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FOR SALE: ULTRA RARE 1958 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION

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Hi there

 

About 18 months ago I posted on here requesting interested purchasers for a rare 1958 Studebaker Champion with only 74 original miles on the clock. It is for all intents and purposes a brand-new 58 year old Studebaker! 

The vehicle is now formally listed for sale by online auction at the link below:

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1119996944

 

The vehicle has had very few owners over the years and has a very interesting story. The current owners have owned for more than 23 years and have kept it stored and preserved during this time. An article about the vehicle has just featured in a major New Zealand newspaper and is linked to here;

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/customs-classics/81891131/rare-58-studebaker-with-just-74-miles-on-the-clock-goes-back-on-auctioneers-block

 

If anybody is interested in this vehicle, please contact me at anonymousstudebaker@gmail.com, by reply to this post or you may contact the auctioneers (Turners Car Auctions New Zealand) directly on +64 6356 1008. If you know of anybody who would be interested in this unique offering, please pass on this post and/or the links contained within.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Craig Vanston

Studebaker Syndicate

 

 

Carrol Studebaker - Timaru Visit.pdf

NZ Classic Car Article - 2008.pdf

Original Registration.pdf

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Nice.

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It was in the early 1980s when I first saw this car on High Street, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.. It was being housed at the front of a used car dealers yard in a large glass display case. The car was the subject of widely reported news items then as it is now that it is being made availabe again for purchase at auction.             Its claim to fame is the almost unbeleivable 74 miles it has traveled since new. After learning of this beauties existance and after an initial reaction of wonder and marvel at this grand old dame without a feeling that follows of some sadness that it is really an oddity to be closeted away for its value to increase and its potential to be realized as a prudent investment by whom ever becomes the car's current custodian and in that respect is much like any other comodity investment. However unigue this car is, it is unlikely to become much more than a curiosity for anybody out side of the circle of profit taking.

Let's hypothesize for a moment and consider a situation where this car was part of a well known collection, one say, like Leno or Petersen in Los Angeles or similar collections of automobiles housed in most any other state in the Union that have been restored back to original condition or better or have survived the years and time has been gentle on them. The '58 Studebaker Champion would attract no more interest or importance attached to it than that of any other car produced by a once great auto builder with a proud heritage that at the time of its manufacture was soon to become but a memory to spend its days as though time has stood still.for it. Then latter to asume an elevated status as a curiosity bought about by a peculiar quirk of human nature where love in vain caused a broken heart of its first owner and this classic to be cocooned and lifeless for the next thirty years with its original purpise unfullrfilled. If this car could be personified it would surely evoke a kind of sweet melancholy that an automobile such as this should be viewed only because of its extrodinarily low odometer reading.

 

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