American Motors/Studebaker - 2020 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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American Motors/Studebaker market review for 2020

America’s favourite independent brands were both at various times assembled in Australia, finding favour as police cars and government VIP transport. Numbers of available cars are down on previous years but the prices being asked are realistic.

Among the undervalued models would be V8 Javelins at $35,000 and Studebaker Hawk coupes at similar money. When normality returns, pay around $20,000 for an excellent Classic, roomy Rebel or Matador. 1950s Studebaker sedan are worthwhile at $10,000-12,000 while V8 Larks, excluding two-door versions, and 1940s cars generally cost $20,000.

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Classic/Ambassador 1959-66 $8500 [1]

Rebel/Matador 1967-78 $22,000 [3]

Hornet 1970-77 $11,500 [2]

Javelin 1968-73 $18,495 [2]

Stude Sedan 1948-52 $20,335 [3]

Stude Sedan 1953-57 $9465 [3]

Lark/Cruiser 1960-66 $20,000 [1]

Daytona H/Top 1962-66 $35,500 [1]

Hawk 1958-64 $35,000 [1]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2020-21 Aus & US Muscle Car value guide.

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From Unique Cars #447, December 2020

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