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bjackameit
06-09-2018, 10:37 PM
You never know what you will find on eBay --

Looking at Studebaker Collectibles and came across this --

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-AMERICAN-STUDEBAKER-MATZNER-RALLY-RACER-NJ-1965-CAR-AUTO-RACING-PHOTO/131838061421?hash=item1eb2292b6d:g:QqkAAOxy0QBSR5io

What a shock! That is my 1959 Lark Hardtop that I used for TSD rallying as well as everyday transportation back in the day --

I'm the guy with green jacket and the young lady is Marion Johnson who was a better navigator than I was a driver -- we enjoyed some success rallying in the Stude as well as in Marion's Opel Kadett -- the emblem on the door of the Lark is for the fictitious "Studebaker Opel Club of New Jersey."

I don't know who is selling the photo -- or why anyone (other than maybe the two people in it) would even want it -- and look at that price!

StudeRich
06-10-2018, 02:55 AM
I see he has Pics of the Opel as well!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-AMERICAN-STUDEBAKER-RALLY-TROPHY-NJ-LICENSE-PLATE-1965-CAR-RACING-PHOTO/131821821056?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D44040%26me id%3D061236eb366d4774a631a14d3a8cf1b7%26pid%3D100623%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D1 31838061421%26itm%3D131821821056&_trksid=p2047675.c100623.m-1

Someone must have bought out a Photography Studio's old Negatives and Printed them after all these years, they are quite grainy.

I would be shocked too, to see myself on eBay! :woot:

Woops! Looks like it is a '60 with a '59 Front End or has '60 Body Side Mouldings! :ohmy: :oops:

73117 But then again, this was in April 1965. So in NJ, the original front Fenders would probably be Rusted away by then! :(

bjackameit
06-10-2018, 06:43 AM
I see he has Pics of the Opel as well!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-AMERICAN-STUDEBAKER-RALLY-TROPHY-NJ-LICENSE-PLATE-1965-CAR-RACING-PHOTO/131821821056?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D44040%26me id%3D061236eb366d4774a631a14d3a8cf1b7%26pid%3D100623%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D1 31838061421%26itm%3D131821821056&_trksid=p2047675.c100623.m-1

Someone must have bought out a Photography Studio's old Negatives and Printed them after all these years, they are quite grainy.

I would be shocked too, to see myself on eBay! :woot:

Woops! Looks like it is a '60 with a '59 Front End or has '60 Body Side Mouldings! :ohmy: :oops:

73117 But then again, this was in April 1965. So in NJ, the original front Fenders would probably be Rusted away by then! :(

Sharp eye Rich --

It is a '59 with a '60 rear quarter --

Some careless driver went through a stop sign -- not real fast but fast enough --and got me in the passenger side rear quarter -- we found a '60 with front end damage in a wrecking yard and pulled the rear quarter and replaced the damaged one on the '59. The paint was even the same color -- both the car and the replacement rear quarter are the original paint -- yes I was a lucky dog -- the extra insurance money went for gas --

Great to be able to fix a car so easy -- can't do that today on newer cars --

BTW -- The front fenders were not rusted -- the first owner kept the car garaged and used it little -- it was still in nice shape when I sold it and moved on to a VW in 1966.

SScopelli
06-11-2018, 02:34 PM
-- both the car and the replacement rear quarter are the original paint -- yes I was a lucky dog -- the extra insurance money went for gas --

Great to be able to fix a car so easy -- can't do that today on newer cars --

BTW -- The front fenders were not rusted -- the first owner kept the car garaged and used it little -- it was still in nice shape when I sold it and moved on to a VW in 1966.


I love the Larks because they are the Legos of all automobiles. Bolt on year to year parts for a slightly different car, and unless you are a hawk eye, you could not tell that its not stock..

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=73136&d=1528745437

73136

bjackameit
06-11-2018, 06:30 PM
I love the Larks because they are the Legos of all automobiles. Bolt on year to year parts for a slightly different car, and unless you are a hawk eye, you could not tell that its not stock..



You can't fool me -- that is a 1963 and 1/2 model. Very cool --

Here is a pic of the '59 from when I first got it and a later shot with a 1964 hood ornament -- I really wanted a '64 -- preferably a Daytona Hardtop with a four-speed transmission -- but as a full-time college student with two part-time jobs I could not afford a new car -- so the hood ornament was the best I could do -- but now I have two 1964 Studes -- maybe I'll still get that Daytona Hardtop some day --