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avantilover
01-16-2008, 05:08 AM
I just got home from our club's meeting with the information that our president has a 1962 Lark Sedan (not sure what or 6 or 8) that has been gone through and brakes overhauled and I can buy it for AUD$3000 which I should be able to accumulate in 3 months or so depending upon work.

There is a garage at Mom and Dad's that I can use.

So it looks like I'll be Studebaker powered in a few months with a safe car that runs at the turn of the key.

What are the 62s like?

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

lstude
01-16-2008, 05:54 AM
John,

Congratulations! The 62s have always been some of my favorite Larks. I used to own a 62 Lark Daytona convertible.

Send us some pictures. We would like to see it.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
01-16-2008, 05:54 AM
John,

Congratulations! The 62s have always been some of my favorite Larks. I used to own a 62 Lark Daytona convertible.

Send us some pictures. We would like to see it.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

Shawn
01-16-2008, 07:14 AM
My first Stude was a 62 Lark when I was 16. It was a white two door sedan. Great car and was fun to drive. 62 and 63 Larks are still just about my favorite Studebaker other than a Hawk.

Former owner/owner with Dad:
58 Packard Golden Hawk
62 Hawk
62 Lark
63 Lark
64 Lark
63 Champ
Currently I own:
84 Mercedes 380SL
92 Range Rover (for sale)
99 BMW 323I
and helping a 16 year old rebuild an 86 Saab 900

Lakeland, FL

Shawn
01-16-2008, 07:14 AM
My first Stude was a 62 Lark when I was 16. It was a white two door sedan. Great car and was fun to drive. 62 and 63 Larks are still just about my favorite Studebaker other than a Hawk.

Former owner/owner with Dad:
58 Packard Golden Hawk
62 Hawk
62 Lark
63 Lark
64 Lark
63 Champ
Currently I own:
84 Mercedes 380SL
92 Range Rover (for sale)
99 BMW 323I
and helping a 16 year old rebuild an 86 Saab 900

Lakeland, FL

go-studebaker
01-16-2008, 07:20 AM
John,
62 Larks are excellent cars. Yours will have a minimum of a 259 V8 in it as this was standard in Oz

My old 62 Lark Convertible resides in Adelaide. Dont let money get in the way of buying the car, just get a loan on your credit card if you have to temporarily. A regfistered car wont come any cheaper and you will kick yourself if that car passes by you.

Good one, you will be over the moon when you take delivery.

Greg

Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1961 Hawk
1963 Daytona Hardtop
1988 Avanti Convertible

go-studebaker
01-16-2008, 07:20 AM
John,
62 Larks are excellent cars. Yours will have a minimum of a 259 V8 in it as this was standard in Oz

My old 62 Lark Convertible resides in Adelaide. Dont let money get in the way of buying the car, just get a loan on your credit card if you have to temporarily. A regfistered car wont come any cheaper and you will kick yourself if that car passes by you.

Good one, you will be over the moon when you take delivery.

Greg

Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1961 Hawk
1963 Daytona Hardtop
1988 Avanti Convertible

BobPalma
01-16-2008, 07:30 AM
:) Concur. A 1962 Lark 259 is one of the best Larks there was. 'Still had the tight body due to the thick old window posts, but with the nicer, longer rear end. 'Good choice and a good way to get into Studebakering. BP

BobPalma
01-16-2008, 07:30 AM
:) Concur. A 1962 Lark 259 is one of the best Larks there was. 'Still had the tight body due to the thick old window posts, but with the nicer, longer rear end. 'Good choice and a good way to get into Studebakering. BP

avantilover
01-16-2008, 01:59 PM
Thanks guys, I'll certainly post photos when I see it. I won't need a Credit Card loan Greg just got rid of my debt thanks to Mom and Dad. Trevor is in no rush so all will be well, and it's duel fuel LPG/petrol which should help.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
01-16-2008, 01:59 PM
Thanks guys, I'll certainly post photos when I see it. I won't need a Credit Card loan Greg just got rid of my debt thanks to Mom and Dad. Trevor is in no rush so all will be well, and it's duel fuel LPG/petrol which should help.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

Mark57
01-16-2008, 04:43 PM
Gotta like a "good news" story![^]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
[img]http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg

Mark57
01-16-2008, 04:43 PM
Gotta like a "good news" story![^]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
[img]http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg

StudeRich
01-16-2008, 04:55 PM
Great news John, I am very interested in the Propane conversion, the older ones were Dual gas like that one, but now-days they are going mostly with the straight Propane which qualifies in some States as "Clean Air" for tax breaks, because you cannot run Gasoline.

I will be interested to hear what KPL you get! Is that how you say fuel mileage or MPG over there?


quote:Originally posted by avantilover

and it's duel fuel LPG/petrol which should help.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
01-16-2008, 04:55 PM
Great news John, I am very interested in the Propane conversion, the older ones were Dual gas like that one, but now-days they are going mostly with the straight Propane which qualifies in some States as "Clean Air" for tax breaks, because you cannot run Gasoline.

I will be interested to hear what KPL you get! Is that how you say fuel mileage or MPG over there?


quote:Originally posted by avantilover

and it's duel fuel LPG/petrol which should help.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Roscomacaw
01-16-2008, 05:13 PM
Hey! A Stude of your own finally! Bloody good, mate!:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
01-16-2008, 05:13 PM
Hey! A Stude of your own finally! Bloody good, mate!:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

avantilover
01-17-2008, 12:57 AM
Thanks Rich and Bob,

We were discussing a cheap 1964 Lark that listed on Ebay Oz for about AU$2900 with a 100.00 parts car and I said I'd gotten excited as I could afford that, but thought better as it was rough when he said I have a '62 you can have - done the brakes etc etc, $3000 which I have in it, so as soon as I get that away I go (smile).

Rich, the Metric fuel consumption is Liters per 100km (62Miles)

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
01-17-2008, 12:57 AM
Thanks Rich and Bob,

We were discussing a cheap 1964 Lark that listed on Ebay Oz for about AU$2900 with a 100.00 parts car and I said I'd gotten excited as I could afford that, but thought better as it was rough when he said I have a '62 you can have - done the brakes etc etc, $3000 which I have in it, so as soon as I get that away I go (smile).

Rich, the Metric fuel consumption is Liters per 100km (62Miles)

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia