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Stude Mick
03-08-2008, 02:32 AM
Hi my name is Michael Pink and im from Australia. Thought people might be interested to see my 61 Lark. The car was originaly built with the strip down the side, it was an option offed by one of the dealers in Australia. Not to many were made like this and I believe it is the only sirviving one left.

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Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Sedan
1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

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sals54
03-08-2008, 02:51 AM
Mick,
That is one fabulous looking Lark. Its the first I've ever seen or even heard of with that trim. Very COOOOL.

sals54
03-08-2008, 02:51 AM
Mick,
That is one fabulous looking Lark. Its the first I've ever seen or even heard of with that trim. Very COOOOL.

8E45E
03-08-2008, 02:54 AM
quote:Originally posted by Stude Mick

Hi my name is Michael Pink and im from Australia. Thought people might be interested to see my 61 Lark. The car was originaly built with the strip down the side, it was an option offed by one of the dealers in Australia. Not to many were made like this and I believe it is the only sirviving one left.



Dealers have been known to do odd little things like that. I would take a trip to your local public library and go through the microfilms of the daily newspaper from 1961. No doubt there will be some ads from that dealer with some illustrations of a car painted in the scheme. It would be nice to have copies of those period ads from that dealer to go along with your car.

Craig

8E45E
03-08-2008, 02:54 AM
quote:Originally posted by Stude Mick

Hi my name is Michael Pink and im from Australia. Thought people might be interested to see my 61 Lark. The car was originaly built with the strip down the side, it was an option offed by one of the dealers in Australia. Not to many were made like this and I believe it is the only sirviving one left.



Dealers have been known to do odd little things like that. I would take a trip to your local public library and go through the microfilms of the daily newspaper from 1961. No doubt there will be some ads from that dealer with some illustrations of a car painted in the scheme. It would be nice to have copies of those period ads from that dealer to go along with your car.

Craig

Stude Mick
03-08-2008, 03:14 AM
quote:Originally posted by sals54

Mick,
That is one fabulous looking Lark. Its the first I've ever seen or even heard of with that trim. Very COOOOL.


Thanks, Ive had the car for 10 years and to this day i have only ever seen one other one but it was rusted out.

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Sedan
1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Austrlaia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

Stude Mick
03-08-2008, 03:14 AM
quote:Originally posted by sals54

Mick,
That is one fabulous looking Lark. Its the first I've ever seen or even heard of with that trim. Very COOOOL.


Thanks, Ive had the car for 10 years and to this day i have only ever seen one other one but it was rusted out.

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Sedan
1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Austrlaia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

studevic
03-08-2008, 04:04 AM
hi michael, nice car ,hope to see it portland, cheers from roger

R.A.Jennings

studevic
03-08-2008, 04:04 AM
hi michael, nice car ,hope to see it portland, cheers from roger

R.A.Jennings

Gary1953
03-08-2008, 05:28 AM
That is a cool Lark. Like the other posts I have never seen one like it. I like the look. Thank you for posting the pictures.

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Gary1953
03-08-2008, 05:28 AM
That is a cool Lark. Like the other posts I have never seen one like it. I like the look. Thank you for posting the pictures.

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Stude Mick
03-08-2008, 07:31 AM
quote:Originally posted by studevic

hi michael, nice car ,hope to see it portland, cheers from roger

R.A.Jennings


Hi Roger, ill be bringing my new avanti to portland. one of my friends is coming to so he might drive my lark

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Sedan
1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Austrlaia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

Stude Mick
03-08-2008, 07:31 AM
quote:Originally posted by studevic

hi michael, nice car ,hope to see it portland, cheers from roger

R.A.Jennings


Hi Roger, ill be bringing my new avanti to portland. one of my friends is coming to so he might drive my lark

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Sedan
1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Austrlaia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

53k
03-08-2008, 07:46 AM
quote:Originally posted by Stude Mick

Hi my name is Michael Pink and im from Australia. Thought people might be interested to see my 61 Lark. The car was originaly built with the strip down the side, it was an option offed by one of the dealers in Australia. Not to many were made like this and I believe it is the only sirviving one left.

Very interesting effect. I love the '61 Cruisers (my first new car and first Studebaker). Is the color original? Did the Australian '61s all carry the exterior color in to the dash too?


