American Motors/Studebaker - 2019 Market Review

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Rambler and Studebaker never threatened the ‘Big Three’ in sales volume but they made some interesting cars, some of which were assembled in Australia

The Studebaker Lark was compact and quick yet today only the two-door Lark V8 and Daytona are typically worth more than $20,000.

The bigger Hawk coupes in top condition can make $50,000.

Locally-built Ramblers lasted until 1978; the Rebel and Matador today still offering a lot of car for less than the price of a V8 Kingswood.

The Hornet and American also provide low-cost alternatives to six-cylinder Aussie models of similar age.

The two-door Javelin not long ago sold for less than Mustang money but collectors are showing interest and prices have climbed.

Classic/Ambassador 1959-66 $17,460 [10]

Rebel/Matador 1967-78 $11,375 [4] 

Hornet 1970-77 $14,665 [3]

Javelin/AMX 1968-73 $52,000 [2]

Lark/Cruiser 1960-66 $11,300 [5]

Hawk 1958-64 $32,900 [7]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 Muscle Car & US Car Value Guide.


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