American Motors/Studebaker 1947-1978 - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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2021 Market Review - American Motors/Studebaker 1947-1978

Not very many years ago, anyone a bit strapped for cash but wanting an American classic could hunt down a Studebaker or Rambler.

The 1960s-70s Rebel and Matador were built here and parts can still be found, however the $50K being asked for some Rebels must be flattening demand. We only saw one of the six-cylinder American/Hornet duo and it wasn’t cheap either, but the one-off Javelin still offered value.

Amongst the Studebakers, compact Lark and Cruiser sedans with V8 motors were once Bathurst 500 front-runners and good cars at $25,000 offer decent buying. Similar money has been asked for 1940s-50s sedans but a very good two-door President, Starlite or Hawk two-door will likely cost $50,000+.

Classic/Ambassador 1959-66 $35,250 [2]

Rebel/Matador 1967-78 $32,835 [6]

American/Hornet 1965-77 $30,000 [1]

Javelin 1968-73 $39,000 [1]

Studebaker All Models 1947-55 $22,165 [3]

Lark/Cruiser 1960-66 $24,125 [4]

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

Hawk 1958-64 $45,000 [2]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2021 Muscle Car & US Car Value Guide.

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