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I Recently came across a unique find. In an rural neighbours garage I was told of an old car.I looked through the window to see a car parked with the roof up. After calling the owner I found out it turned out to be an 1919 larger size Studebaker. The Owner plans to sell. According to the owner the car has been sitting there since the thirties. What would be an acceptible price to offer the guy? How much would renovations be to restore it to origional state approx.?

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First, congratulations on your find, yes they are still out there in barns!<BR>With the information you have so far it is not possible to give a value on your find. There are to many unknown's. For example, the model Studebaker and REAL condition. A car sitting inside a barn for 70+ years can be in very poor condition just from being a home to generations of mice and rats. Not to mention a nesting site for the local chickens. Last December, I pulled a '29 FE Studebaker President out of a barn where it was parked in 1949 - the mice and rats had used it a home for years, even building nests inside the engine! The weather effects the car as well, even being in a barn. The barn will not do a perfect job of protecting the car. The engine can be frozen, the wood in the body can be rotten, body rust and rot out from water damage - if the barn roof has been leaking and the effects of sitting on damp dirt floor. It would be best if you can arrange to go with an experienced collector of this vintage car and do a complete inspection before you make any offer to buy. Also, go to this web site for more information on properly identifying the Studebaker: <A HREF="http://www.antiquestudebakerclub.com/identify_your_car.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.antiquestudebakerclub.com/identify_your_car.htm</A> <BR>Also, check out this page as well: <A HREF="http://www.antiquestudebakerclub.com/1917-21.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.antiquestudebakerclub.com/1917-21.htm</A> <P>As far as what it will cost to fix the car up? That depends on current conditon and what you want when you are done, a show car or a fun driver. <BR>First check out the car, find out what model it is and it's true condition. When you go to look take a good strong flashlight with you, I have yet to check out a car in a barn that had a good light source. Get the serial number, engine number, body number and let us know. We will be happy to help you further.<BR> smile.gif" border="0<p>[ 02-20-2002: Message edited by: Mark Huston ]

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