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1933 Studebaker

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    Posted 10 years ago

    Wendling
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    In 1959 Joe a Mechanic at a truck shop said " I notice that you are interested in the old 33 Studebaker,why don't you buy it for $125.00" I told him that I was making payments on a new Chevy,and couldn't afford it. A couple years had went by, we were married and I often told my wife about it,and wished that I had bought it. At that time Joe didn't know who the new owner was,or what He did with it. One day in 1963 I was driving about five miles from where I first saw the car,and there was a sign along the street that said 1933 studebaker $125.00 as I walked to the rear of the house,I couldn't believe my eyes ,this was the same car .I ageed to buy the car with a hand shake,and would get a loan ,yes get a loan, it was in 1963. After buying the car I drove it home in the rush hour traffic, with out licenses,and insurance but not until the cats had bailed out a back window. It has been mine for over 48 years,and I had decided to restore it lately. It's name is "Orville" Everything is done except the bumpers not being chromed yet. Note:the paint job---"loftbed"was the painter

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 10 years ago
      Love it ! What a good buy ! Amazing !
    2. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      What a beauty!
    3. toolate2 toolate2, 10 years ago
      Would it have had a trunk on the back from the factory or did the buyer ordinarily supply their own?
    4. Wendling Wendling, 10 years ago
      I think the trunk was optional. I have a metal trunk that didn't come with the car,and will have it restored soon. The change over to the metal trunks, from fabric covered ones were being done about 32-33,and on.
    5. toolate2 toolate2, 10 years ago
      Very nice car!! You've done a great job rescuing Orville...
    6. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 years ago
      Nice car nice story.
    7. loftbed loftbed, 10 years ago
      Hey Les,
      I expect to see that rolling down my street sometime this spring.
    8. EJW-54 EJW-54, 10 years ago
      Wow, nice job! I bet your glad you hung onto it all these years, what a nice car for Sunday drives.
    9. pamall pamall, 10 years ago
      What a beautiful car! So glad you kept Orville all these years.
      Must be like part of the family!
    10. Vontrike Vontrike, 10 years ago
      That is a beautiful car. Real Class.
    11. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      Nice ride, very beautiful and classy automobile!!!!!!
    12. chevy59 chevy59, 10 years ago
      Great story to go along with a great car. Thanks for sharing!
    13. packrat-place packrat-place, 10 years ago
      That car is gorgeous!!
      Great story and a very nice automobile!!!
    14. Wendling Wendling, 9 years ago
      I don't have the pictures handy, but my Studebaker is featured on our car club web site. Check out the unusual trunk. eevac.org
    15. Trey Trey, 7 years ago
      What a beautiful car, and the story with it makes it that much sweeter, real lucky you got a second chance to buy it.

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