FE President 7 passenger sedan which had wood wheels and a rear mounted spare, the FE President State 7 passenger Sedan which had Dual Side mounted spares and wire wheels, a FE President 7 passenger State Limousine which had dual side mounted spares, wire wheels and Division window. No, it's not the last of its kind, they are not that common but they are out there, as I said before I have owned a couple, one I purchased from a Ranch a few miles down the road from Hearst Castle, there is a restored blue one I know of in Washington, the other one I owned went to Norway. There is one in the Gilmore Car Museum (see below in list order), a green restored one that sold at Barrett-jackson for $24k, A dark blue one that was at a Concourse in Ohio in 2002, another blue one under restoration currently in Salt Lake Utah, theres one in Oregon that always shows up to the Concourse up there, and these are not even the ones listed owned by members of the Antique Studebaker Club roster. So as I said before, they are not that common, but they're out there.
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    1930 studebaker President Reduced 32500

    Rich, I stand corrected. All 1928 (8cyl) through 1933 except Model 82 and 1934 Presidents are CCCA recognized with classic status, for some reason I had a brain lapse and only thought the large series Presidents were classics but I was wrong, the short wb versions are as well. Anyway, as far as the term "rare" goes, I would say they are a little less common, I've owned a few over the years and they are out there a little more than you'd think or expect, you just have to look for them. The last 7 passenger FE sedan I bought came from a ranch down the road from Hearst Castle, it was purchased by that family when new.
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    1930 studebaker President Reduced 32500

    Actually I believe this Studebaker is a "FH" President which is the smaller of the two presidents with a 125" wb. The larger President has 135" wb and it is only the larger "FE" President which is a full CCCA classic, not the smaller president.
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    Help to identify the car I just received

    Hey I'm new to all of this also and am right there with you. ?
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    Help to identify the car I just received

