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cabrina
01-29-2008, 05:51 PM
Drove the new baby over to the gas station for its first fill up. Thank you Ed for selling me this car and trailering it all the way from Athens TN. You and your wife are very nice! Haven't actually driven a running Stude since 1989. It was a real treat!

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n250/cabrina23/IMAGE_11.jpg

Cabrina Dieters
Murfreesboro TN
1950 Starlight Coupe
1961 Lark

StudeRich
01-29-2008, 06:07 PM
Very nice looking Lark! [^]

Is that a Regal Lark VI (Six Cylinder) 4 door Sedan? A little hard to tell from the front, it could be a Deluxe with the 4 headlight option and chrome grille moulding added.

StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
01-29-2008, 06:07 PM
Very nice looking Lark! [^]

Is that a Regal Lark VI (Six Cylinder) 4 door Sedan? A little hard to tell from the front, it could be a Deluxe with the 4 headlight option and chrome grille moulding added.

StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA

8E45E
01-29-2008, 06:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

Is that a Regal Lark VI (Six Cylinder) 4 door Sedan? A little hard to tell from the front, it could be a Deluxe with the 4 headlight option and chrome grille moulding added.



Looks like a Cruiser to me!:) I can see the little rectangular 'Cruiser' nameplate below the 'Lark VIII and the reverse curve on the rear doors.

Craig

8E45E
01-29-2008, 06:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

Is that a Regal Lark VI (Six Cylinder) 4 door Sedan? A little hard to tell from the front, it could be a Deluxe with the 4 headlight option and chrome grille moulding added.



Looks like a Cruiser to me!:) I can see the little rectangular 'Cruiser' nameplate below the 'Lark VIII and the reverse curve on the rear doors.

Craig

StudeRich
01-29-2008, 06:28 PM
You must have cheated, Craig! You saved and enlarged it! All I can see is what looks like a roman numeral 6 and a trace of something that could be a Cruiser nameplate or a reflection! I was also thinking it could be one of those rare '61 Cruisers like Sharon's but I could not tell!

Really, Really nice car, if it's one of those! [:p]


quote:Originally posted by 8E45E
Looks like a Cruiser to me!:) I can see the little rectangular 'Cruiser' nameplate below the 'Lark VIII and the reverse curve on the rear doors. Craig

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
01-29-2008, 06:28 PM
You must have cheated, Craig! You saved and enlarged it! All I can see is what looks like a roman numeral 6 and a trace of something that could be a Cruiser nameplate or a reflection! I was also thinking it could be one of those rare '61 Cruisers like Sharon's but I could not tell!

Really, Really nice car, if it's one of those! [:p]


quote:Originally posted by 8E45E
Looks like a Cruiser to me!:) I can see the little rectangular 'Cruiser' nameplate below the 'Lark VIII and the reverse curve on the rear doors. Craig

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

8E45E
01-29-2008, 06:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

You must have cheated, Craig! You saved and enlarged it! All I can see is what looks like a roman numeral 6 and a trace of something that could be a Cruiser nameplate or a reflection! I was also thinking it could be one of those rare '61 Cruisers like Sharon's but I could not tell!

Really, Really nice car, if it's one of those! [:p]



Nope! I didn't save & enlarge it at all.:D The '61 Cruiser as you know has the most distinctive style from its lesser bretheren out of all years of Larks. The shape of the rear doors was a dead giveaway, and seeing that little nameplate on the front fender made it real clear for me. But I'm with you! The '61 Cruiser is RARE, and is very nice!!

Craig.

8E45E
01-29-2008, 06:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

You must have cheated, Craig! You saved and enlarged it! All I can see is what looks like a roman numeral 6 and a trace of something that could be a Cruiser nameplate or a reflection! I was also thinking it could be one of those rare '61 Cruisers like Sharon's but I could not tell!

Really, Really nice car, if it's one of those! [:p]



Nope! I didn't save & enlarge it at all.:D The '61 Cruiser as you know has the most distinctive style from its lesser bretheren out of all years of Larks. The shape of the rear doors was a dead giveaway, and seeing that little nameplate on the front fender made it real clear for me. But I'm with you! The '61 Cruiser is RARE, and is very nice!!

Craig.

53k
01-29-2008, 06:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by cabrina

Drove the new baby over to the gas station for its first fill up. Thank you Ed for selling me this car and trailering it all the way from Athens TN. You and your wife are very nice! Haven't actually driven a running Stude since 1989. It was a real treat!

Love it! The first '61 I drove was a black Cruiser and my first new car and first Studebaker was an Autumn Haze Cruiser.
Now we need more pix:D.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

53k
01-29-2008, 06:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by cabrina

Drove the new baby over to the gas station for its first fill up. Thank you Ed for selling me this car and trailering it all the way from Athens TN. You and your wife are very nice! Haven't actually driven a running Stude since 1989. It was a real treat!

Love it! The first '61 I drove was a black Cruiser and my first new car and first Studebaker was an Autumn Haze Cruiser.
Now we need more pix:D.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

ST2DE5
01-29-2008, 06:46 PM
Hope you bring it to Shelbyville meet in March. I'll drive all the way from Oklahoma to see it.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/OzarkTtrailLogoSmall.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

ST2DE5
01-29-2008, 06:46 PM
Hope you bring it to Shelbyville meet in March. I'll drive all the way from Oklahoma to see it.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/OzarkTtrailLogoSmall.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

cabrina
01-29-2008, 08:36 PM
Hi ST2DE5,

Yes, the little Lark told me it expects to mingle with the other Studes at the Shelbyville meet. I need to get a good close look at your sharp business coupe, too!! I only saw it for a second last year because my friend and I got lost trying to find the Ag Center. Plus this year since I've rejoined the local club so I've promised to help Virginia Fennessey and some of the other women cook and clean.

See you there!
Cabrina

cabrina
01-29-2008, 08:36 PM
Hi ST2DE5,

Yes, the little Lark told me it expects to mingle with the other Studes at the Shelbyville meet. I need to get a good close look at your sharp business coupe, too!! I only saw it for a second last year because my friend and I got lost trying to find the Ag Center. Plus this year since I've rejoined the local club so I've promised to help Virginia Fennessey and some of the other women cook and clean.

