I'm trying to help my Dad figure out what to do with a 1930 Studebaker Erskine that's been sitting in a garage since 1986. We aren't really car people and we don't know what we're doing.
My Dad inherited the car from my Grandpa when he passed away in 1986. It hasn't been driven since then and has sat in a storage garage on blocks since that time.
When it was put up on blocks in '86, everything worked great and my Grandpa occasionally drove it in small parades in Western Iowa (where it is now). Hasn't been off blocks in nearly 30 years, so we're sure we'd have to have some things done to it for it to be in working condition.
Ideally he'd like to sell it, but we have no idea how to value it or how to sell it. Neither of us live close to the car itself, though my Dad is within reasonable driving distance. He's been talking about trying to sell it for years, but we just don't know where to start. My Dad has been paying the monthly rent on the storage unit for almost 30 years and checking on it once a year or so and he'd like to be done with it.
The details from my Dad are: Studerbaker: Model: Erskine (wikipedia on the Erskine
). Motor: 6 cylinder, Restored in 1985 and has been garaged on blocks since 1986. It has no body filler and is all original.
-How do we figure out how much the car is 'worth.' I understand that it's only worth what someone will pay for it, but we don't even have a ballpark notion. We're not sure if we'd be lucky to get $500 or if we should be asking for a lot of money.
-Where do we even try to sell it? Put it on ebay?
-Any other advice on what to do with the car? I know he'd like to get some money for it, as my Grandpa had a lot in the thing, but I also know he'd like to just be done with it with as little as hassle as possible.
If folks would find it helpful I can probably get some pics.
Thanks for all your help and advice everyone!