    Simnut, you might want to check other 1923 Reference (Owners) manuals, just because a 23-40 is not listed in that one doesn't mean it they didn't come out with it later or earlier and then discontiue it. I have 2 Reference (Owners) Manuals for 1924. One has 10 models that were available on one printing, and the other one shows 14 Models available for that year. Unfortunately Buick for some reason didnt put publishing or revision dates on this literature
  7. I have two 1929 Studebaker "FE" Presidents for sale. One is a 7 passenger Sedan, wood wheels, rear mounted spare. Purchased from the original family, car is 100% complete, original interior, faded paint, had been in storage since 1948 when it had carburetor problems, that was taken apart by them and nothing was done since then. Will need complete restoration, but you could get it mechanically running and work on the rest while you drove it. This is the largest model, 135" wheelbase and these large President models are hard to come across. I paid the family 9k for the car as is, and am open to offers. The second President is a 1929 Studebaker "FE" 7 passenger Touring, wood wheels, rear mounted spare. Car was in the last owners hand since 1975, and previous to that was owned by a movie studio, who's prop department painted a flat black over the original lacquer finish, which looks like it was'nt that bad. The car is complete with the exception of the top bows, where the movie prop. department took two of the bows and created the look of the top folded down with a cover over it. Will need complete restoration, but you could get it mechanically running and work on the rest while you drove it. This is the largest model, 135" wheelbase and these large President models are hard to come across. This particular model is the rarest of the big '29 Presidents. This car is #21 of 60 built for that year. I currently own #57, and #35 in in Connecticut and #19 is in Michigan and thats it. Will not be cheap, serious inquiries only. Please contact me at studebaker29@yahoo.com if you are serious about making an offer on either car, please do not inquire as to an asking price, if you are familiar with the rarity and the value, then you will make an offer in the ball park and we'll negotiate a selling price that is acceptable to both the seller and buyer.
  8. I have two 1929 Studebaker "FE" Presidents for sale. These are recognized by CCCA as full classics. One is a 7 passenger Sedan, wood wheels, rear mounted spare. Purchased from the original family, car is 100% complete, original interior, faded paint, had been in storage since 1948 when it had carburetor problems, that was taken apart by them and nothing was done since then. Will need complete restoration, but you could get it mechanically running and work on the rest while you drove it. This is the largest model, 135" wheelbase and these large President models are hard to come across. I paid the family 9k for the car as is, and am open to offers. The second President is a 1929 Studebaker "FE" 7 passenger Touring, wood wheels, rear mounted spare. Car was in the last owners hand since 1975, and previous to that was owned by a movie studio, who's prop department painted a flat black over the original lacquer finish, which looks like it was'nt that bad. The car is complete with the exception of the top bows, where the movie prop. department took two of the bows and created the look of the top folded down with a cover over it. Will need complete restoration, but you could get it mechanically running and work on the rest while you drove it. This is the largest model, 135" wheelbase and these large President models are hard to come across. This particular model is the rarest of the big '29 Presidents. This car is #21 of 60 built for that year. I currently own #57, and #35 in in Connecticut and #19 is in Michigan and thats it. Will not be cheap, serious inquiries only. Please contact me at studebaker29@yahoo.com if you are serious about making an offer on either car, please do not inquire as to an asking price, if you are familiar with the rarity and the value, then you will make an offer in the ball park and we'll negotiate a selling price that is acceptable to both the seller and buyer.
  9. I have two 1929 Studebaker "FE" Presidents for sale. Both of these are full classics. One is a 7 passenger Sedan, wood wheels, rear mounted spare. Purchased from the original family, car is 100% complete, original interior, faded paint, had been in storage since 1948 when it had carburetor problems, that was taken apart by them and nothing was done since then. Will need complete restoration, but you could get it mechanically running and work on the rest while you drove it. This is the largest model, 135" wheelbase and these large President models are hard to come across. I paid the family 9k for the car as is, and am open to offers. The second President is a 1929 Studebaker "FE" 7 passenger Touring, wood wheels, rear mounted spare. Car was in the last owners hand since 1975, and previous to that was owned by a movie studio, who's prop department painted a flat black over the original lacquer finish, which looks like it was'nt that bad. The car is complete with the exception of the top bows, where the movie prop. department took two of the bows and created the look of the top folded down with a cover over it. Will need complete restoration, but you could get it mechanically running and work on the rest while you drove it. This is the largest model, 135" wheelbase and these large President models are hard to come across. This particular model is the rarest of the big '29 Presidents. This car is #21 of 60 built for that year. I currently own #57, and #35 in in Connecticut and #19 is in Michigan and thats it. Will not be cheap, serious inquiries only. Please contact me at studebaker29@yahoo.com if you are serious about making an offer on either car, please do not inquire as to an asking price, if you are familiar with the rarity and the value, then you will make an offer in the ball park and we'll negotiate a selling price that is acceptable to both the seller and buyer.
  10. I have two 1929 Studebaker "FE" Presidents for sale. One is a 7 passenger Sedan, wood wheels, rear mounted spare. Purchased from the original family, car is 100% complete, original interior, faded paint, had been in storage since 1948 when it had carburetor problems, that was taken apart by them and nothing was done since then. Will need complete restoration, but you could get it mechanically running and work on the rest while you drove it. This is the largest model, 135" wheelbase and these large President models are hard to come across. I paid the family 9k for the car as is, and am open to offers. The second President is a 1929 Studebaker "FE" 7 passenger Touring, wood wheels, rear mounted spare. Car was in the last owners hand since 1975, and previous to that was owned by a movie studio, who's prop department painted a flat black over the original lacquer finish, which looks like it was'nt that bad. The car is complete with the exception of the top bows, where the movie prop. department took two of the bows and created the look of the top folded down with a cover over it. Will need complete restoration, but you could get it mechanically running and work on the rest while you drove it. This is the largest model, 135" wheelbase and these large President models are hard to come across. This particular model is the rarest of the big '29 Presidents. This car is #21 of 60 built for that year. I currently own #57, and #35 in in Connecticut and #19 is in Michigan and thats it. Will not be cheap, serious inquiries only. Please contact me at studebaker29@yahoo.com if you are serious about making an offer on either car, please do not inquire as to an asking price, if you are familiar with the rarity and the value, then you will make an offer in the ball park and we'll negotiate a selling price that is acceptable to both the seller and buyer.
  11. I received an e-mail from Bryan in Vacaville California and he needs to create a new exhaust system since his is non-existent. Is there anyone out there that could take a measurement on their 1921 Light six and give him the length and diameter of the exhaust pipe, tail pipe, and length and diameter of what the stock muffler is suppose to be, then he can have a local muffler shop make him up a set. Please send any responses or information to bryan at bbrooks1968@yahoo.com
  12. I have a friend who's car has the Stromberg UX-2, he has had 2 rebulit and due to the pot metal, neither one has operated correctly. He is considering buying the reproduction base, throat and float chambers which are made out of aluminum by http://www.vintageandclassicreproductions.com Before investing almost $1,000 dollars in these parts, Has anyone out there had any experience with these reproductions either good or negative? Feedback by anyone on their experience would be greatly appreciated before the investment is made. studebaker29@yahoo.com
  13. I have a friend who's car has the Stromberg UX-2, he has had 2 rebulit and due to the pot metal, neither one has operated correctly. He is considering buying the reproduction base, throat and float chambers which are made out of aluminum by http://www.vintageandclassicreproductions.com Before investing almost $1,000 dollars in these parts, Has anyone out there had any experience with these reproductions either good or negative? Feedback by anyone on their experience would be greatly appreciated before the investment is made. studebaker29@yahoo.com
  14. 29StudiePrez

    Stromberg Carburetor Reproductions

    I have a friend who's car has the Stromberg UX-2, he has had 2 rebulit and due to the pot metal, neither one has operated correctly. He is considering buying the reproduction base, throat and float chambers which are made out of aluminum by http://www.vintageandclassicreproductions.com Before investing almost $1,000 dollars in these parts, Has anyone out there had any experience with these reproductions either good or negative? Feedback by anyone on their experience would be greatly appreciated before the investment is made. studebaker29@yahoo.com
  15. Just a quick note to congratulate Kevin Wise of Elk Grove California who just recently completed a ground-up restoration of his 1929 GE Dictator Cabriolet. His first public showing of this car was on June 6th at the Silverado Concours De'Elegance where he took 1st place in his class, received "Best Antique Non-Classic" and beat out a field of over 300 cars for "Best of Show". His second showing was June 13th at the Shriners Hospital Concours De'Elegance where he again took 1st place in his class and beat the rest of the field of cars for "Best of Show". It will be interesting to see how he does at the Palo Alto Concours De'Elegance at Stanford University on June 27th. I mention all of this because it is nice to see a common man's Studebaker can be restored in your own garage, with no profession help, painted in the driveway and beat some of the most expensive and elite cars shown at a concours. It is encouraging for all of us out here with Studebakers, and also shows that you don't need the most expensive car or the top of the line model to take center stage at an event. Good luck Kevin, and once again congratulations on a job well done restoring your Studebaker and preserving history in motion. Pre-Restoration photo of this car; http://www.antiquestudebakerclub.com/studebaker_Dictator1929Cabriolet.jpg Photo taken at concours; http://www.softcom.net/users/huston/2004mareisland/silveradoconcourse07.jpg