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Mr. Bill
10-28-2008, 06:26 PM
I have pictures taken at the Charlotte NC Auto Fair some years ago, probably 1998, of a 1963 Lark 4 Door Skytop. This Lark is gold in color, black Skytop fabric material with a red deluxe all vinyl interior with reclining front seats. The car has factory air conditioning. Exterior wise it looks plain because it has hubcaps instead of full wheel covers.

The car appears solid, just weathered from age and complete down to the Air Conditioned by Studebaker decal affixed to the back window. As I remember, the car was going to be restored and donated to the Studebaker Museum. There was a sign with the car stating it was rare with this equipment and what the future plans were for it.

Is anyone familiar with this car and was it ever donated to the Museum? At this point, I'm not able to load photographs but I will be willing to mail the ones I have to someone knowledgeable. I wish now I had taken more and better photographs of it.

Best regards

Bill Sapp
Hamlet, North Carolina

lstude
10-28-2008, 07:15 PM
You can mail me pictures
and I will post them on the forum.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/MyStudebakernobackgroundsm.jpg

barnlark
10-28-2008, 10:12 PM
Bill, Are you looking to purchase it, or something like it for a project car? I may know of a Skytop just waiting for a new owner...Mr. Andrews, you out there? I know you have pictures.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN1253_2.jpg

bams50
10-28-2008, 10:30 PM
Funny how the word "Skytop" jumps right out at me anytime it turns up[8D]

For the time being at least, mine is off the market. It's all tucked away for Winter, and who knows how much longer. Time will tell.......

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

barnlark
10-28-2008, 10:36 PM
Teaser;)

barnlark
10-28-2008, 10:48 PM
Sorry Mr. Bill, but a perfect opportunity to show another shot of Bill Pressler's '63. I wish that I had shots of the one for which you are searching...until then:

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/44330016.jpg

bams50
10-28-2008, 11:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

Teaser;)


Naaah... I never did want to part with it; I just thought it was prudent at the time;) Stay tuned, we'll see what happens after the election.......

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

barnlark
10-28-2008, 11:32 PM
True..one of them will have time to rebuild a Skytop soon. ;):D I don't need a project right now, but that sure is a solid and rare Lark. I would still like to find a deal to stash away for better times, though, too. Glad you want to save it, Bob.

bams50
10-28-2008, 11:46 PM
BTW- The above punkin' pic is the wallpaper on my laptop... thanks for sharing that![^]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

r1lark
10-29-2008, 07:42 AM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

You can mail me pictures at lennystudebaker@cs.com

and I will post them on the forum.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/MyStudebakernobackgroundsm.jpg

Leonard,

When you scan these pictures, please send me a set of high resolution electronic images, so I can use them on the 'Skytop Mysteries' section of the website.

Paul
Winston-Salem, NC
Visit The NEW Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com