[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
03-08-2008, 07:46 AM
quote:Originally posted by Stude Mick

Hi my name is Michael Pink and im from Australia. Thought people might be interested to see my 61 Lark. The car was originaly built with the strip down the side, it was an option offed by one of the dealers in Australia. Not to many were made like this and I believe it is the only sirviving one left.

Very interesting effect. I love the '61 Cruisers (my first new car and first Studebaker). Is the color original? Did the Australian '61s all carry the exterior color in to the dash too?


[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)

Stude Mick
03-08-2008, 08:03 AM
quote:Originally posted by 53k


quote:Originally posted by Stude Mick

Hi my name is Michael Pink and im from Australia. Thought people might be interested to see my 61 Lark. The car was originaly built with the strip down the side, it was an option offed by one of the dealers in Australia. Not to many were made like this and I believe it is the only sirviving one left.

Very interesting effect. I love the '61 Cruisers (my first new car and first Studebaker). Is the color original? Did the Australian '61s all carry the exterior color in to the dash too?


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)


The actual green on the car is not original the car was resprayed some time before i brought it. originally it was dark green and white though. Im not to sure on the dash, i think they were painted the exterior color

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Sedan
1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1963 Avanti R1

[img]http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Austrlaia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

Stude Mick
03-08-2008, 08:03 AM
quote:Originally posted by 53k


quote:Originally posted by Stude Mick

Hi my name is Michael Pink and im from Australia. Thought people might be interested to see my 61 Lark. The car was originaly built with the strip down the side, it was an option offed by one of the dealers in Australia. Not to many were made like this and I believe it is the only sirviving one left.

Very interesting effect. I love the '61 Cruisers (my first new car and first Studebaker). Is the color original? Did the Australian '61s all carry the exterior color in to the dash too?


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)


The actual green on the car is not original the car was resprayed some time before i brought it. originally it was dark green and white though. Im not to sure on the dash, i think they were painted the exterior color

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Sedan
1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1963 Avanti R1

[img]http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Austrlaia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

JRoberts
03-08-2008, 08:37 AM
A very nice look on your Lark. I find it even more interesting in that it was a dealer option that included some very unique stainless trim around the secondary white color on the side. Did the stainless come from earlier models?

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

JRoberts
03-08-2008, 08:37 AM
A very nice look on your Lark. I find it even more interesting in that it was a dealer option that included some very unique stainless trim around the secondary white color on the side. Did the stainless come from earlier models?

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

Stude Mick
03-08-2008, 08:39 AM
quote:Originally posted by JRoberts

A very nice look on your Lark. I find it even more interesting in that it was a dealer option that included some very unique stainless trim around the secondary white color on the side. Did the stainless come from earlier models?

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter


As far as i know they were made for the 61 cruisers

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Sedan
1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Austrlaia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

Stude Mick
03-08-2008, 08:39 AM
quote:Originally posted by JRoberts

A very nice look on your Lark. I find it even more interesting in that it was a dealer option that included some very unique stainless trim around the secondary white color on the side. Did the stainless come from earlier models?

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter


As far as i know they were made for the 61 cruisers

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Sedan
1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Austrlaia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

loc8tor
03-08-2008, 08:50 AM
I like it! is it just the opposite sdes trim flipped upside down????, It actually gives it a 57 Pontiac appearence....

hmmm, my girlfriend has 2 GT Hawks....and I feel left out, wheres my "R" model Daytona????

loc8tor
03-08-2008, 08:50 AM
I like it! is it just the opposite sdes trim flipped upside down????, It actually gives it a 57 Pontiac appearence....

hmmm, my girlfriend has 2 GT Hawks....and I feel left out, wheres my "R" model Daytona????

Stude Mick
03-08-2008, 08:55 AM
quote:Originally posted by loc8tor

I like it! is it just the opposite sdes trim flipped upside down????, It actually gives it a 57 Pontiac appearence....

hmmm, my girlfriend has 2 GT Hawks....and I feel left out, wheres my "R" model Daytona????


No the bottom trim is slightly different to the top and is a little thinner in thickness. Ive been trying to find out for a while about the option but I havent found out to much.

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Sedan
1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Austrlaia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

Stude Mick
03-08-2008, 08:55 AM
quote:Originally posted by loc8tor

I like it! is it just the opposite sdes trim flipped upside down????, It actually gives it a 57 Pontiac appearence....

hmmm, my girlfriend has 2 GT Hawks....and I feel left out, wheres my "R" model Daytona????