See you there!
Cabrina

cabrina
01-29-2008, 08:45 PM
Hi all,

It's got a Cruiser badge on the front fenders. I was wondering if it really was one since the badge isn't chrome script like I'm used to seeing for most Stude tags. Can you tell from the VIN No. 61V12875 for sure? It is a V8 4 dr. auto.

Cabrina

cabrina
01-29-2008, 08:45 PM
Hi all,

It's got a Cruiser badge on the front fenders. I was wondering if it really was one since the badge isn't chrome script like I'm used to seeing for most Stude tags. Can you tell from the VIN No. 61V12875 for sure? It is a V8 4 dr. auto.

Cabrina

studegary
01-29-2008, 09:18 PM
quote:Originally posted by cabrina

Hi all,

It's got a Cruiser badge on the front fenders. I was wondering if it really was one since the badge isn't chrome script like I'm used to seeing for most Stude tags. Can you tell from the VIN No. 61V12875 for sure? It is a V8 4 dr. auto.

Cabrina


The body number plate on the engine side of the cowl will tell the model. A Cruiser will have vent windows in the rear doors that open.
A 1961 Cruiser has a 259 V8 as standard equipment and a 289 V8 as an option. Which do you have (engine number starting with V or P)?

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studegary
01-29-2008, 09:18 PM
quote:Originally posted by cabrina

Hi all,

It's got a Cruiser badge on the front fenders. I was wondering if it really was one since the badge isn't chrome script like I'm used to seeing for most Stude tags. Can you tell from the VIN No. 61V12875 for sure? It is a V8 4 dr. auto.

Cabrina


The body number plate on the engine side of the cowl will tell the model. A Cruiser will have vent windows in the rear doors that open.
A 1961 Cruiser has a 259 V8 as standard equipment and a 289 V8 as an option. Which do you have (engine number starting with V or P)?

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

Lenny R2
01-29-2008, 09:27 PM
Cabrina Nice Lark.Good Luck with it.

Lenny
Atlanta Ga.

Lenny R2
01-29-2008, 09:27 PM
Cabrina Nice Lark.Good Luck with it.

Lenny
Atlanta Ga.

cabrina
01-29-2008, 09:32 PM
Hi Gary,

It does have vent windows in the rear. I thought those were pretty cool. It has a 259 V8 with aftermarket air (non-working).

Cabrina

cabrina
01-29-2008, 09:32 PM
Hi Gary,

It does have vent windows in the rear. I thought those were pretty cool. It has a 259 V8 with aftermarket air (non-working).

Cabrina

Mark57
01-29-2008, 09:34 PM
Hey Cabrina, she's a beauty. Post some more pics of her when you have a minute or two.[8D]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/57Transtar1.jpg

Mark57
01-29-2008, 09:34 PM
Hey Cabrina, she's a beauty. Post some more pics of her when you have a minute or two.[8D]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/57Transtar1.jpg

cabrina
01-29-2008, 09:45 PM
Thanks Lenny and Mark. I'll snap some new pics of her this weekend. I used Ed's photos to send to my insurance agent today but they are on the computer at work. Only $39.80 for six months of coverage so that is really good. The agent said it was cute and very unusual so maybe we'll get another convert. I'm excited!

cabrina
01-29-2008, 09:45 PM
Thanks Lenny and Mark. I'll snap some new pics of her this weekend. I used Ed's photos to send to my insurance agent today but they are on the computer at work. Only $39.80 for six months of coverage so that is really good. The agent said it was cute and very unusual so maybe we'll get another convert. I'm excited!

pitbulllady
01-30-2008, 05:04 AM
It's great to see another '61 Cruiser on the road! I can guarantee that it will turn heads wherever you drive it! Get that AC fixed, and you'll really be set(though it's hard thinking about AC right now). Like others have said, this is a really rare car; 1961 was the only year that Lark Cruisers were made, and I have to wonder how many of them have actually survived to this day and are still drivable. I believe it was pure luck that got me mine, since the people at the big new car dealership had no clue what they had on their hands, other than it was old and it was pretty. I've really enjoyed my Cruiser; it provides a really smooth, comfortable ride and easy handling comparable to modern cars(OK, more comfortable than my little OTHER daily driver car). The AC on mine works, so that makes even hot summer no problem.

Congrats on getting your new baby!

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg

pitbulllady
01-30-2008, 05:04 AM
It's great to see another '61 Cruiser on the road! I can guarantee that it will turn heads wherever you drive it! Get that AC fixed, and you'll really be set(though it's hard thinking about AC right now). Like others have said, this is a really rare car; 1961 was the only year that Lark Cruisers were made, and I have to wonder how many of them have actually survived to this day and are still drivable. I believe it was pure luck that got me mine, since the people at the big new car dealership had no clue what they had on their hands, other than it was old and it was pretty. I've really enjoyed my Cruiser; it provides a really smooth, comfortable ride and easy handling comparable to modern cars(OK, more comfortable than my little OTHER daily driver car). The AC on mine works, so that makes even hot summer no problem.

Congrats on getting your new baby!

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg

lstude
01-30-2008, 05:35 AM
quote:1961 was the only year that Lark Cruisers were made, and I have to wonder how many of them have actually survived to this day and are still drivable.

You have a nice Cruiser but 61 wasn't the only year Lark Cruisers were made, but it was the first year. There were Lark Cruisers from 61 through 63 and then they dropped the Lark name. It is a rare car though. I have a friend who is restoring one.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

lstude
01-30-2008, 05:35 AM
quote:1961 was the only year that Lark Cruisers were made, and I have to wonder how many of them have actually survived to this day and are still drivable.

