We are proud to offer this beuatiful 1913 Studebaker Model 25A Touring Car (Bonded Titled VIN 310294). This car was purchased by Mr. Quam, in the early 80’s. A farmer from Roland, Iowa who lived near Mr. Quam, when he was growing up, originally owned the car. In the oral history given by Mr. Quam to Iowa Public Television in 1999, he talks about the car and seeing the original owner drive by their farm when he was a child.
When the farmer died there was an auction at his farm. One of Mr. Quam’s classmates, Mr. Larson was at the sale and when the opening bid started at $12.00, Mr. Larson bid $12.50 and bought the car. Years later, Grant Quam bought the car from his classmate. According to the Iowa Public Television interview, he paid his classmate several thousand dollars when he bought the car. Photos of the car after disassembly and before restoration, show that the car was very solid and complete with the original upholstery intact.
In the mid 1980’s the car was placed in a restoration shop in northern Iowa for a Ground Up Restoration. The result is a car that has won an AACA Junior first place, an AACA Senior first place and the Grand National prize. The car has only been driven on and off the show fields, since its completion. Mr. Quam loaned the car to the Studebaker Museum for display in South Bend, Indiana, for several years. Beyond that, the car has been taken to a few shows, but has spent most of its time in a climate controlled building, along with the other cars his the collection.
The car body is Dark Sky Blue in color with a Black top and fenders. The interior seats are Black leather button tucked. The wood spoke wheels are painted the same color as the body. Running lights and sidelights run off an acetylene tank that is mounted on the side running board. The spare tire is mounted on the side of the car next to the acetylene tank. The engine is a 4-cylinder with a brass carburetor.
There is not a lot more to say about this car, other than he spent well over $20,000 in the 1980 restoration process. Its history with the AACA Senior Award, as well as being a Grand National Winner, tells the whole story quite well.
If you are a Studebaker fan, this could be the Crown Jewel to your collection. According to the appraiser for this Car Collection, this car would be rated as a Condition 1 on the Standard Grading Scale for collector cars, as there is virtually no deterioration of the restoration since it was completed.
Duncan’s Auctions can arrange for Storage of the vehicle until pick-up is scheduled and/or arrange for enclosed transport to buyer’s location.
Worldwide shipping can also be arranged by Duncan’s Auctions.
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Rick Duncan (President of Duncan’s Auctions)
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Announcements concerning this car will be ongoing and it will be offered live by video on March 9, 2019 at The Watters Creek Convention Center in Allen, Texas by Duncan’s Auctions. Inspection and/or preview is by appointment only. Please contact Rick Duncan for more information.