No the bottom trim is slightly different to the top and is a little thinner in thickness. Ive been trying to find out for a while about the option but I havent found out to much.

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Sedan
1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Austrlaia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

stude53
03-08-2008, 09:00 AM
Mick,
You have the only 61 Lark that makes the offset upper front fender chrome look good!

I am impressed!

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

stude53
03-08-2008, 09:00 AM
Mick,
You have the only 61 Lark that makes the offset upper front fender chrome look good!

I am impressed!

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

Chris Pile
03-08-2008, 10:55 AM
The shape of the trim and placement across the body seem inspired by mid-50's Pontiacs and Buicks. The white roof is nice.

Chris Pile
StudeFolk Manager
http://tiny.cc/RYqAK

Chris Pile
03-08-2008, 10:55 AM
The shape of the trim and placement across the body seem inspired by mid-50's Pontiacs and Buicks. The white roof is nice.

Chris Pile
StudeFolk Manager
http://tiny.cc/RYqAK

52-fan
03-08-2008, 12:34 PM
Years ago, I saw a Lark with trim like that at one of the International meets. We assumed someone had just flipped the trim side to side and although I liked it I did not ask the owner any questions. I never considered that it might have been an idea someone picked from a "stock" Australian issue.

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas

52-fan
03-08-2008, 12:34 PM
Years ago, I saw a Lark with trim like that at one of the International meets. We assumed someone had just flipped the trim side to side and although I liked it I did not ask the owner any questions. I never considered that it might have been an idea someone picked from a "stock" Australian issue.

1952 Champion Starlight, 1962 Daytona, 1947 M5. Searcy,Arkansas

StudeRich
03-08-2008, 01:05 PM
My Dad sold a new '59 Lark Regal 4 Dr. (it was Tahiti Coral) to a creative guy who liked the full "bullet" design of the '57-'58 Golden Hawks and '57 Presidents, so he ordered another set of rear fender mouldings for his car and put an upside down left one on the right and vice versa to give it a "different" more dressy look!

I would think that it would not be hard for a dealer to order '62 mouldings (in late '61) to add lower Mldgs. to the front fender and doors, and do the same as the '59 guy did on the rear to create the "bullet" but using '61 Mouldings![^][^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-08-2008, 01:05 PM
My Dad sold a new '59 Lark Regal 4 Dr. (it was Tahiti Coral) to a creative guy who liked the full "bullet" design of the '57-'58 Golden Hawks and '57 Presidents, so he ordered another set of rear fender mouldings for his car and put an upside down left one on the right and vice versa to give it a "different" more dressy look!

I would think that it would not be hard for a dealer to order '62 mouldings (in late '61) to add lower Mldgs. to the front fender and doors, and do the same as the '59 guy did on the rear to create the "bullet" but using '61 Mouldings![^][^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Bob Langer
03-08-2008, 02:06 PM
This is from the August,1959 issue of the Studebaker News.

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/100_0180-1.jpg

Bob Langer
63 Avanti
Glenshaw,PA
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/cropped-1.jpg

Bob Langer
03-08-2008, 02:06 PM
This is from the August,1959 issue of the Studebaker News.

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/100_0180-1.jpg

Bob Langer
63 Avanti
Glenshaw,PA
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff143/regnalbob/cropped-1.jpg

Jessie J.
03-08-2008, 02:17 PM
I like your Lark, which is saying something, considering that I have never liked the '61 models, and recently listed the '61 Lark as being my least favorite of any Studebaker designs.
That trim treatment and the 2-Tone makes all the difference, I believe that if that had been factory available here in the U.S., sales would have been greatly benefited. It also reminds me of the 2-Tone treatment that was used on my very similar green and white '61 Rambler Classic.

Jessie J.
03-08-2008, 02:17 PM
I like your Lark, which is saying something, considering that I have never liked the '61 models, and recently listed the '61 Lark as being my least favorite of any Studebaker designs.
That trim treatment and the 2-Tone makes all the difference, I believe that if that had been factory available here in the U.S., sales would have been greatly benefited. It also reminds me of the 2-Tone treatment that was used on my very similar green and white '61 Rambler Classic.

avantilover
03-08-2008, 03:09 PM
Good to see another Aussie on the forum Michael, I hope to drive my 1962 Lark Regal to Portland.