You have a nice Cruiser but 61 wasn't the only year Lark Cruisers were made, but it was the first year. There were Lark Cruisers from 61 through 63 and then they dropped the Lark name. It is a rare car though. I have a friend who is restoring one.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

BobPalma
01-30-2008, 05:49 AM
:) POP QUIZ:

What was the only model year in which Studebaker described the 1961-1966 Cruiser model as America's First and Only Limousette? ;)[8D]:D BP

BobPalma
01-30-2008, 05:49 AM
:) POP QUIZ:

What was the only model year in which Studebaker described the 1961-1966 Cruiser model as America's First and Only Limousette? ;)[8D]:D BP

65cruiser
01-30-2008, 06:28 AM
Bob,

I believe that was in 1963:D.


quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) POP QUIZ:

What was the only model year in which Studebaker described the 1961-1966 Cruiser model as America's First and Only Limousette? ;)[8D]:D BP


Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

My next Studebaker is in the future, but now getting my hair messed up in a Sebring ragtop!
Almost as fun as a Studebaker!

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/sebring.jpg

65cruiser
01-30-2008, 06:28 AM
Bob,

I believe that was in 1963:D.


quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) POP QUIZ:

What was the only model year in which Studebaker described the 1961-1966 Cruiser model as America's First and Only Limousette? ;)[8D]:D BP


Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

My next Studebaker is in the future, but now getting my hair messed up in a Sebring ragtop!
Almost as fun as a Studebaker!

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/sebring.jpg

Avantidon
01-30-2008, 06:33 AM
Cabrina, a great ride. Enjoy it. BTW it's not that far from Athens to Murfreesboro but you have to cross time zones.

Bob I saw that fact on the back of a Studebaker Post Card and I want to say 1963.

See you in the future as I write about our past

Avantidon
01-30-2008, 06:33 AM
Cabrina, a great ride. Enjoy it. BTW it's not that far from Athens to Murfreesboro but you have to cross time zones.

Bob I saw that fact on the back of a Studebaker Post Card and I want to say 1963.

See you in the future as I write about our past

BobPalma
01-30-2008, 06:58 AM
:) BINGO, Don & Mark. (Yeah, I know; that was an easy one.[}:)]) [8D] BP

BobPalma
01-30-2008, 06:58 AM
:) BINGO, Don & Mark. (Yeah, I know; that was an easy one.[}:)]) [8D] BP

8E45E
01-30-2008, 08:37 AM
quote:Originally posted by lstude
You have a nice Cruiser but 61 wasn't the only year Lark Cruisers were made, but it was the first year. There were Lark Cruisers from 61 through 63 and then they dropped the Lark name. It is a rare car though. I have a friend who is restoring one.



Actually, the Cruiser was a standalone model in 1963 according to factory literature. If you look at one, there is no L A R K on the front fenders on any '63 Cruiser.

Craig

8E45E
01-30-2008, 08:37 AM
quote:Originally posted by lstude
You have a nice Cruiser but 61 wasn't the only year Lark Cruisers were made, but it was the first year. There were Lark Cruisers from 61 through 63 and then they dropped the Lark name. It is a rare car though. I have a friend who is restoring one.



Actually, the Cruiser was a standalone model in 1963 according to factory literature. If you look at one, there is no L A R K on the front fenders on any '63 Cruiser.

Craig

cabrina
01-30-2008, 08:59 AM
Hi Pitbulllady,

I really enjoy reading about your adventures in the Lark. The little gold beauty couldn't have a better owner! My paint is nice but your sunset shot really stands out. Hopefully I will enjoy driving my baby half as much as you do yours. I think this one was really meant to be mine. Ed and his wife were both from New Jersey and the friend I took to Athens was also a Jersey girl. Ed's wife was born in Iowa like me, too. I'll take all that as a good omen.

Cabrina

cabrina
01-30-2008, 08:59 AM
Hi Pitbulllady,

I really enjoy reading about your adventures in the Lark. The little gold beauty couldn't have a better owner! My paint is nice but your sunset shot really stands out. Hopefully I will enjoy driving my baby half as much as you do yours. I think this one was really meant to be mine. Ed and his wife were both from New Jersey and the friend I took to Athens was also a Jersey girl. Ed's wife was born in Iowa like me, too. I'll take all that as a good omen.

Cabrina

studeclunker
01-30-2008, 12:19 PM
Congratulations on the new arrival!:D[8D] She's a beauty. The Cruisers are my favourite Larks. Though, I am partial to the '63s, the '61 is one of the coolest. Must be nice to have a good paint job.;)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
01-30-2008, 12:19 PM
Congratulations on the new arrival!:D[8D] She's a beauty. The Cruisers are my favourite Larks. Though, I am partial to the '63s, the '61 is one of the coolest. Must be nice to have a good paint job.;)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

BobPalma
01-30-2008, 12:38 PM
:) If anyone just has to have a gorgeous 1961 Cruiser, e-mail me privately. I know of a lady in South Bend with a beautiful, white 1961 Cruiser with red & black interior and 17,000 documented actual miles that wanted $10,000 for it a year or so ago. I don't know if it is still available, but will pass the information along to anyone who wants it. (I just don't want to post her name and phone numbers on a public forum, and ask that no one else does, either, in the event that you also know about this car.) ;) Thanks. [8D] BP

BobPalma
01-30-2008, 12:38 PM
:) If anyone just has to have a gorgeous 1961 Cruiser, e-mail me privately. I know of a lady in South Bend with a beautiful, white 1961 Cruiser with red & black interior and 17,000 documented actual miles that wanted $10,000 for it a year or so ago. I don't know if it is still available, but will pass the information along to anyone who wants it. (I just don't want to post her name and phone numbers on a public forum, and ask that no one else does, either, in the event that you also know about this car.) ;) Thanks. [8D] BP

pitbulllady
01-30-2008, 12:40 PM
quote:Originally posted by cabrina

Hi Pitbulllady,

I really enjoy reading about your adventures in the Lark. The little gold beauty couldn't have a better owner! My paint is nice but your sunset shot really stands out. Hopefully I will enjoy driving my baby half as much as you do yours. I think this one was really meant to be mine. Ed and his wife were both from New Jersey and the friend I took to Athens was also a Jersey girl. Ed's wife was born in Iowa like me, too. I'll take all that as a good omen.

