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Oct 02, 2012 (11:37 am)
the 60s Lincolns are difficult in some respects but it's not really rocket science. Mostly the problem is a) sourcing the restoration parts and b) putting up with a car that wasn't all that good to begin with.
Nonetheless, nice early Lincoln convertibles ala the Kennedy style are pushing $80,000 now....I mean, super nice ones. I don't think the later converts would be worth that.
#26512 of 30871 Re: wagon [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 02, 2012 (4:15 pm)
If that's the case, there look to be some outstanding buys on eBay right now, by the bidding that's been done already on several of them. 20's and less--way less--right now.
A guy I know in the Studebaker Club had his parents' '65 Lincoln convertible 'til a few years ago. I seem to remember him saying some of the big PITA issues involved vacuum, but for the life of me I can't think of exactly what he complained about.
#26513 of 30871 Re: wagon [uplanderguy]
Oct 02, 2012 (5:37 pm)
Here's a picture of the Studillac from the Cadillac-LaSalle Club show this past weekend in Lahaska, PA:
Oct 02, 2012 (8:00 pm)
Restored 61-64 Lincoln convertibles start at around $40,000. If you're patient, you can find a real beauty at $50K, but if you want to win a show, you have to go north of there.
If you want a driver that's nothing to be ashamed of, but with needs, $25,000 should do it.
Oct 03, 2012 (1:25 am)
He did some mild customizing around the headlights and filled the side grilles in!
Although there have been several instances of crazy selling prices of Golden Hawks ($80K and up), I'm generally not a fan. I like the clean '53-54's better and the later, formalled-up Gran Turismo Hawks even better than the '53. Function of my age probably.
#26516 of 30871 Re: Car Show Game - 1950s [wevk]
Oct 03, 2012 (6:22 am)
I got 100% on that quiz, although that's probably the third or fourth time I've taken it in the past two or three years. Seemed so easy to me. I remember once having to stop and think about the Lincoln hood ornament. For me (born in '58), I've always seemed able to identify cars, even as a kid, back to '49--before that was a challenge, although I've improved somewhat over the years.
A couple notes: The owner of that blue '51 Studebaker with "Chicken Hawk" painted on the doors, I've met and in fact he is the guy who annually runs a dark brown, one-owner '64 Lark Challenger R3 at the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drags and has downright shamed several other better-known 'muscle cars' in the quarter-mile. There are several videos of this on You Tube. The car is known as "The Plain Brown Wrapper".
Also, that maroon '52 DeSoto Custom is a dead ringer for one my low-income widowed aunt drove when I was a kid--probably into the mid'60s.
Oct 03, 2012 (9:31 am)
Show quality Golden Hawk should sell at about $40,000--$45,000.
I like the GT Hawks much better---the early Hawks are rather clumsy cars--the GT Hawks are more modern, more comfy cruisers, with more amenities and better handling (for the times). Build quality is so-so.
#26518 of 30871 Re: Car Show Game - 1950s [uplanderguy]
Oct 03, 2012 (9:32 am)
I think I was able to identify that Lincoln hood ornament partly by process of elimination, and partly because of the color of the hood...that lavender-ish color just screamed LINCOLN to me!
#26519 of 30871 Re: Car Show Game - 1950s [andre1969]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 03, 2012 (10:29 am)
The market for most 50s cars is very flat right now or even falling a bit, so if an early 50s Stude is in your dreambook, now might be a good time to buy!
Oct 03, 2012 (6:01 pm)
This afternoon saw a TR3, mint powder blue ~65 Mustang fastback driven by an old man, immediately after that an obviously restored silver blue 2002 with small bumpers, and a 300TD/wagon that probably had 500K on it.