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

avantilover
03-08-2008, 03:09 PM
Good to see another Aussie on the forum Michael, I hope to drive my 1962 Lark Regal to Portland.

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

Studedude1961
03-08-2008, 04:00 PM
At first glance the Lark side treatment reminds me of the 1957 Studebaker President side treatment as well. NEAT car!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
03-08-2008, 04:00 PM
At first glance the Lark side treatment reminds me of the 1957 Studebaker President side treatment as well. NEAT car!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Stude Mick
03-08-2008, 04:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude1961

At first glance the Lark side treatment reminds me of the 1957 Studebaker President side treatment as well. NEAT car!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser


I have alway thought that myself, it sort of gives the car a 50's style look to it I think. Thats one of the main reansons i like the car so much

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Sedan
1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Austrlaia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

Stude Mick
03-08-2008, 04:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude1961

At first glance the Lark side treatment reminds me of the 1957 Studebaker President side treatment as well. NEAT car!

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser


I have alway thought that myself, it sort of gives the car a 50's style look to it I think. Thats one of the main reansons i like the car so much

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Sedan
1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Austrlaia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

barnlark
03-09-2008, 12:43 PM
Stude Mick,
Can't tell without a close-up of that trim, but since the 59-60 trim fits those original front fender and door lines, I bet the "thinner trim" is from those years, with the lower rears maybe being a 1960 only flip over. That rear trim would have to be bent a little around the back of the fender curve because it angles differently for each side originally. Very cool look and can easily be used to deliver mail for folks in New York in lieu of a zip van! Jets colors, too..

quote:Originally posted by Stude Mick


quote:Originally posted by loc8tor

I like it! is it just the opposite sdes trim flipped upside down????, It actually gives it a 57 Pontiac appearence....

hmmm, my girlfriend has 2 GT Hawks....and I feel left out, wheres my "R" model Daytona????


No the bottom trim is slightly different to the top and is a little thinner in thickness. Ive been trying to find out for a while about the option but I havent found out to much.

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Sedan
1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Austrlaia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net


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barnlark
03-09-2008, 12:43 PM
Stude Mick,
Can't tell without a close-up of that trim, but since the 59-60 trim fits those original front fender and door lines, I bet the "thinner trim" is from those years, with the lower rears maybe being a 1960 only flip over. That rear trim would have to be bent a little around the back of the fender curve because it angles differently for each side originally. Very cool look and can easily be used to deliver mail for folks in New York in lieu of a zip van! Jets colors, too..

quote:Originally posted by Stude Mick


quote:Originally posted by loc8tor

I like it! is it just the opposite sdes trim flipped upside down????, It actually gives it a 57 Pontiac appearence....

hmmm, my girlfriend has 2 GT Hawks....and I feel left out, wheres my "R" model Daytona????


No the bottom trim is slightly different to the top and is a little thinner in thickness. Ive been trying to find out for a while about the option but I havent found out to much.

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Sedan
1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1963 Avanti R1

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tutone63
03-09-2008, 03:29 PM
I Love it!! But of course, I am biased. I think all Larks look better two tone!! ;)
(By the way, I saw a 1958 pontiac this summer in Canada that had almost an identical paint scheme! They have a similar look.)

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/63larkside-1.jpg
She may have bugs and she may have dings, but that just proves I drive this thing!!

tutone63
03-09-2008, 03:29 PM
I Love it!! But of course, I am biased. I think all Larks look better two tone!! ;)
(By the way, I saw a 1958 pontiac this summer in Canada that had almost an identical paint scheme! They have a similar look.)

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/63larkside-1.jpg
She may have bugs and she may have dings, but that just proves I drive this thing!!

Lark289
03-09-2008, 04:31 PM
Great looking 2 tone Lark! I have never seen one before. With the top in white it almost reminds me of a 62 Rambler design.

Ready for a trip to the beach!

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/Lark289/StudeRamblerPic.jpg

Lark289
03-09-2008, 04:31 PM
Great looking 2 tone Lark! I have never seen one before. With the top in white it almost reminds me of a 62 Rambler design.

Ready for a trip to the beach!

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/Lark289/StudeRamblerPic.jpg