Cabrina



That's how I feel about mine-it was MEANT to be mine! I found it purely by accident, while just web-surfing for Studebaker pictures, and a pic on Google images linked to a site that lists classic cars from all over the country for sale. It was at one of those humongous multi-make new car malls, where someone had just traded it for a new late-model car. It wasn't even supposed to have been listed for sale yet, and certainly not with that price, but since I had proof that it had been posted, the dealership had to honor it. They were really great to work with though, better in my experience than new car dealerships around here. I've still got some work to do on the car to get it as close to perfect as possible, like re-painting the firewall and inside of the doors and the hood cowl, and replacing the sending unit in the gas tank so I can tell how much fuel I've got, and that necessitates pulling out the tank. And yeah, replacing those worn, frayed battery cables(but at least I've got a proper tie-down). I've put a lot into that car already, but it's worth it, since it gets "more smiles per gallon" than anything I've ever driven in the past!

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg

pitbulllady
01-30-2008, 12:40 PM
quote:Originally posted by cabrina

Hi Pitbulllady,

I really enjoy reading about your adventures in the Lark. The little gold beauty couldn't have a better owner! My paint is nice but your sunset shot really stands out. Hopefully I will enjoy driving my baby half as much as you do yours. I think this one was really meant to be mine. Ed and his wife were both from New Jersey and the friend I took to Athens was also a Jersey girl. Ed's wife was born in Iowa like me, too. I'll take all that as a good omen.

Cabrina



That's how I feel about mine-it was MEANT to be mine! I found it purely by accident, while just web-surfing for Studebaker pictures, and a pic on Google images linked to a site that lists classic cars from all over the country for sale. It was at one of those humongous multi-make new car malls, where someone had just traded it for a new late-model car. It wasn't even supposed to have been listed for sale yet, and certainly not with that price, but since I had proof that it had been posted, the dealership had to honor it. They were really great to work with though, better in my experience than new car dealerships around here. I've still got some work to do on the car to get it as close to perfect as possible, like re-painting the firewall and inside of the doors and the hood cowl, and replacing the sending unit in the gas tank so I can tell how much fuel I've got, and that necessitates pulling out the tank. And yeah, replacing those worn, frayed battery cables(but at least I've got a proper tie-down). I've put a lot into that car already, but it's worth it, since it gets "more smiles per gallon" than anything I've ever driven in the past!

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg

Studedude1961
01-30-2008, 01:36 PM
Congratulations Cabrina!

You are among the very select fortunate few to own a luxurious STUDEBAKER CRUISER! You have the added cachet of being the proud owner of a FIRST YEAR CRUISER...an extra plus!

You'll enjoy the ride provided by the longer wheelbase, the true "Limosette" proportions of the roomy rear seat, complete with luxurious center armrest. You and your family will also appreciate the extra little touches found inside your Cruiser...from the elegant upholstery design to the thoughtful, handy storage pockets.

Outside, you'll enjoy the elegant, clutter-free design of this jewelbox on wheels, the glint of the sun off Studebaker's shiny chromium. Your Cruiser's ARISTOCRATIC design will impress others and only reinforce your truly EXQUISITE automotive taste!

No doubt by now you are enjoying that WHOLESOME PEACE OF MIND that only comes by owning a top-of-the-line Cruiser sedan and those of us who now share your indescribable CRUISER LUXURY EXPERIENCE heartily welcome you!

Elegantly,

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
01-30-2008, 01:36 PM
Congratulations Cabrina!

You are among the very select fortunate few to own a luxurious STUDEBAKER CRUISER! You have the added cachet of being the proud owner of a FIRST YEAR CRUISER...an extra plus!

You'll enjoy the ride provided by the longer wheelbase, the true "Limosette" proportions of the roomy rear seat, complete with luxurious center armrest. You and your family will also appreciate the extra little touches found inside your Cruiser...from the elegant upholstery design to the thoughtful, handy storage pockets.

Outside, you'll enjoy the elegant, clutter-free design of this jewelbox on wheels, the glint of the sun off Studebaker's shiny chromium. Your Cruiser's ARISTOCRATIC design will impress others and only reinforce your truly EXQUISITE automotive taste!

No doubt by now you are enjoying that WHOLESOME PEACE OF MIND that only comes by owning a top-of-the-line Cruiser sedan and those of us who now share your indescribable CRUISER LUXURY EXPERIENCE heartily welcome you!

Elegantly,

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

65cruiser
01-30-2008, 01:40 PM
Cabrina,

Don't forget to list your Cruiser in the registry!:D

Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

My next Studebaker is in the future, but now getting my hair messed up in a Sebring ragtop!
Almost as fun as a Studebaker!

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/sebring.jpg

65cruiser
01-30-2008, 01:40 PM
Cabrina,

Don't forget to list your Cruiser in the registry!:D

Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

My next Studebaker is in the future, but now getting my hair messed up in a Sebring ragtop!
Almost as fun as a Studebaker!

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/sebring.jpg

studegary
01-30-2008, 03:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude


quote:1961 was the only year that Lark Cruisers were made, and I have to wonder how many of them have actually survived to this day and are still drivable.

You have a nice Cruiser but 61 wasn't the only year Lark Cruisers were made, but it was the first year. There were Lark Cruisers from 61 through 63 and then they dropped the Lark name. It is a rare car though. I have a friend who is restoring one.

Leonard Shepherd


Earlier than 1961 there were Land Cruisers. In 1961 and 1962 there were Lark Cruisers. In 1963-1966 there were Cruisers.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studegary
01-30-2008, 03:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude


quote:1961 was the only year that Lark Cruisers were made, and I have to wonder how many of them have actually survived to this day and are still drivable.

You have a nice Cruiser but 61 wasn't the only year Lark Cruisers were made, but it was the first year. There were Lark Cruisers from 61 through 63 and then they dropped the Lark name. It is a rare car though. I have a friend who is restoring one.

