Unfortunately the chassis number details were not provided when we spotted this 65 Sports Sedan on Craigslist.org in October 2019. The body looks to be in average condition, but supposedly the car runs. Needs a bit of work - asking $4,000 at the time. It's lost its original vinyl roof, but still looks good in a single tone faded red (Bordeaux Red if we're not mistaken). Looks a bit too dark to be Sienna Red. A great project for someone.
At the time this Studebaker Daytona was advertised, the seller made the following comments:
It's been a while since we spotted another for the register, possibly the first of 2019 (and it's now October!). This one popped up on Craigslist USA asking $11,300, which I think is a bargain. At the time of offering the seller noted the following comments:
I’ve wanted an E since I was a kid. I purchased this 2+2 from legendary car builder, Bob Cecchini from Hayward, CA. Bob bought this car as a gift for his wife. He purchased it from his neighbor who just had the engine rebuilt at a cost of $6K. To make it the perfect present, the car was stripped to bare metal, all mechanical systems were scrutinized, and parts and systems were replaced/repaired as needed. The interior is all new. After the car was completed, the keys were handed over to the missus.
Lovely combination, this rare 420 SEC is finished in white with contrasting red cloth interior. This example was spotted for sale on trademe.co.nz in Sep 2019, and seems to be a well looked after example with (relatively) low ks. The car is noted on carjam as an aftermarket import. Like Australia, it's hard to find a NZ delivered car with the cloth seats like this. This one most likely came from Hong Kong or Japan.
This Daytona hardtop sold through bringatrailer.com - see the original listing here: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1964-studebaker-daytona/. One of quite a number added here to classic register (see links below to the others). This example has seen a fair bit of mechanical and body refurbishment. Unsure whether this is a factory R2 - but unlikely. Many of the 64 Daytonas have since been retrofitted. Looks great, but in our opinion we'd opt for the Daytona full width hubcaps to really finish off the car.
Spotted for sale in 2019, this imported SEC would have likely been from Hong Kong or Japan. Needs a little work and has some rust in the corner of the rear screen.. I don't think Australian SECs were ever optioned with cloth, so this is rare to see. The airbag option was also rare in Australia. The seller noted the car has some other rust - and was unregistered. Bids starting at 8500 AUD in Sep 2019. A bargain under 10K, and a nice way to get into the classic Mercedes market.
This one was spotted on Ebay Australia extremely cheap - unbelievable for such a low mileage example. It's VERY hard to find these cars in late model form (1996-1998) - most are the earlier S500s. Hard to say how many would be about but estimate only a few hundred C140 CL500s on the road in Australia (maybe a couple of thousand cars if you include the earlier S500 coupes and the 1992/93 SECs.
Found on Ebay USA in Sep 2019, with a buy now price of $8,750! It;'s never been a better time to buy one of these future classics. At the time of the sale the seller noted: Very well maintained garage kept it's whole life ,interior extremely clean like nobody ever sat in..119k miles runs and drives excellent AC ice cold with all the power options of its time and every button functions like it should,... I don't think it can get any more luxury than this back of its time just wonderful vehicle cleanest one I have ever seen