Very shortly after my first CC piece, I took a trip to South Bend, Indiana. Whenever I go there, I always keep a lookout for Studebakers, being that they were made there and all. I was quite thrilled to find a ’49 Land Cruiser (even though it was up on a trailer at the time), and you can read all about it here.
After some recent posts about cars found on Craigslist, or on that well-known internet auction site, I decided to do my periodic Stude search on my local Craigslist. Wow – another green ’49 Land Cruiser. Closer inspection revealed that it was actually the very same car I’d found nearly two years earlier!
The new owner has put it on the ground and posted many more pictures (the ad can be seen here), and has even moved it from South Bend to a small community just southeast of Indianapolis. In every other way, though, time seems to have stood still for this old Stude. This is certainly a better fate than being crushed by a falling tree or having a Chevy 350 stuffed into it.
I have often wondered just what happened to this car. Now I know. And it’s about thirty minutes from my house. And down to $2,500, including a parts car. Hmmmmm – I wonder if I can talk Mrs. JPC into a little Sunday drive this weekend.