Leonard Shepherd


Earlier than 1961 there were Land Cruisers. In 1961 and 1962 there were Lark Cruisers. In 1963-1966 there were Cruisers.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studegary
01-30-2008, 03:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) If anyone just has to have a gorgeous 1961 Cruiser, e-mail me privately. I know of a lady in South Bend with a beautiful, white 1961 Cruiser with red & black interior and 17,000 documented actual miles that wanted $10,000 for it a year or so ago. I don't know if it is still available, but will pass the information along to anyone who wants it. (I just don't want to post her name and phone numbers on a public forum, and ask that no one else does, either, in the event that you also know about this car.) ;) Thanks. [8D] BP


I remember that car from when it was nearly new and the original owner was pampering it. He had been a Studebaker employee. If he was visiting with you and a couple of drops of rain came down, he had to leave to get home and put his white Cruiser in his garage. I think that the Cruiser had 11K miles on it when I last saw it.
His son also made up/"restored" a similar 1961 Cruiser. I hope that the one that is for sale is the original owned by the father.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studegary
01-30-2008, 03:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) If anyone just has to have a gorgeous 1961 Cruiser, e-mail me privately. I know of a lady in South Bend with a beautiful, white 1961 Cruiser with red & black interior and 17,000 documented actual miles that wanted $10,000 for it a year or so ago. I don't know if it is still available, but will pass the information along to anyone who wants it. (I just don't want to post her name and phone numbers on a public forum, and ask that no one else does, either, in the event that you also know about this car.) ;) Thanks. [8D] BP


I remember that car from when it was nearly new and the original owner was pampering it. He had been a Studebaker employee. If he was visiting with you and a couple of drops of rain came down, he had to leave to get home and put his white Cruiser in his garage. I think that the Cruiser had 11K miles on it when I last saw it.
His son also made up/"restored" a similar 1961 Cruiser. I hope that the one that is for sale is the original owned by the father.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

Roscomacaw
01-30-2008, 03:48 PM
Maybe I overlooked the answer to Cabrina's one query, but I'll answer it anyway. The script "Cruiser" on the '61's front fenders IS gold-colored. The "LARK VIII" was chromed and the "Cruiser" was gold.[^]

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
01-30-2008, 03:48 PM
Maybe I overlooked the answer to Cabrina's one query, but I'll answer it anyway. The script "Cruiser" on the '61's front fenders IS gold-colored. The "LARK VIII" was chromed and the "Cruiser" was gold.[^]

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

studegary
01-30-2008, 04:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Maybe I overlooked the answer to Cabrina's one query, but I'll answer it anyway. The script "Cruiser" on the '61's front fenders IS gold-colored. The "LARK VIII" was chromed and the "Cruiser" was gold.[^]






I remember that the 1962 Cruiser nameplate was gold, but I thought that the 1961 Cruiser nameplate was chrome. I remember that the two years use a different nameplate.
I don't have the parts books here and Bob K. probably looked the nameplates up, so he is probably correct and I am wrong. It has been a long time since I have seen a 1961 Cruiser.


EDIT: I see that others have confirmed my memory of the 1961 Cruiser nameplate being chrome, not gold as in 1962.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studegary
01-30-2008, 04:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Maybe I overlooked the answer to Cabrina's one query, but I'll answer it anyway. The script "Cruiser" on the '61's front fenders IS gold-colored. The "LARK VIII" was chromed and the "Cruiser" was gold.[^]






I remember that the 1962 Cruiser nameplate was gold, but I thought that the 1961 Cruiser nameplate was chrome. I remember that the two years use a different nameplate.
I don't have the parts books here and Bob K. probably looked the nameplates up, so he is probably correct and I am wrong. It has been a long time since I have seen a 1961 Cruiser.


EDIT: I see that others have confirmed my memory of the 1961 Cruiser nameplate being chrome, not gold as in 1962.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

8E45E
01-30-2008, 06:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Maybe I overlooked the answer to Cabrina's one query, but I'll answer it anyway. The script "Cruiser" on the '61's front fenders IS gold-colored. The "LARK VIII" was chromed and the "Cruiser" was gold.




Not on the '61 Cruiser I owned at one time. It was definitely chrome.

Craig

8E45E
01-30-2008, 06:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Maybe I overlooked the answer to Cabrina's one query, but I'll answer it anyway. The script "Cruiser" on the '61's front fenders IS gold-colored. The "LARK VIII" was chromed and the "Cruiser" was gold.




Not on the '61 Cruiser I owned at one time. It was definitely chrome.

Craig

John Ratliff
01-30-2008, 06:39 PM
That sure is a nice looking ride. I realy liked my '64 Cruiser. That was my last Stude. until I got my Hawk in 2006. The Cruiser was the most comfortable ride I've had.

John Ratliff
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1274/1057613336_dcaf1959e5_t.jpg

John Ratliff
01-30-2008, 06:39 PM
That sure is a nice looking ride. I realy liked my '64 Cruiser. That was my last Stude. until I got my Hawk in 2006. The Cruiser was the most comfortable ride I've had.

John Ratliff
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1274/1057613336_dcaf1959e5_t.jpg

pitbulllady
01-30-2008, 07:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by 8E45E


quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Maybe I overlooked the answer to Cabrina's one query, but I'll answer it anyway. The script "Cruiser" on the '61's front fenders IS gold-colored. The "LARK VIII" was chromed and the "Cruiser" was gold.




Not on the '61 Cruiser I owned at one time. It was definitely chrome.

Craig


I believe the "Cruiser" script on mine is chrome, too, though it's too dark right now to check and way too cold. I don't think it would show up well if it were gold, since the car itself is gold and apparently was ordered in that color from the factory, since we can find no evidence that it was ever any other color. Maybe it was given a chrome "Cruiser" script to contrast with the gold color of the paint, but I really don't think that this particular piece of trim is gold. If it is, it's more like a "white" gold.

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg

pitbulllady
01-30-2008, 07:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by 8E45E


quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Maybe I overlooked the answer to Cabrina's one query, but I'll answer it anyway. The script "Cruiser" on the '61's front fenders IS gold-colored. The "LARK VIII" was chromed and the "Cruiser" was gold.




Not on the '61 Cruiser I owned at one time. It was definitely chrome.

