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1929 Stude Commander,..unrestored price question?


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Hi-You did not mention the body style, but a general rule of thumb is that open cars have a higher value.The cost of restoring your car may exceed the value of it ( as it often does)Example- bumper replated $600.00 Paint $2000.00. Of course if you can do most of the work, this gives an edge. Most 4 door sedans for that year sell for around 8-10 thousand in restored shape around here in CT. steve-hope this helps.

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Boy,..do I know about the cost of restoring,..lol! I am talking about a car that is a large sedan, all original, drivable, 85% interior, very usable and mostly in need of cosmetics to be a driver.<BR>Conditionwise, a high 3 or a low 2. To put it more plainly,..if the year was 1936, and not 2000,...this is a solid, used car.<BR>RS<p>[This message has been edited by IndianaCarGuy (edited 12-27-2000).]

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Depending on why you're interested in the car, $4200 may be a bargain or it may be a waste.<P>If you are doing it to save a car from scrap, great, and thanks but it is $4200 out of your pocket. If you need a project or a diversion it sure is cheaper than a physiatrist's couch. <P>To acquire a good automobile, that will give many years of pleasure and can end up being a strong runner and a rather top-of-the-line machine, you can't go wrong with a Stude.<P>As an investment Studebakers generally don't have the universal appeal of a Model A or another run-of-the-mill marque, but they're a damned fine car. If you're buying it to sell it, you may end up with the dirty end of the stick.<P>Have fun.<P>Neil<BR>

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RS,<BR>My brother owned a 1929 Commander Sedan until a few years ago, which was all original and a driver. He kept it for almost 20 years before selling it and replacing it with a President. The only thing he every did to it was routine maintenance and drive it. It got us hoked on Studebakers and was the most dependable old car you could ever want. He sold it for $4,500 then, and looking back, that was too low of a price. This is what it looked like before he sold it: <A HREF="http://www.softcom.net/users/huston/ASC2/SDH_photos/Profile_MH_01.jpg" TARGET=_blank>http://www.softcom.net/users/huston/ASC2/SDH_photos/Profile_MH_01.jpg</A> <BR>and after the new owner cosmeticly restored it: <A HREF="http://www.softcom.net/users/huston/ASC2/SDH_photos/Profile_MH_04.jpg" TARGET=_blank>http://www.softcom.net/users/huston/ASC2/SDH_photos/Profile_MH_04.jpg</A> <BR>Yours sounds real close to what he had, and I would guess that if it can be cosmeticly restored and it's a driver, go for it. As far as value, what price do you put on the enjoyment you get from this hobby and Studebakers?

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