Craig


I believe the "Cruiser" script on mine is chrome, too, though it's too dark right now to check and way too cold. I don't think it would show up well if it were gold, since the car itself is gold and apparently was ordered in that color from the factory, since we can find no evidence that it was ever any other color. Maybe it was given a chrome "Cruiser" script to contrast with the gold color of the paint, but I really don't think that this particular piece of trim is gold. If it is, it's more like a "white" gold.

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg

Bob Langer
01-30-2008, 07:36 PM
The 1961 literature has a black Cruiser and the script is chrome.

Bob Langer
63 Avanti
Glenshaw,PA

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/cropped.jpg

Bob Langer
01-30-2008, 07:36 PM
The 1961 literature has a black Cruiser and the script is chrome.

Bob Langer
63 Avanti
Glenshaw,PA

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/cropped.jpg

8E45E
01-30-2008, 08:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by Bob Langer

The 1961 literature has a black Cruiser and the script is chrome.



Here's another black '61 Cruiser that was at South Bend last summer.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2322/2232105782_cdcae8f734_b.jpg

Craig

8E45E
01-30-2008, 08:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by Bob Langer

The 1961 literature has a black Cruiser and the script is chrome.



Here's another black '61 Cruiser that was at South Bend last summer.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2322/2232105782_cdcae8f734_b.jpg

Craig

davepink53
01-30-2008, 09:59 PM
I purchased a '61 Lark Cruiser for my son Michael's 16th birthday, 10 years ago. we restored it and he learned to drive in it. she was his everyday car for a while but now it is only used on club runs. It came from the dealer with a white flash painted on the sides. the cruiser script is in chrome. there are photos on www.studebakercarclub.net:)

1916 sf roadster

davepink53
01-30-2008, 09:59 PM
I purchased a '61 Lark Cruiser for my son Michael's 16th birthday, 10 years ago. we restored it and he learned to drive in it. she was his everyday car for a while but now it is only used on club runs. It came from the dealer with a white flash painted on the sides. the cruiser script is in chrome. there are photos on www.studebakercarclub.net:)

1916 sf roadster

cabrina
01-30-2008, 10:04 PM
Thanks, Ron. After finally starting some sanding on the old bulletnose it is nice to have a paint job that just needs waxing. I think if I average the rust areas between the 50 and the Cruiser with your Champ and Old Bessie we'd probably be even. HA!

Cabrina

cabrina
01-30-2008, 10:04 PM
Thanks, Ron. After finally starting some sanding on the old bulletnose it is nice to have a paint job that just needs waxing. I think if I average the rust areas between the 50 and the Cruiser with your Champ and Old Bessie we'd probably be even. HA!

Cabrina

cabrina
01-30-2008, 10:13 PM
Hi Studedude 1961,

HA! You missed a great career writing Studebaker sales literature. I am sold on the Cruiser's luxury and elegance! Alas though my new baby didn't come complete with the most important item a woman looks for when making a new car purchase . . . a cup holder.

Cabrina

cabrina
01-30-2008, 10:13 PM
Hi Studedude 1961,

HA! You missed a great career writing Studebaker sales literature. I am sold on the Cruiser's luxury and elegance! Alas though my new baby didn't come complete with the most important item a woman looks for when making a new car purchase . . . a cup holder.

Cabrina

cabrina
01-30-2008, 10:21 PM
Don't forget to list your Cruiser in the registry!:D

Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

Hi Mark,

I'll gather up whatever info I can find and post it in the registry this weekend.

Cabrina

cabrina
01-30-2008, 10:21 PM
Don't forget to list your Cruiser in the registry!:D

Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

Hi Mark,

I'll gather up whatever info I can find and post it in the registry this weekend.

Cabrina

cabrina
01-30-2008, 10:41 PM
Hi everyone,

Thanks for the nice comments, pictures and pointing me in the right direction on the Cruiser script. Mine is definately wrong cause it is not a chrome or gold script but more like a black tag with chrome colored lettering. I can see I'll have to start looking around for those scarce as hen's teeth proper tail lights, too. In the meantime, I'll have fun cruising and keep a mental log of its "smiles per gallon ratio".

cabrina
01-30-2008, 10:41 PM
Hi everyone,

Thanks for the nice comments, pictures and pointing me in the right direction on the Cruiser script. Mine is definately wrong cause it is not a chrome or gold script but more like a black tag with chrome colored lettering. I can see I'll have to start looking around for those scarce as hen's teeth proper tail lights, too. In the meantime, I'll have fun cruising and keep a mental log of its "smiles per gallon ratio".

pitbulllady
01-31-2008, 05:22 AM
quote:Originally posted by 8E45E


quote:Originally posted by Bob Langer

The 1961 literature has a black Cruiser and the script is chrome.



Here's another black '61 Cruiser that was at South Bend last summer.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2322/2232105782_cdcae8f734_b.jpg

Craig



Well, THAT'S another mystery solved! I had the rear panel re-painted on my recently, and while I suspected that there used to be something below the "Studebaker" script on the back, because I could still see where there were little holes for barrel clips, I didn't know what. They became much more obvious once the paint was sanded down for re-painting. I'd never seen another pic of a '61 Cruiser from the rear, or if I did, I only paid attention to the Holy Grail taillight lenses!
Now, I guess I've got to find that little "Twin Traction" logo thingie for sale somewhere to go on mine.

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg

pitbulllady
01-31-2008, 05:22 AM
quote:Originally posted by 8E45E


quote:Originally posted by Bob Langer

The 1961 literature has a black Cruiser and the script is chrome.



Here's another black '61 Cruiser that was at South Bend last summer.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2322/2232105782_cdcae8f734_b.jpg

Craig



Well, THAT'S another mystery solved! I had the rear panel re-painted on my recently, and while I suspected that there used to be something below the "Studebaker" script on the back, because I could still see where there were little holes for barrel clips, I didn't know what. They became much more obvious once the paint was sanded down for re-painting. I'd never seen another pic of a '61 Cruiser from the rear, or if I did, I only paid attention to the Holy Grail taillight lenses!
Now, I guess I've got to find that little "Twin Traction" logo thingie for sale somewhere to go on mine.

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg

65cruiser
01-31-2008, 05:27 AM
Those TT emblems are available from a number of Stude vendors. I'm curious about what appears to be a locking gas door on that black 61.


quote:Originally posted by pitbulllady


quote:Originally posted by 8E45E

[quote]Originally posted by Bob Langer

The 1961 literature has a black Cruiser and the script is chrome.



Here's another black '61 Cruiser that was at South Bend last summer.Now, I guess I've got to find that little "Twin Traction" logo thingie for sale somewhere to go on mine.

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg


Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

My next Studebaker is in the future, but now getting my hair messed up in a Sebring ragtop!
Almost as fun as a Studebaker!

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/sebring.jpg

65cruiser
01-31-2008, 05:27 AM
Those TT emblems are available from a number of Stude vendors. I'm curious about what appears to be a locking gas door on that black 61.


quote:Originally posted by pitbulllady


quote:Originally posted by 8E45E

[quote]Originally posted by Bob Langer

The 1961 literature has a black Cruiser and the script is chrome.



Here's another black '61 Cruiser that was at South Bend last summer.Now, I guess I've got to find that little "Twin Traction" logo thingie for sale somewhere to go on mine.

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg


Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

My next Studebaker is in the future, but now getting my hair messed up in a Sebring ragtop!
Almost as fun as a Studebaker!

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/sebring.jpg

8E45E
01-31-2008, 07:51 AM
quote:Originally posted by pitbulllady


Well, THAT'S another mystery solved! I had the rear panel re-painted on my recently, and while I suspected that there used to be something below the "Studebaker" script on the back, because I could still see where there were little holes for barrel clips, I didn't know what.

That was also a favored location where dealers would very often place their own nameplates if it didn't have Twin-Traction. I would get a measurement to see if the holes on yours line up with a TT emblem first.

Craig

8E45E
01-31-2008, 07:51 AM
quote:Originally posted by pitbulllady


Well, THAT'S another mystery solved! I had the rear panel re-painted on my recently, and while I suspected that there used to be something below the "Studebaker" script on the back, because I could still see where there were little holes for barrel clips, I didn't know what.

That was also a favored location where dealers would very often place their own nameplates if it didn't have Twin-Traction. I would get a measurement to see if the holes on yours line up with a TT emblem first.

Craig

Studedude1961
01-31-2008, 10:37 AM
quote:Originally posted by cabrina

Hi Studedude 1961,

HA! You missed a great career writing Studebaker sales literature. I am sold on the Cruiser's luxury and elegance! Alas though my new baby didn't come complete with the most important item a woman looks for when making a new car purchase . . . a cup holder.

Cabrina


Hi Cabrina: Would you believe I spent some 20+ years in a job that entailed writing advertising copy for TRASH TRUCKS??!! With Studebaker's smart Cruiser, I came up in the world! Cup holders are good, but should you ever decide to trade for a newer Cruiser, you'll definitely enjoy the PRIMP AS YOU GO Ladies Vanity...A Studebaker exclusive!

Have fun with your new car!

John Waddell
Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
01-31-2008, 10:37 AM
quote:Originally posted by cabrina

Hi Studedude 1961,

HA! You missed a great career writing Studebaker sales literature. I am sold on the Cruiser's luxury and elegance! Alas though my new baby didn't come complete with the most important item a woman looks for when making a new car purchase . . . a cup holder.

Cabrina


Hi Cabrina: Would you believe I spent some 20+ years in a job that entailed writing advertising copy for TRASH TRUCKS??!! With Studebaker's smart Cruiser, I came up in the world! Cup holders are good, but should you ever decide to trade for a newer Cruiser, you'll definitely enjoy the PRIMP AS YOU GO Ladies Vanity...A Studebaker exclusive!

Have fun with your new car!

John Waddell
Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

pitbulllady
01-31-2008, 12:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude1961


quote:Originally posted by cabrina

Hi Studedude 1961,

HA! You missed a great career writing Studebaker sales literature. I am sold on the Cruiser's luxury and elegance! Alas though my new baby didn't come complete with the most important item a woman looks for when making a new car purchase . . . a cup holder.

Cabrina


Hi Cabrina: Would you believe I spent some 20+ years in a job that entailed writing advertising copy for TRASH TRUCKS??!! With Studebaker's smart Cruiser, I came up in the world! Cup holders are good, but should you ever decide to trade for a newer Cruiser, you'll definitely enjoy the PRIMP AS YOU GO Ladies Vanity...A Studebaker exclusive!

Have fun with your new car!

John Waddell
Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser



Cup holders aren't that big a deal; I just bought one of those combo cup/loose change holders from Wal-Mart that sticks down between the two front seats. It works just as good as one that's stock.

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg

pitbulllady
01-31-2008, 12:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude1961


quote:Originally posted by cabrina

Hi Studedude 1961,

HA! You missed a great career writing Studebaker sales literature. I am sold on the Cruiser's luxury and elegance! Alas though my new baby didn't come complete with the most important item a woman looks for when making a new car purchase . . . a cup holder.

Cabrina


Hi Cabrina: Would you believe I spent some 20+ years in a job that entailed writing advertising copy for TRASH TRUCKS??!! With Studebaker's smart Cruiser, I came up in the world! Cup holders are good, but should you ever decide to trade for a newer Cruiser, you'll definitely enjoy the PRIMP AS YOU GO Ladies Vanity...A Studebaker exclusive!

Have fun with your new car!

John Waddell
Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser



Cup holders aren't that big a deal; I just bought one of those combo cup/loose change holders from Wal-Mart that sticks down between the two front seats. It works just as good as one that's stock.

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg

cabrina
01-31-2008, 01:23 PM
Hi John,

Yes, I can see where you were great writing advertising copy! No priming vanity for this girl . . . I like driving too much.

Cabrina

cabrina
01-31-2008, 01:23 PM
Hi John,

Yes, I can see where you were great writing advertising copy! No priming vanity for this girl . . . I like driving too much.

Cabrina

cabrina
01-31-2008, 01:33 PM
Thanks for the cup holder suggestion, pitbulllady. I do need to keep a diet coke handy while driving. I've got the TT emblem on the back of my car. If you want me to I can measure the distance between the holes to see if that's what's missing on yours and not the dealer emblem. This evening I'll do a search for other pictures of your baby to see if I can't get a better ideal what the Cruiser script is actually supposed to look like.

Cabrina

cabrina
01-31-2008, 01:33 PM
Thanks for the cup holder suggestion, pitbulllady. I do need to keep a diet coke handy while driving. I've got the TT emblem on the back of my car. If you want me to I can measure the distance between the holes to see if that's what's missing on yours and not the dealer emblem. This evening I'll do a search for other pictures of your baby to see if I can't get a better ideal what the Cruiser script is actually supposed to look like.

Cabrina

blackhawk61
01-31-2008, 01:48 PM
quote:Originally posted by pitbulllady







Well, THAT'S another mystery solved! I had the rear panel re-painted on my recently, and while I suspected that there used to be something below the "Studebaker" script on the back, because I could still see where there were little holes for barrel clips, I didn't know what. They became much more obvious once the paint was sanded down for re-painting. I'd never seen another pic of a '61 Cruiser from the rear, or if I did, I only paid attention to the Holy Grail taillight lenses!
Now, I guess I've got to find that little "Twin Traction" logo thingie for sale somewhere to go on mine.

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg
[/quote]
The "TT" EMBLEM holes are 1 9/16" apart(center to center)

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/61HawkChevypartsmanreduce.jpg
Ken Byrd
Lewisville,NC

blackhawk61
01-31-2008, 01:48 PM
quote:Originally posted by pitbulllady







Well, THAT'S another mystery solved! I had the rear panel re-painted on my recently, and while I suspected that there used to be something below the "Studebaker" script on the back, because I could still see where there were little holes for barrel clips, I didn't know what. They became much more obvious once the paint was sanded down for re-painting. I'd never seen another pic of a '61 Cruiser from the rear, or if I did, I only paid attention to the Holy Grail taillight lenses!
Now, I guess I've got to find that little "Twin Traction" logo thingie for sale somewhere to go on mine.

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg
[/quote]
The "TT" EMBLEM holes are 1 9/16" apart(center to center)

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/61HawkChevypartsmanreduce.jpg
Ken Byrd
Lewisville,NC

studeclunker
01-31-2008, 02:27 PM
quote: If anyone just has to have a gorgeous 1961 Cruiser, e-mail me privately. I know of a lady in South Bend with a beautiful, white 1961 Cruiser with red & black interior and 17,000 documented actual miles that wanted $10,000 for it a year or so ago. I don't know if it is still available, but will pass the information along to anyone who wants it.


quote:That's how I feel about mine-it was MEANT to be mine!

Well, if fate is a necessity for me to have a decent looking car, then someone will have to leave it to me in a will (LOL:D)! On that vein of thought though, Bess would fit. She went for a really cheap price. Surprised the [u]heck </u>out of me that I had won the auction.:D So now I have a really cool old wagon. I'm not complaining, well... no, I'm not complaining, it just would be nice to have a decent looking and weather tight car.;)[:I]

Congrats again Cabrina.

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
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Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
01-31-2008, 02:27 PM
quote: If anyone just has to have a gorgeous 1961 Cruiser, e-mail me privately. I know of a lady in South Bend with a beautiful, white 1961 Cruiser with red & black interior and 17,000 documented actual miles that wanted $10,000 for it a year or so ago. I don't know if it is still available, but will pass the information along to anyone who wants it.


quote:That's how I feel about mine-it was MEANT to be mine!

Well, if fate is a necessity for me to have a decent looking car, then someone will have to leave it to me in a will (LOL:D)! On that vein of thought though, Bess would fit. She went for a really cheap price. Surprised the [u]heck </u>out of me that I had won the auction.:D So now I have a really cool old wagon. I'm not complaining, well... no, I'm not complaining, it just would be nice to have a decent looking and weather tight car.;)[:I]

Congrats again Cabrina.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Dick Clemens
01-31-2008, 03:21 PM
cabrina & pitbulllady; Welcome to the exclusive group of Landcruiser & Cruiser owners. If you haven't sent for you production orders you need to. It will tell you if your car came with T/T or not, plus you will then kow what your cars came with from the factory. I was quite surprised to find that my black car had the T/T option.

studedick from the lower Ozarks

Dick Clemens
01-31-2008, 03:21 PM
cabrina & pitbulllady; Welcome to the exclusive group of Landcruiser & Cruiser owners. If you haven't sent for you production orders you need to. It will tell you if your car came with T/T or not, plus you will then kow what your cars came with from the factory. I was quite surprised to find that my black car had the T/T option.

studedick from the lower Ozarks

Studedude1961
01-31-2008, 10:07 PM
Cabrina and Pitbullady: When you each have a chance I'd love to see the interiors of your Cruisers! Gold and black are such beautiful colors for these fine line of automobiles that I know the interiors must be tasteful, too!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
01-31-2008, 10:07 PM
Cabrina and Pitbullady: When you each have a chance I'd love to see the interiors of your Cruisers! Gold and black are such beautiful colors for these fine line of automobiles that I know the interiors must be tasteful, too!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Bob Langer
02-01-2008, 08:19 AM
Cabrina,I sent you an e-mail from the forum but didnt get a reply.I have something I want to send you.If you can reply with your address I will mail it to you. regnalbob@verizon.net

Bob Langer
63 Avanti
Glenshaw,PA

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Bob Langer
02-01-2008, 08:19 AM
Cabrina,I sent you an e-mail from the forum but didnt get a reply.I have something I want to send you.If you can reply with your address I will mail it to you. regnalbob@verizon.net

Bob Langer
63 Avanti
Glenshaw,PA

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/cropped.jpg

cabrina
02-01-2008, 09:17 AM
Cool, Bob! I have class on Thursday night and can't access my home e-mail at work but I'll check on it first thing when I get home tonight. That is one mighty sharp Avanti!

Cabrina

cabrina
02-01-2008, 09:17 AM
Cool, Bob! I have class on Thursday night and can't access my home e-mail at work but I'll check on it first thing when I get home tonight. That is one mighty sharp Avanti!

Cabrina